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Stop Summer Brain Drain: 25 Fun Ways to Keep Learning Fresh

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It’s summertime, and while the school doors may be closed, that doesn’t mean young children have to take a break from learning. In fact, some of that hard-earned knowledge may disappear if they do. According to the National Summer Learning Association, research shows that children experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational… Read More

It’s Not Easy Being Green

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My favorite Muppet, Kermit, said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Like any good mom, I try to lead my family down the do-the-right-thing path as we go about our suburban lives. This includes adopting environmentally friendly habits as I try to instill a leave-no-trace mentality in my family. Let’s just say they’re about… Read More

Editor’s Pick: Ants Ants Ants

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Remember the magic and groove of Jack Johnson’s album, “Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George”? When the soundtrack was released in 2006, accompanying the associated animated film’s release, it seemed to melt even the hardest of music snobs’ hearts into a nostalgia for a simpler way of perceiving the world through a child’s… Read More