5 Things I Never Thought I’d Say

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There are many phrases parents don't expect to utter until they have children....here are a few of my current faves!  Parenting sure is fun sometimes! 1. Please don't cut the cat's hair...your sister's hair... the dog's hair...mommy's hair.... 2. Please don't put stickers on your penis. 3.Please don't feed the cat waffles. 4. Please don't feed the baby the dog's food. 5. ...

GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats Coupon and Giveaway (4 winners)

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I am still in disbelief that all three of my children are potty trained.  Now, my oldest has been accident free for 18 months, and my just about 5 year old has one accident a year?? But my little one, who just turned 3 last week...she's just not ready to be dry overnight.  She's frequently ...

Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator (plus a coupon!)

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I've waited a really, really long time to say this. I have my very own Fellowes Saturn2 95 laminator. I can laminate whatever I want, whenever I want. Well, anything that fits into my Fellowes Laminator. Emergency cards? Laminated. Fun printable activities? Laminated. Name tags for the kids to wear the first few weeks of school? ...

Back Up Better Vehicle Safety Products

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Earlier this morning, I was with the kids in a busy local shopping plaza parking lot. This is an older parking lot and it does not fit today's parking needs, to say the least. It's dangerous and narrow and I only go there because I love that particular grocery store. Trying to leave a parking ...

Yoplait Trix Yogurt Offers Healthy Snack Options for Kids

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We try very hard to offer healthy snack options for our children.  I've struggled with weight my whole life, and I'm trying to instill healthy habits from an early age in the hopes that my children don't follow this particular set of footprints of mine.  One of the things I'm thrilled that my children love ...

Pick Your Day: Take the plunge and start the conversation! #KotexMom

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Listen, as a mother of two girls, and having been a daughter to my mother for many years, picking the "day" is never going to be easy.  It probably won't be comfortable.  Your tween won't be any more comfortable than you are, but I promise you, once you do Pick Your Day and have The ...

Kids: 2 Parents: 0 (I need a vacation)

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Today was one of those days.  We're in the middle of gutting our bathroom and I had a solid hour of time helping my husband in the bathroom this afternoon while my youngest napped.  That meant the older 2 kids were left to their own devices downstairs.  For an hour. In that hour, my children decided ...

Captain McFinn and Friends Anti-Bullying Series

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I thought that dealing with bullying was something I'd be maybe starting to worry about when my oldest child was maybe in grade 7 or 8.  As it turned out, I was wrong.  Bullying can and does exist at almost every grade in school- even with the little kindergarten children.  My  then-kindergarten student was bullied ...

5 things most people won’t tell you about having a baby

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1. Babies do not poop in one neat spot.  The odds are 110003932432 to 1 that you are going to touch baby poo with your bare hands.  Just accept it.  There is not a 100% foolproof diaper in existence that can contain every single bit of a new babies' poo. 2. There are reasons that people ...

Parenting can be tough.

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Last week, my 6 year old came home from school and told me that a child in her class wrote "I hate you (name)" on the whiteboard for everyone to see.  She was very upset for her friend who's name was on that whiteboard, almost in tears as we talked about how that must have ...