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If your kid is an athlete, it can feel wonderful to celebrate each victory. You can give out plenty of praise, feel genuine admiration, and brag to everyone you know. It is also fun to plan the best gift to give your kid to commemorate each victory. However, if your child

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  This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.When you have a baby everything changes. Bye bye sleep, bye bye friends, hello to the hardest and most rewarding job you will ever have. For the first

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This review and giveaway was made possible by iConnect Influencer Management and Luvs. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. We teach our children to “use their words” when they are angry. As parents, there are many times when we probably shouldn’t use our words.

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Moving house can be a stressful time on all members of the family, but it is often most stressful for the children. A new home also means a new environment, a new routine, a new school, and the loss of everyone and everything they loved about their old home. However, you can

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Being a mother to a premature child is absolutely terrifying. Not only is the baby here before you expect, but decisions about the child’s care must be made on the fly and without much research. I developed sudden and severe preeclampsia when I was 8 months pregnant with Aidan. While

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Walking down the aisles of any major grocery store, you almost can’t help but to notice the shelves are lined with products with advertisements for just about everything. If you have school aged children, the one that should stand out the most to you are Box Tops™.  They seem to

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Bedtime can quickly become a battle of wills if it is not approached the right way. This kind of battling can lead to unnecessary stress for both parent and child. It seems that my kids get more wound up the closer it gets to bedtime. This is the point where

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My husband and I have a running joke. Each night he asks “Where are we eating dinner?” and I reply “Where all Americans eat dinner. On the couch.” I guess it isn’t that funny, but it is true. I am 100% positive that many others eat dinner exactly like us.

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Halloween is one my family’s favorite holidays. My boys love to think about their costumes way in advance. They will also will change their minds about twenty times before we settle on the final costume. This often leaves us in a predicament. Sometimes the version of the costume they wanted

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The school year has arrived and so has the glorious time of year when we can cheer on our children from the sidelines as they participate in autumn sporting events. From soccer to lacrosse and field hockey to football, the practices and games are neverending. As adults, we remember how

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As much as I have always known how important it is to incorporate healthy options into Aidan’s daily menu, something has clicked for me in the past year. I think that being pregnant and having a baby girl made a light bulb go off. I hear about early puberty and

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This post is sponsored by Always Liners, but all opinions are my own. I can vaguely remember the items that I used to keep my in teeny tiny purse pre-children. Multiple lip gloss options, eyeliners, pens from random bars and restaurants and maybe even a pair of flip-flops. Things are

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We all know by now that Box Tops™ for Education are a big deal to our local schools. In case you missed it, I explained why they are so important in my last post, What are Box Tops™ for Education? As a recap, General Mills® started off by putting Box Tops™ for Education

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Keep Children Healthy During the School Year
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Day one of school has come and gone for us here in sunny Southwest Florida. Wouldn’t you know it, I got a phone call from Aidan’s school on the first day back. “Hello Mrs. Fine. I just wanted to let you know that Aidan is running a slight fever and

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Box Tops™ seem to be everywhere, aren’t they? They are on just about every major non-perishable in my pantry, and I’m sure the same goes for your pantry, too. I have become to accustomed to seeing Box Tops™ on all of my products, from cereals to dinner kits to address

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Children live in a wonderful world that is (as it should be) free of the restraints of reality. The minds of children are free to explore the bounds of their imagination. Something we, as adults, often forget or just outright lose the ability to do. When the imagination is set

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4 Great Ways to Help Your Child's School
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Paying it forward is a theme that more and more of us are becoming aware of. It is actually more than just a theme. It is truly a lifestyle. Maybe your last coffee was purchased for you, so you left a little extra to cover the next customer’s coffee. Perhaps

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This post is sponsored by Target, but all opinions are 100% my own. The new school year is upon us, and it’s not clear whether or not we should be happy, sad or anxious about this next milestone in our child’s education. The milestone that I am personally referring to

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As the new school year looms ever closer, there comes a time when we have to start getting everyone in the family ready for the changes that are coming. No more relaxed schedules and lazy days. Now it’s up at the crack of dawn, if not earlier almost every day

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Tips for Dealing with Pregnancy Fears
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The decision to have a child is not one to be taken lightly. Between finances, personal lives and schedules, careers and family support, there are many factors to consider before deciding to conceive. Fortunately, I didn’t have to worry about any of this prior to getting pregnant with my first born. He

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#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel This could include Intel providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not what you think. I am the proud father of a beautiful about to be four year old girl.

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Nurturing Emotional Intelligence
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Everyone hopes their child has a high IQ, but what about their EQ? Emotional Quotient is a term that was first popularized in psychology circles in the 90s. Today, it is becoming well known in homes and classrooms everywhere. Emotional intelligence is basically a way of understanding, recognizing, and choosing

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Uh oh, I got the WiFi is out tarot card? What sort of horrorscope is this? I see the possibility of lots of whining and pouting in my future… I admit to being a techie mom. My boys have many gadgets, games and tablets that work together in harmony, all

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I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing like thinking about GOING BACK TO SCHOOL that strikes fear deep in the pit of my heart. But it’s nonetheless something that I’ve considered time and time again. I’ve finally settled on Cosmetology school, an option that I’ll go into a bit

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3 clues you're a busy mom
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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Having two kids is about as much work as holding down five or six regular jobs. You are constantly moving from task to task, dealing

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Three Tips To Sleep Better At Night #WorldSleepDay
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There comes a time in everybody’s life when they have to move from their cot – the very first place they slept at home – to a proper bed. The age at which this happens is different for different families, and there is no real rule about when the time

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I have always had a huge sweet tooth and I know who I got it from; my mom! I cannot get enough of anything chocolate, especially cakes, cookies or brownies. Oh and ice cream is good too!! The weird thing is my kids are not huge sweet eaters, which makes

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Through Baby's First Moments
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There is no doubt that you remember your first positive pregnancy test. The joy, the happiness, the tears and of course, the fear. Then you hear that heartbeat for the first time and it all begins to set in. I am going to be a mom. This is really happening! Your world

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Parents, especially new ones, spend countless sleepless nights worrying over the health and happiness of their children. One of the most important decisions you will make in regards to the early health and safety of your child is in choosing the right crib. Crib safety is of monumental importance and

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Night Terrors In Children
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When I became pregnant with my third child, I felt totally prepared. When I found I was having a boy after two girls, I was ecstatic. When my water broke at 6:30 AM and I delivered Henry at 9:57 AM, I knew I had given birth to someone special. Truer

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