Halloween Fun Despite Bad Weather

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Happy Halloween!  Halloween 2012 is proving to be an interesting year across the country.  The Frankenstorm, Sandy, has brought damage and despair to the northeast.  Many children are understandably sad that their Halloween plans are ruined because of the weather.  But don't let the storm ruin your Halloween this year!  One of the best things ...

Softness IS Worth Sharing #KleenexCares

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I had planned to bring some Kleenex with me when we were going to be Trick-or-Treating later this week, but thanks to Hurricane Sandy, it looks like Halloween will be cancelled for the second year in a row.  That means some creative thinking on our part- we'll have to think of some fun and creative ...

Come Join Me for The Little Chefs Project Cook-Along 10/24

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One of my family's favorite things to do together is cook...bake...even make playdoh together. My kids love to make things "from scrap" and have all loved taking part, even as little one year olds barely able to stand on a chair to hold a spoon.  It's not always perfect, and it's definitely always messy, and ...

Operation Christmas Child #OCCGiving

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Years ago, before I was married, I learned of an program called Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a non-profit organization that inspires millions of people like you and me to pack a shoe box- a simple, basic shoe box- for children in developing countries around the world. When you think about it, a ...

FREE ZinePak® with a Purchase of a Dove Bundle (Walmart GC Giveaway 4 winners)

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Being a mom of two girls, and a woman who struggled with self-esteem for much of my life, I know how important it is to help build my girls' self-esteem.  I have long loved the Dove campaigns for more acceptance, and celebration of women without being perfect- and I'm glad that they have decided to ...

Hidden Valley’s Lunch Break for Kids October 15-19

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Hidden Valley's  Lunch Break for Kids national fundraiser (October 15-19) highlights ways for parents and kids to come together with chefs and schools to learn more about how simple, good food can make healthier bodies and stronger family connections.   One way we can help our kids have healthy bodies is by sending healthy snacks to ...

Libby’s Single-Serve Fruit Cups and Tips for Healthy Kids #LibbysSnackDuty

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I'm pretty lucky that my kids are not really picky eaters (like me).  They will sing and shout with joy when I bring home a new fruit just as loudly as when I bring home a beloved dessert treat.  It makes my life a lot easier, knowing they'll be happy with what I stick into ...

Teaching Kids the Power of Sharing #KleenexCares

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“Kleenex brand, America’s softest tissue, knows that the moments of unexpected thoughtfulness make all the difference.” There are so many moments that matter in life.  So many, but I find the ones that stick with me the longest are the little ones.  My mom spent her life giving and doing for others.  She was an attorney, and she was a ...