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PBS Kids Programs to Celebrate Earth Day

PBS Kids Programs to Celebrate Earth Day

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Sandie in Child, Entertainment, Parenting, Television

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Today and this weekend there are plenty of environmentally friendly events and activities to do around town, from helping to clean local parks (like the annual Sweep the Creek here in Montgomery County), to seeing the new Beautiful Planet documentary narrated by Jennifer Lawrence at the […]

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A Necessary Gift: Estate Planning for Families

Posted December 14th, 2015 by Sandie in Parenting

A Necessary Gift: Estate Planning for Families

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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