How to interview your kids

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Several years ago, my aunt and I were chatting about kids and memories. She shared that one of her most favorite traditions was Birthday Videos. “Birthday videos?” I asked. “Sure,” she explained. “Every year, on their birthday, I ask the kids a series of questions, recording the video.” She shared that they later enjoy watching [...]

Teach kids to persuade

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One of our favorite family games is Snake Oil. We’ve been playing it for about a year, creating new product ideas, then persuading others that our product will work and will be necessary in the real world. In playing, I learned something about my kids –they have a lot more persuasive power than I thought. [...]

Is Your Kid Ready For Sleepovers?

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It’s not like there’s a magical age that a child becomes ready for sleepovers. Just like so many things in life, every child becomes ready at the time he or she is, well, ready. There are, however, a few things to do to help determine whether your child is ready to accept that first magical [...]

How We Set Screen Time Rules for Our Family

How we set screen time rules for our family

The way they use it, screen time really does rule. My kids would far prefer that we had no rules and allowed them on their game consoles, computers, tablets and iPods anytime they please. But as a parent who is concerned about the amount of time they spend staring at their screens, I want to encourage a [...]

How we #ShareAwesome

Stealing a happy smile #Selfie #ShareAwesome

What will you share today? Will you #ShareAwesome? When you look back at your Facebook timeline or your twitter tweets, will you look at smiles and happy memories? Will you see love, friendship, support and motivation? I want my online legacy to be positive, so that those who learn about me online, will see the [...]

KidStuff Coupon Books

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I jumped back on the PTO bandwagon this year. Not that I ever jumped off, but I jumped onto a different one by becoming more active in our elementary school PTO for the first time. This year, I’m heading up the sales of the KidStuff Coupon Book, which is one of my favorite fundraisers for [...]

Sharing tips & tricks that make us all #UnstoppableMoms #ad

#unstoppablemoms

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I’m really excited to announce that I’m working with the Children’s MOTRIN®’s Unstoppable Moms campaign. [...]

Get your Back to Sports season in order

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This time of year isn’t just Back to School season, it’s also Back to Sports season, especially if you’re a SportsMom. After a relaxing break, it’s a bit of an ice bucket of water over your head to not only organize your back to school life, but to mix that in with a hectic schedule [...]