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 ...

$200 Joovy ‘Cool’ Giveaway

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The dog days are here…. it is hot everywhere and we all need a break.  Let’s get cool with a Joovy Giveaway! Joovy has released so many cool new products this summer we’d like you all to have a chance to GET JOOVY COOL!  Check out the new products and then enter to win $200 towards the purchase of one of ...

Pick Your Day: Take the plunge and start the conversation! #KotexMom

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Listen, as a mother of two girls, and having been a daughter to my mother for many years, picking the "day" is never going to be easy.  It probably won't be comfortable.  Your tween won't be any more comfortable than you are, but I promise you, once you do Pick Your Day and have The ...

LEGO Wild Forest at Bronx Zoo (Giveaway- 2 winners)

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Check out the LEGO Family Challenge, part of the LEGO Wild Forest at the Bronx Zoo this Summer! I love going to the zoo. I always have.  I love that one of my favorite places to go has teamed up with one of my favorite things to do- building with LEGO bricks.   I'm happy my ...

Step2 Rain Barrel

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We do a lot of gardening in our family- we have a large vegetable garden, plus separate beds for pumpkins, rhubarb, asparagus, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.  This can make for a lot of watering needs, especially when you add in all of our other planting areas.  Having a larger sized yard makes it kind of ...

Talking with your girls about their period #KotexMom

I started getting my period when I was 10 years old. Fifth grade- in March, to be more exact. My parents were gone for the day- and remember, this was before the era of cell phones...they were at Power Squadron classes and who knew when they'd be home.  I was home with my brother B ...

HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE: STRIKE UP A STORY #smores #campbondfire

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Summer is here and with summer, comes camp.  Many of my fondest memories from childhood are from my summers spent at Camp Nokomis, on an island on Lake Winnipesaukee...many of my dearest friends are friends I met at camp.  Camp is something I truly believe everyone should have the chance to experience- whether just a ...

My shopping experience with the Catalogue app from TheFind.com

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I love shopping online.  I've found a new way to love it, even more.  I can shop from my iPad, on the couch, without even getting up. I actually DID shop a few weeks ago, from my iPad, during commercials of a movie we were watching.  It was like the best of all worlds.  I ...

We kicked off the summer with a ConAgra Backyard Bash #BackyardBash

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This weekend was Memorial Day.  The official kick-off to summertime.  We celebrated as many did, with a (low-key) barbecue bash for family and friends. We had some friends over for a #BackyardBash and had a blast in between the rolling thunder that kept threatening downpours and lightning every time we got into the pool....but we ...