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3 Ways to Raise Money for Your Child’s College Tuition

College graduates between 25 and 32 who work full time, earn an average of $17,500 more per year than those who only graduated from high school, and are four times less likely to be unemployed, Pew Research found. Ninety-six percent …

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Protect Your Child from Cyberbullying

As a parent, you’ve likely heard dramatic stories in the news about how cyberbullying is affecting children and teens. From suicide stories to hate crimes, the issue is quickly becoming a serious one. But hearing these stories can feel distant …

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Does Tough Love Parenting Work?

My parents never sugar coated anything growing up – like, ever. Both are straight shooters and subscribe to the theory that honesty is the best policy. Therefore, even as a child I was given ‘tough love’ when something, whether it …

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How to Have Home Cooked Family Meals on Vacation

While it’s a treat to splurge and go out for a few meals while vacationing, if you have access to a kitchen it can also be quieter and more relaxing sometimes to stay in and prepare dinner for the family—that …

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Bring Your Kids to The Shenandoah Riverfest – Sat Aug 9th

The annual celebration of the Shenandoah River is packed with canoeing, tubing, swimming, the 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Race, food, music, on-water events, wild animal displays and tons of hands on activities for the kids. Riverfest, a rain or shine …

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Tips for Planning your Child’s Next Birthday Party

Rule #1 – Don’t go overboard: Oh yeah, we know. It’s so easy to dream up scenarios that include a full orchestra and circus troupe. And so before you begin planning your party, set realistic expectations of how much time …

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