road-trip-chalkboard-travel-tray
10 Nov 2014

How to Save your Sanity This Holiday Travel Season With These 2 Easy Road Trip Activities for Kids

  At almost three years of age, my two little munchkins have had their fair share of road trips. With family in North Carolina and family friends in bordering states, my twins are no strangers to long car rides. For preschoolers, they actually do pretty well, but I’ve noticed that

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©Arielle Nadel
03 Nov 2014

How to Keep from Bringing ‘Cooties’ Home to Your Family This Cold and Flu Season

  It’s almost cold and flu season again; and with scientists saying that this year will be one of the worst on record for colds and flus, it’s important for us as parents to take whatever precautions necessary to protect our families from those dreaded germs. It won’t be long

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how-to-get-kids-to-do-chores
29 Oct 2014

5 Brilliant Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Chores

hether you’re ready for it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us. There will be family members visiting and dinner parties to plan. To make it through, you’ll need to get a system in place to keep the house clean, organized, and “showroom” ready. But there’s a dilemma…

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things-my-father-taught-me
23 Oct 2014

11 Things My Father Taught Me (and What I Hope to Teach My Kids)

rowing up, my dad worked two jobs so that my brother, sister, mother, and I would never have to want for anything. We lived in a nice home in a fantastic neighborhood; and I left for college with a huge appreciation for my father’s sound work ethic and his fierce

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western_michigan_vintage_outdoor_tent_wedding_dance
22 Oct 2014

6 Weird things that have Proven to Lead to a Happy Marriage

I’ll go ahead and say what all married folks are thinking: Marriage is stinkin’ HARD! It’s all about compromise, patience, and balance; and if one of those things is off, everything seems to go out of whack. Divorce rates are continuing to climb with many couples heading for the nearest

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kids-and-glasses
15 Oct 2014

What Experts are Saying About Kids and Glasses

’ve been “team glasses” since I was about six years old. I still remember my very first pair. They were bubble gum pink with an image of Barbie on both sides. You couldn’t have convinced me that my glasses weren’t’ the coolest things ever.  I vividly remember driving home from

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disney-junior-halloween-costumes
13 Oct 2014

Here’s What Happens When You Combine Disney Junior and Scarecrows in the Garden

  I have a set of 3-year-old boy/girl twins. Outside of the obvious benefit to this – like the fact that they have a built in playmate in one another – I’ve also found that coming up with Halloween costume ideas for the two of them can be ridiculously fun.

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kid-and-dog-halloween-costume-ideas-header
06 Oct 2014

13 Super Cute Kid and Dog Halloween Costume Ideas

  There’s something about seeing kids and dogs together. I don’t know if it’s the unspoken bonds that kids and dogs seem to make, or the fact that they’re both low to the ground (which contributes to the cuteness factor). Whatever it is, seeing kids and dogs coexisting together increases

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target-toys-best-toys
01 Oct 2014

Want Home “Cooked” Meals from your Kids? Target’s Toy Emporium Can Help You Get Them!

  My 3-year-old twins have a bit of a double blow when it comes to their birthday. Not only do they have to deal with having to share their special day with one another, but their birthday also falls at the beginning of December. Their dad and I are left

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pregnancy facts
29 Sep 2014

7 Things Your Momma Won’t Tell You about Being Pregnant

  Being pregnant is, without a doubt, a beautiful thing. When you really put things into perspective, the thought that a human body can create a living breathing being from one tiny little cell (two in my case!) is downright miraculous. I was pregnant one time; and I gave birth

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date night
22 Sep 2014

5 Date Night Ideas that Will Reignite the Romance

  Date night – It’s a sacred rite of married life that can give you the opportunity to give your union a little boost. It’s the perfect time to bond with your spouse and let off a little steam; but even in the perfect of circumstances, date night can very

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