Teach your daughter to keep track of her periods

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It's almost inevitable that your daughter will at some point start getting her period.  We as adults have a few ways to approach this, with facts and information and open dialogue, or an as-you-go approach.  If you hadn't noticed, I'm in the educate and and talk about things camp.  My daughter, at 7, is aware ...

Come join us for the #GivingTuesday Twitter Party 11/1

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November 26th is the first-ever #GivingTuesday event.  My mom lived her life in helping others, in so many ways.  She taught us by doing that giving to others matters, and should be a priority in life.  Giving to others and for others doesn't have to cost a lot, nor take a lot of time, but ...

The Perplexus Review – Holiday Gift Guide

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  Have you seen the new Perplexus maze game from PlaSmart?  I have a feeling that this going to be BIG this holiday season.  This fun toy requires critical thinking, fine motor skills and NO batteries!  Great for kids ages 6 and up.  I was SO excited with the folks at Plasmart agreed to send me ...

Plasma Bike Review – Holiday Gift ideas!

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Many of you may remember our review of the fabulous PlasmaCar from Plasmart last year. We have had so much fun with this toy that we immediately thought of them for this years Holiday Gift Guide. They have some GREAT new products that we were so excited to try out. The Plasma Bike is a ...

Softness IS Worth Sharing

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I had planned to bring some Kleenex with me when we were going to be Trick-or-Treating later this week, but thanks to Hurricane Sandy, it looks like Halloween will be cancelled for the second year in a row.  That means some creative thinking on our part- we'll have to think of some fun and creative ...

Holiday Gift Guide 2012 – Playmobil Advent Calendar Giveaway and Review

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Christmas is quickly approaching and it's time to start thinking about holiday traditions and gifts for the kids!  I just love celebrating the holidays with my kids.  It's just so special to see the excitement and delight in their eyes.  This is why I try to incorporate a lot of family traditions into our holiday ...

Do you ever find that music moves you, even before you know why?

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Last weekend, while shooting a wedding, the groom danced with his mother to Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me" which instantly brought tears to my eyes and memories flooding into my head.  You see, I danced with my dad to that very song at MY wedding, 9 years ago. I remember having chosen that particular ...

The Children’s Place has GREAT Costumes Available

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I've got a deep love for The Children's Place.  Great quality clothing, affordable pricing, so the adults are happy, in comfortable styles and colors that the kids are glad to wear.  This even extends, at this time of year, to Halloween Costumes (although if your kids are like mine, they'll enjoy costumes all year round ...

Closetmaid saved the day (in the closet)

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In doing our  bathroom makeover, we had to rob the girls' closet of some space, in order to install some built in shelving for much-needed bathroom storage.  While their closet is a fairly good sized one for a child's bedroom, it also has to house all of the clothing for both of my girls, and ...

We did the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Hartford, CT

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A few weeks ago, I told you I was planning to take part in the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk in Hartford, CT.  Well, that's exactly what we did this past Sunday, the kids and I.  It was a very powerful and moving experience, to say the least.  I wasn't sure if I should ...