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Campgrounds & Conversations

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The occasional crackle from a campfire flame, amidst a mild smoke that meanders toward a clear spring sky. The crinkle of a graham cracker package as tiny fingers reach for a crisp wafer while hints of laughter and soft music play in the distance.... Read full article

A Tolerant Heart

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One of the dearest wishes for all parents of young children is for them to have futures filled with opportunities and happiness. For Christians, our highest calling is to share Christ’s love with all people.... Read full article

Is Your Child’s Coach Abusive? Beware of These 6 Red Flags

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Sports are known for helping kids develop confidence, leadership skills, and a sense of belonging. But when the pressure to perform and unhealthy coaching practices do the opposite, kids find themselves in a tough situation where they may need parent... Read full article

The Camp Next Door: 5 Skills Campers Gain

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Many parents want their kids to experience summer camps, but the idea of spending several nights away from home is a little scary for both the parent and the child. A great alternative, especially for younger kids, is to send them to day camp. Day ca... Read full article

Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens

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Along the Mississippi River is this charming city renowned for its southern scenery, rich culture, and antebellum mansions. The history of Natchez dates back to its establishment as a French fort site in 1716 and is known as the birthplace of Mississ... Read full article



Who Needs a Hot Meal?

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I go to take a bite of my food.  Just as the fork reaches my lips, my children ask, “What is for dessert?” They’ve finished their meal, and I’ve hardly had a chance to eat. It is lukewarm at this point which is how I’ve learned to eat my food.... Read full article

Halloween Aftermath

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This morning my son woke me up with, “Can I have some candy, please?” I asked him if he had eaten a healthy breakfast yet. He said, “I ate a little, but I can’t eat too much because then I would be too full to eat candy.”... Read full article

Savannah, Georgia

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Grass-lined Sidewalks

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Independence Day is probably one of my favorite holidays. I met my husband during this time of the year. We were married almost exactly one year later. We typically celebrate our anniversary and the holiday together; after all, who doesn’t want firew... Read full article

Planting the Seeds of STEM in Preschool

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My kids love children’s museums. We have visited children’s museums in at least six or seven different states. Whenever we go on a vacation, we have to check out the children’s museum. Our kids have fun, my husband and I have fun, and it’s a win-win ... Read full article

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