The school year is here! And for many of us that means trading in long, lazy days together for a much more compressed period of time to connect. (In our house, it's also going to mean daily tennis practices for my oldest son, weekly basketball and gymnastics for the younger kids, and a smattering of school-related meetings and events to try to fit in around family dinners, homework and bedtime. Ouch.) So at this time of year I find myself looking for ways to reconnect with my kids in the evenings, when time is precious and limited. Here are some regular activities I've incorporated in past school years (and a handful I plan on working into the routine this year!) -By Meagan Francis
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