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Should my Child Learn the Piano? Plus Other Facts about Music Education.

BY Brynne Conroy

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We all try to do what’s best for our children. Whether we’re talking about their education or making sure we have life insurance to provide …


Dinner or No Dessert - Getting your Kids to Eat the Right Way

BY Brynne Conroy

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Having a picky eater in your family can be hard. You feel like you’re constantly fighting an uphill battle just to get your child to …

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Creative Ideas for Making Kids' Lunches at Home

BY Brynne Conroy

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Prepping school lunches can be stressful. During periods when the whole family is at home, things can get even more hectic at mealtimes.To help you …


Best Small Towns for Families

BY Brynne Conroy

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Empowered by remote work, some Americans find themselves asking, ‘Wait, I can work from anywhere?!’In response, it’s easy to find yourself imagining the same salary …

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Teaching Siblings to Share

BY Brynne Conroy

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Whether it’s arguing over who gets the Nintendo Switch or some deeper sibling rivalry, you need to getthe kids to stop fighting. You need it …


The Difference Between Guardians and Godparents

BY Kaycee Cuaira

For many people, especially those who are Christian, having godparents for their children is an important part of their support system. Godparents are traditionally expected …


The Best Parenting Podcasts of the Year

BY Brynne Conroy

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Parenting in 2019 is tough. Even or perhaps especially in our ever-connected world, it’s simultaneously hard to slow down and ironically difficult to truly connect …


What is Hawaii’s “Reciprocal Beneficiary” Relationship, and Does It Make Sense for You?

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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Hawaii has a unique, legally-recognized relationship that is similar to a civil union and can impact estate planning. It’s called the “reciprocal beneficiary” relationship. Hawaii’s …