How To Avoid Summer Learning Loss

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There is a part of me that is glad to have the kids home for the summer. Being a kid at heart, I love hanging out with the kids. I have been known to get on the trampoline, play freeze tag or take a run down the slip-n-slide! What I hate is how much knowledge ...

How to Prep for Your Overnight Babysitter

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In college and for a few years after, I did a lot of babysitting to supplement my (low) income.  Since I was over 22 and had my own vehicle, I quickly became a hot commodity in my sisters' circles of friends, and had a fairly steady stream of overnights, weekends, and even a few weeks ...

10 Tips for Planning the Perfect Children’s Birthday Party #TimeforHoodsie

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Children’s birthday parties are the perfect time to make memories and celebrate another year of your child growing older. Creating a birthday party that is both memorable and fun can be easy when you give these 10 tips for planning the perfect children’s birthday party a try. The key to a great party is keeping ...

Mom clicks her way to a simpler day

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the clicks that help to get us through our day.  Seatbelts clicking, car seat buckles, doors closing, bells ringing, doors locking, they are all part of our routines, whether we think about them or not. Check out the cool infographic Lysol made compiling some of the clicks that ...

Do You Know When Your Child Needs An Eye Exam?

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As a parent, we have so many things we have to think about and remember when it comes to our kids. Sometimes we get so focused on the day to day activities, we do not always remember to follow through on other issues. When we have a healthy child, this is especially true for many ...

Have you ever….

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This blog post is sponsored by Mott’s and SocialMoms. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.Having kids in activities often means we’re on the go. Like many moms, multitasking and running all over is kind of the norm for me!!  With social media being such a prominent part of our lives, there’s almost ...

Six Road Safety Tips For Kids #SaveKidsLives #Safies

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As a parent of  elementary school kids, I look back on when mine were babies and I have to giggle. When the kids were babies, we took such extreme care to be sure they were safe. If we only knew then what we know now! Keeping a baby safe is a piece of cake compared ...

Feeling Secure With a Wi-Fi Baby Monitor

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As a parent I think we've all had many moments where we wish we could see what was going on in the other room, have eyes in the backs of our heads, or be more than one place at a time.  I know with three little boys in the house I would never get anything ...

Being a prepared mom #MomsFirst

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was an expectant mom for the first time, I read anything and everything. I joined forums. I educated myself (ad nauseum). I was prepared.  Then the baby was actually outside of my body and I realized, I wasn't ...

The Game of Life Game Inspires Career Choices in Kids

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When I was a kid, one of my favorite times was family game night. I looked forward to the laughter and the good-natured competition. We would pit the boys against the girls or the adults versus the kids. Among the classic board games we played was The Game of Life game. I remember taking so ...