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4 Ways to Be Your Best Self This Summer

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Making it through the everyday isn’t easy, but you try your best. You juggle your job, relationships, commitments, and munchkins, and the stress of trying to achieve this so-called work-life balance adds up.

People tell you to practice more self-care and to continually strive to be your best self, as if that’s the magic cure. While it’s a thoughtful and positive concept, that’s never been realistic with everything life throws in your way. What you bring to the table changes daily based on what you’re capable of giving, and that’s okay. You’re not supposed to be perfect every day of the week…. More

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Hangry: the New Road Rage

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Travel is awesome. Seeing the world and fully engaging with it in meaningful ways can’t be beaten. But, add a little hunger to that mix and together time can quickly turn hangry. How can you avoid this recipe for sullen, short tempered travelers? Stay well fed and hydrated…and get enough rest too…. More

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A job like no other

by Dee Plusch
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I just recently accepted a job, and I thought I’d share what the position description entails.

First, I don’t get more than a 10-minute break during work hours, and those work hours will most likely include overtime on a daily basis. It’s a highly demanding and critical role where there is a lot at stake, therefore being consistently alert is essential even on those overtime days and nights. The role is an umbrella for several other titles with additional duties, none of which include additional pay…. More

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But I Wonder, Can I Wander?

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Whenever people hear our story, the first question is, “How do you survive with three kids?!” (We aren’t sure. Please check back in about 15 years to see if we actually made it). After that, everyone wants to know, “How can I get started?”… More

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Is Sleep Away Camp Right for Your Child?

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Recently I have been getting some questions about sleep away summer camps. I thought a little Camp Q & A might be helpful.

Camps are a rite of passage, but how can parents determine the right one?

Once a parent gets beyond finding a camp that matches their child’s interests, I would talk to the camp director. Ask, “How do you make sure that each of the campers is doing well and is not feeling lonely or isolated in any way?”… More

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