Summer Safety Tips: All About Ticks

Katie is on vacation until late July. We’ll have a series of guest contributors filling in, and next up is entomologist NJ Renie.  Today he’s here to talk about ticks. We live in a world chock-full of information about potential health risks. With all the noise it can be difficult, if not maddening, to determine (read more…)

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Creating post-vacation peace for your children

The summer months offer families a time to get away, enjoy a change in scenery, and breathe some fresh air. Whether the days away are filled with sightseeing, hiking, sailing, amusement parks, or lazy days at the beach, the relaxed and refreshed spirit that has been nurtured by a vacation can quickly be quenched by (read more…)

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6 military mom tips for flying solo

A few months ago a fellow Navy wife and her children were over for a playdate.  While we sat on the patio and watched the kids play in the backyard, she and I started talking about one of the main issues military moms face…parenting solo while our husbands are away. We military mothers find ourselves (read more…)

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Got Water?

Written by contributor Amy Thompson of Progressive Pioneer. It seems so basic, water.  But sometimes those basic, but critically important things are the easiest to forget.  As creatures that are about 75% water, staying hydrated during the hot summer months (and dry winter months) is one of the most important things we can do to (read more…)

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Creating a kid-friendly yard to promote outdoor play

One of my favorite parts about spring and summer is how much more time my kids are able to spend outside. They argue less, use their imaginations more and sleep better after a long day of playing hard outside. When it comes to our yard, our goal is to create simple landscaping that invites our (read more…)

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