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  • Sep 7, Building Your Vegetable Garden

    Organize Our Family Blog
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Build your vegetable garden with this planning guide and step by step building plan
  • How to Have a Healthy Heart [Infographic]

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    Harleena Singh
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Believe it or not – a healthy heart is one of the keys to happiness in your life. That’s right, if your heart is in a good shape, you’re not only likely to live long, but also love more and appreciate all the good things in life. Many people are ignorant and they do not […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW Life blog to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Harleena Singh on How to Have a Healthy Heart [Infographic]. Looking forward to meeting you there. Thanks for reading! :) Now you can get our email newsletter, latest…
  • Equinox Fall Answers, Checkers Day

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    Katybeth Jensen
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    ★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ September 23, 2013 Today’s Quote:  Life Starts All Over Again When It Get Crisp In The Fall – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby ★~   Equinox Fall Answers  On Monday we celebrated  the September equinox, one of two days during the year that neither the North nor South Pole […] The post Equinox Fall Answers, Checkers Day appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
  • Can You Canoe?

    Idaho Dad
    Idaho Dad
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    The Scouts said they needed another adult leader to go on their canoe trip last weekend. My son couldn’t go, but that didn’t stop me. Actually, it almost did stop me, but then I realized a few things. Beautiful lake. Sunny, warm weather. Quiet, peaceful canoe. And, oh yeah, the campout would be canceled if I couldn’t go. When you’re a dad, it’s a given that you have to inconvenience yourself for your kids. Sometimes you have to do that for other people’s kids too. Turned out to be an awesome weekend. I didn’t tip over once.
  • Save Your Marriage: The Nitpicker

    Family Matters
    Ronit Baras
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    In the last chapter of save your marriage, I explained how a "king/queen" mentality can affect even the most wonderful of relationships. Over time, kings only strengthen their position of feeling superior, which can drive any "servant" out of the relationship. In this chapter, I will talk about the king's cousin - the nitpicker. The Nitpicker In a similar way to the king who adopts his mentality from his upbringing, the nitpicker adopts his habits from his parents. Growing up with a parent who is a nitpicker starts a pattern that children carry on into adulthood. Depending on their emotional…
 
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  • How to Have a Healthy Heart [Infographic]

    Harleena Singh
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Believe it or not – a healthy heart is one of the keys to happiness in your life. That’s right, if your heart is in a good shape, you’re not only likely to live long, but also love more and appreciate all the good things in life. Many people are ignorant and they do not […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW Life blog to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Harleena Singh on How to Have a Healthy Heart [Infographic]. Looking forward to meeting you there. Thanks for reading! :) Now you can get our email newsletter, latest…
  • The Aha!NOW Chat With Carolyn Nicander Mohr [Interview]

    Harleena Singh
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Recently, I had the privilege to interview the queen of technology. Some people call her blog as the “Holy grail of technology”, and why not! You’ll find the latest and all of the tech happenings on her blog. If you want to know anything about tech apps, devices, gadgets, services, or websites, you just have […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW Life blog to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Harleena Singh on The Aha!NOW Chat With Carolyn Nicander Mohr [Interview]. Looking forward to meeting you there. Thanks for…
  • Are You Endangering The Peace On Earth

    Vinay Kachhara
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    I’m an ardent campaigner for peace on earth. I dream of it, think of it, and write about it. But it seems I’m not doing enough. When I read the newspaper or view the TV news, I hardly see any comforting and peaceful news stories. They are all full of incidents of hatred, violence, and […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW Life blog to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Vinay Kachhara on Are You Endangering The Peace On Earth. Looking forward to meeting you there. Thanks for reading! :) Now you can get our email…
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  • Equinox Fall Answers, Checkers Day

    Katybeth Jensen
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    ★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ September 23, 2013 Today’s Quote:  Life Starts All Over Again When It Get Crisp In The Fall – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby ★~   Equinox Fall Answers  On Monday we celebrated  the September equinox, one of two days during the year that neither the North nor South Pole […] The post Equinox Fall Answers, Checkers Day appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
  • Fall, Hobbit Day, Elephant Day, White Chocolate

    Katybeth Jensen
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    ~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ September 22, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote:  “For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.” – Edwin Way Teale ★~ Fall has Arrived: Temperatures begin to drop in the Northern Hemisphere and the leaves begin to turn different […] The post Fall, Hobbit Day, Elephant Day, White Chocolate appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
  • Always Say Goodbye

