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 - ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rice Krispies wants to know what’s hard for your kids to digest #HardtoDigest

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What's hard for your kids to digest?  Around here, the things that are hard for my kids to digest, in no particular order: This is a sponsored post, opinions are my own. 1. Film cameras.  Blank stares when we showed them. 2. The concept that no, mommy was not around the week God created the earth. 3. Wearing underpants EVERY ...

Join us for the #FPOverjoyed Twitter Party! #Win Prizes including a CRIB

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I will be compensated for hosting the #FPOverjoyed Twitter party. Opinions are my own. Join us on Sunday, October 20th from 8-9pm EST for the #FPOverjoyed Twitter party! We'll be talking about the obstacles that new moms face when baby finally comes home and how to get through that important first year. We'll also be giving away ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...