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A Penguin Encounter

A day with the penguins was what my son asked for as his birthday wish, so a day with the penguins was what he got. My sons both love animals, and a local-ish aquarium offers “Penguin Encounters” that allow guests to get up close to these feathered, non-flying friends. We started the day with church […]

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A Chuck E. Cheese’s Birthday Bash

My son’s 8th birthday is coming up, and birthdays are definitely something he gets very excited about. I love it too, but the planning the party part? Not so fun for me. It can be stressful and exhausting and just so time-consuming, so this year we decided to let Chuck E. Cheese’s do all the […]

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5 Tips For Parenting Without Regret

I was recently lamenting to a friend about what an awful mom I was. I had let my son fall asleep without brushing his teeth even though I knew he had sweets, and the result was the start down the road to cavities. I admit I’m full of mom guilt, but my friend looked at […]

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Star Student of the Week

My little guy is in kindergarten this year, and the kindergarten classes at his parochial school have a tradition of choosing a different student each week to be the “Star Student of the Week”. The other students sing to the star, make him or her pictures and notes, and a parent or family member of […]

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Tae Kwon Do!

Hana! Duel! Set! Net! It’s go time, because the boys are learning the art of Tae Kwon Do with Master Woo, and they are up for the challenge! Tae Kwon Do (or Taekwondo according to Wikipedia, lol) is a Korean martial art, popular in our area of Long Island. My sons asked to learn karate […]

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