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My husband and I have been married for 13 years and had 3 kids in just 4 years. Talk about stress! We learned the importance of date nights early in our marriage with young children. It's easy to get wrapped in the day to day demands of work and children and forget about taking time for your significant other.

Enjoying today doesn't mean sacrificing financial security for tomorrow. My husband and I started investing before we were even married and continue to invest today. Finances were lean early in our marriage, but we still made time for each other and budgeted for investing AND for date nights. We realized we didn't have to give up our moments today for financial security tomorrow. We could do both, because present and future are both important. We want to live well tomorrow, but don't want to forget about the importance of today. Read More...

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I have three young children and I strive daily to guide them to reach their full potential. That means not only providing for their physical needs, but also their emotional needs. During school breaks when their regular routine is broken, it can challenging to keep them active and engaged.

Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) has the same mission and introduced the Triple Play program. Their program promotes the three pillars of wellness - mind, body and soul. Raising a responsible child is more than just tending to basic needs, but includes eating right, staying active and forming positive relationships. Read More...

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50 Fun Ideas to Keep Kids Active!

Have you ever heard that play is a child's work? Play is how kids learn social skills, problem solving and use their imagination. Play that involves movement and activity is essential for kids to maintain healthy weights, build strength and develop their motor skills.

My kids would be happy to watch TV or play video games all day, but I make it a priority to be screen-free and active for at least 60 minutes a day. Some days my kids are happy to just play in the backyard, but other days they are simply bored. So here's a list of 50 fun activities you can do with your kids to keep them active! Read More...

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5 Must Have Camping Items!

Peak camping season is here and we wanted to share some of our favorite must have camping items with you! Whether you're a seasoned camper, or a newbie starting out for the first time, you might be wondering what to pack on your first trip of the year. Stick around for the 5 must have camping items. Read More...

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2017 Summer Reading Programs for Kids!

Get kids excited about reading over the summer and avoid the summer slump with these 2017 summer reading programs! The free summer reading programs encourage your child to read with fun reward programs. 1. Barnes & Noble The BN Summer Reading Program runs from May 16 - September 5, 2017. Kids keep a reading journal and Continue Reading...

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Top 10 Educational Games for Preschoolers!

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Do you have a preschooler or young child? This is a great age to implement family board game night and start a new family tradition. Board games teach children important skills, like turn taking, cooperation and help lengthen their attention span. Some games will even teach letter and word recognition and encourage their fine motor skills.

So, as a parent, what games are best for young children? You want to make sure the game is fun without being overly challenging or frustrating for the child. In my experience as a parent of three kids, now ages 10, 8 and 6, here are the top 10 games that my kids loved! Hope this list gives you some new family games for your family game night. Read More...

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Seven Tips to Encourage Kid Chefs!

Disclosure: Contains affiliate link & Kidstir box provided for review. All opinions are mine. Does your child love to cook and bake? My 10-year old daughter is a master chef in training. Her passion is baking and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen and her skills have improved so much in the last few Continue Reading...

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