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How to deal with motion sickness

How to deal with Motion Sickness

Do you worry about traveling because you suffer from motion sickness? It is possible to reduce motion sickness symptoms and even prevent them.   Know the symptoms Nausea and vomiting are the best known motion sickness symptoms. They are usually preceded by feelings of discomfort accompanied by pallor of the skin, especially around the mouth, …

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Best Way To Hydrate This Winter

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. All opinions are our own. When I lived in a warm climate, I was constantly told to, “stay hydrated” or make sure you’re drinking water and not just soda. It was kind of obvious …

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How to Build Your Sick Day Kit | 11 Items Every Sick Kit Should Have

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. All opinions are our own. Now that the chillier days of the year have arrived, it’s time to be extra vigilant in the fight against those pesky viruses ready to wreak havoc on your …

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Air purifiers are great for ridding your home of musty odors and relieving allergies. Check out our picks for the best air purifiers for under $200.

Fight Seasonal Allergies With These Best Air Purifiers for Under $200

Air purifiers are ideal for homes that smell dusty or feel stuffy. They’re also great for families dealing with allergies because they help remove the stale and pungent air that causes the dusty smell or causes you to feel congested. The goal of an air purifier is to circulate the air throughout the room and uses its …

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11 Silly Ways to Be a More Playful Parent

11 Silly Ways to Be a More Playful Parent

We should all become a more playful parent. It’s so easy to get caught up in the business of our daily lives. Things like work, household management, and other doings can suck up our time and our energy. Playing with our children is not only beneficial to their development, but it can melt away our …

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Are you looking for an educational toy gift that's really fun? LEGO is capable of boosting any child’s intelligence while still being fun

7 Reasons Why LEGOs Can Help Your Child’s Development

Are you looking for an educational toy gift that’s really fun? LEGO is capable of boosting any child’s intelligence while still being fun to play with!   The use of LEGOs has been tested, and it’s is a proven stimulant to motivating creativity & sharpening crucial skills. With that in mind, here’s the scoop on …

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Whether it is the first day of school, Teacher Appreciation Day, or the last day of school, here are some great DIY teacher appreciation gift ideas we love!

10 DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation gift ideas are a great way to celebrate National Teacher Day which occurs each year in May. However, teachers should really be appreciated all year long. Whether it is the first day of school, Teacher Appreciation Day, or the last day of school, here are some great DIY teacher appreciation gift ideas we …

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Once your braces come off, you'll most likely need to wear a retainer for a little longer. Taking good care of retainers is a must to keep those teeth healthy! Check out five tips to make it easier!

5 Tips to Take Good Care of Your Retainers

Yay! You’re at the end of your journey with braces, and now it’s time to move on to retainers. After years of wearing braces, retainers will seem like a breeze. Don’t think you can get lazy, though! Taking proper care of your retainers is one the best things you can do to ensure a lifetime …

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Having a hard time coming up with play date ideas that you AND your kids will love? We've got you covered! Read on for 10 of our all-time favorite ways to keep kids entertained without losing your sanity!

10 Perfect Play Date Ideas You and Your Kids Will Love

Having a hard time coming up with play date ideas that you AND your kids will love? We’ve got you covered! Read on for some of our favorite ideas! Confession time – I am stressed out by play dates. When my son was 2, we had a little boy from daycare over to play, and …

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5 Possible Effects of Stress & How to Cope With Them

This post is sponsored by Bayer®. To make sure Bayer® products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Modern life is fast-paced and it’s common to feel stressed from time to time. Many of us worry about work, school, money, love – even the pressure to destress can become a stressor. April …

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Ready to get lost in a few good mystery books for adults? Celia Fremlin is your new best friend when it comes to mysteries that you can’t put down. Read on for a review of The Trouble Makers, plus learn more about her other books on Dover Mystery Classics!

4 of the Most Suspenseful Celia Fremlin Books You’ll Ever Read (Giveaway)

This mystery books for adults article is brought to you by Dover Publications to celebrate the reprinting of Celia Fremlin’s line of mysteries! All opinions are our own. Ready to get lost in a good mystery book? You’re going to love Celia Fremlin! Hailed as the British version of Patricia Highsmith, Fremlin is your new …

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My family loves these movies like Isle of Dogs! I bet yours will too! Check them out and add them to your watch list for the weekend!

10 Movies like the Isle of Dogs You Should Watch Now

My family loves these movies like Isle of Dogs! I bet yours will too! Check them out and add them to your watch list for the weekend!   Whether you are a huge fan of director Wes Anderson like I am or you just adore animated movies, the Isle of Dogs will surely hit all …

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Looking for the best Isle of the Dogs movie quotes? Check out 7 of our favorites, plus get a peek at the trailer and learn about the Isle of the Dogs cast!

7 Quotes from the Isle of Dogs to Help You Get Ready for this Crazy and Beautiful Stop-Motion Adventure

Looking for the best Isle of the Dogs movie quotes? Check out 7 of our favorites, plus get a peek at the trailer and learn about the Isle of the Dogs cast! For all Wes Anderson fans, Isle of Dogs is one of most anticipated movies of 2018. It is different from almost everything else …

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7 Easy Ways to Bond with Your Kids

Looking for easy ways to bond with your kids? You’re going to love these 7 simple and fun ideas! They’re perfect for all ages from tots to teens! Let’s check the out! What parent doesn’t want a stronger bond with their children? With all the things we have on our plates as busy moms and …

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Do you recognize the importance of your child's eye care? Here's a guide to the common problems and how to get ahead of them! Check it out!

Recognizing the Importance of Your Child’s Eye Care

Do you recognize the importance of your child’s eye care? Here’s a guide to the common problems and how to get ahead of them! Check it out! Parenting, as every parent will wholeheartedly agree, brings with it not just joy but many anxieties too. As a parent it’s your job not just to treat coughs, …

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Do you have as hard a time as I do getting the kids outdoors? I’ve been trying these 5 tips! My favorite? Find a new playground to visit every day!

5 Creative Ways to Spend More Time Outside with Your Kids

This post is sponsored by Culturelle® Kids. All opinions are our own.   Have you noticed how hard it is to get your kids to actually want to go outside and play? I can’t really blame the digital age. I think that kids do still love going outside, it’s just that they don’t have as …

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My cats go crazy for Meow Mix Brushing Treats and the new Meow Mix Simple Servings wet food! Check out their reaction plus find out how you can score some great savings!

Take Your Cat’s Dinner from Bored to Smorgasbord with Meow Mix!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Meow Mix. All opinions are 100% mine. My cats bring me so much joy every day, so I want to do the same for them. One of the easiest (and their favorite) ways to do that? Through their taste buds, of course! My cats go …

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10 Epic Family Movies Like A Wrinkle in Time

Looking for more fabulous family adventure movies like A Wrinkle in Time? We’ve got you covered! I’ve been on an “epic adventure” binge lately. Check out some of my favorite flicks that will fill the void until A Wrinkle in Time releases on March 9! A Wrinkle in Time is an upcoming movie that has …

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Don’t waste a minute of your precious family time on common (and avoidable!) vacation fails. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or a water slide, make the most of your time off with these simple tips.

5 Tips to Avoid Mishaps During Your March Break

This post is sponsored by Bayer®. To make sure Bayer® products are right for you, always read and follow the label. A well-deserved break from school for the kiddos is the perfect time for a family vacation, but make sure you’re prepared before you rush out the door this March break. Don’t waste a minute …

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I was really surprised by some of the questions my kids asked when we talked about underage drinking! Here’s how I handled it! Check out 5 tough questions your kids may ask about alcohol and find out where to get more help!

5 Tough Questions Your Kids Have About Underage Drinking That May Surprise You

Thank you Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for sponsoring this post. Learn more about how you can prevent underage drinking at KnowWhenKnowHow.org.  A few weeks ago, I shared with you a few tips for talking to your kids about underage drinking. Today, I want to share with you some of the questions that came up from my son …

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Looking for A Wrinkle in Time movie quotes & trivia? Check out some of our favorite lines and awesome facts from this epic family movie, plus everything you want to know about the cast!

A Wrinkle in Time Movie Quotes and Trivia (Your Ultimate Guide)

Looking for A Wrinkle in Time movie quotes & trivia? Check out some of our favorite lines and awesome facts from this epic family movie, plus everything you want to know about the cast!   I can’t even tell you how excited I am about the reboot of A Wrinkle in Time! Madeleine L’Engle’s book …

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Can you relate to these challenges of parenting as an introvert? Check out 5 things only 10 introvert parents can understand, along with tips to overcome them!

Parenting as an Introvert: 5 Things Introvert Parents Can Understand

Can you relate to these challenges of parenting as an introvert? Check out 5 things only  introvert parents can understand, along with tips to overcome them! Not long ago, my sister and I had a conversation about introverts versus extroverts. Most of our lives we believed I was an extrovert, as I am the more …

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Looking for more fabulous family movies like Peter Rabbit? Check out our top 10 favorite movies featuring bunnies in a lead role!

10 Amazing Movies Like Peter Rabbit Your Family Needs to Watch

Looking for more fabulous family movies like Peter Rabbit? Check out our top 10 favorite movies featuring bunnies in a lead rol The other day, we shared some of our favorite Peter Rabbit movie quotes and trivia to get you excited about this awesome family film. Maybe we got a little too excited, because now …

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Recapture the magic of your youth and throw an unforgettable bash with these pajama #party ideas for adults! Check out everything you need to make it a success!

Complete Guide to Throwing an Amazing Pajama Party for Adults

Recapture the magic of your youth and throw an unforgettable bash with these pajama party ideas for adults! Yes, you heard me! A grown-up slumber party is just what you and your friends need to unwind this weekend! Check out everything you need to make it a success! Don’t forget to check our complete guide …

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Want to turn everyday moments into meaningful learning experiences for your child? You definitely need the new Vroom app! It’s part of a whole toolset created by the Bezos Family Foundation that makes it super easy to find teaching moments throughout your daily routine. Sit back, relax, and check out my Vroom app review to find out just why I’m loving it so much!

5 Ways to Bring Brain Building to New Levels with Vroom App

Thank you to Vroom for sponsoring this app review. All opinions are our own. Want to turn everyday moments into meaningful learning experiences for your child? You definitely need the new Vroom app! It’s part of a whole toolset created by the Bezos Family Foundation that makes it super easy to find teaching moments throughout …

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Looking for the best Peter Rabbit movie quotes and trivia? We've got you covered! We're sharing some of our favorite lines from the movie as well as some really fun facts you need to know before heading out to see this great family movie! 

Your Essential Guide to Peter Rabbit Movie Quotes and Trivia

Looking for the best Peter Rabbit movie quotes and trivia? We’ve got you covered! We’re sharing some of our favorite lines from the movie as well as some really fun facts you need to know before heading out to see this great family movie! If you haven’t heard the big news, Peter Rabbit is an upcoming …

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Wondering how to help your aggressive toddler get along better with others? Today, we're sharing a few parenting tips for dealing with an angry tot. We'll also talk a bit about when to worry about your toddler's aggression and seek outside help. Let's check it out, shall we?

6 Must-Know Parenting Tips for Helping an Aggressive Toddler

Wondering how to help your aggressive toddler get along better with others? Today, we’re sharing a few parenting tips for dealing with an angry tot. We’ll also talk a bit about when to worry about your toddler’s aggression and seek outside help. Let’s check it out, shall we? Today, a friend and I were sharing …

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Looking for the most adorable Paddington 2 movie quotes to get your kids excited about seeing the flick? We've got you covered! Check out our 7 favorite quotes, plus 3 from the first movie! 

10 Adorable Paddington 2 Movie Quotes We Love

Looking for the most adorable Paddington 2 movie quotes to get your kids excited about seeing the flick? We’ve got you covered! Check out our 7 favorite quotes, plus 3 from the first movie! With the Paddington 2 release date now behind us (it came out on January 12th, in case you’re wondering), it’s time …

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Nervous about talking to your kids about alcohol? These 5 tips helped me get through it! Check out 5 tips for talking to kids about underage drinking and find out where to get more help!