    Katybeth Jensen
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
    His friends just left for college, My teen leads the goodbye choir. Heralding out a sound goodbye. He always says goodbye no matter what. Until goodbyes have been exchanged, he won’t make his final departure. Despite your quiet preference, your escape won’t go unnoticed. A baritone voice will ring out goodbye. His mother, in a […] The post Always Say Goodbye appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
  • Stealing Teen Time

    Katybeth Jensen
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    My van, is now the primary mode of transportation for the newly formed Day Camp Division of Camp-Run-A-Pup. The director of Day Camp (my teen) claims that his Audi is not an appropriate dog vehicle, and the VW bug is too small. The van—once MY van—is just right. With a few modification, of course. The […] The post Stealing Teen Time appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
  • Road Trip Day

    Katybeth Jensen
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
      Road Trip! My teen and I are hitting the road and are off to find adventure! Where we land nobody knows! Our mini road trip includes Rascal, little bottles of coke, rootbeer, cheese and crackers, Lay’s potato chips, camera, and phones equipped with an updated mapping systems. OMG, we’ll never find our way home. […] The post Road Trip Day appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
 
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  • Can You Canoe?

    Idaho Dad
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    The Scouts said they needed another adult leader to go on their canoe trip last weekend. My son couldn’t go, but that didn’t stop me. Actually, it almost did stop me, but then I realized a few things. Beautiful lake. Sunny, warm weather. Quiet, peaceful canoe. And, oh yeah, the campout would be canceled if I couldn’t go. When you’re a dad, it’s a given that you have to inconvenience yourself for your kids. Sometimes you have to do that for other people’s kids too. Turned out to be an awesome weekend. I didn’t tip over once.
  • A New Look

    Idaho Dad
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    So, after ten years as “A Family Runs Through It,” I’ve made a little change. Or maybe it’s a big change. It’s really just a name change. New name, new look, new insights on being a dad. Let me know what you think. Comments have been few and far between the past few years as everyone has moved their social interaction to Facebook and Twitter. But it would be nice to know if anyone still reads this blog.
  • Food, Glorious Food

    Idaho Dad
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Early on in our trip planning, it was suggested by some that the Boy Scouts would seek out any American fast food they could find in London. The food situation was one of my biggest fears, right after one of the kids getting run over by a black cab. You take a group of teens thousands of miles across the ocean to a foreign land, and then spend your breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Subway, McDonald’s, and Pizza Hut. No thanks, I can eat that back home. I told them how it was going to be. We would seek out British food at British restaurants and at least try to sample the traditional…
  • Scouting for Candy

    Idaho Dad
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    It goes without saying that the preparation for their trip to England taught the Boy Scouts many valuable lessons about money and finances. No other Scout Troop from this area or, heck, even the entire Western United States, had ever undertaken this kind of journey. The boys were really breaking new ground. Raising over $21,000 in just over two years opened their eyes to the kind of time and effort involved with fundraising. At the start, I think they thought it was going to be easy. To be honest, so did I. With no interest from any of our local media, and little involvement from Scout…
  • Walking With Teenagers

    Idaho Dad
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    Last I left the story of the Boy Scouts from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, who walked across England, they were sightseeing in London. And growing restless to get on with their epic 84-mile hike. We were soon on a train bound for the northern city of Newcastle, where the trailhead to the Hadrian’s National Wall Path lay just five miles out of the city, in a little suburb named Wallsend (Sting’s hometown!). With backpacks stuffed full of London souvenirs (that might’ve just been me), the group embarked on a week-long journey from sea to shining sea. That would be North Sea to…
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    Family Matters

  • Save Your Marriage: The Nitpicker

    Ronit Baras
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    In the last chapter of save your marriage, I explained how a "king/queen" mentality can affect even the most wonderful of relationships. Over time, kings only strengthen their position of feeling superior, which can drive any "servant" out of the relationship. In this chapter, I will talk about the king's cousin - the nitpicker. The Nitpicker In a similar way to the king who adopts his mentality from his upbringing, the nitpicker adopts his habits from his parents. Growing up with a parent who is a nitpicker starts a pattern that children carry on into adulthood. Depending on their emotional…
  • Student Leadership Program Myths

