Four Tips to Make Reading Fun for Kids

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If you were to ask a teacher, they will tell you one of the hardest things they see is kids who are not reading at their potential. I had a lengthy conversation with one of my kid’s elementary school teachers about this subject. He said it was heartbreaking to see kids coming into his classroom ...

Cooking with Kids- Kids in The Kitchen

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I am so excited to bring you this new, ongoing series Kids in The Kitchen. I have a passion for  cooking and an even greater passion for my kids so it seemed natural to bring the two together.  There are so many reasons letting kids in the kitchen to help is a great idea,especially when ...

5 Tips for Cruising with Kids

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Cruising with kids is a great family travel experience! Many cruise lines offer activities for adults as well as children, so it's not likely you will be on a trip where you hear "I'm bored!" However, there are some things to consider if you will be bringing little ones with you. Read on to learn several ...

Tips to Surviving the Holidays with a Baby #TisTheSqueezin

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Happy Family Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Tips to Surviving the Holidays with a Baby Being a parent can be so overwhelming, especially when it happens for the first time. Kids do not come with an instruction book, so when they ...

7 Winter Driving Tips

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Arrive Safely With These Seven Winter Driving Tips This post brought to you by Kelley Blue Book. The content and opinions expressed below are that of thismamaloves. As the kids transition from their summer to their school routines, our weather does a major transition of its own. Those dog days of summer are replaced by that cool crispness ...

Teaching Kids To Accept Others

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For many of us, the holidays are about spreading joy, giving back, and loving others. We see the bell ringers at the red kettles all over town and see this as an opportunity to show our kids how to share what we have with others.  We see the trees with paper angles asking us to ...

Shop Kmart & Support St Jude

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When the unthinkable happens and your child is ill, gravely ill, it's devastating.  This little being who you love more than yourself is sick and you want to just be with them, taking care of them, advocating for them, spending time with them. For many families, this can't always happen.  Why?  In a word? Money. ...

Rudolph teaches acceptance, diversity, respect

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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

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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 ...