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A number of years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics stated that children should watch no more than two hours of television a day.  For our kids, TV and movies are generally reserved for weekends and school breaks.  School nights are busy enough without trying to catch a favorite show, and I won't have the kids rushing through homework to watch a rerun of Hanna Montana or Spider Riders.  We also feel that playing outside, reading, exercising, and spending time with us as a family all are higher priorities than TV time.

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My son has always had a temper (from his father's side of the family, of course!)  When he was a toddler and didn't get his way, he would throw himself down and bang his head on the concrete.  Now that he's older, his favorite go-to temper demonstration is the slamming of the bedroom door.  Unfortunately for him, the door is quite light weight and he can't get as big of a slam out of as he wants, so sometimes he opens it and slams again.

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I love baking with my children, and have learned that we all have the most fun when the recipes I choose are appropriate for their age.  So I thought that I would share some of our favorite recipes that are easy and fun to make with any age children.  These recipes are easy enough that you can really focus on letting the kids do the adding and mixing while you supervise and enjoy spending time with them.

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About two weeks ago, my 12 year old daughter, who to this point has only shown mild and sporadic interest in trends, suddenly became fixated on having swoop bangs.  I knew immediately what this meant--she would be one-eyed with a spastic neck--and that it would drive me CRAZY!

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As a parent, the success of your student should be among your top priorities.  You may find that if your child is struggling, you are the only one pushing for improvement.

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Saving money with coupons helps your family make ends meet--and is a great activity to do with your kids to help them learn how to budget and be thrifty.

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Our Parent Teacher Student Association is doing a focus on Meal Time Together.  The school is encouraging us to take advantage of Lunch Together days.

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How do you take time for yourself?  How do you get away without it being costly and inconvenient?

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When you think about holiday decorations do you think of nick-nacks and a tree that have sentimental value but don’t match? Or do you think of everything matching, from the tree to every decoration inside and out? I don’t know which one is better, but I do know which one I prefer, for better or worse.

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