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New Year’s resolutions my kids and husband made for me, with love

 

“You need to stop leaving glasses around the house. Also, you need to get more sleep.”

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9 reasons kids should learn to ice skate

 

By 3 years old, most kids can learn to skate.

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Thanksgiving conversation starters for ‘friendlier’ debates at the table

 

"People have very strong opinions about organ meats."

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7 stages of trick or treat madness

 

You will have personal limits to trick-or-treat shenanigans. That’s your job. Your ‘tweens will test those limits. That’s their job.

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BonJo the clown: ‘I might be this evil clown, but I have a good heart.’

 

BonJo the clown talks scary clowns, clown hysteria and being a clown who cares.

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Marching band not for the faint of heart in the summer

 

On the hottest day of the year, you try heading out to a blacktop parking lot and marching around for hours...

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10 food parents pack for camping they’d otherwise never allow

 

Something about loading up tents and airing out the sleeping bags releases the 9-year-old in otherwise sensible and food-cautious adults...

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How to play Pokémon GO like a 1970s kid

 

Pokemon GO has propelled kids to reemerge from cyber-nymph stages and into the Whole Wide World...

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5 favorite off-center books found at the thrift store

 

It's those weird, oddball and slightly off-center titles you can find at the thrift store that make the trip well worth it...

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9 tips to keep everyone safe while swimming outside

 

With a little education and a modicum of care, many accidents on lakes and creeks can be avoided...

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About This Blog

Josette Plank is raising a rumpus and living the goofy life in the Harrisburg suburbs. Hailing from the Pennsylvania hinterlands, Josette grew up in an era when cartoons aired only on Saturday mornings and gravy bread was considered a vegetable. Each week, she shares her observations of family life at home, on the road and in the school drop-off line. Email Josette at josetteplank@gmail.com. You can follow her on Facebook and at Twitter at Instagram @josetteplank.

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Wed 22

Fredricksen Story time at Country Meadows

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 22

Stay and Play

February 22 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Wed 22

Stay and Play

February 22 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Wed 22

Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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