Parenting Teen Drivers #STSafeDriver

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No matter how mature they are; or how well you’ve raised them… parenting a teen comes with a whole plethora of worries. One of the main worries comes hand in hand with the age-old rite of passage… the driver’s license.   Once your child has their license, it’s like they are unleashed into a great big world ...

Creative Galaxy #CreativeGalaxy #AmazonKids

An Amazon Prime Instant Video series for preschoolers, Creative Galaxy introduces preschool audiences to arts and crafts for problem solving.  Creative Galaxy stars Artie and his purple, polka dotted pal Epiphany. Artie is an extra-terrestrial little guy, bright green in color.   Like many preschool programs, each episode is 30 minutes long.  Those 30 minutes are split into ...

Celebrating Moments #FridgeworthyMoments #Giveaway

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Celebrating life's moments- big and small- is part of what being in a family or group of friends so awesome. Capturing those moments and declaring them Fridgeworthy- hanging those photos on the fridge so you can remember all the time- it's a wonderful way to keep those memories and feelings alive. From that first day ...

Ways to Stretch Your Budget for Children’s Clothing

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It seems like no matter what you do, your kids will outgrow their clothes at twice the speed you buy them. Always. The younger they are, the faster they outgrow their things! The most important aspect for a child's clothes, however, is comfort. If your child is in clothes that are outgrown, and no longer ...

Chocolate Cough Medicine #DrCocoaReliefwithaSmile

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We're coming into that time of year where I'm giving a serious side eye to each and every cough, sneeze, and sniffle I hear. With flu season just around the corner I'm not taking any chances. I know that I can't protect my kids every single moment of every single day (aside from putting them ...

National School Lunch Week #NSLW

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Happy National School Lunch Week!  Did you know that we've been celebrating NSLW since 1962? Those who work to organize, plan and prepare school lunches have a tough job to do, especially with funding being so tight across the country.  Take the time this week (PLEASE!) to say THANK YOU to those who do work ...

Delta Temp2O Shower Head #DeltaFaucet #HappiMess #giveaway

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Life gets messy.  In my house, kids get messy.  Really messy. Truthfully, we all do, especially when we play together, which is something we put a lot of emphasis on. Weather permitting, we play outside together before and/or after dinner each day. Even if it's raining or snowing. We figure it's more important to be ...

Energy Bites Recipe: For the love of play #QuakerPlayMaker #Giveaway

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Quaker has asked me to talk to you about their For the Love of Play campaign, in partnership with the NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60, designed to help fuel healthy families so they an get out and be active for 60 minutes of play a day.  Physical activity, in combination with good nutrition, is ...

New game teaches responsibility and respect

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Besides protecting our children from harm and keeping them safe, perhaps the most important job as a parent is to teach our children to fare well in the world alone, once they’ve outgrown our care. This doesn’t just mean teaching them to survive; but to contribute- To be decent human beings, and give back to ...

Getting kids to read under the covers

We are really lucky that our kids have all inherited my love of reading. I know this. I embrace it and encourage it. I also know that for many kids, reading under the covers (or anywhere, for that matter, isn't appealing at all. For those kids, and those who like to read under the covers, ...