Giving to others together with Caboodles

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The connection between mother and daughter is so special.  From the special moments and fond memories I have of time with my own mother to the moment I held my daughter in my arms for the first time, her first steps, her first day of school, and the days of first dances and dates that ...

When Baby Spits Up

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I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition. Consult your pediatrician before making changes to your baby's diet or if you have concerns related to your baby's digestive health. ...

Top Money Saving Tips For Families

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When I found out I was expecting my first baby, my husband and I sat down to talk about finances. I worked in an industry with long hours and minimal pay. We added up the costs of child care and work related expenses and deducted them from my take home pay. The end result was ...

5 Ways to Sneak Indulgences Without The Kids

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I love my kids like crazy as most moms do- but as we all know they have the ability to also drive us crazy!  The key to keeping your sanity is to steal a few minutes of indulgence- without the kids.   This is usually much easier said than done of course, because they can ...

Six Best Windows Apps For Kids When Traveling

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During the school year, at times it feels as if I cannot catch my breath. We are super busy during the school year. My kids are in clubs and participate in after school activities. Add that to the normal load of homework, etc. and you have just about every night packed full. For many families, ...

Creative Tips For Getting Kids Excited About Science

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When the kids get out of school for the summer, the "summer slide" buzz begins. If you are not familiar, this is not the fun piece of playground equipment, but rather a regression of learning. You see, once the kids get out of school, they tend to turn off their learning and get into play ...

What Does The Real American Worker Look Like To You?

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When I think about what the American worker looks like to me, I think of my dad. My dad was about as blue collar as you can get, yet I thought he was a rock star. My dad was a bus driver for the Cleveland public transit system in Ohio. He wore this uniform that ...

Shaun The Sheep Movie Marshmallows

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One of the perks of being a parent is being able to indulge yourself in childish things without being called out on it! You can play on the playground or eat an ice cream sundae for dinner or watch cartoons. You just need to be sure other kids are around, otherwise, people may look at ...

Mom clicks her way to a simpler day

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the clicks that help to get us through our day.  Seatbelts clicking, car seat buckles, doors closing, bells ringing, doors locking, they are all part of our routines, whether we think about them or not. Check out the cool infographic Lysol made compiling some of the clicks that ...