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Adulting 101: Powerful Lessons in Action {5 Life Skills for Everyone}

On a recent visit to my sons elementary school, I overheard a teacher speaking to her class about positive versus negative comments. She explained the idea of constructive criticism. And I thought, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if adults could learn to think the same way?” Maybe we need to spend time relearning a few powerful […]

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How to Celebrate Earth Day as a Family for One Week

April 22nd is globally becoming known as the day we celebrate Earth Day. Events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day events include political marches, gathering signatures on petitions, asking for positive change in how we treat our environment, beach clean ups, and announcements for sustainable measures. And sometimes, all it […]

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National Arts Education Month: Inspiring Your Young Wine Country Artist

National Arts Education Month: Inspiring Your Young Wine Country Artist

The month of March is National Arts Education Month. And fortunately for us living in Wine Country, we are surrounded by the arts. Parks and wineries showcase majestic sculptures, while coffee shops, restaurants, and even hospitals display works by local artists. Whether at a brewery, farmer’s market, or festival, we are able to find live […]

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5 Innovative STEAM Activities that Every Kid Will Love

5 Innovative STEAM Activities that Every Kid Will Love

What is STEAM and why is it important? STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Incorporating art and creativity into learning these subjects has transitioned STEM into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.) STEM occupations are in high demand, with computer occupations projected to see the highest growth. In fact, computer […]

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Potty Training Like a Boss {Your How-to Guide for Success}

Potty Training Like a Boss {Your How-to Guide for Success}

Potty training (or potty learning) is a major developmental milestone in your child’s life. For most parents, it’s also an exhausting nightmare. Between picking the method you want to use (sticker charts, verbal praise, candy incentives etc.) to gathering all the supplies (pull ups, underwear, potty seat, travel accessories, and so on), it’s enough to […]

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