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Kids

Dine Out to Help End Childhood Hunger in America #NoKidHungry

When you think of childhood hunger, what comes to mind? For me, it’s usually those ads with kids in Africa with the distended tummies and some soft voice over about how for just pennies a day we can feed a starving child. I hate those ads. Not because I don’t support what they do, but […]

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Should We Get Rid Of School Picture Day?

When you hear the phrase “school pictures” what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the parade of photos your parents proudly displayed (or, maybe still do!) in their home when you were growing up. Perhaps it’s the envelopes of school pictures that you never get around to sending to the aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Or it might be those […]

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Kids, Smartphones, and Emergency Preparedness

September is National Emergency Preparedness month. I didn’t know there was a month dedicated to this. And because I didn’t know and I consider myself to be well-informed I figured you may not know either. As part of the Verizon Influencers group I participate in the weekly #vzwbuzz chat on Twitter (Friday at 3pm ET […]

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Kids Today

Before this past weekend, I’ve never been to a Mormon service (I think they’re called meetings). It’s not that I don’t have Mormon friends, rather I never really had a reason to go. That was until now. My husband’s best friend from childhood was sending his youngest son off on his mission. Their family invited […]

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Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8

 Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. Wimpy Kid Book 8 Our favorite Wimpy Kid, Greg Heffley, is in middle school and things aren’t going as planned. Jeff Kinney’s 8th book in the Wimpy Kid series will hit stores November 5, 2013. If you have a Wimpy Kid book fan in your house you’ll […]

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Zen and the Art of Dealing With Jerks

  Originally, this was going to be a post about how I’m using my knowledge of ancient scholars to teach BabyGirl how to deal with one kid who lives life as a victim. However, I don’t want the school or some outraged mom screaming at me, or worse, BabyGirl. So as I was talking to […]

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Flossing Can Be Fun … For Kids and Parents

I don’t know about you, but when I look back to my childhood dental experience it’s a wonder I don’t hate going to the dentist. My family dentist for most of my childhood was an old man from Transylvania. Yes, for reals! Then I moved to California and our dentist was right down the street […]

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6 Tips To Enjoy Vacationing With Your Kids

First there’s the panic of getting everything ready for vacation. There just isn’t enough time in the day to get it all done and still do everything else. So, we rush to pack and inevitably a favorite something doesn’t make it in the suitcase. Or, you’re super-organized and are packed and ready to go a […]

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Enough Time Moms: Using Hindsight to Move Forward

Yesterday I wrote about failure and how we should fail early, fail often. Today, at Enough Time Moms, we’re talking about looking back at 2011 to help shape what we want 2012 to look like. I’d love for you to visit and join the conversation. Disclosure: I am a compensated blogger for Enough Time Moms. […]

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Can a trip change your life?

I know people who have traveled the world. They’ve enjoyed their travel and look forward to their next destination. Every once in awhile I come across someone who will say their life was changed because they traveled somewhere. I can’t say one place changed my life. When I was 14 I went to Israel. I […]

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