Should My Child Swim Alone?

How much do you enjoy going to the pool as a family? I often wish I could stay home and watch a show instead of overseeing my children at the neighborhood pool, but kids want t swim and off to the pool I go. I recently found out that my daughter can go to the pool on her own when she turns ten.  She is excited, but I am a bit concerned—is she REALLY ok being in the water without me watching her every move? Kristie, the general manager of…

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A Summer Bucket List for Mom

Every summer I vow to make a summertime bucket list with my family. Have you ever seen one? They’re a list of ideas to spark a summer full of enjoyment and learning. They can be as ambitious as a trip abroad, as fun as a day at the zoo, or as simple as a campout in the backyard. Maybe there’s a series of books you would like to read as a family. You could try every flavor of ice cream at Baskin Robbins or Ben & Jerry’s. The goals’ budget…

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No Underwater Piano for My Kid

When I finally arrive at my daughter’s after school program each evening I hear other parents admonishing their kids to hurry up because they have to get to swimnastics practice. T-ballet? Underwater piano? I honestly can’t keep track of the widely varied activities that her peers seem to be rotating through each season. It exhausts me to even hear them discussing their extracurriculars. Back when my daughter was my only child and I was a better parent, we did try signing her up for ballet through our local rec center….

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Find Your Inner Wonder Woman (with Chicken)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods and SheSpeaks. All opinions are entirely my own. WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Feeding my family becomes a laughable experience in my house. I often wonder if my littlest boy is ever going to move outside of the few things he is willing to eat. My oldest has a little better of a palate but still has an issue with trying new things. Sad…

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Summer Vacation Can’t Come Soon Enough

Summer vacation is right around the corner and I’ve survived another school year. Only 20 days remain and I’ve got this. Dreams of summertime fun will power me through these last few weeks of stress. Over the past two years, I have designed and implemented a new school lunch program with my oldest son, who is a chef. Feeding the kids each day and teaching them about healthy eating and nutrition is a job I love. My job is rewarding and I really love it, but everyone needs some time…

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