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Tips for Moms to survive the holidays

Tips for Moms to survive the holidays

We all know it's the most wonderful time of the year. But there is so much pressure to create perfect moments and memories, give the perfect gift, remember and connect with friends and loved ones. Quite frankly, the holidays are exhausting.

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The Stuff alternative: Why experiences make the best gifts

The Stuff alternative: Why experiences make the best gifts

Each year, we stress about which gifts we're going to give our friends and families and how we're going to pay for them. Just in time for the holidays, Donna Skeels Cygan suggests an alternative to the traditional gift exchange: give experiences instead of things. Here, she suggests 12 options and explains why they're so meaningful.

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Tips to keep your potty training resolutions

Tips to keep your potty training resolutions

With every new year comes New Year’s resolutions! From losing weight to quitting smoking lots of folks like to kick off the season with a personal goals, but what about those of us with toddlers? Specifically, potty-training ready toddlers.

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Taking kids to the theater

Taking kids to the theater

Make the holiday season even more memorable by starting a new family tradition of going to the theater together. Attending a performance with a young person is a terrific way to celebrate the season and spend some quality time together. Think of it as an adventure away from all of the season’s hub-bub.

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Keep the joy, hold the regret

Keep the joy, hold the regret

Why do we overspend during the holidays (and how can we stop)? The holidays are supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” yet for many of us they lead to overspending and stress. Financial advisor Donna Skeels Cygan offers insights as to why we spend so much against our better judgment—and advice to help you break the cycle this year.

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The stranger parents unwittingly invite into their child's bedroom

The stranger parents unwittingly invite into their child's bedroom

But in today’s rapidly changing, technology-filled environment, we are not providing this same guidance about strangers to our children as they play in virtual playgrounds. The moment we hand our children a digital device, we invite them to play in virtual playgrounds that are accessible via every smart phone, tablet, computer and gaming platform. These devices literally invite our children to talk to strangers, send pictures to strangers, send videos to strangers, and have live video chats with strangers, all from the comfort of their bedroom or any other part of your home

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Paying for college: Tips to lower the cost

Paying for college: Tips to lower the cost

Our best advice is to focus on academic performance. If there is a choice, attend the best high school possible. Take academically rigorous classes—advanced placement or college-prep courses. Put effort into your studies rather than learning to hit a curveball. Money invested in a math tutor will yield a higher ROI than money spent on a private pitching coach.

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Need last minute gifts – December 18

Need last minute gifts – December 18

Dragonfly Castle Toys is a new toy store that specializes in American and European-made, sustainably-produced toys.

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 National Adoption Month

National Adoption Month

Every year during the month of November, thousands of community organizations and social service agencies arrange and host programs, events and activities to share positive adoption stories, challenge the myths and draw attention to the thousands of children in foster care who are eligible for adoption.

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Protecting your kid's data starts with you

Protecting your kid's data starts with you

To succeed in today's classrooms, students must be more than book smart - they must be digital learners as well. Modern technology such as e-books, online tutorial programs, educational social media options and apps are providing access to personalized learning opportunities which were not available to previous generations of students.

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