This is a guest post by Kathy Chlan - check her out at Unfiltered Mom. In today's society, we are so concerned with raising exceptional, intelligent children. But as I sit here thinking, I realize something. We are consumed with perfection, that we have forgotten that they are children. Holy sh#t! What if our parents were like this?? We would be different people and have … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened To Playing Outside in the Neighborhood?
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We know how hard it is to raise a family AND maintain some sort of social life. Enter Nextdoor - an online community and essentially, social media site created as an exclusive network for you and your neighbors (within your neighborhood) to exchange local information. Don't let the words "social media" scare you. This is not a hyper-specific version of Facebook, … [Read more...] about Nextdoor: Social Media Exclusive to Your Neighborhood
A neighborhood party is a great way to get to know the people who live around you. There are countless ways to bring people together, including the five discussed here. As with any party, be sure to send out invitations more than 3 weeks in advance. Requesting an RVSP from guests is essential so you can know how much food to prepare. And even if you know your neighbors well, it … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Organize a Neighborhood Party
Going back to school this fall looks very different this year and many parents feel stressed trying to adapt to remote learning while also working from home. Not to mention, distancing learning comes with higher costs, too. In fact, the 2020 Back-to-School Survey from Deloitte found that 51% of parents will spend more on internet-based learning resources including virtual … [Read more...] about Saving on Back to School Gadgets and Gear
I’ve never had trouble making friends. In high school, I was that kid who bopped from group to group, never settling with any one posse, happily getting along with people from all different social circles. And then I got older. And then I became a mom. Our friends and colleagues were split… They were either single and childless, or had kids that were older. Having a … [Read more...] about Making Mom Friends During Covid-19