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by Natalie Lloyd

Keeping kids off the summer slide

It’s summertime! Although school is out, learning should never stop. Studies show that many children experience learning loss during the summer months, a trend known...

Summer Swimming Safety

School is out and hot summer days are upon us. What better way to cool off from the summer heat than a dip in...

Choosing the right summer camp for your kids

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about plans for the kids during their vacation from school. To fill...

Free summer activities for kids

Summer is quickly approaching with just a few weeks left until school is out. Time for lazy summer days of sleeping in and relaxing,...

Handmade, garden-themed gifts for mom

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I’m a mom who likes handmade gifts better than anything that...

How to save money on groceries

Today, my husband and I spent the afternoon completing our monthly grocery shopping trip to Costco. We left the store with an overflowing buggy...

Pick-your-own strawberries

Strawberry picking is one of my favorite springtime activities. There’s just nothing better than a juicy, ripe strawberry straight from the field. With the warm...

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