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Hilary Smith

Hilary Smith has parlayed her love of technology and parenting into a freelance writing career. As a journalist, she specializes in covering the challenges of parenting in the digital age. She loves all things tech and hasn’t met a gadget that didn’t spark her interest. The Texas native currently resides in Chicago, IL and braves the winters with her two children, ages 4 and 7.

7 essential tips to raise emotionally intelligent children
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7 essential tips to raise emotionally intelligent children

As parents, it’s a universal truth that we all want our children to succeed in life. We register them for the best preschools, buy educational toys, sign them up for after-school activities, and look for every opportunity to help them become the best version of themselves. Unfortunately, we often overlook one major factor in a child’s ability to be happy and successful in life: their...

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01 Nov 2017
How to Create Your Perfect Home Garden (And Keep It For a Long Time)
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How to Create Your Perfect Home Garden (And Keep It For a Long Time)

If you’re anything like other people of the 21st century, chances are good that you feel exhausted and tired chasing goals, working long hours, spending hours in traffic jams, and dealing with lots of routine tasks that are not particularly hard but energy and time-consuming. If that describes your life to certain extent, this article will help you see the light in the end of...

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25 Sep 2017
Creative Birthday Party Ideas for us 40 Somethings
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Creative Birthday Party Ideas for us 40 Somethings

Parents make their children’s birthdays amazing, because that one day isn’t just a celebration of turning one year older… it’s a celebration of our child. As we grow older, though, we don’t really think much of those special days that we once celebrated as children. Birthdays seemed to outlive their fun after our 20s. But, come on, parents deserve a birthday bash, too. OK maybe...

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30 Jun 2017
How to protect your children from Online Predators and Cyberbullying
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How to protect your children from Online Predators and Cyberbullying

Do you ever ask yourself, “Is it worth it?” In life, we find ourselves questioning if something is worth all the stress, planning, arguments, money, and more. Whether it is our jobs or volunteering, there are days we contemplate if the work is worth the reward. Especially, as parents raising children or teens. There are inevitably days we find ourselves pondering our sons and daughters...

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08 May 2017