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Teaching Kids About Money

Dollar Scholars is the brainchild of Newton moms Patricia White and Lisa Caperna. They came up with the idea after they read The New York Times' columnist Ron Lieber's book...
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It’s Head Lice Season Again

It's about to get 'buggy' very soon. If you have elementary-aged kids and haven't got strep and flu notices yet, you probably will soon. But the "dear parent" letter that fills many of us with the most dread is...
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Op-Ed: At What Age Should Kids Get Cell Phones?

When is the right time for kids to get cell phones? This is an ongoing debate with parents. Many factors are involved, emotional as well as practical. Right now, as my oldest is beginning 5th grade, this is a hot topic with my peers.
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Giveaway: TreeTop Adventures in the Fall!

We had such a tremendous response to our summer Treetop Adventures Giveaway that we asked if they would donate again. And they did! Here's the scoop...
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10 Places to Pick Apples This Season

Apple picking! This is one of my favorite fall activities and my kids have grown to love it as well. A day outside, usually sweater weather, bookended with cider and / or apple cider donuts...
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Resources for Donating Hair to Charities

A few years ago, we discovered that one of our favorite sitters donates her hair every time she grows it long enough. She is an inspiration to my family and my older daughter decided that she, too, wanted to donate her hair. Finally after almost two years of growth, it was time.
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It’s Time to Book After School Activities – Here are the Options!

For some of us, we know our kids' go-to activities (ie. soccer, dance, piano, art). But many of us are still figuring out what fits best both with our kids. The good news is that in either case, the choices are abundant here in Newton...
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Free Local Spray Decks and Wading Pools

Those long summer days with toddlers and preschoolers can be taxing if you're stuck in the house. When you have school-age kids (as I do), you join a pool. But when your children are little, you don't need a pool membership to enjoy water play. Your little ones can safely and happily splash around at free local spray decks and wading pools. Here's a list of nearby water play spots for the preschool set...
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City of Newton Updates Middle School Resources

Just in time for school! The City of Newton has updated and expanded their web page for Middle Schoolers. Find after school programs and opportunities as well as financial aid information.
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7 Reasons Dance is Great for Your Kids

As the summer tips into August, it's time to consider what after school activities are right for our kids. This month we'll be writing posts on the myriad options available to Newton residents, one of which is...Dance!
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Giveaway: Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class!

Giveaway! Are your kids always in the kitchen, wanting to help you cook? Great news! This month's LiveNewton.net giveaway comes from Kids in the Kitchen, offering fantastic kids cooking classes in Brookline...
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Empowering Girls Through Running

Girls on the Run is a nationwide after-school program intent on helping girls in Grades 3-5 feel "joyful, healthy and confident."
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