    Gal Baras
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has - Margaret Mead Myth #1: Leadership is a natural ability Some people think leadership is a skill you are born with and that leaders have a natural ability to make others follow them. Some call it charisma; others call it power or superior social skills. When they talk, others listen and do. After working with thousands of students and worked with many inspiring leaders in education, art, social and business, I believe that leaders are not born; they are made and it…
  • Moving House Made Easy: Unpacking

    Ronit Baras
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    You have gone through the huge process of moving to your new house - packing, scheduling, planning and the moving day itself. The hard part is over. The only thing left to do is unpacking all the boxes. This can be a very long process and will set the tone for living in your new house. Here are some tips from my experience for unpacking and settling into your new place. Unpacking made easy My first suggestion is not to rush it. It is best to take time and consider where to put what, otherwise you will end up moving things back and forth from one place to another. Another suggestion is do it…
  • Postnatal Depression Related to Domestic Abuse

    Ronit Baras
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Postnatal depression and other mental health problems related to pregnancy and childbirth are recently getting a lot of attention. Many mothers become very sensitive while going through the stressful period of pregnancy and childbirth. They are much more susceptible to mental health challenges such as postnatal depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For many years, these disorders were linked to hormonal changes and the trauma of the birth itself. Recently, this view has begun to be criticized. It puts a lot of pressure on mothers and does not examine other reasons for the…
  • Moving House Made Easy: Moving Day

    Ronit Baras
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    When you and your family move house, the moving day itself is one of the most exciting days for everyone. The day also brings up a mixture of anticipation and fear. You will often find yourself consulting your to-do list to make sure you remember everything without feeling overwhelmed. I love to-do lists. They make my life very easy. That is why I have added a list here to help make life easier on your moving day. Moving day checklist If you have people hovering around on your moving day, make sure they are helping and not getting in the way. Some people make themselves at home and jump…
 
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  • Life Is Better With You

    probrien1
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    Today our little girl turns two and it can only leave me to wonder where the time has gone. Grace, …Continue reading →
  • Coldstone vs. Yellowstone

    probrien1
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Jenn and I both love our kids, we love to travel, we really love to travel when we have air …Continue reading →
  • Ice Bucket Fail

    probrien1
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    So in catching up, this falls in line with one of those stories, that I don’t want to fall by …Continue reading →
  • Quickdate

    probrien1
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    I started this blog in order to document all the new experiences , learnings and blunders that I would encounter …Continue reading →
  • On The (Bumpy) Road Again…(pt.2)

    probrien1
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Our last big adventure while I was in town was on July 4th. We went to see the Altoona Curve, …Continue reading →
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    ParentingInformer

  • The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling For Kids

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    (Written by Irene Kovalyova) Homeschooling is becoming more and more popular among parents in US these days. Research conducted in last few years showed a significant increase in the number of children, who are homeschooled, from 1.7% in 1998 to 2.9% in 2007. What for some is a question of choice, for others is a necessity. Many children, who live in remote, rural areas or frequently travel and relocate have no other choice but to be homeschooled by their parents or professional tutors. However, in the vast group of homeschooled children there are some families, which deliberately made the…
  • 5 Back-to-School Tips For Parents Of Children With Disabilities

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    (Written by Leslie Mason) Back-to-school season is stressful enough for any parent, especially if it’s a child’s first year at school. No parent feels this more than the parent of a child (or multiple children) with disabilities. If you’re a parent with a disabled child and this is your first time sending a child to school, letting them out of your home where you can’t protect them is probably scaring you to bits.  However, if you know what to do, you can give them a good school-time experience, even if you’re not there every minute. Here are 5 back to school tips you can do to…
  • Silly Summertime Sensory Play That Only Cost Pennies

    A Guest Blogger
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    (Written by Tracey Louis) Parents of busy toddlers and pre-school children are often kept on their toes trying to find fun, engaging and affordable activities to keep the kiddos occupied.  Kids learn so much through their play; it is how they discover the world and develop their coordination, ability to focus, body awareness and many other skills that translate to more social, intellectual and emotion success as they grow up.  Sensory play (play activities that engage the five senses: smell, sight, sound, taste and touch) are ideal for developing these skills. Summertime brings the perfect…
  • How To Play Safe In The Sun | Safety Tips For Summer

