Blick Art Materials Helps to Support Art with Art Room Aid

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I'm guessing that you've probably heard of Blick Art Materials.  Some of you may even have had the pleasure of visiting on of their stores!  We have one about 45 minutes from my house- I need to get over there. I haven't been since we moved to this house going on 8 years now. Blick ...

Stay up to date with Recalls Plus

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I am willing to wager a bet that most of you, like me, have bought presents- toys, specifically,  to give to children this holiday season. But what a lot of us don't stop to think about is safety- or possible recall. I know that I truly didn't even think about recalls when purchasing gifts until ...

Giving the Gift of Caring #KleenexCares

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One of my most favorite songs of all time is Twila Paris' "It's the Thought That Counts" and I can tell you that I've never once heard it without feeling inspired to do for others.  So how do we actually GIVE the gift of caring to our children, our friends, our families? In my world, growing ...

Preparing Her For That First Period #KotexMom

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I've been sharing with you my journey relating to first periods, and talking about them, with my 7 year old for several months now (see previous #KotexMom posts).  This is my "final" official post, although I'm sure as the time for her period gets closer down the road, I'll be sharing more once again. It's been ...

Gratitude and Thankfulness with Kids During the Holidays #KleenexCares

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The holidays are here.  Wish lists, Santa visits, holiday cards, packaging, presents, elves...anticipation- there's a lot about the holiday season that doesn't always make you think of gratitude or thankfulness.  Especially when there are children involved.  It's not always easy to keep overtired, overstimulated little ones the importance of being grateful and thankful and showing ...

Cooking with Kids is so much fun I wrote a book about it! #LittleChefs

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Well, I wrote part of a book.  Contributed to a chapter.  But I did!  I'm proud to say I'm one of 40 amazing bloggers who came together for the very first crowd-sourced ebook designed to help get you cooking with kids, the Little Chefs Project!  is all about cooking with kids and includes tips, tricks, recipes, ...

Come Join Me for The Little Chefs Project Cook-Along 10/24

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One of my family's favorite things to do together is cook...bake...even make playdoh together. My kids love to make things "from scrap" and have all loved taking part, even as little one year olds barely able to stand on a chair to hold a spoon.  It's not always perfect, and it's definitely always messy, and ...

FREE ZinePak® with a Purchase of a Dove Bundle (Walmart GC Giveaway 4 winners)

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Being a mom of two girls, and a woman who struggled with self-esteem for much of my life, I know how important it is to help build my girls' self-esteem.  I have long loved the Dove campaigns for more acceptance, and celebration of women without being perfect- and I'm glad that they have decided to ...