Peg + Cat Preschool Series Debuts 10/7 on PBS Kids

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PBS Kids has a whole new show and it's full of girl power (and kitty) that they've asked me to share with you.  Peg + Cat premieres on Monday, October 7 and with adventures, jokes and songs, the characters solve problems using foundational math skills and concepts. It's a pretty sneaky way to get kids ...

On being a Girl Scout Leader #ICantWaitTo

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You know that feeling when you just can’t wait for tomorrow? When you’re with friends, and you’re talking about all the fun things that could happen? We love that feeling! So let’s do all the cool stuff you imagined – like trying a bunch of new things, making new friends and sharing what makes you ...

Girls Unstoppable Event 10/5: Don’t miss it!

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When I was a little girl, I had so much confidence.  Somewhere along the line, I lost it.  For far too long.  Really, it's sad I lost it at all.  So many girls do.  I look at my kids- all three of them, so FULL of confidence in their ability to learn, master and succeed ...

Share What’s Good with Welch’s and win $5000 #Sharewhatsgood

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch's “Share what’s good” photo contest. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Welch’s believes in the magic of “kitchen table” moments, and has been helping families enjoy them for generations. I’m also a believer in everyday moments being ...

How to install stair gates

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This is a guest post from Ryan, dad of 2 and owner of Safe Nest Babyproofing Atlanta.  He's written this article about how to install stair gates for my readers. One of the most common questions I get as a professional babyproofer is about how to install stair gates. Once the excitement of a child starting ...

Giving comfort during cancer treatments

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This year, more than 1.6 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer. 1.6 million.  Just this year.  Chances are, you know someone who's living with cancer. Or giving care to someone with cancer.  I know I do.  My neighbors do.  My friends do.  My Facebook friends do.  As if the cancer wasn't ...

Bonding through Babywearing and How it Saved Me #FreedomTogether

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Before I had kids, I'm not sure I really understood what babywearing was, or what it meant.  I absolutely did not understand the benefits of babywearing. With my oldest, she was so mobile so early, she rarely wanted to be carried after about 5 months.  As my second baby came along, I learned very quickly ...

Care4Today Mobile Health Manager

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This is a sponsored post about the new Care4Today Mobile Health Manager.  Opinions are my own. I take a medication that requires dosage three separate times per day.  To be honest, I'm not the best at remembering.  Or I wasn't.  I have added reminders to my Google Calendar but it's annoying and I feel like I'm ...

Six Quick Weekend Getaways (Sans Kids)

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I have to preface this post by admitting that my husband and I have been married almost 10 years (next week) and we've never been away just the 2 of us.  We've never actually been away from our kids for a night.  No weekend getaways for us (yet)It's kind of sad, really. Not that we ...

DIY Glow in the Dark Skeleton Halloween Shirt

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  Disclosure: This DIY skeleton Halloween shirt post was sponsored by Hub Network through their partnership with Circle of Moms. While I was compensated to write a post about Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash Costume Contest, all opinions are my own. What you need to make the DIY Glow in the Dark Skeleton Halloween Shirt: Glow in the ...