7 Ways to Keep Your Child Reading This Summer

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Now that school is out and summer is here, it is more important than ever to keep your child in the habit of reading. Reading for at least 20 minutes a day will help your child practice the skills of word decoding and comprehension, both essential skills when moving on to the next grade level. ...

What do real dads do? #RealDadMoments

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What do real dads do? They do a lot. There's a discord in our society that shows men not doing much with kids far too often.  Most of the men I know (and none are imaginary) are pretty involved in the care and emotional well being of their families. Real men do hug. Real men do kiss. Real men do ...

Identity Theft is real.

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Ever had your home or vehicle burglarized? If so, you’ll fully understand the feelings of violation, fear, and anger that come along with having your personal property and/or space violated. We work hard for the things we own, and for someone to take them without permission is often devastating and lots of times downright scary. ...

Family Night: Disconnecting to reconnect

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Family time is different than it used to be, there’s no denying that. I remember, growing up, there was a weekly family time where everyone just relaxed and spent time together. No electronics. No distractions. Just us enjoying each other. In this modern world of technology, gadgets, and quick and easy entertainment, most families find ...

Date night at home with indulgences #GelatoLove

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This post brought to you by Breyers Gelato Indulgences. All opinions are 100% mine. We had the best- and worst- date night at home EVER this weekend. I mean, it started out great. We had a nice dinner with the kiddos, got them in bed kind of early because they were exhausted...and decided we'd watch a ...

Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe

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Two of my kids have eczema. I have it myself on and off.  It's itchy and uncomfortable.  We have tried a lot of products to help get some relief, but none seem to have a magical solution.  I decided to try to make my homemade eczema cream recently, and have been quite pleased with the ...

Printable Preschool Chore Chart

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My little one is allllllllllllllllllllllmost reading. She's so close. She's just not there.  But my little one, she's a helper kid, and loves having a list of things to do just like her mama.  She's also a big fan of crossing things off that list.  The apple didn't go far..... Anyway, I decided to go into ...

Little Life Lessons from Mom #KeepGoodGoing

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This post brought to you by New York Life. All opinions are 100% mine. Did your mom have little bits of wisdom that seemed so small when she said them, but later in life you realized were just profound truths?   My mom did.  Be the friend you want to have. A smile can make a BIG difference. There's always ...