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Summer Parenting

How Summertime Can Motivate Us to Keep Our Eyes on the Goal of Parenting

Summer is here, and our thoughts and expectations go to what we long for summers to be: Sips of tea on a hot day— Sitting by the pool— Lingering in the evenings catching fireflies— Listening to thunderstorms roll through— Vacations— Good books to read— Summer concerts in the park— and Long lazy days. But too […]

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GSS - august post

Back to School – Stay in the Pool!

As the kids are getting ready to go back in school, it’s time to celebrate and ease into your family routine again – which should include swimming lessons! At Goldfish Swim School, we’ve designed our curriculum to not only help your child learn to swim, but to aid in learning in school, too! How Kids […]

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top secret mom info

Top Secret Mom Info

Top Secret Mom Info: That peanut butter and jelly sandwich you’re making? It’s edible with the crust on. No, really. It’s possible for anyone of any age to eat a crusted sandwich. As moms, we’re experts in our kids’ opinions of what they like and dislike. I know what grubby shirt my son likes to […]

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Keep Education Alive

Keep Education Alive This Summer

What is summer brain drain? It’s when time off school leads to children losing knowledge and skills they spent the previous school year gaining. While we all need respite and relaxation, it is important for kids to have meaningful learning opportunities during the 10-week summer break. These opportunities do not need to be forced or […]

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Hit and Run

Lessons from a Hit and Run

Last week on the way to the pool, the kids and I were rear-ended in a hit and run. Before you worry your pretty head, we are all fine and the minivan is still driveable though a little bruised. As I was climbing the hill a block from the pool, the cars in front of […]

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Moms Aren't Uptight, We're Good at This (1)

Moms Are Not Uptight, We’re Good at This

 “You’re being an uptight mom,” the little voice says, insistent and derisive. I attempt to ignore it as I spell out the evening’s schedule and routines for a babysitter. I swat it away as I leave the children with my mother, go over the times for meals and naps and bottles. It’s there as I […]

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