Finding a Family Friendly Community in a Different Country

Moving is never easy, especially when it involves moving to a different country - and with a family. Aside from finding a new home and jobs, you are likely looking for a family friendly community in your new location, which can prove even more difficult than the moving itself. While moving to a new country presents additional complications for finding the perfect community for you and your family, if you are willing to put in a little time and effort, you’ll be able to find a community... read more

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Getting Great Group Photos of Kids

The group portrait of all your children… it always sounds like a nice idea. How often have you thought ‘I’ll bet Grandma would love a photo of all the kids together – I’ll see if I can make that happen!’ … read more

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Should I Give My Kids Snacks?

I see parents carry around snacks – lots of snacks for their kids. I don’t do that. I want my kids to eat their meals. Am I being too tough? Am I starving my kid? There is nothing that sends … read more

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Healthy Back to School Snack Ideas

Back to school time is coming up fast and, as you already know, it’s hectic to say the least! Coming off of a busy summer can leave parents frazzled and overwhelmed before the school year even begins. It’s important to … read more

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Ice Buckets, ALS and Lou Gehrig

This seems to be the summer of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It is also the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s speech announcing his retirement from Major League Baseball following his diagnosis of ALS: “Fans, for the past two weeks … read more

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Finding and Hiring a Nanny: Teleclass Re-Cap

This week, we held an important and informative teleclass, generously sponsored by, on how to find, interview and hire a Nanny. Our presenter, Tammy Gold from Gold Parent Coaching, explored strategies in sourcing and maintaining the best nanny for … read more

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Flourless Chickpea Chocolate Loaf

Are you looking to sneak some nutrients into your child’s dessert? Try these chickpea mini chocolate loaves made with an entire can of chickpeas. The taste is mild with no “bean” taste, just a nice fudgy, chocolate flavor. The texture … read more

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Grandparenting Is a Team Effort

By Guest Columnist Donne Davis Dear Readers, In my absence, as I enjoy vacationing at the Jersey Shore (I have been here long enough to know I should say “at” the Jersey Shore, instead of “on”), it is my pleasure … read more

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