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“She is not an autism expert, none of us are. But she has learned to be a thoughtful, kind human who knows differences are good, beautiful and something to be proud of.”

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Why Raising Generous Kids Just Might Save Us All

We live in a hectic culture. Here are tips for slowing down and helping kids appreciate the good things in life.

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Mind-Blowing Mom Hack: 12 Genius Ways to Repurpose Baby Wipes Boxes

Reuse and upcycle those old baby wipes containers with these simple ideas.

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How to Teach Children the Value of Money

Teaching the value of money is becoming increasingly difficult in this cashless world but here are five ways you can help foster the foundation for a smart financial future.

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Teach Kids How to Save Money with OnPoint Savers

OnPoint Community Credit Union is dedicated to supporting the next generation of savers with their OnPoint Savers account that’s just for kids.

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This Major Toy Store Just Might Be the Last One Left Standing & Here’s Why

This toy store isn’t just a store—it’s an experience.

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How I’m Teaching My Kids That It’s Fun to Be Frugal

I grew up with a mother who never paid full price for anything. I still remember vividly going to the mall with her as a teenager, spotting a new top that I just had to have. Her response? She told…

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Here Are the Newest Items Joining Toca Boca’s Awesome Line of Kids’ Gear

These items make the perfect last-minute holiday gifts.

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This is How I’m Teaching My Kid the Value of a Dollar

How do you decipher between providing a good life for your children and spoiling them? Where do you draw the line between supporting and enabling?
I haven’t quite yet mastered the answer to these questions, but I do know the…

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3 Ways Parents Can Ruin Kids With An Allowance

It can be hard to decide to give your children an allowance. It seems like there are a million parents writing articles explaining that you will ruin your children if you give them an allowance. Well, they aren’t completely wrong.…

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11 Reasons You Can’t Wait for School to Start

Summer is glorious but we’re not gonna’ lie: there are times when we can’t wait for school to be back in session. Here are 11 reasons why.

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Why I Refuse to Buy My Child Twinkle Toes

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In the world of parenting there are long lists of “Things My Cild is Obsessed With That I Secretly Loathe.” In the two years I’ve been a mom the top ranking choices seem to be:
1. Calliou (need…

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Study shows how bringing home the bacon could be affecting your health

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Don Draper might have been less depressed if he weren’t bringing home the bacon. Countering the age-old idea that men feel less manly if they aren’t lining the piggy bank, a recent study found that being the sole…

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Dear Girl Scouts, I Will Buy Your Cookies On One Condition…

 
Photo: Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh
Resolutions, shmesolutions. It’s Girl Scout Cookie time.

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Who doesn’t love Samoas with that chocolate and caramel mix? You have not lived until you’ve dunked Trefoils in cocoa or chased a peanut…

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7 Holiday Craft Shows for Great Local Gifts

Read on for our top picks of local fam-friendly fairs, where little ones can check everyone off their shopping list in one big swoop.

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Meet the Newest (and Coolest) Art Space in Town

If your budding Martha Stewart goes through acrylic paint like it’s apple juice, you might want to take them to Make Meaning, a just opened DIY haven in the heart of downtown Bethesda where drop-in crafting takes center stage.

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The Best Places to Try Sushi With Kids

Trains, conveyor belts, fresh seafood and beautiful dishes make trying sushi for the first time with your little ones a fun experience they’ll want to do again and again.

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Cool Coin Banks To Drop Your Pennies Into

With cool new designs and fun features like digital counters, puzzle locks, and crazy shapes, coin banks these days are anything but the classic ceramic piggy banks from our childhood. Scroll through our slideshow to discover 15 modern coin banks…

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Put Away the Piggy Bank: 4 Activities in Marin County for $10 or Less

Fabulous fun on ten dollars – could it be true? In Marin County? You better believe it, folks: some of the hidden gems, nosh-worthy food joints and kid-friendly hot spots are easy on the family budget too. Before burning a…

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One Cool Thing: Moonjar Moneybox

If your kids are at the age to start getting an allowance (typically 4-6 years old), you might be in the market for a new “educational” piggy bank that helps teach kids about money.
We’ve looked at a bunch of…

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Salmon Bay Community Lending

Wading through fixed rate and adjustable mortgages, second mortgages, and lines of credit can be a scary thing. That’s why we’re so glad we’ve met the team at Salmon Bay Community Lending. All moms, this group is an independent brokerage…

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