Lose Yourself in a Book
1 Feb
2016
By Natalie Rea

Lose Yourself in a Book »

I tried to instill a love of reading in my girls from very early on. Just as my parents had done for me, Read more…

Family Pets – Are You Ready for One?
25 Jan
2016
By Natalie Rea

Family Pets – Are You Ready for One? »

My family includes three beloved dogs and a cat. Although I never saw myself as a “pet person”, years ago my kids talked Read more…

Ideas on Spending Quality Time as a Family
14 Dec
2015
By Natalie Rea

Ideas on Spending Quality Time as a Family »

With all the rush, rush, rush leading up to the holiday season, I tend to feel like the the end of December and beginning Read more…

Whether a Guest or Host, Create the Best of Both
30 Nov
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Whether a Guest or Host, Create the Best of Both »

You either just sit at the table or you set the table. You either open the door or the door opens for you. Read more…

Setting a Festive, Unique Holiday Table
23 Nov
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Setting a Festive, Unique Holiday Table »

The holidays usually mean beautifully set tables awaiting the serving of a delectable feast to our most cherished guests. So much time goes Read more…

Let’s Get This Party Started
2 Nov
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Let’s Get This Party Started »

No matter the season, inviting people over for a gathering creates a chance to connect, enjoy, and relax with friends and family. If Read more…

Sideline Support for Sports and Our Kids
28 Sep
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Sideline Support for Sports and Our Kids »

Fall time kicks sports participation into high gear for some families. After school we drive our kids to and from practices and spend our weekends putting our folding chairs into our cars so we can sit and cheer our...

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Nothing Ordinary About an Ordinary Routine
14 Sep
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Nothing Ordinary About an Ordinary Routine »

Kids thrive on a routine – it helps them learn how to operate within a family structure, and provides them a sense of security in this often unpredictable world. As parents we know the value of scheduled mealtimes, naptimes, playtimes, and...

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Trickling Up to a Healthy Balance
8 Sep
2015
By Mom Central

Trickling Up to a Healthy Balance »

One week, we read a study proclaiming coffee may cause us harm if we consume more than a certain amount per day. The next week can find us reading an article saying the same amount of coffee may improve our health. We need to drink {this many} glasses of water a day, then {this many} glasses changes to {this many}. {This much} wine helps; {this much} wine hurts. And this is just the liquid part of our diet! We practically need a spreadsheet to keep up.

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Managing the Scheduling Monster
31 Aug
2015
By Mom Central

Managing the Scheduling Monster »

Kids get plugged into time slots just like parents. We enroll our children in activities and their schedules appear as rigorous as those of high-powered executives with a staff of administrators. Our kids, however, lack a staff to orchestrate their lives; they need us: the moms and families who make it all happen.

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Creative First Day of School Traditions
10 Aug
2015
By Mom Central

Creative First Day of School Traditions »

Think back to your first days of school... did you sing a certain song to mark the day? Wear a special outfit? Do something unique to celebrate the beginning of another school year? The start of school gives families so many opportunities to have fun and create traditions.

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