Parenting

A Necessary Gift: Estate Planning for Families

A Necessary Gift: Estate Planning for Families

Posted December 14th, 2015 by Sandie in Parenting

My three kids won’t know what Santa (with help from my husband and me) have gotten them until Christmas morning, when they race to the tree to tear open their presents. But on December 25, and on every day of the year, my husband and I have an invisible present for our kids, […]

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Supporting Resiliency: School Elections

Posted November 16th, 2015 by Elaine in Child, Education, Parenting

Supporting Resiliency: School Elections

It’s election season at many area schools, and my own son has tossed his name in the ring to be Treasurer of his elementary school. Nobody seems to know what the treasurer actually does, but they sense it has something to do with money. At last count, there were around […]

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Fire Prevention Week: Sparky App Teaches Fire Safety

Posted October 6th, 2015 by Sandie in Causes, Health, Parenting

Fire Prevention Week: Sparky App Teaches Fire Safety

This compensated post is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association. All opinions are my own. It’s Fire Prevention Week, and the perfect time to discuss fire safety with your kids. The National Fire Protection Association has released a new app, Sparky’s Brain Busters, to teach kids about fire safety […]

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Road Trip to Williamsburg for the 4th of July

Posted June 30th, 2015 by Elaine in Child, Parenting, Travel

Road Trip to Williamsburg for the 4th of July

A week ago, my husband and I decided to take the kids to Williamsburg to celebrate 4th of July. Last year, we had a ball in town at Long Bridge Park (which I highly recommend, if you’re sticking around and on the Virginia side). And this year, we considered meeting […]

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Guest Post: Quick Vocabulary Tips for Kids

Posted May 19th, 2015 by Sandie in Child, Education, Parenting

Guest Post: Quick Vocabulary Tips for Kids

Every mother waits eagerly for her child’s first word and secretly crosses her fingers hoping that it’s “Mama”! From then on, it becomes a chain of expectations. Children are expected to learn more new words as time goes by. When the learning is slow, parents get easily concerned. However, babies […]

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Rockville Science Day Wrap-Up

Posted April 29th, 2015 by Elaine in Child, Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Rockville Science Day Wrap-Up

Annually, the Rockville Consortium for Science Inc. hosts the Rockville Science Day. For those in Rockville, it’s an easy call on whether or not to attend. Go. Arrive at the beginning and stay as long as your children can handle it. For those further away, including Arlington (where I drove […]

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