How to Talk to Your Kids About Underage Drinking

Thank you Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for sponsoring this post. Learn more about how you can prevent underage drinking at KnowWhenKnowHow.org.   With one in three kids trying alcohol before age 8 (and no, that’s not a typo), talking to your kids about underage drinking is definitely a conversation that can’t wait until the teen …

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If you're looking for more adorable family movies like Paddington 2 to watch with your kids this weekend, we've got you covered! Check out our picks for the top ten most darling flicks to add to your watch list! 

10 Adorable Must-See Family Movies Like Paddington 2

Paddington 2: Want to learn fun facts & discover movies like this flick? You came to the right place. I compiled a list of fun facts about this film as well as a list of movies that have similar plotlines. Check out our picks for the top ten most darling flicks to add to your …

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After the excitement and buzz of the holiday and New Year’s celebrations, it’s easy to start feeling the blahs. Short days and dreadful weather can really zap your energy. Everyone has their own way of uplifting themselves, and here are some things I do!

5 Brilliant Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs

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Musical Stack & Ball Game The Tiny Love Musical Stack & Ball game is perfect for babies to grab on to, play with and learn with while having a blast! Features of the Tiny Love Musical Stack & Ball Game – 2 game levels: wide opening or narrow opening. – Engaging electronic lights & music …

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Words Matter: 10 Powerful Things to Say to Your Child

Words matter. The way we talk to our children can leave an impact that lasts a lifetime. Make sure you’re choosing words that build them up with these 10 powerful things to say to your child!   You’ve probably known the sing-song phrase since you were a child:“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but …

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Think your kids conk out in some strange spots? Check out these 19 kids who fall asleep in the weirdest places! Hilarious!

19 Kids Who Fall Asleep in the Weirdest Places

Think your kids conk out in some strange spots? Check out these 19 kids who fall asleep in the weirdest places! Hilarious!     It is totally amazing how kids are able to fall asleep anywhere, anytime! It doesn’t matter how loud the area is or how hard the sleeping surface is, kids will always …

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Do you know what to avoid with braces? Check out five types of food that are totally off limits while you’re waiting for your pearly whites to straighten!

5 Types of Food to Avoid When You Have Braces

Do you know what to avoid with braces? Check out five types of food that are totally off limits while you’re waiting for your pearly whites to straighten!   Congratulations – you have (or are getting) braces! Seems crazy to congratulate someone on something that many people would rather avoid, but as a 20-year braces …

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Want to teach your child to be more independent without giving them free reign to do as they please? Check out these 8 parenting tips!

8 Easy Ways to Teach Your Child to Be Independent

As a parent, we walk a fine line between taking care of our children’s wants and needs while also getting them ready for the day they’ll have to make it on their own. It’s tough at times, that’s for sure! It’s not impossible though if you follow these 8 parenting tips to teach your child …

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How do overwhelmed moms take care of themselves? Check out these 20 free ideas to make the most of those free moments and zen out!

20 Free Ways for Overwhelmed Moms to Take Care of Themselves

How do overwhelmed moms take care of themselves? Check out these 20 free ideas to make the most of those unscheduled moments and zen out! Being a parent is both the toughest and most rewarding job out there. And, it feels much tougher and much less rewarding the more stressed you are. We hear all …

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Is there a difference between ADHD in girls and boys? Find out how it affects your daughter and how best to help her cope!

5 Things You Didn’t Know About ADHD in Girls

Is there a difference between ADHD in girls and boys? Find out how it affects your daughter and how best to help her cope! When I was a kid, not many of my classmates were diagnosed with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). Those few classmates I knew who had ADHD were boys, and for years, I was …

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Teaching Kids Math is a Breeze with Zapzapmath! + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Zapzapmath. All opinions are our own.   Looking for a fun way to teach kids from ages 5-12 everything they need to know about math? You’re going to love Zapzapmath. It’s so fun, even I’m addicted to it! I’ll tell you all about my favorite features, but first, let me …

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What do you get a new papa for the holidays? Check out our top 10 Christmas gift ideas for first time dads! Which is your favorite?

10 Sweet Christmas Gift Ideas for First Time Dads

What do you get a new papa for the holidays? Check out our top 10 Christmas gift ideas for first time dads! Which is your favorite? Once a man becomes a dad for the first time, there is no doubt that their life has been changed forever. These days, men are just as involved as …

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How do you help a child with noise sensitivity, especially when there is no way to avoid triggers? Check out these 5 parenting tips to help them cope!

5 Must-Know Tips to Help Your Child with Noise Sensitivity

How do you help a child with noise sensitivity, especially when there is no way to avoid triggers?  I’m sharing a few of the top parenting tips that have helped my child cope over the years. Read on to learn more! This past Sunday, as I walked with my children into church, I knew it …

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Do you know how to stop the signs of mental illness in your child? While we hope our kids never have to deal with that, it’s important to be aware.

How to Spot the Signs of Mental Illness in Children

Do you know how to stop the signs of mental illness in your child? While we hope our kids never have to deal with that, it’s important to be aware. There’s a popular myth that childhood is a golden, carefree time when everything is easy, but somewhere inside us, most of us know that this …

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What makes NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy so innovative? Check out 5 things you really need to know about this incredible depression treatment option!

5 Things You Need to Know about NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for Depression

We are proud to partner with NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy to talk about their innovative approach to treating Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). All opinions are our own. Depression affects more than 300 million people around the world, nearly 16 million of whom live in the United States. The World Health Organization lists it as THE leading …

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Looking for unique gift ideas for everyone you your holiday shopping list? We've gathered up 25 fabulous ideas that everyone in your family will love! Check them out!

25 Unique Gift Ideas for Everyone on Lists this Year

Looking for unique gift ideas for everyone you your holiday shopping list? We’ve gathered up 25 fabulous ideas that everyone in your family will love! Check them out! I love finding unique gift ideas that I know my family and friends will love AND wouldn’t think to buy for themselves. It’s harder than you think! …

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift idea for kids of all ages? Check out our Maplealea Dolls review & see how much my daughter loves her new best friend!

Get Your Child Dancing With Brianne Doll from Maplelea + Giveaway

Disclosure: We partnered with Maplelea Dolls on this sponsored post to share the perfect holiday gift idea for kids! All opinions are our own.   Looking for the perfect holiday gift idea for kids? Give them a new best friend with Maplelea Dolls! These stunning dolls aren’t just fun to play with for kids of …

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Make Meal Times Fun Again for All Ages with Ceramictopia

This post is sponsored by Ceramictopia. All opinions are our own.     Looking for a unique and adorable holiday gift idea? You have to check out Ceramictopia! I am absolutely in love with all their clever dish designs! They really do know how to make mealtime fun again for all ages! Let’s check them …

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5 Reasons Why Pug Land is Such a Fun Game App for Kids!

Looking for a fun game app for kids who love dogs? Let me introduce you to Pug Land, an adorable new game that will test your kids’ reflexes in the most darling way! Read on for 5 reasons why your kids will love it!   I’m always on the lookout for fun new games that …

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Looking for a fun new runner game that's easy to learn yet utterly addictive? You have to check out Moji Mojo- The Sweetest Emoji Runner Ever! You're going to love it!

Get Hooked on Moji Mojo: The Sweetest Emoji Runner Game Ever!

Looking for a fun new runner game that’s easy to learn yet utterly addictive? You have to check out Moji Mojo– The Sweetest Emoji Runner Ever! You’re going to love it! I have a confession: I am addicted to runner games! I don’t get a lot of extra free time to play games these days, …

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Handing night terrors in kids is definitely a challenge, but with these 5 parenting tips you can help your child get a good night sleep! Check them out!

5 Tips for Handling Night Terrors in Kids That Every Parent Needs to Know

Handing night terrors in kids is definitely a challenge, but with these 5 parenting tips you can help your child get a good night sleep! Check them out! Night terrors usually affect children between the ages of 3-12 years old. By the time they reach adolescence, the terrors have often ended, although some adults may …

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If there are 2 things new moms need, it's extra time and money! This amazing deal on Luvs at Sam's Club helps you save both! Check it out!

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Older Child Feel Special After Your New Baby Arrives

This conversation is sponsored by Luvs at Sam’s Club. All opinions are my own. Bringing a new baby home is an exciting time for the whole family, but it’s not without its challenges. One of the biggest challenges that parents of multiple kids face is making our older child feel special when so much of …

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This Amazing App Helps You Organize Group Activities the FUN Way!

This post is sponsored by Band. All opinions are our own. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to organize a group function? I’m not talking family reunions or milestone anniversary parties…we already know those are challenging to pull off. I’m talking about the unexpectedly difficult things to organize. Simple things, like getting five …

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Looking for a few easy ways to take the struggle out of homework time? We're sharing our favorite tips for helping kids focus and stay on task! Let's check them out! 

7 Smart Ways to Make Homework Time Easier for Your Child

Looking for a few easy ways to take the struggle out of homework time? We have a special guest, Monique, here to share her favorite tips for helping kids focus and stay on task! Let’s check them out!   The back-to-school season can be a struggle for some families. Most kids are already counting down …

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Revitalize your fall wardrobe without spending a fortune with these 3 easy tips and great look ideas! Check them out!

3 Cheap & Easy Ways to Revamp Your Fall Wardrobe

Longing for a closet overhaul this fall but don’t have a ton of money to spend on a new wardrobe? No worries, we partnered with Church & Dwight to bring you a few super easy inexpensive ways to revamp your fall wardrobe!   Want to know a secret? You probably already have the bones of …

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Want to create well-rounded kids that are ready to tackle the world? Check out these four positive ways to discipline your kids when they misbehave!

4 Positive Ways to Discipline Your Child That Create Well-Rounded Kids

Want to create well-rounded kids that are ready to tackle the world? Check out these four positive ways to discipline your kids when they misbehave!   Children are a blessing, but boy, can they can be tiny terrors at times! As parents, we wouldn’t have it any other way because it is all part of …

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Dealing with a tot that likes to toss his spaghetti across the room? Check out these six genius tips to stop food throwing in your toddler!

6 Genius Tricks to Stop Your Toddler From Throwing Food

Dealing with a tot that likes to toss his taters across the room? Check out these six genius tips to stop food throwing in your toddler!   I’ll be honest. Very little infuriated me more when my kids were little than watching them throw their lovingly-prepared, not-cheap food on the floor. After all, if I …

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Check out 4 must-know tips for staying healthy at any age and prepare now for what’s to come in your future!

4 Must-Know Tips to Staying Healthy & Fit At Any Age

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. It’s time to face the facts, my friends: we can’t stay young forever. Well, not physically, anyway! Young at heart and mind, sure! Mentally, I feel like a 25-year-old in many ways! Unfortunately, physically, …

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Life with kids can get a little crazy at times! I bet you can relate to at least a few of these mom confessions! I know I can!

5 Mom Confessions That Have Us Saying “Me Too!”

Life with kids can get a little crazy at times! I bet you can relate to at least a few of these mom confessions! I know I can!   As moms, to say our worlds are hectic is an understatement. We have to care for the children, the house, the dog, and even our significant …

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Check out fun @NINJAGOmovie activities from@ScholParents and find your own inner ninja! You could win amazing prizes!

5 Ways to Discover Your Inner Ninja with The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie+ Sweepstakes

This post is brought to you by Warner Bros. Ent. All opinions are our own.     How do you show off your inner ninja? Is it through daring acts of bravery? Displays of intellectual prowess? Through random acts of kindness? Like the diverse characters of LEGO® NINJAGO®, there are so many different types of …

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From stranger danger to who to call for help, these are the 7 critical safety rules EVERY child absolutely needs to know! Check them out!

  7 Critical Safety Rules Every Child Should Know

From stranger danger to who to call for help, these are the 7 critical safety rules EVERY child absolutely needs to know! In a world that has more than its share of child predators, murderers, and bad people in general, you may wonder how to keep your child safe. New parents and even veteran parents …

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Teaching your toddler how to read is so much fun with Reading Eggs Junior! Check out our review and find out how you can get a free 4-week trial! (AD)

Teach Your Toddler to Read the Fun Way with Reading Eggs Junior

This post is sponsored by Reading Eggs Junior. All opinions are our own.   These days it seems like schools are expecting more out of our kids and at younger ages than ever before. The days of learning basic spelling and writing skills in Kindergarten are long gone. Now, kids need to know these things …

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How do you parent a hormonal tween girl and live to tell the tale? Check out X parenting tips for these volatile and rough tween years!

