Gratitude and Thankfulness with Kids During the Holidays #KleenexCares

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The holidays are here.  Wish lists, Santa visits, holiday cards, packaging, presents, elves...anticipation- there's a lot about the holiday season that doesn't always make you think of gratitude or thankfulness.  Especially when there are children involved.  It's not always easy to keep overtired, overstimulated little ones the importance of being grateful and thankful and showing ...

Bronx Zoo – A great family adventure!

I recently took my first visit to the Bronx Zoo with my kids. We decided to go in the fall while the weather is nice and WOW was it fun. It was a really great time of year to visit the zoo. Most of the animals were out and about, nobody was too hot ...

Cooking with Kids is so much fun I wrote a book about it! #LittleChefs

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Well, I wrote part of a book.  Contributed to a chapter.  But I did!  I'm proud to say I'm one of 40 amazing bloggers who came together for the very first crowd-sourced ebook designed to help get you cooking with kids, the Little Chefs Project!  is all about cooking with kids and includes tips, tricks, recipes, ...

Teach your daughter to keep track of her periods #KotexMom

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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 ...

Softness IS Worth Sharing #KleenexCares

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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 ...

Come Join Me for The Little Chefs Project Cook-Along 10/24

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One of my family's favorite things to do together is cook...bake...even make playdoh together. My kids love to make things "from scrap" and have all loved taking part, even as little one year olds barely able to stand on a chair to hold a spoon.  It's not always perfect, and it's definitely always messy, and ...

Step 2 Fun Time Room Organizer

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My toy room has been in desperate need of some organization. I always like to reevaluate my toy situation this time of year in preparation for the holidays. Out with the old and in with the new kind of thing. My philosophy is that every toy must have a place to live. Otherwise chaos ...

Ascarium: A Pirate Adventure at the New York Aquarium!

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We are SO into Halloween festivities this fall- I am hoping we are able to make it down to New York City again for the Ascarium event!  Just enough spook to delight our littlest goblins without too much fright!! Ascarium: A Pirate Adventure, brings a new thematic to the NY Aquarium as a part of this season’s Halloween ...

Teaching Kids the Power of Sharing #KleenexCares

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“Kleenex brand, America’s softest tissue, knows that the moments of unexpected thoughtfulness make all the difference.” There are so many moments that matter in life.  So many, but I find the ones that stick with me the longest are the little ones.  My mom spent her life giving and doing for others.  She was an attorney, and she was a ...