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Kids Who Make Money 101

Last year I read The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies with my son, and I realized kids can do lots of things to not only make themselves some money, but to carry this sort of capitalistic mindset and work ethic throughout their lives. So, I did what any mom who wants to encourage her sons […]

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20 Unique Fun Family Summer Activities + A To Do Printable

Summer is finally here! It’s that time of year to plan for a season of exciting activities, ten weeks packed with both fun adventures and days of relaxation and family time. Summertime is sometimes the only time that families have to really spend together if children are in school and activities all year, so we […]

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Our First Year At NYSSMA

NYSSMA offers an annual Spring Evaluation Festival every year, and our piano teacher suggested my son apply for this prestigious evaluation for professional feedback. He has been playing piano for over two years and plays beautifully, but since he hasn’t been heavily trained to sight read she suggested he start with Level I. There are […]

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Our Summer Reading Lists + A Summer Reading List Printable

As voracious readers, we enjoy great stories and the simple feeling of getting lost in a great “other world”. We also love to learn new things, and in order to help the boys discover new genres of books, I created book lists for them for the summer, with the hopes of them reading at least […]

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Watercolor Painting and Drawing With Kids

Painting has always been something I loved, yet it was only recently that I started dabbling in watercolor painting. I traditionally favored oil painting, but since the boys are a little young (and impatient) for such an unwashable, slow-drying art medium, I decided to start with watercolors, gouache, and acrylic paint with them, as well […]

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