10 Smart Ways to Parent a Tween Girl… and Live to Tell the Tale

How do you parent a hormonal tween girl and live to tell the tale? Check out these 9 parenting tips for these volatile and rough tween years!   When you buy something at the store, even the simplest of items come with directions or instructions. Easy-peasy right? Then you have a child and suddenly there …

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Oh goodness! These hilarious kids’ drawings totally have us second guessing! Hey, sometimes you need a little parenting humor to get through your day! Check them out!

9 Hilarious Kids’ Drawings That Have Us Second Guessing

Oh goodness! These hilarious kids’ drawings totally have us second guessing! Hey, sometimes you need a little parenting humor to get through your day! Check them out! If you’re like most parents, throughout the years, your kids have come home with all sorts of drawings, and you’ve either framed them or hung them up on …

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Solve all your toughest mom dilemmas with these 6 clever products! Check them out and enter to win all six!

6 Must-Have Products to Solve All Your Mom Dilemmas + Giveaway

It happens almost every day to us moms. Those small (and sometimes big!) dilemmas leaving us in the lurch. What we wouldn’t give for a few products that make our lives easier, right? Well, we’ve rounded up 6 perfect solutions to just about every mom dilemma! Check them out, then read on for a chance to …

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Looking for fun ways to teach your toddler to write? Check out these 20 fun writing activities that even the littlest ones can master with ease!

 20 Fun Ways to Teach Your Toddler to Write   

Looking for fun ways to teach your toddler to write and get a jump-start on those essential preschool and kindergarten skills? Check out these 20 fun writing activities that even the littlest ones can master with ease! If you’re thinking “why would you need to teach your toddler to write? Aren’t they a little young …

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Want to take your family game night to whole new levels of fun? These seven must-haves and must-tries will have everyone looking forward to spending more quality time together! Read on to learn more! 

7 Things You Need for the Ultimate Family Game Night

Want to take your family game night to whole new levels of fun? These seven must-haves and must-tries will have everyone looking forward to spending more quality time together! Read on to learn more!   You’ve heard the saying “the family that plays together stays together,” right? I think it’s absolutely true! A family game …

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Think your kids have some strange questions? Check out these hilarious parenting tweets with the funniest questions kids have ever asked!

Hilarious Parenting Tweets: Top 10 Funniest Questions Kids Have Ever Asked

Think your kids have some strange questions? Check out these hilarious parenting tweets with the funniest questions kids have ever asked!   Children are inquisitive creatures. They are always learning and are always observing something new. Once the basic  “why” questions wear off, kids go into overdrive mode. They ask about things we as parents …

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Looking for clever ways to quell temper tantrums with positive parenting? Check out these 5 that really do work!

5 Ways to Quell Temper Tantrums with Positive Parenting That Really Work

Looking for clever ways to quell temper tantrums with positive parenting? Check out these 5 that really do work!   Ah, the temper tantrum. Even notice how they seem to strike at the worst possible moment? Like when you’re late for work and just trying to get your toddler out the door, or when you’re …

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Looking for an easy way to increase your daily intake of vital minerals like calcium and magnesium? It doesn’t get any easier than with Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water!

5 Ways Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water Helps Support a Healthy Lifestyle + Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water. All opinions are our own.   Looking for an easy way to increase your daily intake of vital minerals like calcium and magnesium? It doesn’t get any easier than with Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water! Today, we’re going to talk about five fabulous ways that …

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Send your kids off to university equipped with all the advice and tools they’ll need to succeed with these tips from our friends at Church & Dwight! Check them out!

3 University Student Care Package Essentials for Your Teens + Giveaway (CAN Only)

No matter how old our kids get, we never stop being their moms. Even when they hit that bittersweet milestone and head off to college, they still need our advice and guidance…although they may not admit it! I know you’ll sleep better at night if you feel like you’ve prepared them for just about every …

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Looking for ways to boost your toddler’s speech? Check out these five easy parenting tips for helping your tiny tots overcome a speech delay!

Repeat After Me: 5 Tips to Boost Your Toddler’s Speech

Looking for ways to boost your toddler’s speech? We’re sharing five easy parenting tips for helping your tiny tots overcome a speech delay based on our own experiences. Check them out!   Every so often when I’m talking with my 4-year-old son, I am overwhelmed by how well he speaks. I listen to him come …

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Looking for more ways to get motivated to make healthy changes? Check out these 11 quotes that inspire health and wellness!

11 Quotes to Inspire Health and Wellness

Looking for more ways to get motivated to make healthy changes? Check out these 11 quotes that inspire health and wellness!   We all know that making healthy choices is vital to our existence. I don’t think I need to tell you that you should eat right, exercise, and try to cut down on stress. …

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Looking for fun new learning toys for toddlers? These four are teacher-approved, so you know they have to be awesome! Check them out!

4 Teacher-Approved Learning Toys for Toddlers + Yookidoo’s Discovery Playhouse Giveaway

Looking for fun new learning toys for toddlers? These four are teacher-approved, so you know they have to be awesome! Check them out, plus read on for a chance to win the Discovery Playhouse from Yookidoo! When it comes to finding learning toys for toddlers, you really can’t go wrong with teacher-approved choices! These four …

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If getting your kids to sit down to do their homework without complaining is like pulling teeth from a rabid crocodile, you need these five simple steps to stop the homework battle once and for all! Check them out!

Stop the Homework Battle with These 5 Simple Steps

If getting your kids to sit down to do their homework without complaining is like pulling teeth from a rabid crocodile, you need these five simple steps to stop the homework battle once and for all! Check them out!   As summer draws to an end and kids are preparing to go back to school, …

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Got a nervous nelly on your hands? Check out 4 easy parenting tips that will help calm your kids’ nerves fast!

Nervous Nelly: 4 Easy Tips to Calm Your Kids’ Nerves Fast

Is your child a bit of a nervous Nelly in certain situations? We can totally relate! We’re sharing four easy and practical parenting tips to help calm your kids’ nerves fast. Read on to check them out!   My four-year-old son will talk to just about anybody, but when it comes time for the kids’ …

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Kids are so hilarious, aren’t they? Check out some of our favorite funny parenting moments with these 12 “darndest things” kids have said!

12 Hilarious Tweets That Prove Kids Really Do Say the Darnest Things!

Kids are so hilarious, aren’t they? Check out some of our favorite funny parenting moments with these 12 “darndest things” kids have said!   If you’re a parent, you know that kids seem to lack a filter when asking a question or talking. Kids just don’t think before they speak! No matter how weird or …

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We’ve taken the challenge out of finding gift ideas for developmentally delayed children! Check out our favorites along with some dos and don’ts!

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Developmentally Delayed Children

Having a hard time coming up with gift ideas for developmentally delayed children? We’ve taken the challenge out of it with our guide to picking the perfect present, along with a few of our favorite ideas!   I have to be honest. Each year at my daughter’s birthday or holidays, I get stressed when it’s …

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Summer storms keeping you indoors? Throw a family movie night! One of our favorites picks this summer is The Boss Baby! Check out how we celebrated its release onto Blu-ray, DVD and digital with a fun cupcake challenge!

How to Host the Perfect Family Movie Night with The Boss Baby!

This post is sponsored by DreamWorks The Boss Baby. All opinions are our own. What do you do when summer storms keep kids indoors? Throw a family movie night, of course! We love to make it even more special by whipping up a themed snack to go along with our pick! One of our favorites …

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Looking for a game your whole family will love? Check out our Spot It! Duel app review & see why this is the game your family will beg to play!

5 Reasons Why Your Whole Family Will Love the Spot It! Duel Game App!

This Spot It! Duel game app review is brought to you by Asmodee Digital. All opinions are our own. Finding games that the whole family loves isn’t easy! You need to find something engaging enough for adults and older kids, yet easy enough so that the younger ones don’t feel left out. I used to have …

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4 Tips to Keep You Happy & Healthy “Down There” This Summer

Let’s talk about something that just about every woman deals with and no one ever really brings up: pesky issues “down south.” No, I’m not talking about the actual south, I’m talking about YOUR south! You know…down there.  Summer is filled with many wonderful things. Family vacations, long days lounging on the beach, bbqs on the …

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Check out favorite tips for cleaning you cat litter box! Pay attention to my tip about ökocat Natural Wood Clumping Cat Litter, it’s going to surprise you!

3 Tricks That Will Change the Way You Clean Your Cat Litter Box

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Healthy Pet. All opinions are 100% mine. “I love cleaning the litter box!” said no cat parent ever. As much as we love our kitties, we definitely don’t love the dreaded litter box cleaning chore. While nothing in the world can make that task …

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Check out our Zap Zap Kindergarten Math app review to find out why we love using this fun game to stop summer slide in its tracks! 

Make Math Fun for Kids with Zap Zap Kindergarten Math App!

This review is brought to you by Zap Zap Kindergarten Math, all opinions are my own. Looking for a fun way to help stop your kids from losing everything they learned about math in kindergarten? Check out our Zap Zap Kindergarten Math app review to find out why we love using this fun game to …

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While there’s no way to completely get rid of stubborn stretch marks, you can make them virtually invisible! Check out 7 ways to deal with them.

7 Safe & Practical Ways to Deal with Stubborn Stretch Marks

Dealing with stubborn stretch marks that just won’t go away months, or even years, after you’ve given birth? I’m going to let you in on a little secret: there is no “magical” fix for them. You can’t just rub on a cream and watch them vanish overnight. However, there are a few tips, tricks and …

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Looking for more hilarious family movies like The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature? Check out our top 10 picks for your next movie night!

Top 10 Hilarious Family Movies Like The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Looking for more hilarious family movies like The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature? Check out our top 10 picks for your next movie night! As we mentioned in our trivia and quotes post the other day, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is a computer animated, comedy movie that is set to hit …

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Can’t wait to see what Surly Squirrel & the gang are up to? Check out 15 awesome The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature movie quotes and trivia!

15 Things You Need to Know About the Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Movie

Can’t wait to see what Surly Squirrel & the gang are up to? Check out 15 awesome The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature movie quotes and trivia!   The park gang is back again, this time to try and stop their home, Liberty Park, from being destroyed by the Mayor of Oakton City. The …

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Looking for amazing summer reading story books for young readers that will engage their minds and encourage their imagination? Check out 9 spectacular selections from Dover Books that your kids won't be able to put down!

9 Amazing Summer Reading Story Books for Young Readers + Giveaway

Looking for amazing summer reading story books for young readers that will engage their minds and encourage their imagination? We’ve partnered with Dover Books to bring you nine spectacular selections that your kids won’t be able to put down! Check them out, then learn how you can save 25% off Dover Books!   It’s so …

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I am not my son’s friend: the truth about why our kids really need us to focus on being parents, not pals, to them. A must-read for all parents!

I Am Not My Son’s Friend: The Truth About Why Our Kids Need Parents, Not Pals

Think you can be friends with your kids and still be effective parents? While that may work for some, the truth is many of our kids need us to be moms and dads more than they need another pal. Read on to see why I am not my son’s friend.   My days are probably …

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Looking for more fab family movies like The Emoji movie? Check out 10 of our all-time favorite flicks that beg to be watched together!

10 Must-See Family Movies for Fans of The Emoji Movie

Looking for more fab family movies like The Emoji movie? Check out 10 of our all-time favorite animated flicks that beg to be watched together! If you like computer animated movies that feature adventure and comedy, then you are going to want to see The Emoji Movie, set to hit theaters July 28, 2017.  After …

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Looking for all the best Emoji Movie trivia and quotes? We’ve got you covered! Check out fun facts & lines from the upcoming family movie!

13 Quotes & Trivia Bits from The Emoji Movie That You Need to Know

Looking for all the best Emoji Movie trivia and quotes? We’ve got you covered! Check out fun facts & lines from the upcoming family movie!   If you have a smartphone, then you probably know what an emoji is. Well, now those emojis are coming to the big screen in The Emoji Movie, set to …

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Trying to encourage your tot towards milestones & overcome developmental delays? Give these gross motor play tactics a go.

