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Getting Kids Involved with School Fundraisers with Labels for Education #Labels4Edu #cbias

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I know, we all dread them — the annual requests for fundraisers.

Just this past week, I’ve received notices about the middle school fundraiser, the choir fundraiser, the Senior class fundraiser and a fall fundraiser.

I’m all for helping the schools to raise money but my time is limited and I don’t like to continually ask family and friends to support these causes (heck, they all have kids too).

BUT, there is one fundraiser that I can get behind 100% —

because it doesn’t cost me any additional money or time

AND the kids can do it all on their own!







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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 always revisit our family traditions.  I don’t know if it’s the …

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If Your Child Breaks a Bone

This is one of those posts that, as a parent, I hope you never have to use.  I hope you can file it away on a Pinterest board or in a favorites menu and never have to use it.  In all honesty, I wish I didn’t have to write it. 

My son has another broken bone this summer.  It’s his 5th fracture in 2 years. (Oh, and my daughter was also in a cast last summer).

Yes, we’ve had him tested – for calcium deficiency, for Vitamin D deficiency, for brittle bone disease — you name it and they ran a test, checked the scans and referred to multiple physicians.  But the only answer we have is that “he’s growing quickly and the bones haven’t filled in yet”.  Not much comfort to any of us right now.

My main reason for writing this post is to let other parents know what we’ve learn about living with casts.

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Teaching Kids to Clean: Adventures in Vacuuming


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The other day, my daughter asked me if I was writing anything new for the blog.  She always gets excited if I tell her it’s a book review or there’s a new project we get to do together.  But this conversation went a little differently since my newest project is about how to clean and vacuuming for kids …

Me: “Actually, I’m writing a mini-series about how kids can help clean around the house.”

Kid (with deer in the headlights look):  “Mom! Kids don’t like to clean!”

Me:  “Guess what Honey, parents don’t like to clean either.”

Kid: “Really?!”  (yep, kids will never stop surprising me with their questions)

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Items that Help Improve Fine Motor Skills

  When my kids were young, they had no issues with their fine motor skill development.  I attribute it to the fact that they loved Cheerios and were always playing tug-of-war with the dog 🙂 But once they hit elementary school, they both began to have issues with their printing and writing.  I always thought …

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12 Ways Kids can Help with Travel Planning and Trip Prep

In our house, planning for a family vacation is a full-family affair!  It is called a ‘family vacation’ so we have always involved the kids in trip planning and prep. 

It’s a great life skill for them to learn especially if you travel often (even if it’s only day trips or weekends away).  Plus, vacations always see to run a little smoothier if everyone is hands-on from the get-go.

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