    A Guest Blogger
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:38 am
    (Written by Beth Stubbings) When the sun is shining, everyone wants to be outside enjoying the warm weather. With most families making the most of their gardens and getting plenty of play equipment for their children to use, it is important that parents make sure that their children are safe when they’re having fun.  Make sure that your children stay safe in the garden throughout the summer by following these handy safety tips. Follow the rules of Slip! Slop! Slap! Most parents have heard of this iconic Australian sun safety campaign, and it really is important to slip on a shirt, slop on…
  • Powerful Parenting Quotes for Father’s Day

    admin
    1 Jun 2014 | 6:27 am
    (Written by Elle Yi) Parenting quotes could be the essential guidelines of being a parent. These include something that is learned from one generation to another. All quotes are excellent reminders that parents need to lead by example. The provoking parenting quotes can be very powerful resources for raising a child. It may also advise us what our kids actually need Enjoy powerful parenting quotes for father’s day to have inspiration to be the best dad and discover new parenting approaches. “My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say,…
 
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    ShopaholicMommy

  • Things to Buy on Sale in September

    Tina
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    September is here! When I lived in New England, this was always my favorite time of year: the air would be crisp in the mornings, but still comfortably warm in the afternoons. Living in Florida now, I miss those days of early fall! Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, if you live in an area that goes back after Labor Day) and most of the nation is back to wearing real shoes and opening their windows during the day. You might be thinking ahead to shopping for the winter holidays, or you might just be recuperating from checking off all of the items of your…
  • Labor Day Family Fun

    Ashley B
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Do you have plans for Labor Day yet? This is the holiday that marks the official end of summer for many people, so it’s important to make it a special day for you and your family to have fun and relax before everybody returns to the daily grind. Labor Day is a day set aside to celebrate the hard working people of America. And really, kids contribute to the labor force, too. Whether by babysitting, walking the neighbor’s dog, or just doing chores around the house, kids contribute to society in important ways, so Labor Day is a holiday for the whole family. Here are some fun ways you and…
  • Katy Perry Prism Tour Review

    Tina
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    On July 2 we got the opportunity to see the Katy Perry Prism Tour at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. The kids and I had been keeping an eye out for the tour ever since the Prism cd was released. This was the first major concert that my kids have ever seen and it did not disappoint.  Between Katy’s costume changes, amazing lighting, parts of the stage moving, and last but not least Katy flying around at different points it was a feast for the eyes. Her vocals were on point and the large screen behind her matched the tone of the music perfectly. She excitedly told us that brace ourselves…
  • Our messy Family Vacation to Naples Florida

    Tina
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Edgewater Beach hotel view from 3rd floor My husband and I celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary this year! We waited till August to take a nice vacation as a family and unfortunately it did not turn out so well. I am big on TripAdvisor and for once I went out of my comfort zone and stay at a hotel that was not in the top 10. Boy oh Boy I will never ever do that again. Naples, Florida was our chosen destination for our summer trip. There were a lot of hotel options but not too many hotels were on the beach. Of course we all know when traveling with a family you are always trying to…
  • Non-Boring Brown Bag Lunches

    Ashley B
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    Back to school is rapidly approaching! With the return to classrooms and school buses and school supplies comes a return to packing school lunches. Now that your little scholar has had all summer off, he might be a bit more inclined to be picky about his packed lunches than he was by the end of the last school year. You can get around this, though, with a little creativity. Try some of these ideas to help your picky little eater want to finish his lunch: Skip the bread. When you make a sandwich in the morning or the night before and it sits for hours in your child’s lunch bag, what she has…
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    Imperfect Mommy

  • What is a Hero?

    Imperfect Mommies
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Last month I listened to my mom die, nearly four years after her death. It was on a 911 audiotape played over video footage of my mom’s house burning down. One of the many lawyers at the mediation played this as part of his presentation. My attorney warned me ahead of time that the footage […]
  • Almost Good Parenting

    Imperfect Mommies
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    Scott (coming into room looking outraged): “Mom, David almost hit me!” Me: “Well, go almost hit him back.” Mark (turning to me): “Really?!”
  • First Day of School. No Big Whoop!

