Cherishing holiday memories #PCholiday

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Every year when we take ornaments out to decorate the tree, I share the stories behind each one as we take them out and place them on the tree.  This one, I tell my kids, was made by my sister Debbie, when she was in high school.  Even at 8, 6, and 4, I hear ...

8 Tips to Stay Healthier in the Winter

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During the winter months, many people are prone to illness. For children in schools, and many professions relating to health care, it can make us all even more susceptible.  The reason for this is that they have not or are not eating the proper foods that help to build their immune system. Eating properly is ...

Celebrating holiday MOMents with Sprout #SproutMOMent #CleverGirls #CGC

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Moms are lucky for so many reason, but one big reason is that they get to have some very special, and unique, moments with their kids. Now, not all of these moments are great ones - they can include temper tantrums, and having to be the one that says no to a begging child - ...

Skin Care in Winter #Eucerin #SkinFirst

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Winter is HERE, at least according to Mother Nature.  Dry skin and eczema flare ups are right behind winter's arrival in my house. Here are some tips for skin care in winter to help you combat dry, itchy skin.  This is a sponsored post, opinions are my own.   Moisturize! The best time to moisturize is right ...

Sponsored Video: The Tweeting Bra

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This post is brought to you by The Tweeting Bra, to raise awareness for breast self-examinations. I want to take a minute to remind us all of the importance of having a monthly breast self-examination day. Chances are, even if you aren't a woman, you have a woman in your life that you care about, and it's ...

Holiday Traditions with Hickory Farms #HickoryTradition

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Holiday traditions are by far my favorite part of the holidays. I love looking forward to that special meal and time spent with family all season long; and knowing that all my favorite dishes will be served along with lots of laughter and of course, special new memories made. Hickory Farms gifts have been a classic ...

Teaching children the importance of giving back #GivingTuesday

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When my friends at The Motherhood asked if I'd write a post about #GivingTuesday and share a little about how I go about teaching children the importance of giving back, I had to agree.  How could I not? Giving back to others and paying things forward is something we place a lot of emphasis on ...

5 Reasons to Send Your Kid to Preschool

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This post brought to you by Creme De La Creme. All opinions are 100% mine. Allowing your child to get a head start in preschool has many benefits. Preschool doesn't  just prepare your child for kindergarten 1. Nearly 80 percent of brain development occurs before age five. Choosing a high-quality preschool program will give you the head ...

Internet Safety with Kids

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The internet is an amazing source of information. It can give people who use it information about anything in a matter of seconds. When it comes to kids and the internet, it does cause parents some concern, and rightly so. This post about internet safety with kids is sponsored.   Most kids should be taught how to be internet ...

Sponsored Video: Baby’s First Christmas

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Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I can't even explain it. The magic of it all almost overwhelms me. Seeing it through the eyes of children just makes my heart sing. And part of that magic for me is how much kindness and goodwill there is in everyday life. If only it ...