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THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T DO FOR YOUR KIDS THAT THEY WILL THANK YOU FOR LATER

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As parents we naturally want to do everything for our kids because we want our kids to be happy. We tend to think that making our kids take responsibility for their things and their lives is somehow a punishment. Well, it’s not. In fact, kids want responsibility. They want to be able to take pride in their responsibilities and accomplishments. Not to mention that having kids take responsibility for their belongings helps them value and appreciate what they have more.

Here are few things that your kids should be doing for themselves that they will thank you for later:

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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RAISING STEPCHILDREN

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When I was a little girl, I dreamt of the day that I would become a stepmom/second wife. I longed for all the ups and downs that I would learn to embrace in my role as a stepmom.

Just kidding.

I don’t think anyone plans to become a stepmom/second wife. It is not for the faint of heart. However, despite its challenges, I love being a stepmom to my bonus daughter.

Step parents navigate their roles without a compass. We try to make the best decisions we can with the limited resources we have. There are a few key things that can generally help new stepparents have a more smoothing course of raising their stepchildren.

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OUR TOP 10 FAMILY BOARD GAMES

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Our family loves to play board games. It’s a great way to spend time together as a family and to teach good sportsmanship. We are constantly looking for fun new games that our whole family will enjoy. Here are 10 of our favorite board games that we play together as a family:

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THE BEST BACK TO SCHOOL ORGANIZATION IDEAS

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A new school year is about to begin. A new school year typically means hectic mornings, racing kids to get ready, and scrambling to get lunches made. Before running out the door there are hunts for missing shoes, homework folders, and scrounging through the trash for lost permission slips.

Here are the best back to school organization ideas that will help make for a more successful school year this year.

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