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 ...

Boo at the Zoo- Bronx Zoo that is!

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The Bronx Zoo is having Boo at the Zoo every weekend through October 28th again this year- including Monday, October 8th!  Halloween and animal fun at every corner!  We will be Boo'ing at the Zoo on Monday, October 8th! Kids in costume under 12 get free general admission with one paid adult!!  Buy 4 or more tickets ...

Tips to prepare for the chance of the “first” period starting at school #KotexMom

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School's back in swing, kids are full on with schoolwork, homework, afterschool activities, etc.  They are busier than ever.  Given how busy schedules are, it's a great time to also help your daughter prepare for the chance that her first period may happen when she's at school. We've talked about what to expect a bit, but ...

We had “The Talk” today. The period talk. #kotexmom

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So my daughter has been eyeing a little pink cosmetic bag that arrived a few weeks ago that's been in my closet.  She's also been uber-inquisitive when I've had my period lately, noticing I'm in the bathroom more frequently, products more noticeable, etc.  As part of the Kotex Ambassador program, we received these little bags ...