4Ds; It’s Time for Spring Clean


By Susan Shifay Cheung                                     April rain, mowers cutting grass, and flowers and plants coming to bloom; it’s spring time and my windows are wide open. But, hold it… Argh! I see dust bunnies I can no longer ignore. Yup, that time is here; spring cleaning and I hate it! I have my sights on the untidy mountain of my children’s artwork—their masterpieces from school, sick days, holidays and play dates piled under the coffee table. I pause here, as my mommy brain battles with my rational brain. I have to keep the artwork, right? These are important expressions of my children’s…

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And Away We Go….


Spring Break season is coming fast.  Can you believe it??  And with Spring Break often comes family travel. And with family travel comes the task of keeping kids occupied.  If your family will be heading on an adventure for Spring Break, here are some of our proven tips that have made the transportation more enjoyable. 1.  Great Family Discussion. Family trips are a great time to catch up with the happenings of your kids.  Or it is a great time to just chat about things and get to know your kids greater.   Some of our best discussions have been…

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Spring Is In The Air….


Still trying to get used to the time change from a few nights ago, I took a sip of coffee and squinted during my morning routine of checking out the weather for this week.  One quick glance was all it took for this mama to break into a happy time dance. Yes, indeed!  It is going to be Spring like weather this week!!!   For this southern girl, Spring time is sweeter than tea.   I noticed the geese making their northern trek the other night and did another happy dance.  It means there will barefoot mornings on the porch…

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