Parenting

1 in 4 Kids are on Fast Track to Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease - Prevention Strategies

June 1, 2021

According to an article on TIME.com and a recently updated study by the CDC on the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors among U.S. adolescence, “nearly 1 in 4 U.S. teens is on the fast track to diabetes, if they don’t have the disease already.” Some additional sobering statistics shared in the TIME article: In less than a [...]

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Your Kid Is a Liar, So What?

May 31, 2021

Kids lie. All the time. It’s not that they necessarily mean to, it’s just that sometimes they want something to be true soooooo badly, that they just fib a little bit, thinking it will all come out okay (and more importantly, the way they want it to come out.) What’s more important than the fact [...]

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Why You Need Life Insurance

May 30, 2021

What a boring subject, right? Life insurance? Ho-Hum! But it’s true. You do need it. And according to Beth Kobliner, author of Get a Financial Life and a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, approximately 11 million American households with child don’t have any life insurance at all.

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Sensory Color Sorting Play Set

May 30, 2021

As a homeschooling mom, I love Etsy. O.k, in all honesty I would love Etsy even if I had no children at all. It is just a really cool source for almost anything. This color sorting play set is the kind of really cool thing I am talking about. This appeals to the eyes as [...]

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Teaching Character: Kindness

May 30, 2021

You know that insurance commercial where one person does something kind for a complete stranger while someone looks on. The witness then sees an opportunity for kindness in his or her life and instead of walking away, jumps in and helps out another person. And so on. And so on. I don’t remember the insurance [...]

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Retro Games: How to Play Kick the Can

May 29, 2021

Long summer days blended seamlessly into sultry summer nights with a dark that was so deep each star was a tiny pinhole on a speckled sky. Fireflies swarmed in droves daring barefooted children to chase them and experience their magic. And somewhere between the long days of swimming and the long nights of chasing fireflies [...]

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Things I’m Afraid To Tell You

May 29, 2021

I’m playing operator (or telephone or Chinese Whispers or whatever you call that game) with a group of beautiful optimists who pass along the whisper they think they heard but only in the most positive of lights. Where “I am tired because I didn’t sleep” becomes “I have tied a beautiful ribbon to keep.” Creative [...]

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The Summer Lemonade Stand

May 28, 2021

It seems that lemonade stands are the summer business of choice among the younger set. For whatever reason, kids love the idea of selling lemonade in little plastic cups. Maybe it’s all that change jingling around … or maybe it’s just that they “have a job.” And if you ask them why they like to [...]

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Link Love: Made By Joel

May 27, 2021

The more I hang out on Pinterest, the more my thumbs I sprout. I’m crafty and all, but I make things like “computers” out of cardboard and duct tape or a “stroller” out of a shoe box and string (it works more like a tug boat than a push boat, if you are wondering). Not [...]

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Child-Free Restaurants: Would You Go?

May 25, 2021

We have all been there. The first date night we are able to schedule in months. The first night alone with our significant other - no work, no chores, no kids. The first time in weeks that we have had the chance to connect as a couple. Romance is in the air. Reservations are made. [...]

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Retro Games: How to Play Hopscotch

May 24, 2021

Hopscotch was such an important part of childhood when I was a kid that a hopscotch game was permanently painted on to the blacktop of our elementary school playground. Everyone not only knew how to play, they knew who was the best at it. You’d spend hours on the weekends looking for just the right [...]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder - Resources that Will Educate and Empower You

May 24, 2021

One in 88 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder each year in the United States - a sobering number of children dealing with a disorder that can range from a mild set of symptoms to the severe, all of which involve the child’s impaired ability to interact and communicate well with others. What [...]

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