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A Routine of Summer Fun

Students (and often their parents) can't wait to hear the last bell ring before summer break. They say goodbye to early mornings and their rigid routine. But as a mother who is preparing for her 15th summer break, I can tell you that several weeks routine-free can be tough. The solution is not to fill your days from sun up to sun down; it is called summer break for a reason. However, a summer routine mixed with equal parts of fun makes for a memorable summer.

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"Baseball Americana" at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress opened a yearlong exhibition "Baseball Americana" that celebrates baseball as a community. The exhibition tells the story of the game's origins, its contemporary character, how the game has stayed true to its traditions and areas where it has diverged.

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Catch "Tinker Bell" at Adventure Theatre

Everyone is in suspense. Children of all ages are gripping their parents' arms with giddy anticipation. At once, the lights come up and you see a creature of wonder dressed in a fantastical costume.

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Celebrate National Blueberry Month

With July being National Blueberry Month, I thought it would be fun to come up with as many blueberry-loving ideas as I could. After all, what's not to love about this indigenous flowering plant? Here are 12 kid-friendly ideas for all things blueberry.

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Good Road Trip Reads

Are you planning a family vacation this summer? If so, then check out "Road Trip Reads" by award-winning children's author, Mary Quattlebaum. Her piece highlights several great books that your kids will love and keep them entertained this summer.

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Helping Kids to Self-Regulate

Award-winning journalist Katherine Reynolds Lewis spent five years studying the latest scientific research on children's behavior for her recently published book, "The Good News about Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever - And What To Do About It." The following article is adapted from a recent online book club with Lewis.

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How a Nanny Share Works

Child care costs are rising across the country, forcing families to make career choices, major financial decisions and even family-size decisions based on these costs.A less traditional, but increasingly popular option, is a nanny share.

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Silly Songs to Get the Chores Done

Motivating a preschooler to clean up can be as frustrating as herding cats. Instead of sending your toddler into a tailspin when play time is over, encourage them to sing along to make the job go faster.

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