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How I Learned to Tolerate ‘Frozen’

When my oldest daughter was born, and even before, I worried about princesses the way people worry about bedbugs. I was afraid that once they got into our lives, they would never leave and that the child would be obsessed by the celebration of wealth, beauty, privilege and the need …

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How to Make Spring Cleaning a Family Affair

See if this sounds familiar: Motivated by your New Year’s resolution to declutter, you binge-watched “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix in January and dutifully thanked a few pieces of outdated clothing and random kitchenware that no longer sparked joy in your life. You may have even inspired your …

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Is it Smart to Talk Politics with Your Kids?

In this heated election year talking to your kids about politics is pretty much non-negotiable. Even if your son or daughter is not asking direct questions, young minds are definitely tuned in to the presidential race. Kids are trying to make sense of everything they hear, and let’s face it—campaigns …

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Nature RX: Get Outside!

The DMV is lush with public outdoor green spaces. In fact, in terms of public park access, D.C. is third best in the nation according to the Trust for Public Land. While area kids have great opportunities to experience and enjoy nature, do their families take full advantage of it? …

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Pokémon Go and Your Privacy: What You Need to Know

Whether you’re part of the craze, or simply watching from the sidelines, it’s no secret that Pokémon Go has swooped in and taken the world by storm. It might be surprising to some, but children under 18 aren’t the only ones playing Pokémon Go. In fact, this mobile game has …

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Five Tips on How to Successfully Read to Your Child

“Reading has the enduring power to shape and develop minds, both in the home and classroom,” says best-selling author (Teach Like a Champion and Reading Reconsidered) and educator Doug Lemov. “The urgency to make the teaching of reading as effective and enjoyable as possible should always be reinforced at home. …

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6 Spring Break Budget Busters (and How to Avoid Them)

Millions of Americans look forward to spring’s week-long escape from the real world for a chance to enjoy some fun in the sun, or perhaps skiing in the mountains with family and friends. Whatever type of trip you choose, finding the best deals on flights and accommodations are key to saving …

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8 Tips For Returning to the Workforce

Maybe you had children and left the workforce. Maybe you took some time off to care for an elderly parent. Maybe you decided to take a trip around the world. Or maybe, you went back to school to pursue a new career. Whatever the case, if you’ve been out of …

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