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Liz Greene is a writer and former preschool teacher from Boise, Idaho. She’s a lover of all things geek and is happiest when cuddling with her dogs and catching up on the latest Marvel movies. You can follow her on Twitter @LizVGreene

Life’s not easy when you’re a member of the sandwich generation. You’re constantly tossed back and forth between supporting your children as they grow, and assisting your parents as they age — leaving your own needs dangerously close to boiling over on the back burner.
School’s back in session, the nights are getting longer, and everything has come up pumpkin spice. Fall is fast approaching. However, this time of year finds a lot of children moaning about the loss of warm summer nights and days spent at the pool. If your kids are still mourning the loss of summer, consider offering up one of the following activities to inspire a renewed fascination with autumn.
Little girl with snail
If you’re the parent of a budding entomologist, you can understand the frustration of finding various bugs — both living and dead — inside your home. Kids love bugs, and they’re bound to find a few they want to tote home for show and tell. However, if starting a suburban-based insect menagerie isn’t your idea of a good time, there are plenty of ways to dissuade your kids from bringing their six-legged friends inside — without discouraging their curiosity in natural sciences. Support Learning
The first proms were held in the late 1800s and they’ve only become more expensive as the decades pass. According to the Guardian, the average cost of prom in 2015 was $919 — with parents bearing 73% of the expense. If you’re not willing to drop a grand on your teen’s big night, consider the following tips to help lower the prom price tag.
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