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Road Trip Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Your Next Car Trip

Road Trip Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Your Next Car Trip

Get the car & family ready with this free printable road trip checklist and tips for how to prep for a long car trip!  This week's one of those quiet times -- not too much on the calendar. But I know it won't last long -- We're ...
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25 Snow Day Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy

Enjoy these fun indoor & outdoor activities for your next snow day!Like so many others, we are having a 'snow day' this week (actually, it's an ice day today but who knows what tomorrow might bring -- my kids are hoping for a repeat per...
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5 Money Skills Every Tween & Teen MUST Know

5 Money Skills Every Tween & Teen MUST Know

This post has been sponsored by Greenlight. All opinions are my own. Money lessons that all kids & teens should know before they leave home! Money skills are one of those responsibilities that fall to us parents as we raise kids.  ...
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Tips for Keeping Kids Safe while Playing Sports

I recently received an email with a question that caught my eye -- "Worried Your Kid Is Going To Break...Something?" "Hell Yes!"  was all I could think because we have kids who are prone to injury. Anyone who knows our family is not...
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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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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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Making Lunches Easy & Healthy this Summer

   I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Revolution Foods. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.   There’s something ...
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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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Staying in Touch with Family & Teaching Kids about Snail Mail

 We don't live close to any of our family - they are sprinkled across the country.  So when it comes time to celebrate a birthday or special occasion, we rely on 'snail mail'.  Yes, we could probably text them a note or send...
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DIY Kids Chalkboard Backpack

  Don't you just love when you can reuse or upcycle something for the kids!  We needed a back-up backpack for the year {you know, for the days that the regular one gets left at school or to use as a bag for afterschool activitie...
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The Ultimate Road Trip Guide for Families -- Packing Tips & Why Getting There is Half the Fun

Great ideas for packing the car, side trips and road trip activities with kids!When we got married, my husband and I moved half-way across the country and away from every relative we had.  It was hard the first few years to not have al...
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Great Cookbooks for Kids and Math Fun in the Kitchen

Have you ever had a kid who asked "Can I help?" when you were preparing a meal?  There's all kinds of ways that kids can get involved in the kitchen!   Cooking is a great life skill and everyone should know some of the basics b...
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5 Easy Ideas for Making Your Home More Kid-Friendly

  As kids grow up, it's important for them to have their own spaces. This will help them to learn some reponsibility with regards to taking care of their things, be able to become independent and feel that they are contributing to th...
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How to Organize Your Family's Summer Schedule

Every year we look forward to summertime at our house!  The excitement of the 'we can do what we'd like' days that we all love to enjoy.  But, of course, the kids do want to do some activities that require us to keep track of what...
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How I Became The Fun Police (Or What I Learned While Overprotecting My Kids)

  Anyone who’s met me, or my kids, will tell you that I’m a fairly protective parent.  Or as my kids lovingly refer to me, 'The Fun Police'.  I didn’t plan to be this type of parent – one who monitors what they ...
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