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Dear Sports Mommas

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Spring is here and sports are starting. Teach your child what it means to be part of a team. Show them what sportsmanship looks like. Don’t be “That Guy”! Remember why they are playing and what they are really playing for.

Too sick for school?

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The mornings that trip me up are when an otherwise-healthy daughter sits picking at her breakfast and complaining that her belly “just started hurting.” Is it stomach flu? Stress? An overwhelming desire to snuggle in pajamas and watch “My Little Pony”??
But as I look to my calendar and see that my girls will be in class through the second week of June, I sigh and wonder … what is the ideal calendar for the school year anyway?
Most mornings, we all need to be out of the house by 7:15.  Many  mornings I am solo while my husband is already at work. That means I need to get 2 kids to 2 places and myself to work by 7:45. (serious kudos to parents who do this single handedly 5 days a week).  I feel like I’ve conquered a marathon by the time I pull into the parking lot at my work!
I’m lucky to be able to drive my kids to school in a district that doesn’t require metal detectors at the entrances. As there are families in this city who live in their vehicles, we should be so grateful as to use our cars just as cars – not as temporary housing. But do you know what would help ease the traffic burden at schools? Fewer vehicles! Make friends with your neighbors who also have kids at your school and share the driving; it’s made all the difference for my neighborhood. And my sanity.
With summertime just around the corner, we are thrilled to offer this Summer Camps Guide as a resource to help you in making your decision on how to keep your child engaged over the summer months.  Our featured businesses are hopeful that you will find their programs enriching and rewarding for your children.
When it’s all said and done, the truth is that lice is part of parenting.  Along with cleaning up vomit, helping them go to the bathroom, and the endless snot that enters your life upon having children, lice is another gross part of the journey.
Quite the title right?  Let me explain.  Evenings are tough for most kids from infant on. I know my babies were the crankiest from 5:30-bedtime most nights. The witching hour. But I’m not talking about babies or even toddlers. I’m referring to the school-age group of kids!
The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time for kids.  Renewed friendships means there will be more kid gatherings, particularly BIRTHDAY PARTIES! With so many great options for birthday parties in Northeast Wisconsin we so often wonder, "Where do I start?".  So, Green Bay Area Moms Blog wants to take some of the stress away and provide you with some great options for birthday parties. A huge THANK YOU to our featured sponsors for supporting Green Bay Area Moms blog and helping make this guide possible. Good luck and happy planning!
If you are already in a rut packing lunches or are just looking for fresh ideas, here are some foods to send with your child!

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