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8 Childhood Books that Speak to Grown Ups Too

Stories are amazing little containers we can easily give our children to open up their imaginations. Somehow they can hold life's most intangible and profound treasures. They unfold over time, weaving themselves into our memories, and they shape how we experience the world.

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Spooky Lunch Box

"Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat."

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All About Fall at Hands-on-Habitat

Fall is officially here to stay. There's a crispness in the air I wasn’t prepared for especially since it was 90 degrees a week ago!

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4 Ways to Make Exercising Bearable

There are a handful of things that are constant companions in a parent's life:

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Successful Sleepovers for School Age Children

As school continues, new friendships will bud, and that usually means new playdates and the ever-so-dreaded sleepovers.

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Stormy's October Update!

We're one month into the offseason, and I'm already super excited to get going on the 2019 season! Our team already has some amazing things planned for you guys! But I don't want to get too far ahead of myself…we still have 6 months until the Exhibition Game vs. the Kansas City Royals! The weather WILL NOT stop us this year…I hope.

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Turn Trash into Treasure

This is for all the little collectors out there!

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Big Brother, Big Sister Books!

"You're going to have a baby!"

This is always exciting news, but if you already have a young child, this could be a confusing concept for them to understand. A new little person is going to come live in their house and they are taking on the new role of big brother or big sister.

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Toddler Tailgate

If you haven't heard it is football season around these parts and some youngsters are more excited than their parents. Something about Scott Frost making everyone feel hopeful this year. I hope I don't get kicked out of the state for saying this but I am more in it for the food and camaraderie than the actual game. If you invite me to your game day party I promise to bring some tasty food.

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All About Amphibians at Hands-on-Habitat

The night is filling with the last hurrahs of summer. Male cicadas and crickets celebrate by filling the air with their chatter. Frogs sing a chorus across ponds and streams before they hide as the coming season approaches.

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3 Ways to Find and Make Friends (Who Understand Parent Life)

If you're browsing this website, you're probably painfully aware of at least two things:

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Stormy's September Update!

Well friends…the 50th Season in Franchise history has come to a close. While I'm bummed that it’s over, I am so happy that you all came out to spend time with me this year. Thank you!

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Tile Tic-Tac-Toe Craft

Games are fun! They are even more fun when you make them.

We have a chess board made of Lego pieces and cardboard. I was trying to think of another homemade game we could try.

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Insect Repellent Types and Safety

The best way prevent bug bites is to avoid them when you can.

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Quick Breakfasts for Back to School

August is here and that means it is back to school season. This means it is time to start thinking about quick and easy breakfasts to make your mornings easier.

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