New Beginnings, Clean Shave

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This is a guest post today from my friend Lolli at BetterinBulk.  Today marks the first day of a new school year for us. It's hard to believe that my oldest daughter is beginning her second year of college today. It seems like yesterday that I was walking her to the elementary school across the ...

Get Kids Out to Play

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I grew up outside- probably one of the last 'generations' to do so.  Most of my childhood memories are with neighborhood kids, climbing trees (I always went higher when I got scared and couldn't get down), playing in the old coal bin, and making forts in the forsythia shrubs that seemed to be in mass quantity ...

When Baby is Constipated

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I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition.  Consult your pediatrician before making changes to your baby’s diet or if you have concerns related to your baby’s digestive health. ...

Lunchbox Snack Printables

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This post is sponsored by Snack Pack®. We are BACK TO SCHOOL!! Another summer is in the books, and a new year of learning has begun. So many times my kids, who all love school, miss the "fun" of summer- when there's more time to do silly shaped sandwiches, or we have time to sit and ...

Let’s make the roads safer for everyone

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Every day more than 500 children lose their lives in traffic crashes globally. Thousands are injured.   Every. Single. Day. As a mom, it's horrifying that so many children lose their lives. As a human being, it's horrifying that so many children lose their lives. Families are changed forever in an instant with every one of those crashes. Do you ...

Simple ways to make lunches fun

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Getting the kids off to school, dressed, and with a healthy lunch is no small feat. Give them fun and tasty lunches but make it easy on yourself by using a few cute, key supplies to think out of the box. First of all my kids love Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers ®  and in these easy ...

Getting girls excited about STEM

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Last week, my kids all had the best week of camp EVER.  Their words, not mine.  They spent the week at Camp Invention, immersed in STEM activities and having a blast. My kids are all about building things and taking them apart, and are always wanting to know how things work, run, go, stop, etc. ...

Summer Birthday Party Tips for Kids

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Summer is the perfect time for planning children’s birthday parties, as the weather is typically nice and kids are in the mood to have some fun. If you are planning a birthday party for a child this summer, you might be wondering how you can make it special and get away from the typical beach ...

12 Fun Kids Activities

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Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids? Consider these 12 fun activities that are perfect for summer, winter, boredom, or rainy days. It’ll be hard to run out of fun with these awesome activities.   12 Fun Kids Activities DIY: Fluffy Flip Flops Tutorial ~Mommy Enterprises Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial for Kids ~One Creative Mommy Birthday ...

How to help end child hunger

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One of the hardest things to think about for me is a child going hungry.  Food uncertainty.  Child hunger.  Call it what you want, but call it something, give it a name, and give it some air time.  There are so, so many kids going hungry all the time- like 22 million school-aged children alone. ...