7 Reasons HersheyPark isn’t Just for Kids #sp

Amusement parks today cater to many differing tastes and experiences, but for the most part, commercials seem to be aimed at getting your kids to whine at you until you bring them to the park. But HersheyPark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is very different – while there are a number of kid-friendly attractions, Hershey is aimed at making sure that adults have a great time! Rides The latest Hershey attraction is the Triple Tower, the first ride in North America that lets you choose your thrill! The Kisses tower only stands 80…

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5 Things I Learned Supporting My Best Friend Through Divorce

My best friend of a decade is going through a divorce. She has three young children and ending the marriage was not her choice. She is a woman who is strong, brave, and who puts the well-being of her children first. I am constantly amazed by her. I want to punch her ex in the face, but she can be friendly with him, involves him in the important events, and even has family meals with him. It’s impressive. However, as I look at her, being strong and mature, I also…

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Top Ten Tips to Find the Perfect Daycare

Congratulations! You just had your first baby. You have enjoyed every minute you have spent with your new bundle so far, but you still need to pay the mortgage, so it’s time to head back to work. Maternity leave is never long enough and it feels like it zooms by in record time. Now is the time to find the perfect daycare for your baby. You want to find the perfect match for your family, and with these Top Ten Tips, you will have smooth sailing. Top Ten Tips to…

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Dear Mom Who Is Totally Screwing Up

Dear mom who is totally screwing up, Today my five-year-old daughter screamed the whole way home because I would not buy her a pottery wheel. Today I lost my patience. I will lose my patience again tomorrow. I sometimes clean up her messes, because I can’t deal with the potential meltdown, or the calm presence it would take to walk her through how to clean it on her own. I let her watch kids’ shows with obnoxious characters who whine a lot and lack depth. I tune her out after…

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7 Ways I’m Preparing for an Empty Nest

Does it feel like yesterday the kids were heading off to kindergarten even though they’re almost adults? I swear yesterday we were playing with LEGOs, and I was cutting the crusts of their PB and J sandwiches. It wasn’t, though, and logically I know that. In my “mom brain,” they’ve grown up overnight, and I’m faced with an almost empty nest. Before the kids have moved out completely, I’ve decided to start preparing for an empty nest – when it’s just my husband and me. 7 Ways I’m Preparing for…

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