5 Clever Gross Motor Play Ideas for Developmental Delays

Trying to encourage your tot towards milestones & overcome developmental delays? Give these gross motor play tactics a go.   One of my least favorite jobs as a parent is filling out the development logs for a new doctor or a new school. Everything with my daughter is approximate. I cannot remember when she finally …

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Discipline doesn’t have to mean control! Check out 5 positive ways to discipline your kids without resorting to controlling their every movement!

5 Positive Ways to Discipline your Kids without Controlling Them

Discipline doesn’t have to mean control! We’re sharing a few of our favorite parenting tips for positive ways to discipline your kids without feeling like you’re controlling every move they make.   Do you like to be controlled by other people? No? Yeah, neither do I. So why do we think that our kids should …

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We admit it, we totally treat our dogs like people! Check out 5 ways we do it, plus learn how Tender & True Dog Food treats your dog like people, too!

5 Ways We Totally Treat Our Dogs Like People!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tender & True Pet Nutrition. All opinions are 100% mine.   Let’s be honest, we all treat our dogs like people from time to time. I know that when it comes to training, we have to remember that our dogs are not humans. It’s …

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Need a laugh? Check out 12 of the funniest parenting memes that really tell it like it is! I bet you can relate to at least a few of them!

12 of the Funniest Parenting Memes Ever

Need a laugh? We found 12 of the funniest parenting memes that really tell it like it is! I bet you can relate to at least a few of them!   Like most parents, we use social media for all sorts of purposes. Sometimes we need somewhere to safely vent, or to show off pictures …

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Choosing to have an only child is a deeply personal choice, but that doesn’t stop others from weighing in. Here’s why it’s okay to let yourself off the hook for not having more kids!

Why You Don’t Have to Explain Your Choice to Have an Only Child

Choosing to have an only child is a deeply personal choice, but that doesn’t stop others from weighing in. Here’s why it’s okay to let yourself off the hook for not having more kids!   As soon as I had my son, people started asking me when we would start trying to have another baby. …

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See how you can help your teens Help your teens zap acne anytime, anywhere with OXY’s new On-The-Go acne stick! No water needed! It’s perfect for taking on summer camping trips! Check it out!

How to Help Teens Zap Acne Anytime, Anywhere with OXY On-the-Go Acne Stick

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of OXY Skincare. All opinions are my own. Oh acne, how I hated it when I was teenager. I had it bad enough that I still have acne scars on my cheeks. I was so self-conscious and awkward as a teenager. I always felt like my acne …

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Having a hard time keeping the spark alive after having kids? Check out 4 tips to make it easier to reconnect with your partner!

4 Must-Read Tips for Keeping The Spark Alive After Having Kids

Having a hard time keeping the spark alive after having kids? Don’t worry, we can help! We’re sharing our top four relationship tips for reconnecting with your significant other! Let’s be real for a minute: having kids will inevitably change your relationship with your partner.  I say it’s inevitable because when you consider the enormous …

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Kids learn through questions, but wow, can they drive you batty with them at times! Here are our favorite parenting tips for how to answer all those “why” questions without going crazy!

The Secret to Answering ALL the “Why?” Questions Without Losing Your Mind

We know that kids learn by asking questions, but wow, can they make you a little crazy with them sometimes! Don’t worry, we’re sharing our number one parenting tip for answering all those “Why?” questions without losing your mind! You’re going to love how easy it is! Before I had kids, when I heard people …

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I bet these 10 totally relatable mom tweets will make you say “same here!” Check them out for a good laugh! We all need more parenting humor in our lives!

10 Totally Relatable Mom Tweets That You Make You Say “Same!”

I bet these 10 totally relatable mom tweets will make you say “same here!” Check them out for a good laugh! We all need more parenting humor in our lives!   As moms, no matter where we live or how we parent, we can all relate to each other in one way or another. For …

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Want to help your tot get a head start in meeting milestones? These are the 6 fine motor skills to start with!

6 Early Fine Motor Skills to Work on With Your Toddler Now

Want to help your tot get a head start in meeting milestones? These are the 6 fine motor skills to start with! Most of us take for granted the skills we use every day. As I type this, the fact that I am able to make my fingers move exactly where I want them is a …

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Love movies like Spider-Man: Homecoming? Make it a super hero summer with these 13 more amazing movies to add to your watch list!

13 Amazing Super Hero Movies Like Spider-Man: Homecoming for Your Watch List

Love movies like Spider-Man: Homecoming? Make it a superhero summer with these 13 more amazing movies to add to your watch list! Check out our top five, then read on for more movies that your whole family will love. Spider-Man: Homecoming is an upcoming superhero movie that features science fiction and fantasy. It is based …

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Looking for fun ways to turn summer brain drain into brain gain? Host an alphabet scavenger hunt! We'll tell you how, plus give you a chance to win a fun set of Alphabet Acorns to make it easy!

Turn the Summer Brain Drain into Brain Gain with Alphabet Acorns

Looking for fun ways to turn summer brain drain into brain gain? Host an alphabet scavenger hunt! We’ll tell you how, plus give you a chance to win a fun set of Alphabet Acorns to make it easy!   With summer finally here, it’s the perfect time outdoor fun! While kids are thrilled school is out …

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Amp up your excitement for Spidey's latest reboot with these Spider-Man: Homecoming movie quotes plus our faves from the other movie incarnations!

9 Quotes from Spider-Man: Homecoming & Other Spidey Movies You Need to Read

Ready for some of our favorite “Spider-Man: Homecoming” movie quotes? I am so looking forward to catching this one in theaters. I’m really interested to see how they reboot Spidey’s story. Yes, he’s probably had more reboots than just about any other super hero out there, but every incarnation brings something new and exciting to …

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Kiss nighttime separation anxiety good night with these 5 simple steps to making toddlers feel more comfortable in their own room! Check them out!

5 Steps to Saying “Good Night” to Nighttime Separation Anxiety!

Anyone who has ever tried to put a toddler to bed knows very well the struggle of nighttime separation anxiety! Going to bed can be a scary proposition for your kids. They are in a dark room all by themselves, and even though you’re nearby, their brains aren’t capable yet of rationally thinking through your promise …

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Here is all of the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie trivia you’ve been looking for! Check it out before you see this amazing summer blockbuster!

5 Things You Really Want to Know About Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie

Before you head to theaters for this summer’s big superhero blockbuster flick, brush up on all your Spider-Man: Homecoming movie trivia! We have everything you really want to know about what went on behind the scenes! If you haven’t heard, Spider-Man: Homecoming is an upcoming superhero movie that will be released in theaters on July …

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Can’t get enough Minion madness? Check out 5 more insanely delightful movies like Despicable Me 3 that your family will adore!

5 Movies Like Despicable Me 3 Your Minions Will Love

Are your Minions begging for more movies like Despicable Me 3 to watch on family film night? Mine are huge fans of these five flicks! If you haven’t heard the big news, Gru is back for round 3, along with his wife Lucy and daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes. Despicable Me 3 will hit theaters on …

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These 12 pics of guilty kids who just can’t hide it have me cracking up! I can totally relate to #7! Which is your favorite?

12 Guilty Kids Who Just Can’t Hide It

Need a laugh? You have to check out these 12 guilty kids who just can’t hide it! Have you ever noticed how kids and pets share one thing in common? Neither one are good at hiding their guilt! When a kid is guilty, you can easily tell by the look on his/her face that something isn’t …

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Our pets are superstars and it shows! Check out 5 ways we let them know we love them plus learn all about Tender & True pet food!

5 Ways We Show Our Dogs That They’re Superstars to Us!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tender & True Pet Nutrition. All opinions are 100% mine. My pets are superstars in my home. They’re more than just furry companions, they truly are a part of the family. We consider them in just about every decision we make, from the types …

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Stay at Home Mom burnout is a very real struggle! Check out five tips to stop it before it saps all your energy and joy from parenting!

5 Tips to Zap Stay at Home Mom Burnout Before It Starts

  Stay at home mom burnout is a very real struggle! I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to stay home full time with my four-year-old, but it can be hard.  In fact,  I can tell you without a doubt that it is the absolute hardest and best thing I’ve ever done in my life.  I’ve …

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Minions, unite! These 7 Despicable Me 3 movie quotes will make you want to join Gru for a walk on the dark side! Check them out!

7 Despicable Me 3 Movie Quotes That Speak to Your Inner Minion

  Minions, unite! These Despicable Me 3 movie quotes will make you want to join Gru for a stroll to the dark side! The big question is, will he stay there? Poor Gru, the wanna-be super villain finally settled into his life as a good guy (for the most part!) when his brother comes along and …

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Energetic tot wearing you down? Check out 5 activities for toddlers with high energy to wear THEM out in no time! Nap time, anyone?

5 Activities for Toddlers with High Energy Wear Them Out in Style!

Raising high energy toddlers is not an easy feat, as any mom out there will tell you. If parents had a nickel for all of the times when they have said, “I wish I had that much energy” or “If I could bottle up just a fraction of that energy”, they would be very well …

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Check your Minion madness level with these 7 Despicable Me 3 movie trivia tidbits! How many did you know? Read them now

7 Despicable Me 3 Movie Trivia You Need to Know

Think you know everything about Gru and his lovable Minions? I bet you didn’t know these Despicable Me 3 movie trivia! If there’s just one movie that my son and I are crazy excited about this summer, this is it. We’ve seen all of the Despicable Me films together (including Minions) and we can’t wait …

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Don’t have time to go to the doctor? Bring one to you with Doctor On Demand! Make them part of your Live Life Well plan! See how!

Bring the Doctor to You with Doctor On Demand & #LiveLifeWell

Compensation was provided by Doctor On Demand. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Doctor On Demand.  As moms, it’s hard to find time to take care of ourselves. We’re always so busy taking care of everyone else! We don’t really get sick days, do …

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Help your little one reach those milestone with these four fabulous developmental toys for kids of all ages! Check them out!

4 Best Developmental Toys to Help Kids Reach Milestones

Looking for developmentally appropriate toys for little ones? As kids reach certain milestones, it is important for parents to choose toys that help kids grow socially as well as physically. We are huge advocates of learning through play, so we’ve found some awesome toys for all ages will not only entertain kids but also help them …

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Looking for more great family movies like Like Transformers: The Last Knight? Check out these 5 action-packed picks!

5 Movies Like Transformers: The Last Knight That Are Full of Action

Looking for more great family movies like Like Transformers: The Last Knight? Check out these 5 action-packed picks! As you know, The Last Knight is an upcoming science fiction action movie that will be in theaters on June 23, 2017.  It’s the latest film in the Transformers franchise and the last one that will be …

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Get ready for the most epic Transformers: The Last Knight movie quotes, plus quotes from the other films! Read them now!

9 Epic Transformers: The Last Knight Movie Quotes to Read Now

Get ready for the most epic Transformers: The Last Knight movie quotes, plus quotes from the other films! I can’t even tell you how much restraint I’m showing by not throwing in “more than meets the eye” or “roll out!” puns right now. Transformers movies always make me think of my childhood. I had a …

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When your tot’s on the way to a meltdown, try these 5 tips for diffusing a toddler tantrum with minimal tears (yours included!). Check them out now!

5 Easy Steps for Diffusing a Toddler Tantrum with Minimal Tears (Yours Included!)

When your tot’s on the way to a meltdown, try these 5 tips for diffusing a toddler tantrum with minimal tears (yours included!). I’m going to be honest – we made it out of the terrible 2s unscathed. I was prepared for the terrible 3s as a result, and they went by without incident. We …

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How many of these 5 cool Transformers: The Last Knight movie trivia tidbits did you know? Check them out & test your knowledge!

5 Cool Transformers: The Last Knight Movie Trivia You Need to Know

Think you’re the Optimus Prime of movie knowledge? Test your smarts with these cool Transformers: The Last Knight movie trivia tidbits! Our whole family is crazy excited about the latest flick in the movie franchise with more than meets the eye. If you haven’t heard, Transformers: The Last Knight is a 2017 sci-fi action movie …

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We all know that kids say the darndest things. They also put the silliest answers on their homework! Check out the funniest kid homework fails ever!

