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Sports Aren’t the Same Anymore - How to Still Enjoy a Game with Your Kids

Sports Aren’t the Same Anymore - How to Still Enjoy a Game with Your Kids

September 16, 2020

Watching sports with the kids is a family tradition. There’s just something about sharing some chips and dip while watching a ball game. The yell of the crowd and the fun of the game can be the perfect atmosphere to create some great family memories. With everything going on, though, watching sports in person may not be possible. Sports definitely aren’t the same right now, but here are some tips on how to still enjoy a game with your kids.
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Stay at Home Fall Activities the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Stay at Home Fall Activities the Whole Family Will Enjoy

September 01, 2020

Fall brings back school, all things pumpkin, cooler weather, and a ton of great ways to have fun as a family. While you may not be able to go out and do the things you are used to this fall, there are still plenty of great things you can do together as a family. Some of these will be for fun while others will be perfect for memory making. Don’t let staying home make fall less fun. Here are some stay at home fall activities the whole family will enjoy.
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How to be Successful Going Back to School (Even if Your Kids are Distance Learning)

How to be Successful Going Back to School (Even if Your Kids are Distance Learning)

August 01, 2020

Going back to school has always had its unique set of challenges. This school year the challenges are even more involved than in other years. With the current landscape of things parents are planning for the start of the school year in different ways. With distance learning, in school learning, and many other options on the table it can be hard to adjust. We have suggestions on how to get ready for back to school even if your kids are distance learning.

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Why Don't We Buy Baby Shower Gifts for New Dads

Why Don't We Buy Baby Shower Gifts for New Dads

July 09, 2020

Baby showers are a tradition for new moms that have long been popular. There are Pinterest boards filled with ideas, recipes, gifts, and party games for throwing the perfect baby shower. For many women, this is one of the big highlights of pregnancy. There are even countless stores that offer registries for shower guests to buy gifts from. If the moms love this so much, why don't we buy baby shower gifts for new dads?
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How to Stay Connected During Deployment

How to Stay Connected During Deployment

July 09, 2020

Being a military spouse isn’t easy by any means. There are so many different issues to navigate as you move to a new area or learn to navigate life on base. Things like shopping and medical care are not the same as they are in the civilian world. Add to that a deployment and life can be very hard. Staying connected can make a world of difference. Here are some tips on how to stay connected during deployment.
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How to be a Good Father & Husband

How to be a Good Father & Husband

June 25, 2020

There are so many people in the world who will tell you what it means to be a good husband or how to be a good father. You will get a different set of standards depending on who you listen to. In fact, the media, social media, family, friends, and parenting groups will all give different criteria for being a good father and husband. So how do you sort out all of this information? We have some tips and ideas on how to be a good father and husband that are sure to help simplify things a bit.

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How to Plan a Family Camping Trip

How to Plan a Family Camping Trip

June 15, 2020

Summertime is here, and while it may look a little different this year, it still comes with the desire to head outside with the family for some great adventures. Whether you are planning on hiking, heading to the beach, or even staying closer to home, camping can be a great part of any family summer fun. While camping is often thought of as a tent in the woods, camping is so much more than that. So how do you enjoy camping as a family? We have some tips on how to plan a family camping trip to help you out.

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Best Father’s Day Gifts for 2020

Best Father’s Day Gifts for 2020

June 01, 2020

The world is changing but special days like Father’s Days still come. When trying to decide how to handle Father’s Day gifts, don’t let it stress you. There are many options out there for the family that wants to honor dad. Even better, there are options for families to give Father’s Day gifts without overspending or having to be too crafty. Here are some of the best Father’s Day gifts for 2020 to give you some inspiration.
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How to Support Your Breastfeeding Wife

How to Support Your Breastfeeding Wife

May 19, 2020

Welcoming a new baby is a huge learning curve. There are so many new skills you have to learn and you do so with less sleep than is normal. If your partner is also breastfeeding, this can add to the number of things you have to learn and do in the beginning. Having a wife who is breastfeeding can leave you feeling like you are unable to help. We would like to share how to support your breastfeeding wife.
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Family Time Activities for the Whole Family

Family Time Activities for the Whole Family

May 07, 2020

Family time can be a great way to make lasting memories. With so many focused on technology, getting busy with day to day life, and juggling multiple schedules it can be hard to make time for family activities. So how do you pick out activities that will work for everyone? We have a few tips to help you pick some great activities. Here are some family time activities for the whole family you won’t want to miss out on.
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Parenting Survival Guide for When One Parent Travels

Parenting Survival Guide for When One Parent Travels

April 30, 2020

Having a parent that travels for work can be hard on the other parent. The parent who stays home is left to handle all of the day-to-day needs of the family. Add to this the fact that many children will miss the traveling parent and things can quickly get overwhelming. So how do you survive and thrive when your partner travels? We have some tips in our parenting survival guide for when one parent travels.
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Giving Your Kids Quality Time While You’re Stuck at Home

Giving Your Kids Quality Time While You’re Stuck at Home

March 27, 2020

Let’s face it… being stuck home all day with the kids is tough. And the temptation to plop them in front of a screen for entertainment is strong. We can either look at this situation as a depressing, drive-each-other-crazy event, or we can embrace this gift of time and make the most of it. 
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