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You Want This Book! Raising Uncommon Kids: 12 Biblical Traits You Need to Raise Selfless Kids

You Want This Book! Raising Uncommon Kids: 12 Biblical Traits You Need to Raise Selfless Kids

“In order for the words on the pages of #UncommonKids to make a difference in the lives of families across the world, they need to be shared.” – Sami Cone In the world we live in today, it is getting harder and harder to teach kids compassion, love, and understanding. To be humble and kind, and to be grateful for what you have. In this amazingly written book by Sami Cone, she explains her journey, as … Read entire article »

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Have You Had #TheSmartTalk Yet?

Have You Had #TheSmartTalk Yet?

Have your children asked for a smartphone yet? Do you have concerns about online safety or cyberbullying? While my son often asks to borrow my iPhone to play games and watch videos, I was surprised when he asked for a phone for Christmas. He’s only seven. My husband and I felt he was too young to have a phone, but we wondered if we were out of touch. Several of his classmates already have phones, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Parenting, Safety, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious

November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month

Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council are spreading the word and encouraging prospective parents to adopt older youth from foster care. The theme for National Adoption Month this year is, “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family.” That’s because older children and youth still have many big milestones in their life they need a family for. There are 415,000 children in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adoption, Charity, Parenting, Special Needs Children

Welcome to Wishenpoof

Welcome to Wishenpoof

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post via KidzVuz. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) Wishenpoof, the newest Amazon Original Kids Series, will be available for Amazon Prime members beginning on August 14th,  One of the perks of being a blogger is the chance to preview new TV shows, and my boys (ages 4 and 7) binge-watched the entire 13 episode run of Wishenproof during a recent vacation. Created by Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Creative Galaxy, Daniel Tiger’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, Educational, entertainment, Featured, Free, Free Trial, Kindergartners, News, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Television, Toddlers, Video

FIght Childhood Cancer with Alex’s Lemonade Stands

No one will disagree that children should not suffer. Kids fighting cancer are not only incredibly brave, but it’s insanely sad.  There can’t be much worse then watching your child suffer. In 1996, a 4 year old girl who had been stricken with cancer decided to fight back- with lemonade. About Alex   “Alexandra “Alex” Scott was born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children. Shortly before her first … Read entire article »

Filed under: Kindergartners, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Kidz Bop 27 Makes Car Rides Entertaining and Fun!

Kidz Bop 27 Makes Car Rides Entertaining and Fun!

  Whether we are on our way to school, a play date or the grocery store, my kids love to listen to music, a great thing, since I love music as well.  Let’s face it though; some of the stuff out there just isn’t friendly for little ears! Kidz Bop music makes pop music safe and accessible and is a staple in my car. Current favorites on rotation are “Shake it Off” and “All That Bass!”  Pop … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Kindergartners, Music, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers

Adopt US Kids Celebrates 10 Years and More Than 22,000 Children Adopted from Foster Care

If you have siblings, you know how important they are. No matter what happens in life, you know you have your siblings to rely on. Imagine being torn apart from them. Not being able to locate them. This is a sad reality for many children in foster care. I volunteered as a Foster Care Case Reviewer many years ago and the experience has stayed with me through my whole adult life. There are currently 402,000 children in the foster care system in the United States of America and nearly 102,000 children (under 18 years of age) waiting for adoption. This is a particularly sobering fact, especially during the holidays. As an extension of their award-winning National Adoption campaign, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council are unveiling … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adoption, Parenting, Socially Conscious

The 2014 Hurricane Season is Upon Us- Are You Prepared?

The 2014 Hurricane Season is Upon Us- Are You Prepared?

My husband and I have always made sure to keep extra supplies for emergencies and we are fortunate that hurricanes don’t typically come this far inland but we do get power outages during storms and have friends in hurricane zones. Right now, Hurricane Arthur is headed for Southern shores and a little planning goes a long way to surviving difficult and dangerous weather. Ready.gov has several helpful resources for easy planning: WEAs (Wireless Emergency Alerts): http://www.ready.gov/alerts: Wireless Emergency Alerts … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Health, Safety, Socially Conscious, Tips

Summer is the Perfect Time to Head Outdoors and Discover the Forest

Summer is the Perfect Time to Head Outdoors and Discover the Forest

Bright sunshine, a fresh breeze, warm weather and the sounds of birds tweeting are just a few of the great things about summer. The gorgeous weather alone is compelling enough to tempt anyone off the couch and I am making it a point to get my family outdoors and active all summer long. Valley Forge National Park is very close to us and we’re lucky to have smaller parks nearby as well. Did you know that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Educational, Kindergartners, Parenting, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Summer

#TakeCare and Get Covered!

#TakeCare and Get Covered!

  So many people in this country are still without health insurance. Did you know that more than half of the uninsured could find insurance for less than $100 per month (under $50 for people under 35)?  The uninsured are exposed to significant financial risk from medical issues, accidents or emergencies. Even young and healthy individuals are at-risk. One trip to the emergency room for a broken arm or a bad ear infection could cost thousands … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Maternity, News, Parenting