10 Funniest Kid Homework Fails of All Time

We all know that kids say the darndest things. They also put the silliest answers on their homework! As parents, we don’t always have the time to look over every single piece of homework our children turn into their teachers. We trust our children to properly complete their homework. But sometimes this trust fails us! …

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With literally millions of books out there, which stories should you actually encourage your teens to read? Check out 8 books you want your kids to read before they grow up!

8 Books You Want Your Teens To Read Before They Grow

I have never been a big fan of “required reading” lists in school. I’ve always felt that as long as teens are reading something, they’re learning and growing. Even comic books can teach new ideas, expand vocabulary and stretch imaginations. That said, there are some books that we really want our teens to read before …

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Looking for more fast-paced family movies like Cars 3? Check out 5 more fabulous flicks that we love to watch together!

5 Epic Racing Movies Like Cars 3 for Your Family Movie Night

Looking for more fast-paced family movies like Cars 3? Check out 5 more fabulous family flicks that really get our motors running! As you know from our Cars trivia post, the 3rd film comes out next month, on June 16th. I’ve been excited about it since I saw the first trailer. It looks like things have taken …

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We all imagine the type of parent we’ll be before our kids arrive, but now that you are a mom, what kind of a mom are you really? Find out!

Which of These 5 Types of Moms Are You?

What kind of mom are you? I bet when that second line came up on your pregnancy test, you saw an image in your head of the type of mom you would be. Maybe you knew you’d be a worrier, hovering over your tot to protect him from every bad thing imaginable. Perhaps you thought …

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If these 7 cars movie quotes don’t inspire the racer in all of us, I don’t know what will! Check them out!

7 Cars 3 Movie Quotes to Inspire Your Inner Racer

If these 7 Cars 3 movie quotes don’t inspire the racer in all of us, I don’t know what will! If you haven’t heard the exciting news, Lightning McQueen is back with all his friends for the race of a lifetime. Disney is releasing their 3rd installment in the insanely awesome and popular Cars franchise …

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Think you’re a Lightning McQueen genius? Check out 5 Car 3 movie trivia I bet you didn’t already know!

5 Cars 3 Movie Trivia You Didn’t Know About

Think you know everything about Lightning McQueen and his friends? I bet our Cars 3 movie trivia has a few new surprises in store for you! If you haven’t heard the big news, Cars 3 is a computer-animated comedy, drama, sports movie that is due to be released in theaters on June 16, 2017. A …

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Having a hard time figuring out how to talk to your kids about their weight? Check out these parenting tips!

How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Weight

Knowing how to talk to kids about their weight is more important than ever. It seems like every month, a new study comes out with terrifying new stats about the impact of being an overweight child. In most recent news, researchers have found that childhood obesity can quadruple the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. …

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Looking for an amazing chat headset that doesn’t cost a fortune? Find outwhy all the gamers will want the Turtle Beach RECON CHAT headset!

Why Every Gamer Wants the TURTLE BEACH® RECON CHAT Headset + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Turtle Beach. All opinions are our own. As an avid gamer, my son goes through a lot of chat headsets. A lot of them. I can’t even count the number of headsets sitting in his gamer gear drawer right now. He has some magical ability to destroy even the most …

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Need some “me” time? Get lost in a good whodunit with these 5 great mystery books! Check them out!

5 Great Mystery Books for A Little Relaxing Me Time

Mystery books are so much fun, aren’t they? I love relaxing with a good read after a long day, but sometimes my brain isn’t ready to shut down. As much as I enjoy a fun chick lit book or romantic beach read, there’s nothing quite like losing yourself in a good whodunit to give your …

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4 Insanely Awesome Gift Ideas for Foodie Moms

Need gift ideas for your foodie mom? Maybe you love to cook yourself and want to drop some hints to your significant other? Either way, get ready for four of the most incredible kitchen gifts you’ve ever seen. Seriously! I bet your jaw will drop when you see the first one! These gifts are perfect for Mother’s …

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Being a mom is incredibly rewarding, but it definitely comes with sacrifices. Here are 5 things I sacrifice as a mom. Can you relate?

5 Things I Sacrifice As a Mom

There is nothing more wonderful, joyful, satisfying, amazing, rewarding and as awesome as being a mom.  At the same time, there is nothing quite so emotionally exhausting; physically taxing; and just plain complicated as the feelings that come along with motherhood.  I believe it literally is one of the hardest jobs in the world, and …

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Is there anything worse than stinky cat litter box odors in your home? Seal it away in 3 easy steps with Litter Genie®! Check it out!

3 Steps to Sealing Away Stinky Cat Litter Odors with Litter Genie®!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Litter Genie®. The opinions and text are all mine. Let’s talk about every cat parent’s favorite thing: cleaning the litter boxes! I know, it’s not the most delightful topic, but it’s definitely something just about every cat parent deals with on a daily basis. …

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As much as I love being a mom, there are definitely some things I miss most about my single days! Check out 7 things I totally took for granted!

7 Things I Miss About my Single Days

I love my little family more than anything, but there are definitely a few things that I do miss about my single days.  Life before being a mom was just so much different than what my life is now.  Before I had kids, I thought I knew how my life was going to play out …

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Social stories are a wonderful way to help kids learn how to act, manage themselves, or even prepare for change. Check out 8 parenting tips for how to use them!

8 Brilliant Tips for Writing Social Stories to Help Your Child’s Behavior

Have you heard of using social stories to help your child’s behavior? If you haven’t, don’t worry, we’re going to teach you all about them today! If you are the parent of a young child, you know that they have ideas all their own. One of the most important jobs you have is to help …

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Kids have this amazing way of completely obliterating even our best-laid parenting plans. Check out 5 ways they do it and why it's totally okay!

5 Ways Kids Obliterate Our Best-Laid Parenting Plans (and Why That’s Totally Okay!)

This is a sponsored post for which I’ve received free product and/or compensation, but the opinions are 100% my own. Let’s get real for a moment, shall we? Kids have this amazing way of completely obliterating even our best-laid parenting plans. I want you to play a game with me. Think back to your pregnancy. …

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Keep kids engaged & entertained during family picnics with these 4 outdoor toys for toddlers & preschoolers that they'll absolutely love. Check them out!

4 Awesome Outdoor Toys That Your Kids Really Want This Year

Looking for fun ways to keep kids engaged and entertained outdoors during all those summer picnics, barbecues, and camping trips? These 4 outdoor toys for toddlers and preschoolers will have them begging to play in the sunshine all day long! From educational activities to toys that make fitness fun, you really can’t go wrong here! …

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Feeding your pup high-quality AND affordable dog food just got easier thanks to Nature's Recipe at Walmart! Check it out!

Feeding Your Dog High-Quality Affordable Food Just Got Easier with Nature’s Recipe New at Walmart

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nature’s Recipe®. The opinions and text are all mine. Finding a good dog food in a convenient location can be a challenge. One of my kid’s chores is to feed our dogs every day. The downside to giving that responsibility to our children is …

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Your smile makes a huge first impression, so make sure you're taking care of it! Check out 6 ways to get brighter, whiter teeth for the whole family!

6 Brilliant Ways to Get Brighter, Whiter Smiles for the Whole Family

Since our smile is often the first thing people see, we want it to make a great impression. In honor of National Oral Health Care Month, we teamed up with Church & Dwight to bring you some fabulously easy tips to help get brighter, whiter smiles for your entire family. These tips not only make sure …

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Give your little Beauty and the Beast fan the ultimate gift with a personalized Dream Big, Princess: Belle's Special edition book from Put Me in the Story!

The Personalized Princess Belle Book Your Beauty & the Beast Fan Needs Right Now + Giveaway

We are thrilled to be partnering with Put Me in the Story again to tell you about their Disney’s Dream Big Princess personalized book for kids. All opinions are our own.   With the release of the live-action Beauty and the Beast film, Princess Belle items are in hot demand right now. So much so that I’m …

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8 Genius Teacher Gift Ideas to Thank Your Child’s Teacher

Guess what: It’s almost that time of year again: school will soon be letting out for the summer, and your kids will be home every day!  Before the summer gets here, make sure not to forget to get your child’s teacher a thoughtful gift that shows them how much you appreciate what they do. Here are …

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6 Hilarious Movies to Add to Your Binge Watching List

Laughter truly is the best medicine – it has been shown to have all kinds of health benefits the more we do it, including a stronger immune system; a reduced level of stress; and even helps the body relax.  So what better reasons to sit down at the end of the day, and watch one …

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Got a strong willed child? Check out these 5 easy steps for potty training even the toughest tiny tot! We’ve been there, done that!

Potty-Training Strong-Willed Children in 5 Steps

One of our readers,  Lauren, shared that she is looking for tips to potty train her strong-willed 2-year-old twins. Lauren’s twins are each struggling with a different aspect of toileting. Her daughter is doing just fine peeing on the toilet, but she’s going to a private place to have a bowel movement (BM) on the …

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3 Colorful & Creative Easter Activities for the Whole Family

This post is brought to you in partnership with Fox Home Entertainment. All opinions are my own. Woohoo! Easter is almost here, which means it’s also almost time for spring break for my son. Let me tell you; we can definitely use it! With Easter falling so late this year, it feels like it’s been …

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Coping with speech delays in kids can challenge you in ways you never thought possible. Learn the truth about what to expect from a mom who has been there.

The Truth About Parenting a Speech Delayed Child

If you’re in any parenting forums online, you know that every third post from a new parent is in regard to concerns about development, especially when it comes to a speech delay. It’s a natural concern because delays could indicate major problems, right? Well-meaning moms and dads reassure that every child develops at their own …

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These 5 super chick lit books are absolutely perfect for those times when you just want to zone out and let the world fall away. Check them out!

5 Super Chick Lit Books For When You Just Want To Zone Out

I love sitting down with a good book at the end of the day.  Reading really helps me to wind down and decompress after a long day, and it’s part of my nighttime ritual.  One of my favorite types of books to read are girly books or Chick Lit books.  From romantic relationships; to personal and …

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Positive reinforcement charts for kids are a fabulous parenting tool when you use them right! Check out four tips to get the most out of them!

4 Important Tips for Using Positive Reinforcement Charts for Kids

Positive reinforcement charts, or reward charts, are common tools when it comes to positive parenting. They’re also frequently used in schools and child care facilities to motivate kids and encourage good behavior. The chart keeps track of how often kids engage in good behavior. Every time a child successfully completes whatever task is listed on …

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Need a little parenting humor break? Check out these 23 funny parenting tweets that I think we can all relate to (even if we don't want to admit it!).

23 Funny Parenting Tweets We Can Totally Relate To

As any parent knows, raising kids is a crazy ride – and it can also be very funny! With more and more parents using Twitter as a platform to talk about some of the hilarious things their children do and say, it makes it that much easier to laugh between the diaper changes and doling out the …

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Should you forgive a bully or encourage your kids to do so? Find out why, as hard as it is, it might just be what your child needs to move on!

Should You Forgive a Bully?

Should you forgive a bully? They say you should forgive and forget, but is it really that simple to forgive a person who bullied you? Bullying can make life miserable for even the most confident person, and there is more than one case of the target of bullying taking drastic measures because of the pain …

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Loneliness can be overwhelming at times. When I’m feeling down, I love these great books to read to relieve anxiety. They make me feel a little less alone.

5 Books to Read if You Find Yourself Lonely

When loneliness threatens to overwhelm, turn to one of our favorite books to read to relieve anxiety. Pervasive feelings of loneliness may lead to feeling depressed and anxious, which is why it can be helpful to read up on the subject of loneliness to understand its complexities.  There is a train of thought out there …

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Hilarious video of Children Adorably Interupt Their Father's Interview

Hilarious Video: Children Adorably Interrupt Their Father’s Interview

As someone who works from home, I can tell you from experience that it is pretty amazing. However, one thing that definitely exists when you work at home is distractions. They come in all shapes and sizes, and for the man featured in this video, they came in the shapes and sizes of his two …

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Looking for creative ways to teach your child the spirit of giving? Check out these fantastic parenting tips and ideas!

9 Creative Ways to Teach Your Child the Spirit of Giving

When you teach your child the spirit of giving at a young age, you give them the skills they’ll need to make the world a better place as adults. We all want our kids to grow up to be helpful and compassionate. After all, they’ll inherit this world and it could use a little more of …

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Looking for more great movies like Smurfs: The Lost Village? Check out these five fabulous family flicks!

