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If you want to date my teen, find a cozy seat on the couch. Can you remember that first flutter inside that told you that a person in your life meant something a little more than some of the others?...
Obviously, as parents, we want to set our kids up to succeed as much as possible. In the face of a really unpredictable year full of drastic change, new educational environments, and a pretty solid dose of anxiety and...
I’ve been the parent of tween boys for six years, almost half as long as I’ve been a parent. The tween years were rough with our oldest son, who is definitely our "easy kid." I naively believed it would get...
We knew this day was coming. Our daughter had been growing up. It had been a senior year of last games and concerts, last conferences, and awards nights. But, it happened just like the car commercial. A little girl...

Composting With Kiddos

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Starting your own compost may sound daunting, but once you commit, I bet you won't regret it! Involving your children makes it even more fun. Not only will you save money and reduce waste, but you have the opportunity...
Some Day, I will tell my kids about my past. As their parent, I am committed to doing this honestly. Although my kids are convinced that I don’t understand anything about being a kid, they have started to become curious...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Messenger Kids, as there has never been a more relevant topic than raising kids in the digital age with access to social media. In a time of hyper-connectivity, it can be overwhelming as...
How do you teach your teens about money management? I grew up in a paycheck to paycheck household, with frequent games of checkbook roulette and more than a few bags of groceries paid for with change. And that’s no surprise....
I had to do something no parent should have to do: Call the police about a rumored school shooting. On the drive home from school, my son nonchalantly mentioned he heard about a plan to "shoot up the school" on...
Episode 3 - Getting Kids Talking & Holding Their Own Have you ever asked your kids, "How was your day?" only to get the same one-word answers time after time? Sometime, what it takes to move past "good," "fine" or...

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Milwaukee Summer Reading Programs Families Will Love

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Raise your hand if you would love an awesome FREE summer activity! We have got you covered! Even better--it’s in air conditioning and includes prizes...