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The average household in the United States contains approximately 300,000 things. If you're a parent, you might know far too well -- perhaps from stepping on a rogue plastic brick and subsequently writhing in pain -- that your child's Lego collection encompasses a significant portion of those 300,000 things. Lego is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month, proving that...
Current Debit Card for Teens and Parents Review
I have a teen son and a pre-teen girl and they both love to spend money, especially my money. There’s always a need of some sort. They “need” new shoes, money to meet a friend at the movies or for the sports game concession stand. It is always something and before I know it, I go to buy a...
After keeping them physically safe, raising healthy kids is your primary responsibility as a parent. Though it can be difficult to teach your kids about the importance of making healthy choices, as long as you do your best, talk to them about the benefits of healthy living, and model healthy choices, you and your family should be on the...
When your little ones come home from a long day of school, activities, and playing with friends, they are likely ready for a bath. Whether your child prefers soaking in bubbles or standing under the shower, personal hygiene is an extremely important lesson to pass onto our kids. But all too often, the products that we use to help...
3 Tips to Help Teach Your Kids to Live a Happy and Healthy Life
As a parent, it's your job to do everything you can to keep your kids happy, healthy, and safe. Though you'll spend most of your energy (and money) on your kids, that doesn't mean you should neglect your own health and only care for them. It's just as important to show your kids how to live a healthy lifestyle...
As the days get shorter and summer starts to slowly come to an end, it can feel like the school bus will be coming around the corner to pick your child up any minute now. Luckily, there are still a few weeks left until school begins, but with the beginning of school comes the beginning of other opportunities as...
Setting a Back to School Budget
Back to school means it is time to start packing lunches again, checking backpacks for papers to sign and homework. ACK! It can all seem overwhelming. I get it. To avoid the crumpled up papers at the bottom of the backpack or the rotten apple in the lunch box, I have some tips to help you stay organized this school...
My kids go in phases, trying to convince their father and I we need a new furry friend in our home. We will find notes randomly put throughout the house with convincing reasons on why we need a new canine pal. I will get text messages with cute doggy faces or a YouTube video. You name it and my...
diverse barbies
Being a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world may have been the dream for many young children, but that world has a major diversity problem. It seems like to cruise with Barbie you must have three key characteristics: Tall, thin, and white. But those days are finally changing. Mattel has expanded their Barbie Fashionista collection to include 40 new dolls, Bustle reports. These dolls...
10 Simple Hacks to Keep Your Pets Healthy and Happy
Pets are fun to have around and are good for helping children learn how to care for another being. However, they are also a lot of work. To help pets become more a member of your family, try these fun and creative pet tricks. Potty Training Dogs – Put a jingle bell by the door, ring it regularly and...
CDC Reports Correlation Between Infants Born In Home Water Births and Legionnaires' Disease
Home birthing moms take note -- there has been a recent link between home water births and infants developing Legionnaires' disease. Legionnaires' disease is a life-threatening form of pneumonia and two infants in Arizona were infected within months of each other last year. Even though a full 28,000 infants are born per year with a birth injury, an infection among...
Moms need practical tips for getting their kids to eat their veggies. Like real tips that work and well are honest, even if they're tricky. After all, veggies are good for you. Everyone knows this.  As my kids get older, it is becoming a challenge to get them to eat new foods, especially their vegetables. They have the fruits...
The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines for fruit juice consumption in children in late May. Previous guidelines stated that juice should not be offered to any infant under six months old. Now, guidelines advise against juice consumption for any child under the age of one. Dr. Steven A. Abrams, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Dell...
A century-old medical technique could be successful in helping women get pregnant today. New Scientist reports that Ben Mol of the University of Adelaide in Australia worked with his team to investigate whether flushing women's fallopian tubes with poppyseed oil during x-ray scans led to higher conception rates. The results? It just might. This medical technique involves dissolving poppyseed oil in...
Vehicle sales hit an all-time high in the last year, meaning that more Americans are buying cars these days. And with all the cars on the market, it's not surprising that 39% of people are considering at least five different vehicles at the same time. In contrast, many Americans want to reduce their carbon emissions and opt for alternative...
Max & Ola Eco-Friendly Baby Moccasins
Have you heard of Max & Ola’s? If you have a little one, this is a company worth checking out. Their welcome page lured me in: "Just as we must protect and care for our earth, so we must protect and care for our children. Whatever is safe for our environment is often safe for our children as well. At Max & Ola's,...
What Makes You Whole
Whole as a noun means a thing that is complete in itself – a whole entity. What makes me whole, complete? This is a complex and deep question. In fact, I have stayed up at night thinking of this answer. Being “whole” is like a puzzle. There are pieces that fit together to make me feel whole, complete. My emotional well-being: I...
Earth Day Fun with Kids #EarthDay
In celebration of Earth Day, here are some fun and engaging activities to do with kids to build their appreciation for nature and help them understand our role in protecting the planet.  There is even an idea for how they can easily create their own video spot to share their personal vision for a better tomorrow. Take a color walk. One...
Teaching Children to Eat Healthy On-The-Go #MomLesson
I read an article online the other night, as I do most nights. You know, after scrolling through Facebook because a fellow friend liked an article because it was so amazing and then I go down the rabbit hole. (Tell me you have done this!)  It was probably 2 am and I was suffering from another bout of insomnia...
8 tips to help children who struggle with paying attention in school and sitting still.
Today a friend messaged me on Facebook asking for advice. Their young child was having issues sitting still and concentrating in class. Testing was a particular issue. I can relate because my daughter also has issues with this. She gets fidgety, as many children do and then cannot concentrate. I think many parents can relate to this. As a former...

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