5 Fabulous Family Movies Like Smurfs: The Lost Village

Can’t get enough of the Smurfs? Neither can we! We’re continuing our celebration of our favorite little blue creatures with five more great movies like Smurfs: The Lost Village. Since you have to wait until April 7, 2017 for the release of the reboot, these other fun flicks should hold you over on your family …

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We love these creative answers from kids to the question of “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Check them out!

Creative Kids Answer “What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

Each generation of adults asks each generation of kids “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a well-loved question for many reasons – these insightful, imaginative little people give us hope for what’s to come, and we’re able to live our dreams vicariously through them. The more creative and unexpected the …

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Warmer days ahead mean less time indoors dealing with household tasks! Prepare for Spring Forward by adding these important tasks to your to-do list and family calendars!

5 Important Things to Do Before You Spring Forward

Are you ready to Spring Forward on March 12th? If you don’t already have it on your calendar, that is the day we change the clocks ahead an hour (or as I call it, the day I have to pay back that extra hour of sleep Fall Back gave me) and start Daylight Savings Time. …

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These 7 Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Quotes will have you feeling Smurfy in no time! Check them out now!

7 Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Quotes You’ll Love

Looking for Smurfs: The Lost Village movie quotes? These quotes from all the Smurfs movie will have you singing “la la la la la la” in no time! Did I mention that I’m super stoked for this upcoming family movie? If you checked out our Lost Village trivia, you’ll find out why. The reboot takes …

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Check your knowledge of all things Smurfy with these 7 fascinating Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Trivia tidbits!

7 Fascinating Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Trivia

  Guess what? Everyone’s face little blue creatures are back with an all new reboot, and we’re sharing our love of all things Smurfy with these 7 fascinating Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Trivia tidbits! The upcoming computer-animated comedy adventure movie  is set to hit theaters on April 7, 2017, just in time for spring …

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Check out these 21 funny quotes about parenthood that are hilarious because they’re so true! We all need a little parenting humor in our lives!

21 Really Funny Quotes About Parenthood

There are so many funny things about being a parent.  You have to laugh at the chaos sometimes, and all of the other things that go along with raising kids: disciplining issues; struggles at mealtimes; potty training; the teenage years; etc., etc., etc. If you don’t laugh, you’ll go crazy, right? We’ve rounded up some …

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Looking for toddler & preschool toys that stimulate, educate AND entertain your little ones? Check out these four best new toys for Spring 2017!

Best New Toddler & Preschool Toys for Spring 2017

Looking for the best new toys for spring 2017 for your toddler or preschooler? We’ve got four super cute toys that make perfect Easter gift ideas, birthday presents or even a “just because” gift for your tiny tots. I love that all of these toys entertain kids while teaching them or encouraging their imaginations in …

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Looking for the best rainy day movies to watch? You’ll want to add these 7 fab flicks to your binge list! Snuggle up in your favorite blanket and start streaming!

7 Rainy Day Movies To Add To Your Binge Watch List

Is there anything more relaxing than the sound of rain?  When you wake up in bed, super cozy and sleepy, and you can hear raindrops falling on the roof?  There’s one other thing I can think of that is even more relaxing: staying in your pajamas and watching a rainy day movie! Here are a …

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How do you prepare your child for kindergarten? Check out our parenting tips to get your kids ready to start the education journey!

5 Things You Should be Doing Now to Prepare Your Preschooler for Kindergarten

How do you prepare your child for kindergarten? It’s such a huge step for them! If you have a child who will be starting school next year, you may already have started to worry about how the transition will unfold (for the both of you, if we’re being entirely honest). You know it will be good …

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5 Fun Ways to Use Thin Stix in Your Creative Art Projects + Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Thin Stix. All opinions are our own.   Creativity and messiness seemed to go hand in hand. Breaking out the paints meant breaking out the smock to cover your kid, the plastic to line the floor and the water to clean it all up. If you were really …

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Amazingly simple toddler speech delay parenting tips to help build your child’s vocabulary! Read them now!

7 Simple Tips to Teach Vocabulary to Your Toddler

Looking for simple ways to teach vocabulary to your toddler, especially when you’re dealing with a speech delay? We have you covered! As a parent, you wait with baited breath for your baby’s first word. Will it be “Mama,” “Dada,” or something else entirely? Once that first word comes out, for most kiddos, it’s only …

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Celebrate Heart Month by getting to know your hardest working organ with these five fascinating facts about your heart + the signs of a heart attack. Read it now!

5 Fascinating Facts About Your Heart to You Need to Know

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. It’s Heart Month in Canada, and I’m not talking the chocolate-filled Valentine’s Day treats we give each other to celebrate our love! I’m talking about that hard-working blood-pumping organ in your chest that makes …

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Love movies like Power Rangers? Check out 5 more incredibly adventurous action flicks your whole family will enjoy!

5 More Awesome Movies Like Power Rangers to Watch Now

Love movies like Power Rangers? Check out 5 more incredibly adventurous action flicks your whole family will enjoy! If you haven’t heard, Power Rangers is an upcoming superhero movie, scheduled to hit theaters on March 24, 2017. The movie is based on the franchise that includes comics, movies, and television shows. Check out our trivia for …

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Looking for the best Power Rangers movie quotes? Check out these five that will get you even more excited for the 2017 movie!

5 EPIC Power Rangers Movie Quotes You Want to Know

Looking for the best Power Rangers movie quotes? Check out these five that will get you even more excited for the 2017 movie! Power Rangers is an upcoming superhero movie that is based on the popular franchise of the same name. It’s set to hit theaters on March 24, 2017. Throughout the years, the franchise has …

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These positive things you say to a child are real confidence boosters for kids! Check out our parenting tips to take the message even further!

50 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Kids

It’s extremely important to say positive things to a child on a daily basis. If you don’t, that child will start to lose his or her self-worth, which in turn affects school work, home life and interaction with friends. Honestly, there is an unlimited number of wonderful things you can tell children in an effort to …

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Love movies like Power Rangers? Check out 5 more incredibly adventurous action flicks your whole family will enjoy!

6 Surprising Power Rangers Movie Trivia

Get ready for action and adventure Saban style with our must-know surprising Power Rangers movie trivia! That’s right, the Power Rangers are back in a brand-new movie, set to hit theaters on March 24, 2017. The same characters we have always loved are back, with new cast members. The Red Ranger, the Pink Ranger, the …

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Get ready to add a bit of pep to your morning routine with these health & beauty tips and a little help from Garnier Whole Blends!

5 Fabulously Easy Ways to Pep Up Your Morning Wellness Routine in the Winter

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Garnier Whole Blends, the opinions and language are my own. I don’t know about you, but during the winter it’s kind of hard to get going in the morning. Half of the time, it’s still dark outside when I get up! Even though I’m usually a morning …

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Looking for more magically adventurous movies like Beauty and the Beast to add to your watch list? Check out 5 more of our favorites!

5 Magical Movies Like Beauty and the Beast to Add to Your List

As far as family films go, magical movies like Beauty and the Beast are among my favorite genres. They really do have it all! Romance, fantasy, music, action, adventure. Disney definitely knows how to put on a good show for everyone in the house! Since the release date of Beauty is still over a month …

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5 Beauty and the Beast Movie Quotes You Want to Know

The final trailer for the long-awaited film is here, and to celebrate we’re sharing a few of our favorite Beauty and the Beast movie quotes! Have you seen the latest trailer? Wow. Just wow! The first trailer was magical in its own right, even though it only gave us a teeny glimpse of the film. …

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Love these Beauty and the Beast movie trivia! This is going to be one of the best movies to watch this year! Check it out!

7 Surprising Beauty and the Beast Movie Trivia

I’ve been reading up on a lot of Beauty and the Beast movie trivia lately. I’ve been so excited about this one since my first peek at the magical trailer! First, I absolutely LOVE Emma Watson and I think she’s going to make such an amazing Belle. Second, this was one of my favorite Disney …

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Amazing resource for teaching kids the difference between telling or tattling to try right now! Take a look.

Everything You Want to Know About Telling Vs. Tattling

You’ve heard it before – no one likes a tattletale. It’s certainly not fun to be the mom of a tattletale. I’d always rather not hear the constant barrage of what my kids did to make each other angry! Unless they’re bleeding, they need to work it out! As you teach your kids the way to …

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It's never too late to start new healthy habits! Check out four that will benefit your entire family!

4 Fabulously Healthy Habits That Benefits Your Whole Family

Like most of us, I bet you started off this month and the new year planning to start a ton of new healthy habits. I know I did! Then life got in the way. My son went back to school, work piled up after winter break and we all came down with nasty colds. Needless …

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Kids say the sweetest things sometimes! Check out these lovely things children say for a great dose of parenting humor!

From the Mouths of Babes: Lovely Things Children Say

One thing about kids (especially young ones), they say what they think. What parent hasn’t cringed in embarrassment when their child has blurted out something true, yet inappropriate? A favorite family story is from several years ago, when my daughter patted her grandpa’s belly, looked up at him sweetly, and said, “Baby?” At least we …

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Looking for anxiety relief and self-esteem activities for women? These mental health apps will help monitor and improve your mood!

5 Mental Health Apps to Monitor & Boost Your Mood

Are you looking for informative mental health apps to help you feel better in 2017? Although there are tons of these apps available, not all of them will end up being what you’re looking for. Don’t worry, we did the hard work for you!  Keep reading, to learn more about some of the apps (relating to …

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Boost your mood, fight depression and find some anxiety relief with these self-esteem activities for women that help you when you’re feeling down.

8 Mood-Lifting Things to Do When You’re Feeling Down

There are no two ways about it: everyone feels down or deals with anxiety from time to time.  Personally, I think that it’s completely normal to feel a bit off sometimes – nobody can feel happy all the time.  I think it’s important to recognize your feelings and move forward.  Here’s some things that you can …

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Tired of your kids fighting and misbehaving? Feel like you've tried everything? Check out our parenting tips for consequences that actually work!

Stop Fighting & Misbehaving with Consequences that Actually Work!

We’ve all been there. Our kids misbehave, and nothing we say makes a difference in modifying their bad behavior. In fact, sometimes it seems that it makes things worse! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard my son mimic my lame attempts at consequences (he’s a big fan of counting to three, which …

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Looking for funny movies to watch while pregnant? Check out these five flicks that will give you deep baby belly laughs!

5 Funny Movies to Watch While Pregnant

Need a good belly laugh?  There are lots of funny movies to watch while pregnant. If you happen to be nervous about your pregnancy, some of these movies can even put you at ease… at least a little bit. Even if they don’t, at least you can pass the time away with some good humor. …

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Looking for a few good speech delay apps to help get your tot talking? How about 7? Check out our picks for the best of the best!

7 Great Apps to Help with a Speech Delay

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Looking for a few good speech delay apps to help get your tot talking? We’ve rounded up seven of the most highly recommended apps to get you started. A common topic on parenting forums is child development. Many concerned moms or dads look to other parents for reassurance, answers, and …

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Let’s be honest, we’re all winging this parenting thing and learning as we go along. Check out what I’ve learned about myself as a mom!

5 Things I’ve Learned About Myself As A Mom

Being a mom changes you in so many ways that you can’t even imagine until you are one.  Your perspective on life shifts inevitably, and you are no longer the center your own world.  I started wondering how I’ve changed and what I’ve learned since becoming a mom.  There are so many things that we …

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How Motherhood Changed My Wishes #WishUponAStar

This post is sponsored by Disney. All opinions are my own. Today’s Pinocchio release has me thinking a lot about the magic of wishes.  When I was a kid, “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio was kind of my theme song. I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer and a firm believer …

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Give your toddler a boost in the speech department with these five fabulous books for language development! Check them out!

5 Fabulous Books For Language Development

We already know that reading is a wonderful activity to share with our children.  Not only does reading allow parents to bond with their kids, but it also helps children develop their language skills. Any books that your child truly enjoys, and wants you to repeat over and over can help your child’s language development …

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Want to be a more patient mom? We all do! Check out these 6 easy steps to help you train yourself to respond more patiently to your kids.

