For the Love of Reading (Part Two)

In Part One of this series, I gave reading suggestions for young children.  In this post, I will focus on ideas for older kids.  My hope is that you find books that capture your children’s imagination so they are more likely to keep reading. One series that got both my boys excited about reading was My

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For the Love of Reading (Part One)

When my boys were young, they were rambunctious.  I had a difficult time managing their high energy levels as well as my expectations of them.  I had never been tackled-hugged in all my life before having them.  Once they entered my world, tackle-hugs were the norm. Whenever we were home for extended periods, negotiating their

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Dance, Dance, Dance

It was recently brought to my attention that I take parenting a little too seriously.  The person who said this to me had the kindest intentions and wanted me to be aware that I didn’t have to try so hard all the time.  As a stay-at-home parent who is in the early stages of beginning

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Make Football Season a Family Time

I don’t like football. I don’t understand it and no matter how hard I try, I know it’s just not for me. But I also know that for every televised football game I skip, I miss out on quality time with some of my family’s football fanatics. So I’m willing to compromise. If your family is also

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Happy Halloween!

In honor of Halloween, enjoy some family-friendly (and super corny) jokes from Riverview Counseling Services! Be safe and have fun trick-or-treating in the St. Charles community! What do ghosts serve for dessert? I scream! What instrument do skeletons play? Trom-BONE What is a mummy’s favorite type of music? Rap music What does a bird say at Halloween?

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