How To Talk To Your Kids About Stranger Danger

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  I don’t know what hit me, but I found myself awake at 3:30am this morning just thinking. First it was about baseball, my son’s team is in the Pony World Series so we’re at the fields every day and it’s pretty exciting! With tons of other spectators, families, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents around, […]

When Should Your Kid Get A Phone?

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This post brought to you by Kajeet. All opinions are 100% mine.   That depends.     I have always said that they could have a smartphone when they are teenagers. I think that my kids have to show that they can be responsible, using the phone at the appropriate time, place, and for the […]

A Letter To Mixed Race Children

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Dear Beautiful Mixed Children,   You’re growing up and probably noticing that many of the people around you look a little different. See, you are mixed like me, and that can mean so many wonderful things. You have multiple heritages that you represent, so you’ll get to experience various foods, customs, ethnic practices, and some […]

10 Chores for Preschoolers + A Printable Chore Chart!

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    Preschoolers are at this perfect age where they are inquisitive, searching for independence, and actually WANT to help and love and cuddle.  As they get older, there is this constant struggle to be independent. “I wanna do it by myself” is my daughters #1 line these days. I think 3-4 years old is the […]

5 GOOD Things About Joint Child Custody and Co-Parenting

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Everyone talks about how terrible divorce is, how hard it is on the kids, and how much it sucks to split child custody.     It’s true, splitting custody with another parent is tough. As I begin to wrap my head around this whole no-longer-married-live-alone-share-kids life that i’m living, I realize that there are actually a […]

The Part-Time Mom

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Do you know a part-time mom? It’s something you rarely hear about.       People always talk about married mothers, single mothers, never-married-single-mothers, and child support, but who’s talking about the part-time mom? The mom who splits the kids and has joint custody with another adult, therefore only having half of the responsibilities, and having […]

5 Reasons To #ShareTheTable With Family at Meal Time

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own.       We’re all on the go these days, and as the kids get older, they seem to have more stuff going on than the parents do! For us, we’re juggling our work schedules with parenting our […]

5 Myths of Baby and Toddler Brains: Early Learning Is Key!

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How much do you know about the development of your child’s brain?   I have been reading to both of my kids since they were born, because I learned early on that it is super important to talk, read, and sing to your baby immediately. I always knew that I wanted my kids to be […]

Tired of Selfish People – Mom Drives Van Into Ocean, With Kids Inside

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Life is tough. Most adults can attest to this.       Add jobs and kids and marriages and death and any change in LIFE in general, and it can get pretty complicated. Apparently, this mom is experiencing some issues, so she drove onto a beach in Florida and right into the ocean, with three […]

10 Things I Want My Kids To Know…

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So many things to tell them, they will understand one day. They are still very young, we still have the tween and teen years to brave. Please don’t be too hard on me.    People are different. Families are different. Experiences are different.   Here’s what I want my kids to know…   1. I […]