Hey, Sticker Charts, Make Room for Kindness Chains

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“My favorite part of the kindness chain is that my children’s individual actions contribute to one chain. They’re not in competition to see whose chain is longer. They’re seeing that their collective effort is important, what they do affects others, and they’re learning that good things happen (their chain grows) when they treat people well. Not every kid will be the smartest, the most athletic, popular or artistic, but they all can be kind.” Read more here.

How to Do Wine Country with Kids

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My husband and I make the short drive from San Francisco to Sonoma County frequently to go wine tasting with our kids. Here are our tips to make it fun for all. Also included are two typical routes we take, which are equally (if not more) perfect when done without children in tow. The wine may just be for adults, but the experience is for everyone. Cheers!

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6 Ways to Throw a Baby Shower That’s Actually Fun

Why should bachelorettes have all the fun? Having a baby is a bigger life change than getting married could ever be, so my friends and I treat it as such. All of these are actual ways we’ve celebrated the mom-to-be, even #6.