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The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Tips to keep from wasting time waiting: 1. Schedule doctor or clinic appointments for first thing in the morning or right after lunch. That way you are not kept waiting because another patient was late or the doctor had an emergency which set the entire schedule off for the day.

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Camp Fairs Help Make The RIGHT Choice

Camp Fairs Help Make The RIGHT Choice

It’s that time of the year again- camp fairs are coming to town. Between baseball practice and dance recitals, it might be hard to find the time to get to a camp fair, but these fairs are extremely important and useful events for you and your camper. Camp fairs offer an amazing opportunity for new…

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Patience in Your Pocket

Patience in Your Pocket

When one of my sons was young, he cried easily when things didn’t go his way: not getting his favorite flavor of juice box, not being able to sit in the back seat without a booster or not being able to go to his older brother’s friend’s house to play. We had a phrase in…

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HIGH EXPECTATIONS DURING THE HOLIDAYS?  WHO ME?

HIGH EXPECTATIONS DURING THE HOLIDAYS? WHO ME?

I LOVE the holidays!! I love decorating, cooking cold weather foods (even if cold is 68), attending children’s events and giving gifts! So many things to look forward to! So many perfect memories! SCREECH! Welcome to the season of unrealistic expectations.

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Did You Ever Have One of Those Days?

Did You Ever Have One of Those Days?

Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you. Parenting will challenge you more than any job in the history of the world. If not now, then just know it’s coming. There are days that are hectic, when you can barely get dinner on the table and homework finished. There are days…

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Let’s Pass it On: Thoughtfulness. Kindness. Hope

Let’s Pass it On: Thoughtfulness. Kindness. Hope

Happy Holidays to our fantastic readers, artists and families! Amazing things have happened here at the Art To Grow On Inc. offices since I last wrote to you. It was a “normal” spring day at our offices – a day filled with preparing lessons, organizing supplies and the excitement of getting ready to teach! Then,…

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Jump Start the Holidays?

Jump Start the Holidays?

I know, I know…..but it’s not too early to plan for the holidays. By gradually easing into them you will be better prepared and less stressed! Here are a few ideas to ponder while you get over the fact that I am discussing this in October.

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Be Kind, Dammit!

Be Kind, Dammit!

The morning began as a typical morning; I poured a cup of coffee, rushed to make breakfast, rushed to get kids ready, tried to remember to get myself ready (to avoid that horrible dream about driving to school in my pj’s), and there was a minor scuffle between the kids about whose turn it was…

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Everyone is an Artist

Everyone is an Artist

How many of us have said, “I can’t draw a straight line” or “I am not an artist”. I’m sure many of you reading this right now would agree.. When we work with adults in our creativity and art workshops, it is honestly extremely common. Somehow, somewhere, we have been told we are not an…

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Why Order is Important for Your Child

Why Order is Important for Your Child

September is to moms what January is to the general population. In January, most adults are thinking about how to plan out their year, get organized, take care of themselves and become a success. It’s pretty much the same for moms but OUR year begins a little earlier and it’s centered around those precious little…

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