8 Internet Safety Tips for Kids, Tweens and Teens (This is TO the kids)

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It's past Christmas, and many kids have shiny new devices that access the internet.  I figured it might be a good time to share some reminders for all of us to think about and share with our kids.  We have to protect them and teach them to protect themselves! Here are 8 Internet Safety Tips ...

Surviving the Holidays With Out-of-Town Guests #HamptonHoliday #giveaway

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This post about surviving the holidays with out of town guests is sponsored.   Let’s be honest. You love your friends and family, but cramming everyone into your house for days at a time can be stressful and add to your already lengthy holiday host to-do list! Don't have enough room at home for your out-of-town ...

The joys of potty training #pottytrainingpants #ad

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pull-Ups® Training Pants. Potty training has been one of my least favorite things about being a parent, but I also tend to make things way harder than they need to be. (Won't my husband be so proud of that realization?) When we used disposable training ...

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 ...