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Discover Fun, Adventure & Learning Through Scouting

Thanks to Boy Scouts of America for providing opportunities for boys and girls to discover fun, adventure, and learning through Scouting! “I am proud to have my kids in Scouting. My husband is an Eagle Scout, and I realize how much Scouting means to him and the importance of our children learning the values that Scouting teaches. We started our 7-year-old […]

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When Your Kid Starts to Doubt the Magic of Santa

I knew this day would come — the day my son would start questioning Santa’s authenticity. He’s 7 years old and in second grade. Someone in his class (who has older siblings) told him Santa was not real and that parents wrap and hide presents under the tree, not Santa. WHY would another child deliberately […]

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Truth: Parenting Sucks Sometimes (But That’s OK)

We had to wait a long time to have our babies. Our oldest is 10 and our youngest are not quite 2-and-a-half. Through all the failed IUI and IVF cycles, lost babies, a ruptured ectopic, and grief over pursuing the dream for the family we had planned, there was nothing I wanted more than to […]

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Scouting Together: A Beautiful Reality

Thanks to Boy Scouts of America for providing Scouting programs for the whole family to enjoy and grow together! It seems that many people have an opinion on Scouting these days and what it should and shouldn’t look like. I remember counting down the years before my son could join and become a Tiger with […]

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#MomLife: Finding Balance Between School and Extracurricular Activities

Raise your hand if you feel like you run around CRAZY from the moment you wake up until the moment you lay your head on the pillow. [raises hand] You can’t deny that our lives are busy: We are moms, wives, partners, workers, housecleaners, chauffeurs, referees, nurses, psychologists, chefs — and that’s only for our […]

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If Our Kids Judged Us By Facebook

Like most days, I find myself aimlessly scrolling through my Facebook feed, catching up on my friends’ lives, wishing them a  happy birthday, or commenting on pictures of their kids. On its best day, Facebook offers connection to those who live far and near when busy lives prevent more regular in-person interaction. On its worst […]

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