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Indiana Apple Season Has Arrived

It’s apple season! We’re so fortunate here in Indiana to be surrounded by local orchards that grow a wide variety of these tasty treats and many places that offer a day of farm themed activities that go beyond picking the most perfect apple ever off the tree. Tractor rides, corn mazes, aisles of trees for […]

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Get Ready for the State Fair!

It seems like it just started, but summer’s end is already creeping up! If you and your kids still want to hang on to that summer fun, end the summer season by heading to the Indiana State Fair. With lots of food and amusement, the Fair is a great way to see the season out […]

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Make Summer Boredom History…with Indiana History!

Have your kids exhausted all the fun things that can be done at home? Are the sidewalk chalks worn down and the swimsuits faded? Head out into the city, and learn about its exciting history! Despite the nickname “Naptown,” Indianapolis has a lively past with a colorful cast of interesting characters. Check them out with […]

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Tips for a Smooth Summer Break

As summer break opens its arms wide, the longing for warm days, no alarm clock and no homework reaches its crescendo. For the kids, that is. Parents often have a slightly different perspective. With summer fun also comes a whole lot of summer logistics and transitions. You can make the most of the summer months […]

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Race Into May With Family Fun

The entire city of Indianapolis ROARS during May. Checkered flags begin to fly throughout the city, parades are marched, and thousands upon thousands flock to the track to catch a bit of the action. There are many kid-friendly activities to enjoy as the city hypes up for the flag to drop and the engines to […]

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Happy Hiking

Signs of spring are popping up everywhere, and the occasional warm day makes everyone anxious to be outdoors. The Indianapolis area has some great places to indulge in easy hiking, an activity both you and your kids are sure to love. Take to the trails, and head for hiking success with these tips and tricks. […]

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Forming Positive Relationships with Your Child’s School

Nobody knows your kids better than you. You are in possession of a unique perspective and understanding of what makes them tick, what works and what doesn’t, what motivates and what discourages. Most of their waking hours, however, exist within the confines of the school walls, which means teachers and other school personnel also play […]

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Falling in Love with Reading

There’s nothing nicer on a cold winter day than snuggling up with a good book. In addition to creating a peaceful rest and a healthy reprieve from screen time, reading (out loud or silently) benefits children’s language and literacy skills and expands their world. Whether your kids are already big readers or struggle to embrace […]

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Snow Day Activities the Whole Family Will Love

January in Indiana often brings a flurry of snow predictions…and occasionally some actual snow! If you wake up to a winter wonderland, and the kids are anxious to go out for some chilly adventures, take advantage of the fluffy precipitation with these fun snow activities. Snow Painting A fresh new cover of snow can act […]

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Avoid the Winter Break Doldrums

Keeping Kids Busy Over the Holiday Season Yikes! Just when everyone was getting into the swing of the school year, all of a sudden it’s winter break. How can you make the most of your kids’ time at home and avoid hearing the “I’m bored” chorus? We are going to share a few old fashioned […]

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