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4 Respectful Rules for Raising Independent Kids

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Independent kids form a strong belief in their own capabilities. They know through experience that they can do things for themselves. This is an empowering paradigm. If children figure this out early on, then they will reap a lifetime of rewards. Read more

5 Holiday Gifts for Outdoorsy People on Your List

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With the holidays just around the corner, finding the perfect gift for outdoor enthusiast that’s unique, high-tech and useful is quite the challenge. Check off loved ones from your list with these holiday gift ideas. Read more

Tips For Staying Healthy This Fall and Winter

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As a mom, you are always running yourself ragged. Taking care of kids, errands, cooking, and cleaning doesn’t tend to leave much time for taking care of yourself. But as the weather gets colder and we delve deeper into the fall and winter months, self-care is more important than ever. No parent has time to get sick during these months of back-to-school, holidays, and everything in between.

To keep yourself healthy and in tip-top shape this fall and winter, consider these tips for self-care this fall: Read more

3 Ways Parenting Has Changed

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Every generation fears that the new generation is ruining the old. Nowadays, younger people have more freedom and access to information than ever before. Because of this, adults aren’t only out of touch with the ways of the new world, but they’re worried about how their children may be using new technology. Access to the internet makes the world a smaller, but more dangerous place; therefore, parenting has had to adapt to this change. Here are 3 ways parenting has changed over the course of the years. Read more

How to Be the Cool Dad

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For those about to enter fatherhood or still trying to figure out the ropes of being a dad, you’re not alone. You always have to be five steps ahead and anticipate the needs of your kids from the day they are born to the day you send them off to college and beyond. While every parent has different techniques for bringing up their children, there are some surefire ways to be a pro at dad duties. Here are some tips that’ll set you up for parenting success and get you on your way to being the cool dad. Read more

7 Hacks to Keep Your Car Tidy with a Family

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It is not easy to keep a car clean with a family. There is running from sports practice to art clubs and all the equipment and supplies that go along with these sports and activities. Busy families often eat on the go, which can result in food wrappers and crumbs on the floor of the car. You may not think you can have a clean car and use it as a family vehicle at the same time, but there are ways to keep it in check. Read more

September is the Month to Prepare for Emergencies

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September is National Preparedness Month which means it’s the perfect time to start conversations with your families about what to do during emergencies. It can be challenging to teach children about emergencies since it’s such a scary topic, but it’s essential. Try to make learning about emergencies as fun as possible by having pop quizzes on the topics or taking field trips to learn more. This post is just a starting place for emergency preparedness. Make sure to have the conversations with your family that make sense for your situation. Read more

Decorating Ideas Using Garden Leftovers for Fall: Go Green this Halloween

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Is the air crisp? Are you feeling a little bit chilly in the evenings? Yes! Fall is here people. After you’ve prepared your garden for autumn, it is time for decorations. This year, we don’t want you to source plastic pumpkins and carving templates because you can have some fun making your own.

You’ll hear people refer to anything round, orange, and used for squash spiced lattes as pumpkin, which is generally true. In autumn, we want to concentrate on winter squash and gourds for our decorations. After all, it is the central theme for Halloween.

In collaboration with Oliver from Wonderland Gardens, we have rounded up the best ideas for Halloween celebrations. Read more

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