6 Simple Steps to Become a More Patient Mom

We all want to be more patient moms. Patience is a virtue, right? Do you know why? Because it’s HARD, especially when you have kids! It is possible to re-train yourself to be more patient with your children, and while it’s hard work, it is worth it. You will find that as you respond more …

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Looking for the best date night movies to watch at home? Check out 5 of our favorites that both you and your partner will love!

7 Wonderful Date Night Movies to Watch at Home

Finding a good date night movie is hard: it can involve negotiations, compromise, some begging and pleading, and lots of snacks (at least in my house!).  And after you finally choose your movie, there’s always the chance that one of you will fall asleep (again, at least in my house!).  With Valentine’s Day right around …

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New on Netflix, One Day at a Time is THE family comedy you need to be watching! Check out the trailer & find out why we love this show so much!

Stream One Day at a Time on Netflix & Join the Hilarious Familia!

This post is sponsored by Netflix. All opinions are our own. Have you heard the big news? One Day at a Time is back and streaming on Netflix right now! The family dynamic that we all loved as kids has been rebooted for a whole new generation. Since it’s created by Norman Lear, the visionary …

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Celebrate the new year with a new health & beauty routine! Check out 5 easy tips to help you look and feel your best in 2017!

5 Easy Tips to Help You Look and Feel Great in 2017

After months of holiday fun (and, let’s be honest, a few too many cookies!), it’s time to get back on track and take better care of ourselves. January is the perfect time to start a new health & beauty routine, add some good new habits to your regime or just plain get your regular “feel …

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Give your teen a boost in the self-esteem department with these four awesome workbooks to help inspire them to reach their goals.

4 Fantastic Self-Esteem Workbooks For Teenagers

Adolescence can be a time of emotional confusion for many youngsters.  Self-esteem workbooks for teenagers can help your teen become more resilient, confident, and better equipped to handle the world around them, by using a variety of worksheets and activities; while providing teens with the necessary tools to build their self-esteem and fight bullying. Here’s …

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I've been on the hunt for more great family movies like The LEGO Batman movie, and I found a few that I think your family will love, too!

5 More Great Family Movies Like The Lego Batman Movie

I’ve been on the hunt for more great family movies like The LEGO Batman movie, and I found a few that I think your family will love, too! I can’t wait to see this upcoming flick. The Lego Batman Movie is a spin-off from The Lego Movie in 2014. It is set to be released in …

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Looking for The Lego Batman movie quotes? Check out a few of our favorites from this upcoming family film!

Our Favorite Quotes from The Lego Batman Movie

Looking for The Lego Batman movie quotes? Check out a few of our favorites from this upcoming family film! If you haven’t already heard of it, The Lego Batman Movie will hit theaters on February 10, 2017. It is a spin-off from the 2014 The Lego Movie and combines superheroes with action and comedy. In …

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Looking for a few perfect Valentine’s Day movies to watch with your true love? Check out these great romantic movies!

Great Romantic Movies to Watch Together on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, why not get in the spirit and  watch a wonderful romantic movie?  These movies are some of my absolute favorites, and they check all the boxes that I adore when I watch them: an interesting story line; likeable characters; and of course, a good love story.  So make …

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The Lego Batman Movie Trivia: Check out all these fun facts & trivia tidbits about the upcoming Lego Batman movie!

The Lego Batman Movie Trivia & Fun Facts [with video trailers]

Looking for The LEGO Batman movie trivia and fun facts? We’ve got you covered! I can’t tell you how excited my family is for this one! LEGO Batman was the first video game that my son and I played together, so it’s very dear to my heart. The Lego Batman Movie is an upcoming computer-animated action …

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Remember when moms used to share parenting tips without judging each other? What happened to the sisterhood of motherhood?

What Happened To The Sisterhood Of Motherhood?

Do you remember the expression “It take a village to raise a child”?  Did you know it’s actually a proverb, whereby a child is more likely to flourish and become a healthy and well-balanced adult if the entire community is actually involved in how the child is raised?    Doesn’t that sound wonderful?!? View this post …

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Looking for amazing parenting resources & tips to help teach your kids another language? Check out these free learning language websites!

10 Effective (and Free!) Language Learning Websites

In most schools, gone are the days of journaling and assignment books. Kids are adept at using smart phones and tablets at a very young age, and schools are fully embracing a very technologically literate student body. As you prepare your preschooler for school and support your school-age child in their studies, it is helpful to …

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A film based on the little smiley faces that you send to your friends to express your moods? It's true! Check out the Emoji Movie trailer!

Sneak Peek at The Emoji Movie Trailer

A film based on the little smiley faces that you send to your friends to express your moods? It’s true! We have a sneak peek at the new Emoji Movie trailer just for you! The Emoji Movie is an upcoming computer-animated adventure comedy movie that is due to hit theaters on August 4, 2017. The …

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Dealing with feelings of fear and anxiousness when you’re a child isn’t easy. Check out these five great books to read for kids to help cope with anxiety.

5 Fantastic Books to Read to Help Kids Cope with Anxiety

We often think of anxiety as something that only afflicts adults.  However, many children may experience anxiety as well.  Kids worry about all kinds of things, such as starting school; bullying; making friends; difficult familial relationships; and so much more. It’s important to note that anxiety in children is completely normal, and can be alleviated …

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We're so excited about The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar DVD release that we're sharing our favorite character quotes! Check them out!

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Movie Quotes

Guess what? Simba is back and he brought along all of his friends in The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar DVD release! We’re sharing some great character quotes to get you roaringly excited about this fun family show! In case you haven’t heard about it, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar is an animated …

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What life lessons have you learned from being a mom? Check out the things I’ve learned and am passing on to my own child!

Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Being A Mom

The life lessons that I’ve learned since becoming a mom are actually ones that have been resonating in my head for the past thirty-plus years, ones that my own mother taught me when I was young.  They’re all basic, and things that most of us have known since we were kids, yet they are still …

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How do you make sure your kids grow up to be able to handle anything? Check out parenting tips for raising resilient kids in an uncertain world!

Raising Resilient Kids in an Uncertain World

How do you raise resilient kids in today’s uncertain world? It seems like our generation has a lot more to worry about compared to when our parents were raising us, doesn’t it? Between bullying, tech overload, and a world in constant turmoil, it seems like our kids are facing challenges that go way beyond what …

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Looking for a feel-good family movie to watch together in theaters? Check out our favorite A Dog's Purpose movie trivia before it comes out!

5 Great Family Movies Like A Dog’s Purpose

Looking for more heartwarming animal movies like A Dog’s Purpose? Gather the family around the TV and check out one of these sweet tales (or should that be tails?)! A Dog’s Purpose is an upcoming movie filled with drama and comedy. It is set to hit theaters on January 27, 2017 and is based on the …

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Looking for A Dog's Purpose movie quotes that will absolutely touch your heart? Check out a few of our favorites from both the film and the book!

Heartwarming Quotes from A Dog’s Purpose Movie & Book

Looking for A Dog’s Purpose movie quotes that will absolutely touch your heart? Check out a few of our favorites from both the film and the book! I can’t wait to see this family movie about a dog in search of the meaning of his life (or lives!). It looks like it’s going to be …

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Ever heard the term “Threenage?” If you have a particularly trying 3-year-old, chances are you have! Check out our parenting tips for this challenging year!

The Threenager Years Are Real: Parenting Tips for Making It Out Alive!

Did you know that “Threenager” is a word? That it refers to the difficult phase some children go through when they’re three? It’s a phase when three-year-olds display all of the attitude, mood swings and stubbornness of a teenager, while still only being around three feet tall! Sounds fun, right?!? Well, I’m here to tell …

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Looking for a feel-good family movie to watch together in theaters? Check out our favorite A Dog's Purpose movie trivia before it comes out!

All the Best Movie Trivia from A Dog’s Purpose

Looking for A Dog’s Purpose movie trivia? As always, we have you covered! This upcoming family movie releases into theaters on January 27, 2017. It follows the story of a dog who looks for purpose through different owners throughout four lifetimes. I love watching movies about animals, so I’m definitely planning to see this one! …

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5 Exciting Family Movies Like Monster Trucks

5 Exciting Family Movies Like Monster Trucks

Looking for a few more exciting family movies like Monster Trucks? We have 5  flicks that are just perfect for your next family movie night! In case you haven’t heard of it yet, Monster Trucks is an upcoming live-action/computer-animated action comedy movie that will be in theaters on January 13, 2017. It stars Lucas Till …

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Can't wait to see Monster Trucks? Check out 8 awesome quotes to get you more excited about the movie!

8 Awesome Monster Trucks Movie Quotes

Looking for fun Monster Trucks movie quotes? The upcoming live-action/computer-animated comedy is set to release on January 13, 2017 and it looks like it’s going to be such a fun family movie! The film tells the tale of Tripp, a high school senior who is looking for a new life in a new town. Using parts …

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Working on getting your little one ready for preschool? Check out these 5 terrific books that teach the alphabet to kids!

5 Great Books for Kids That Teach The Alphabet

One of the most wonderful parts about being a parent is taking the time to read books with my son every day. I love cuddling on the couch with a pile of books after a trip to the library and spending time together.  There are some wonderful books out there that can help you teach …

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Looking for a classic solitaire game with just enough twists to keep it exciting? Check out our Solitaire by MobilityWare app review!

Solitaire by MobilityWare: The Classic Game You Love with a Modern Twist

This Solitaire app review was brought to you by MobilityWare. All opinions are my own. Looking for a fun way to sneak in a little “me” time this holiday season? If you love playing relaxing games, you’re going to adore the Solitaire app from MobilityWare! Remember way back when you got your first PC and …

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Need help keeping your New Years resolutions but don't have time to hit a gym? Check out the best YouTube Workout Channels for moms!

5 of the Best YouTube Workout Channels For Moms [with videos]

With the new year looming ever closer, you’re going to need some help keeping all your resolutions soon, right? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, starting with the best YouTube workout channels for moms! We know how important it is to exercise, but how many of us busy moms actually find the time to fit it …

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How do you know you're a parent, aside from those little cuties running around your house? Check out 25 fun

You Know You’re a Parent When…

Looking for the coolest Monster Trucks movie trivia? We have it for you right here! Check out 8 fun facts about this new family movie!

8 Fun Facts & Trivia About the Monster Trucks Movie

Looking for all the best Monster Trucks movie trivia you can handle? We have your fun facts right here! Monster Trucks is a live-action/computer animated comedy action movie that is due to hit theaters on January 13, 2017. The movie stars Lucas Till as Tripp and Jane Levy as Meredith. Here are some interesting facts about …

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What Are the Most Important Things I Can Teach My Child?

“What are the most important things I can teach my child?” It’s a big question that we all ask ourselves as parents. Being a parent comes with extraordinary responsibility – it is our job to nurture, support, and teach our children. As if that pressure weren’t enough, we are somehow supposed to balance that with …

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Have you heard? Pets ride free on Amtrak to celebrate The Secret Life of Pets release! Check out the details!

Amtrak Allows Pets to Ride Free Following DVD Release of Secret Life of Pets

Amtrak and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment are teaming up to promote Amtrak’s “Pets Ride Free” promotion and the DVD release of the movie “The Secret Life of Pets.” The offer is good on trips that are booked between December 6, 2016 and December 11, 2016, for trips taken between December 9, 2016 and March 31, …

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Is your child having a tough time learning to read? Check out 7 of our favorite resources for struggling readers!

7 Fantastic Resources For Struggling Readers

Children who have difficulties reading can often feel overwhelmed in school and may begin to develop anxiety or low self-esteem if they are unable to keep up with their peers in the classroom.  Luckily, there are literally thousands of resources for struggling readers out there to help your children. From online forums; to books; to apps you …

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Banish dry winter skin fast with AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care lotions and creams! Check out our favorites & how we use them!

Say Goodbye to Dry Winter Skin with AmLactin

This post is brought to you by AmLactin. All opinions are my own. The cold air has started rolling in. I adore fall, but I am not a fan of winter in the slightest. My skin is overly touchy, and once winter rolls in, I feel like I can’t keep up with the dry skin. In fact, …

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Looking for fabulous gift ideas for kids who love to bake? Encourage their culinary aspirations with these 7 fun presents!

