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Elysa Severinghaus

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PARENT HACK

Make Over Your Marred Dry Erase Board

What happens if someone draws on their dry erase board with a permanent marker? (Asking for a friend.) Prepare to have your mind. Blown.

Contrary to popular belief, that board is not ruined! Just draw directly on top of the permanent marker with a dry erase marker, and then wipe it off while the dry erase ink is still wet. Seriously. It is that simple, people.

Bonus pro tip: If you’re not already familiar with Magic Erasers and their generic counterparts, they are super-handy for getting, say, crayon off the wall. (Just make sure to do a test patch before using these on painted or stained surfaces. Speaking from experience here.)

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Making the Most of Your Virtual Parent-Teacher Conference

It might seem hard to believe, but we’re into parent-teacher conference season again, and this year, these conferences are more important than ever.

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Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese

Rather than nagging my two kids (now 13 and 10) to eat their veggies, I try…

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Pan Roasted Veggies

Many families grew up with a special Sunday dinner, right? I have memories of my mom…

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Cheryl Knecht Muñoz

Chef and Mom

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DINNER QUESTIONS

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What's a food that you would eat every single day if you could?

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How long does it take to become real friends with someone?

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You get to invite three famous people, from any time in history, to come to a party. Who would they be?

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You're in an incredibly popular band. What's the band name?

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Breakfast is basically dessert. Agree or disagree?

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Peep Some Leaves (and More)

There are very few outside-your-home adventures that are safer these days than being out in nature, away from crowds, and enjoying fresh air and beautiful views. Before winter sets in, maximize your outdoor time and head out to explore a state (or national) park.

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Pack up a picnic, grab your masks, and find your nearest park, forest, or wildlife refuge. VISIT

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ADVENTURE OF THE WEEK

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Around the World in 80 Trains

Or, okay, not quite 80, but a bunch. Rail networks have been connecting the world—from rural corners to bustling city centers—since the early 19th century (and some early forms of train travel have been around a lot longer than that!). This week, we’ll hop on board some of the longest, fastest, most beautiful, and wackiest rail routes in the world. All aboard! The Camp Kinda Express is leaving the station.

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HOURS OF LEARNING ADVENTURES FOR KIDS

For after school, holiday breaks, 
and the occasional tough morning at 
Kitchen Table Academy

Camp Kinda is a virtual learning experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun—even if they’re stuck at home. It’s like summer camp... kinda. When you sign up for The Kinda Guide, you’ll get access to all 13 weeks of our summer 2020 adventures—more than 260 hours of activities, from exploring the mysteries of history to taking a crash course in comic books—as well as exclusive new Camp Kinda content.

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Laugh So You Don't Cry

Cartoon shows baby holding a phone to ear while leaving parents alone in the other room with wine. Caption says "If I leave them in there with a bottle, I can usually get a little time for myself."

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