Library Scavenger Hunt for Kids (FREE printable!)

Inspire kids to learn about the Dewey Decimal system with this FREE printable Library Scavenger Hunt! The library is a magical place for kids! So many wonderful books holding everything you've ever wanted to know -- and some things you ne...
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How Your Kids Can Help with Spring Cleaning {free printable list!}

I am one of those parents who believes that kids NEED to learn how to do age-appropriate chores while they grow up.And not just those "pick up after yourself" kind of jobs -- but the BIG, heavy, put-some-elbow-grease-into-it kind of work....
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5 Ways to Inspire Kids to Go Green

"We have not inherited the Earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children." ~ Lester Brown   Being eco-friendly takes on a whole new meaning when you read this statement. As parents, we all work so hard to provide ou...
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Life Skills for Kids: Money Management, Map Skills & Healthy Behaviors

As parents, we all know how important it is to teach our children various life skills.  Learning about money, healthy behaviors and other everyday tasks are just as important as all the math & reading skills the kids learn at scho...
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Teaching Kids that Small Acts can have a HUGE Impact

  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for The Salvation Army. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. How many times did you drop coins into a Red Kettle this holiday season?   ...
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What I Did Right & Wrong When Teaching My Kids about Sharing on Social Media

  How many times a day do we reach for our phone when we see something awesome? Think about it – most of us never even grab  a camera any longer.  “Oh, I’ll just use my phone”, right? Because we always w...
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Creating Family Traditions

We were compensated for this post by Blickenstaff's as part of a campaign with The Mom It Forward Blogger Network and are thrilled to be working with them to share more about family traditions.   This is the time of the year when I...
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Family Volunteer Project: How Kids Can Help Local Animals during Adopt a Dog Month

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   Sometimes kids so want to make a difference in the world and do something AMAZING – yet their age can get in th...
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48 Things All Kids Need to Know Before College

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   I’ve been in a parenting quandary lately. My oldest is a senior in high school (I know – when the hell did that h...
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Getting Kids Involved with School Fundraisers with Labels for Education #Labels4Edu #cbias

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.   I know, we all dread them -- the annual requests for fundraisers. Just this past week, I've received notices about th...
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20 Children's Books Told via Snail Mail & Letters

Wonderful picture books about mail & letters for kids who love the idea of 'snail mail'!I know that so many of us live in the world of text messages and emails but let's face it, young kids LOVE snail mail!While we get bills, unwanted a...
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Do You Know What Your Kids are REALLY Doing Online?

  I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BGCA. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   For our kids, using technology is like brushing th...
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Why Kids Need to Travel & What They Can Learn on the Trip

  Travel is such a great educational opportunity for kids!  A chance to explore new places, try something new and reconnect with the family. Honestly, my kids learn more on our vacations than they do any other time of the year.&...
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5 Ways to Unplug & Connect over a Family Dinner

If you ever come to my house for dinner (and please know you're always invited -- I make a killer lasagna!), I have a few rules that everyone has to follow -- no phone, texts or tv during the meal. One bite of the lasagna and you really won...
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Going Green: Books & Websites to Inspire Kids

Some of the newest lessons for this generation include learning about the environment, ecology and how our behaviors impact the world around us.  Earth Day is a yearly celebration that reminds us to revisit how we treat the Earth.&n...
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