5 Fun Gifts for Kids Who Love to Bake

Have you noticed that more and more kids are learning to bake at a younger age than ever before? Popular TV shows on Food Network prove it. These shows get stellar ratings and are SO much fun to watch. Encourage your child’s culinary aspirations with a few fun gifts for kids who love to bake! …

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Looking for gift ideas that give back? Check out 7 ideas for everyone on your list from The American Diabetes Association Gifts of Hope & help support a great cause!

7 Holiday Gifts that Give Back from American Diabetes Association Gifts of Hope

This holiday gift ideas post is brought to you by American Diabetes Association. All opinions are our own. Looking for holiday gift ideas and decor that give back in a meaningful way?  The American Diabetes Association Gifts of Hope program is the perfect solution. It not only offers fabulous holiday decor gifts for everyone on …

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On the fence about getting a family pet? Check out these top ten reasons why you really should have animals around your kid!

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Have Animals Around Your Kid

Given the sheer number of YouTube videos featuring animals and kids together, it’s no secret that the two are a perfect pair. If you’re on the fence about getting a pet, we have a great piece today for you with all the reasons why you should have animals around your kid. Huge thanks to Diana …

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Got a picky eater? Check out these 7 great parenting tips to actually get your child to eat more veggies without a struggle!

7 Tips That Can Help Your Children To Eat More Veggies

We all want our kids to eat healthier, right? Some kids just naturally gravitate towards healthier snacks, but for most of us, we have to find new ways to get our kids to eat more veggies, especially if we’re raising a particularly picky eater! Today, we have some great parenting tips from Jennifer of I’m Addicted …

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Smurfs: The Lost Village movie trailer is here and we have a sneak peek at it just for you!

Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Trailer is Here!

Smurfs: The Lost Village movie trailer is here and we have a sneak peek at it just for you! I have to tell you, I am loving the feelings of 80s nostalgia that the Smurfs bring up in me. It was one of my favorite shows as a kid, so I am thrilled that it’s …

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Keep kids busy during the holiday travel season with 7 amazing activity books that will keep them from asking

7 Amazing Activity Books That Will Keep Your Kids From Saying “Are We There Yet” + Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Dover Publications. All opinions are my own. If you are looking for fun activity books, easy holiday gifts, or even books to keep the kids busy on the way to Grandma’s this holiday season, then you need to check out all the great offerings from Dover Publications! My daughter …

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What are your biggest parenting mistakes? If you’re like me, I bet they aren’t what you think they are! Find out the one thing I did wrong as a parent!

The Biggest Parenting Mistake I’ve Made (So Far…)

Parenting mistakes are a part of raising kids. We all know that, right?  I know I make mistakes every single day: from bribing my preschooler to go to the bathroom before we leave the house in the morning; to letting him watch a bit too much TV so that I can have a proper shower; to …

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Cars 3 Movie Trailer is Out but It’s Not What You Might Expect

Lightning McQueen, Mater and all his friends are back and we have a peek at the Cars 3 movie trailer just for you! Cars 3 is an upcoming computer-animated movie that will hit theaters on June 16, 2017. It is the 3rd movie in the series, following the super successful  2006 Cars and the 2011 Cars 2. …

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Cold and Flu season giving you a pounding headache? Check out a few of our favorite natural remedies to soothe that aching noggin!

8 Natural Remedies for Headache Relief

What do you do when your head is pounding, but you don’t want to take medicine? Try these natural remedies for headache relief! As a sufferer of chronic headaches for more than half my life, I know how debilitating they can be. Regardless of whether you experience chronic migraines or even just the occasional sinus …

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Get cozy under the fuzzy blanket with your little ones and read one of our favorite winter & snowmen books for kids! Check them out!

5 Fun Children’s Books about Winter & Snowmen

With a long, cold winter ahead of us why not take advantage of the weather and read books to your children all about the wonders of the coldest months of the year? Snuggle up in your favorite blanket, grab a cup of hot cocoa and spend the afternoon with a few of our favorite winter …

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The new Beauty and the Beast trailer is absolutely breathtaking! Check it out, plus see stunning stills from the film!

Watch this Breathtaking New Beauty and the Beast Trailer!

Disney just released a new Beauty and the Beast trailer, and it is just breathtaking! We loved the first trailer that we shared a few months ago, but this one gives you an even better look at all the characters, scenery and the story. As a huge fan of both the timeless classic tale and the …

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Let Kids Create on the Go with Kwik Stix + Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Kwik Stix. All opinions are our own. We all want to encourage our kids to be creative as often as possible. At home, at grandmas, and even on the go in the car. We want them to explore every opportunity to capture the world through their own unique …

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5 Ways to Deal with Toddlers Who Misbehave (Positive Parenting Tips)

As parents, we worry that every single thing we do will impact our kids for the rest of their lives, and with good reason. The lessons that we teach them early on helps to shape every aspect of their future. We want those lessons to be as positive as possible so we can raise happy, …

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Looking for the best Christmas movies to watch with your family? Check out five of our favorites, from classics to newer hits!

5 Best Christmas Movies to Watch with Your Family

Everyone has their own favorites when it comes to great Christmas movies to watch with the family. With so many titles to choose from, no two lists are the same. My favorites include a mix of old classics and new hits featuring my kids’ favorite characters!  Check out these five flicks your whole family will …

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Check out our WellieWishers from American Girl review! We love how these fantastic dolls teach kids kindness through creative play!

3 Amazing Ways to Teach Your Child About Kindness

This post is brought to you by American Girl®. All opinions are my own. I want to teach my daughter about friendship and mindfulness, being kind to others, doing good deeds and being creative!  Like any other mom, I want my daughter to grow up with confidence that she can do and be anything. I …

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Looking for more great family movies like Moana? Check out 5 of our favorites that feature many of the same themes!

More Fantastic Family Movies Like Moana

With such original characters and themes, you might think that there aren’t many other movies like Moana out there for your family to enjoy. It’s true that it’s probably one of Disney’s most unique princess movies to date, but you can still find other great flicks for your next movie night with a lot of …

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Looking for more movies like Sing? We've got you covered! Check out five great musicals that your whole family will love!

5 More Fabulous Family Musicals Like “Sing”

Looking for more fantastic musical movies like Sing to watch with your family? We’ve got you covered! If you haven’t heard about the upcoming film, it follows the adventures of a theater owner who tries to save his business from being shut down by hosting the most epic singing competition of all time. While the star-studded …

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Becoming a mom changes you in many ways and makes you appreciate your own mom more. Here are some things I want to say to my mom now that I'm a mom myself.

What I Want To Say To My Mom Now That I’m a Mom Myself

Becoming a mom changes you in ways that you can never imagine. Not only does everything we do become all about our kids, but we think about things so much differently once we become parents, and we appreciate things in an entirely new way. Once I became a mom, my perspective on life changed so much. …

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We can’t wait to see #Moana! Check out our favorite movie #quotes & trivia about Disney’s latest film!

Fun Facts & Quotes from Disney’s Moana Movie

In celebration of Disney’s latest family film, we’re sharing our favorite Moana movie quotes & trivia! If you haven’t heard the buzz or seen the trailers, Moana is an upcoming computer-animated musical, fantasy, comedy, adventure movie that is due to hit theaters on November 23, 2016. For those struggling to find fun activities to keep kids busy …

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Get ready for the family musical comedy of the year with our favorite Sing movie quotes and trivia! Check it out!

13 Fun Facts and Quotes from the Sing Movie

Looking for some fun Sing movie quotes and trivia? We have you covered! We’re really looking forward to this sweet computer-animated family movie about Buster, a koala who is trying to save his theater from being shut down. The film releases on December 21, just in time for the holiday season! Judging by the trailer, …

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Check out 13 great family movies like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them and host your own epic fantasy film night at home!

13 More Movies Like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

If you absolutely cannot wait for the big release of the Harry Potter spin-off, we’re sharing a few other movies like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to help you get into the fantasy-action mood! If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been celebrating the film all week, first with our delicious pumpkin butterbeer recipe, then …

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Quotes & Trivia

If you’re as crazy-excited about the Harry Potter spin-off as I am, you’re going to love our Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie quotes and trivia! The movie releases into theaters on November 18, 2016 and it looks positively spectacular! The story takes place in the same world as our beloved Harry Potter series, but …

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Eczema flare-ups can be incredibly irritating, and the dry winter air doesn't help! Check out 7 natural ways to effectively relieve the symptoms at home!

7 Natural Ways to Relieve Eczema Symptoms at Home

Winter will be here before we know it (boo!), and with it comes dry, flaky skin. Dry skin is bad enough, but if you or one of your family members has dealt with eczema before, you know it can be very itchy and uncomfortable. While eczema should be treated by a doctor, there are things …

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Spelling names is easy with these parenting tips and fun games! Check them out & help your kids get their monikers right!

3 Fun Games to Help Children Spell Their Names

While your kids will learn most of their basic spelling skills in kindergarten, they should at least know how to spell their names before they start school. Teaching children how to spell their name doesn’t have to be a frustrating or tedious task. In fact, there are many fun ways to get the job done, without …

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5 More Great Family Movies to Watch for Fans of “Trolls”

Looking for more movies like Trolls to watch with your family? We have you covered! Trolls is an upcoming computer-animated movie that incorporates music, friendship, and comedy. The film, which is set to hit theaters on November 4, 2016,  is based on the troll dolls that were created in Denmark in 1958 by Thomas Dam. Here …

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Looking for the coolest Trolls movie quotes & trivia? We have you covered! Check out everything you want to know about Dreamwork's latest family movie!

Fun Facts & Quotes from the 2016 Trolls Movie

Looking for the coolest Trolls movie quotes & trivia? We have you covered! From Trolls Branch quotes to Bridget ones, you will find the best quotes. After all, happiness isn’t something you put inside you. You know how much we love sharing fun facts & sayings fro the latest family movies! Trolls is an upcoming computer-animated movie that …

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Everything You Need for the Best Fall “Dinner and a Movie” Night at Home

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media All opinions are our own. When falls rolls around, it brings along chilly temperatures and rainy days, making it harder to find fun things to do outdoors. This doesn’t mean the fun has to end! The indoors has plenty of fun times to offer as …

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What do you do when you see a kid in distress walking down the street? Do you stop or keep going? Check out our thoughts & share yours!

Stop for the Kid or Keep on Driving: What Would You Do?

It’s raining. You have dropped the kids at school, and you are hurrying home in the car. There are dishes in the sink; maybe you need to pop to the grocery store. A million chores are running through your head and the rain is really coming down. As you drive towards the bus stop you …

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Entire Family Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

This post is brought to you by Vicks Humidifiers. All opinions are our own. Can you believe that it’s the start of another cold and flu season? It feels like just yesterday we were heading back to school, and here we are prepping for winter! Last year, my family got hit with one cold after …

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5 Eye-Popping Facts About Vision Health

Did you know that October is Children’s Vision Month? I did NOT, and both my kids wear eyeglasses. Talk about being out of the loop!  However, I do know that each year my kids should get their eyes examined. Rain, shine or snow, I book an exam with a doctor of optometry (optometrist) and make …

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Cold weather means the return of flu season! Check out these home remedies to help your sore throat feel better fast!

7 Tried & True Home Remedies to Soothe a Sore Throat

With the beautiful changing colors of the leaves comes something much less lovely – sore throats resulting from seasonal allergies or the common cold. Throat lozenges have their place, but what can you turn to when they just don’t cut it? Look below for some tried and true home remedies to soothe your sore throat. …

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As much as we all love our kids, there are days when we don't enjoy them like we should. Check out 11 parenting tips for finding more joy in motherhood!

11 Tips for Finding More Joy In Motherhood

There’s no doubt that as moms, we absolutely adore our kids.  There is no limit to the love that we have for them. But it’s easy to lose track of the joy of being a mother, especially when we’re so busy running errands, cleaning, working, and taking care of everybody else’s needs but our own. Here …

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5 Things Every Mom Needs to Keep in Her Bathroom to Look and Feel Her Best

Attention all mothers: we know how busy you are – between being a multitasker, supporter, and a shoulder to cry on, being a mother takes a lot of hard work, stamina, and energy. Today, we put together a few, simple items with you in mind. Yes, mama: you and only you. The following products are key …

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