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Five Best Practices for School Success

“You don’t have to make it perfect, but you can make it great.” – Alessio, my 5-year old son, advising his frustrated little sister on why her squiggly lines are okay in her first attempts at writing the alphabet

It’s back-to-school time again.  In families across America the homework showdowns have already begun.   Parents struggle with homework almost as much as kids do.  After a full day at school, it’s hard to get …

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Back-to-School Business Trip Tips

Most of us survived, more or less, the first week or two of back-to-school chaos.  Our kids hopefully have all the backpacks, textbooks, and sharpened pencils they need. We’re all coping with those nasty alarm clocks that have the gall to buzz while it’s still dark out.

Now onto phase two: mastering our own absence when our kids are in school.

Leaving your kids behind during the school year is a challenge few …

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Triple F (Fennel, Frisee and Fruit) Salad

I love fennel, cooked or raw! My French family also uses the stalk to add to a large pitcher of water. It’s beautiful, smells fresh of licorice, and is a great drink for the tummy! Ingredients 3 fennel bulbs 4 heads of frisee (you can substitute endives if you want) 5 tangerines Directions Thinly slice the fennel bulbs and wash. Keep the stalks for your water pitcher! Chop the heads of frisee in half.

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Give a Hero a Home: The Rewarding Experience of Adopting Ex-Government Dogs

The holiday season is a time of love, warmth, and giving. While many people consider adopting a furry friend during this time, there is a unique and heartwarming option available – adopting a hard-working dog that used to work in government facilities. These remarkable canines have dedicated their lives to various federal agencies, assisting in…

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Transforming Lives: The Inspiring Story of Bithiah’s Family Services

  Bithiah’s Family Services, a charity dedicated to the aid of those in foster care and their needs. As the holiday season is here, it’s natural to reflect on all which we are thankful for. For many of us, this includes family, friends, and the comfort of a stable home. However, this is not the…

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Top 10 Family-Friendly Holiday Destinations for Magical Memories

Discover the world’s most enchanting holiday destinations that cater to families with kids. From snowy wonderlands to tropical paradises, these 10 destinations promise unforgettable experiences for all ages.