Rudolph teaches acceptance, diversity, respect #ShineBright

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One of my favorite things about the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas as a kid has always been the holiday specials on TV.  Each was on just once per year and NO ONE ever wanted to miss it.  I'm 40 years old and I still settle in to watch all of my holiday favorites from childhood, as ...

Homeopathic cold and flu remedies

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I’m not a big fan of pumping my kids up with medicine. I’m always hearing something on the news about how dangerous medicine X is, or medicine Y causes the following side effects, etc. etc. At the same time, I don’t like to see my children suffer if I can help it. It almost seems ...

40 Weeks movie follows 15 moms through pregnancy #40WeeksMovie

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Being pregnant is one of the coolest, weirdest, amazing, awe inspiring, scary, blissful, terrifying things that a human being can experience. It's like nothing else and really, there isn't much that can prepare you for it.  When you think about it, it SHOULD be that way.  We are growing tiny human beings, after all!  I've ...

Getting kids to have healthy habits

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You know the saying "You get more flies with sugar than vinegar?" Of course you do. Well, guess what? It works with children too! When it comes to getting my children to do something, I have a few options. I can scream until I'm blue in the face (done that)… Threaten punishment and loss of privileges (happens more often than ...

Date Night at Outback #OutbackBestMates

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Outback Steakhouse is on a mission to help couples steak out more time for one another by declaring itself the Official Sponsor of Date Night and offering a special weekend deal they can’t refuse.  Naturally, we couldn't refuse, because we LOVE Outback Steak (and the Ahi Tuna appetizer) so after 3 nights scheduled and delayed, ...

Playing at mealtime isn’t just for kids #Fandamonium

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When I was a kid, my absolute FAVORITE part of shopping was picking out the cereal.  This was not a task to be taken lightly… but instead, a major decision that had to be made carefully and precisely. While the cereal itself was important, since I’d have to eat it throughout the week… that was ...

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 ...