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Working Part-Time Feels Like A Split Personality

Working Part-Time Feels Like A Split Personality

Mommy, do you love your computer more than me? Before having children, I imagined “work-life balance” like an old-fashioned scale. When things were out of whack, you just toss in a hot bath for yourself, a movie with your friends, and a date night with your husband. Now, I see it more as a tug-of-war with two giants pulling either of my arms in opposite directions while I try desperately not to get split in half. Let’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Women's Issues

Give Education and Combat the Dropout Crisis

Give Education and Combat the Dropout Crisis

Educating our youth is one of the most powerful tools we have at hand. Education has been proven to increase longevity, promote healthy lifestyles, bring positive change to career fields and society and have an endless number of further benefits. Stunningly in the United States, a young person drops out of high school every 26 seconds. What can you do to help? In addition to constantly showing your support for education within your family and your … Read entire article »

Filed under: Educational, Featured, News, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Uncategorized

Stay Rear-Facing Longer: Britax Advocate 70 CS Review and Giveaway!

Stay Rear-Facing Longer: Britax Advocate 70 CS Review and Giveaway!

Saying a baby product is “a life saver” is a cliche but in the case of Britax car seats, it is the literal truth. I accidentally crash-tested our children’s Britax car seats a couple of years ago and, thankfully, the children emerged without a scratch. Later, I visited Britax’s factory and saw how dedicated they are to keeping our children safe. From their product development, personnel training, quality control, and even their marketing, safety is their … Read entire article »

Filed under: Car Seat, Contests, Featured

Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Challenge

Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Challenge

Did you know that dentists recommend brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day? Getting my four year old to brush his teeth is easy enough, but getting him to brush for two minutes is a challenge. Thankfully, he’s been cavity free at his dental checkups, but several of his friends have had cavities — and bad experiences at the dentist. I’d like to spare him that trauma, so I worry that he’s not thoroughly … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Health, Parenting

Time for Bed, Time for Bunk Beds

Time for Bed, Time for Bunk Beds

When I come home from a long day after work, there’s nothing I like to do more than lay down on my bed, even if only for a few moments before I’m yanked off to the next chore. If I had to climb up a ladder to get to this cozy piece of heaven I’m sure I would be a very unhappy camper. Rewind 20 or 25 years ago and the opposite of this was true. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beds, Bedtime, Children's Furniture, Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Sleeping

Actifry Review & Giveaway!

Actifry Review & Giveaway!

As a mom, there are so many things I look for when shopping for new appliances. I want them to clean themselves, be sleek and nice looking, easy to use and produce things that are not only fat free, but something that the entire family can enjoy. So-let’s be real. There probably isn’t a product out there that can accomplish my lofty goals. However, I was lucky enough to find one that comes relatively close. Actifry … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Electronics, Featured, Food, Gift Ideas, Health, Recipes

Get Healthy, Give Hope

Get Healthy, Give Hope

One of the biggest struggles in today’s supermarkets is motivating your young child to make healthy choices and eat their daily amounts of produce and vegetables. Now through May 31, thanks to the second annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign hosted by Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC and Produce for Kids, shoppers like you can help support local children’s cancer research and get healthy at the same time. From May 4 to May 31, Stop … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Socially Conscious, Uncategorized

A One-of-a-Kind Block Set

A One-of-a-Kind Block Set

Blocks are pretty much a staple in every household with children.  Building sets ranging from Legos and Duplo to the old-school (and, as some will argue, for engineers in the making) Erector sets, to basic wood blocks teach children to use their imagination. The Sportos™ Build-a-Sport blocks from Rosie Hippo owner Kimberly Bloom seek to engage kids’ minds and bodies by building designs of their favorite sports as well as those that will be seen … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Building Toys, Educational, Exercise, Featured, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Learning, Play, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, Sports, Uncategorized

Macy’s Coupon Code – One Day Sale!

Macy’s is a one stop shop for everything you may need! The most effective way to get everything is to buy during a sale! Macy’s is offering a one day sale on everything on their website. One Day Sale at Macys.com! Offer valid 5/11-5/12 … Read entire article »

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Travelocity – Receive $200 for Disney Cruise Line!

A cruise is the perfect family vacation. It combines the relaxing beach atmosphere with plenty of activities and places to visit while onboard. Disney cruise line caters to both adults and kids on their vacation in many different ways. See all the awesome benefits Disney cruise lines have to offer! Receive $200 Free Onboard Spending for select sailings on Disney Cruise Lines with Travelocity! Ends 6/30. … Read entire article »

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