Happy Birthday America! 4th of July fun tips and more!

July 3rd 2018

Plan a Surprise Family Play Day


Our kids are overscheduled and so are we. Yesterday went something like this: alarm at 6:00. Check email. Coffee and smoothie for me, scrambled eggs for the kids. Pack two lunches. Walk dogs. Marinate chicken for dinner. Drive my son to his job at a…
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9 Things to Know About Fortnite


Has your kid caught the Fortnite bug? Probably, since recent reports suggest that 25% of kids ages 5-15 have played at least once, and tens of millions play daily. Here are nine things you should know as a parent if your kids have been playing F…
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When is a Flip Flop More Than a Flip Flop?


It is summer and time to free the toes and slip into your favorite flip flops. But when is a flip flop more than a flip flop? When it lets you climb a mountain, employ a vet, plant a tree, clean our oceans or fight pediatric cancer.  We’ve collecte…
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5 Tips for 4th of July fun!


The 4th of July has always been a big holiday for me because my birthday is the next day, so it seems to kick off the festivities. There’s a lot going on and lot to consider to have a fun and safe holiday. Here are a few of my favorite tips.  1. Do…
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Turn Summer Brain Drain into Summer Brain GAIN


Summer vacation is a cherished time for kids and for good reason – it means no more homework, fun adventures, and hanging out with friends. But what happens to all of the academic progress children make during the school year? Research from the Broo…
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Ask Maggie: Advice on Learning to Share


Dear Maggie, So, this happened. My son is 3 and an only child. We were at a friend’s birthday party and the kids were all playing with a set of trains. My son gathered up ALL of the trains in his arms and wouldn’t let anyone else play with them. …
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No Kid Hungry Combats Childhood Hunger with Summer Meal Sites


While many kids look forward to the end of the school year and all the fun that awaits, summer can be the hungriest time of year for the 13 million kids across the country who are facing hunger. When school is out, kids lose access to meal program…
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How Your Baby Registry Can Lead to Better Sleep


Do you know what 9 out of 10 moms wish they had added more of to their baby registry? Pampers! 40% of moms didn’t include enough diapers of different sizes on their registries. Yes, Pampers Baby Dry–in all different sizes so you’re prepared for as …
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