Erin Herman Eckert

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Volunteering as a Family

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Volunteering teaches children the value of self-efficacy, helps foster empathy, and aides them in developing new skills and exploring new interests. Service activities also encourage civic responsibility and teach the importance of investing in our...

Homemade for the Holidays: DIY Joy for Any Age

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My children are the only grandchildren on both sides of the family. This means that each holiday season, without fail, they are inundated with anywhere from 15 to 26,191 gifts. A few years ago,...

Put the “Fun” Back in School Fundraising

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The school year has begun. The lunch money has been paid, supplies purchased, new clothes bought and worn. Just when moms and dads think the expenses have slowed, the dreaded paperwork comes home in...

10 Sandwich-Free Lunchbox Ideas For Back-To-School

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Ladies, this is not a drill. Get those lunchboxes ready. In T-minus however many days, my favorite holiday of the year will be here! Christmas? No. Mother’s Day? Nah. It’s Back to School Day!!! Sing...

Free Reading Programs {Summer 2019}

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Reading a book, there is no better way to start off the summer! Now is the perfect time to dive into summer reading. Whether it is reading during playtime or enjoying that last story...

Fourth Trimester Survival Hacks for the New Mom

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I am “in the trenches” of the fourth trimester.   If you have never heard of the fourth trimester, it is simply a term to describe the first three month period of adjustment for babies...

Hop Into Easter Brunch in Cincinnati & NKY

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Easter Sunday is almost upon us. The thought of wrangling children into Easter finery, filling baskets, hiding eggs and still making it to church on time makes me tired just thinking about it. When the...

A Smart Mama’s Guide to Tax Refunds: Make Your Money Work for You

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Every single year for the past fourteen years, my husband and I have owed money on our taxes. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, but always owed. This year, thanks to opening our own...

Why We Don’t Celebrate “Gotcha Day”

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 Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Month. The goal of this initiative is to increase national awareness of the urgent need for adoptive families for children both in the United States and...

Does Your Child Need a Speech Therapy Evaluation?

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As a pediatric speech therapist, I am frequently asked by friends and family members about whether or not a child may need to be evaluated for a speech and/or language delay. My short answer is...