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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Summer Homeschooling

Summer Homeschooling

As a homeschooler, you have the freedom to learn when and where you choose. So how will your family spend the summer? Will you continue to teach or will you take a break from learning for a few months? If you're like most homeschoolers, you've discovered that as families learn together, they develop a unique style of homeschooling that fits their needs. Some of you will choose to work through the summer, while others may not.

These and other homeschooling choices are explored here, as well as some new ideas on how to change the way you homeschool.

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Making Important Decisions About Your Sick or Injured Dog

Making Important Decisions About Your Sick or Injured Dog

A number of factors may influence your decision to euthanize your dog. You need to weigh all the factors in making the right choice for your dog, yourself, and your family.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Talking to Kids About 9/11 As Part of Their Family History

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It was 9:02 am on September 11, 2001, when I watched United Airlines 175, the second plane, fly into the World Trade Center’s south tower. The scenes from the flames, flying debris, and desperate jumpers are indescribable. My first thoughts soared to my cousins who live and work in Manhattan, then to all the people below and around the buildings, then, to my absolute horror, the people who were in the airplanes and still in the towers. 

Updated: March 31, 2021

75 Activities for Kids at Home

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Without packed schedules, school, sports, friends and clubs, filling our days with our kids at home can feel daunting. Read the list below so that you’ll be confident and prepared with these indoor activities for the next time you hear, “I’m bored!” These indoor activities are perfect for playtime, during a break from distance learning, or even on the weekends.

Updated: February 12, 2020

Top Trending Kids and Family Halloween Costumes of 2018

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Halloween in all of its spooky and dress-up glory can be one of the most exciting times of the year for families! Of course, this thrilling family time often centers around a single question: What should we be for Halloween?

There are so many directions a family can take with a Halloween costume decision. You can each make your own choice or have a family costume theme. You can choose a costume that represents someone you admire in real life or a favorite character from a book or movie.

Updated: April 22, 2022

5 Ways to Get Your Picky Eater to Gobble Up His Meals

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You've made a fabulous dinner complete with creative, kid-friendly finger foods, and then it happens; the stare down. A tiny voice declares, "Mom, I am not eating that!" as her nose wrinkles. Picky eaters are tough to please, so now it's time to get a little extra creative in the kitchen.

Updated: August 7, 2019

How to Choose a Baby Name Inspired by Your Family Tree

How to choose a baby name inspired by your family tree

Choosing a baby name is part of the legacy you pass down to your child. It’s an opportunity to keep a family name, quality, or history alive in a very unique way. Choosing a baby name inspired by your family tree is a wonderful option to consider to provide your child with a strong foundation and connection to the past. Fortunately, there are many creative ways to utilize your family tree for baby name inspiration.

Surprise Custody of Stepchildren

Surprise Custody of Stepchildren

It can happen. You marry your Sweetie aware that there are children in the picture but way in the distance, perhaps a little blur on the horizon. Though you know your partner has kids, you've downplayed their importance. After all, they aren't going to live with you. Maybe they live far away, and maybe there are regular, short visits. But basically, your house is your own.

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Stepparenting: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Stepparenting: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

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Children are quite proficient relationship saboteurs when they want to be. All the more reason to take it slow as you build a relationship with your stepchildren.

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Exercising Common Sense at the Gym

Exercising Common Sense at the Gym

Some people seem to think it isn't necessary to exercise common sense and good manners in places where people exercise.

The opposite is true.

When the fitness-minded get single-minded about their workouts, things can get pretty grim in the gym. People can lose all consideration for—or even awareness of— those around them. Maybe it's all those mirrors.

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What's Expected of New Dads

What's Expected of New Dads

Do you know what to expect from fatherhood? Are you planning to go about your regular routines and maybe just change a few diapers now and then? If you don't expect or plan to make more time to be with your family and your new baby, then you aren't going to be a very helpful father.

by: Erin Dower

Zika Virus Q&A: 4 Facts for Pregnant Women and Families

Mosquito Spreading Zika Virus

The news of Zika virus spreading is pretty scary, particularly if you're pregnant or trying to conceive (TTC). If you're expecting, what steps do you need to take to protect yourself and your baby? Can you still take a babymoon, and where is it safe to travel? Where is Zika virus spreading locally in the U.S.? Don't panic; read on for facts that can help answer your questions, and keep you and your family safe, whether you're pregnant or not.

What Is Needed from Your Kids and Family to Homeschool Successfully?

What Is Needed from Your Kids and Family to Homeschool Successfully?

Obviously, homeschool is all about preparing your kids for life so they have a major participating role in the process. The requirements from kids to be homeschooled successfully aren't really that much different from those involved in a traditional school situation. They need to be able and willing to learn, be disciplined to do the work that is required of them, and so on.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

5 Ways to Bond With Your Teen Before College

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The time is approaching to send your teen off to her first year of college. How did this time possibly arrive so fast? Don’t you remember getting dropped off at college yourself like it was yesterday? Though your head and heart may be spinning with questions and emotions, this summer is essentially a milestone moment for your family. Thinking through how you would like to ensure that you get in some bonding time with your teen in advance is important so you can both make the most of this special summer.

Stylish Christmas Stockings

Stylish Christmas Stockings

Cutting and sewing a Christmas stocking.
Cutting and sewing a Christmas stocking.

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there …” Impress St. Nick with these elegant personalized stockings that will withstand the wear and tear of Christmas morning.

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