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Pennsylvania Parents Drown After Getting Caught in Rip Current While Vacationing with Their Six Children

A Pennsylvania couple's family vacation in Hutchinson Island, Florida, turned into a heartbreaking tragedy when the parents drowned after being caught in a rip current.

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It's an epidemic that's influencing an entire generation of children.

Lilly King Gets Engaged Poolside After Qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris

American swimmer Lilly King celebrated not just one, but two monumental achievements poolside Thursday night. After qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics, King was surprised with a romantic proposal from her boyfriend, James Wells.

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Ways To Make Family Time Special — Without Being Exhausted

We moms get it. We want to be intentional and create a special time for everyone. But, when we try to accomplish just that, we end up running ourselves ragged. Consider these ideas to keep family get-together special — and simple.
  • Plan to be flexible. Something will fall though, or someone will change his or her mind. Expect it, and be okay with it.
  • Keep it simple. Especially as families (and preferences) grow, any time together can get exponentially more complicated. Focus on just a few things (rather than all the things).
  • Buy some paper plates. Grandma’s china is beautiful, for sure. Though, simplifying the clean up will let you spend more time playing games and holding babies.
  • Be vocally thankful. Rather than dwelling on the three things that didn’t go as planned, share how thankful you are for the one or two things that you’re experiencing right now.
Elizabeth Spencer
Elizabeth Spencer
Elizabeth Spencer is mom to two daughters (one teen and one young adult) who regularly dispense love, affection, and brutally honest fashion advice. She writes about faith, food, and family (with some occasional funny thrown in) at Guilty Chocoholic Mama and avoids working on her 100-year-old farmhouse by spending time on Facebook and Twitter.

Pennsylvania Parents Drown After Getting Caught in Rip Current While Vacationing with Their Six Children

A Pennsylvania couple's family vacation in Hutchinson Island, Florida, turned into a heartbreaking tragedy when the parents drowned after being caught in a rip current.

Stanford University Dean Says “Over Parenting” Is Ruining Your Kids

It's an epidemic that's influencing an entire generation of children.

Lilly King Gets Engaged Poolside After Qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris

American swimmer Lilly King celebrated not just one, but two monumental achievements poolside Thursday night. After qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics, King was surprised with a romantic proposal from her boyfriend, James Wells.