    Marie
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Brace yourself. I know this is against the mom code. I did not take any pictures of my sons before they left for their first days of school this week.  I know, I know.  They will never be in  these grades again. (I feel certain of this because they get nothing but ✔+ marks on their […]
  • If You Missed It Here…

    Marie
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    You can check out my (modified) post about how our kids make us face our fears on Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marie-zullo/the-top-of-the-ferris-whe_b_5719795.html While you’re there, give me a Like or make a comment.  Thanks!
  • I Bring You a Funny

    Imperfect Mommies
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:19 pm
    I found a funny at the Oatmeal.  
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  • At least he's got a life plan. That's more than I can say for myself.

    RK
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    11-year-old: So what's your wife up to these days? 9-year-old: [laughs hysterically]. She's okay. Me: Wait a minute. What wife? 11-year-old: Oh, you didn't know about your son's consort? 9-year-old:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My punishment for baking instead of cleaning

    RK
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I should've been vacuuming. I mean, the amount dog hair on the floor is disgusting and I just vacuumed last night. It's amazing the amount of hair our two dogs can shed. I'm tempted to shave off all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • THIS is what happens when I dream about being chased by Arnold Schwarzenegger

    RK
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    I tried to convey the terror I felt in my dream to Carl, but he wasn't having it. He waved me away and said I got him sick. In sickness and in health, Carl. In sickness and in mother fucking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My senses are pretty much all messed up and no is surprised

    RK
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    For the past week, I've been suffering from allergies that, surely, have come deep from the bowels of some hell that has in it for me. My eyes itch and of course, I lack the necessary skills to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • I'm being haunted by some strange people in my dreams and there's nowhere to run

    RK
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    I couldn't get to sleep last night because these words kept knocking around in my head:You know I just got paid I got my hot rod wheels So if you wanna find out how it feels Call me - Pennsylvania... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Hiatus

    Aliesha
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    We are currently taking a temporary hiatus from She {hearts} It, and we wanted you to be informed!  We want to do things 100% or not at all, so until we can all devote more time to She {hearts} It, we are taking a break. We will be back, and when we are, our facebook […]
  • She {hearts} Urban Baby Bonnets (Giveaway)

    Stacey
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Summertime brings with it loads of sunshine and blue skies.  While I was looking for a fashionable way to keep Holland’s head covered this summer, I came across Urban Baby Bonnets, a great Etsy shop run by Colette. Urban Baby Bonnets are so stinkin’ cute with completely reversible prints.  They have the perfect sized brim […]
  • She {hearts} IrresistibleMe Hair Extensions

    Drea - Co-Owner
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:13 am
    For those of you who follow me on Facebook or Instagram (@dreawood), you would have seen by now, my amazing clip in hair extensions by IrresistibleMe. I have been eyeing clip in extensions for some time now. Even when my hair was super long, I wanted some. They truly are just a great and easy […]
  • she {hearts} britax bob b-safe

    Liz Q
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of the most important things a momma will buy for her babe is a car seat.  It gives you peace of mind and allows you to rest easy knowing you are doing all you can to protect your little one.  We were in need of a new infant car seat since ours was expired […]
  • She {hearts} Sammy Dress

    Drea - Co-Owner
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:05 am
    Many months ago I was introduced to a company called Sammy Dress. Some of you may have seen this company advertised on facebook. I know I have seen it there a few times. This website is packed full of fashion items for less. When I looked at the website I found myself stuck there for […]
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    Girlilla Warfare

  • Competitive Parenting: So Ya Wanna Take This Outside?

    Lisa
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Debby Shulman I don’t think anyone would dispute the fact that we all love our children. Granted, some would like you to believe that they actually DO love their children more than you, and love to boast about it via Facebook or in line at Starbucks. Many others, however, seem to be content; quietly parenting and doing what works for them without much fanfare or the need to indulge others in their children’s successes. But by the time it’s college application season, true colors shine through. And I think it’s a good time – whether your child is in junior high school or high…
  • The Tough Talk: How to Discuss War, ISIS, and Terrorism With Your Kids

    Lisa
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Evan Field In the past nine years the Q & A topics in my home have covered body parts, how babies are made, how to be a good friend, religion, love, family, school … everything  a ‘nuclear’ family tackles in the confines of a safe suburban environment. My two kids are naturally inquisitive, and for the most part, they are positively receptive to the answers and lessons doled back. I am proud to say that we have done an A- to B+ job teaching them the appropriate lessons that pair with their questions and growing pains. We filter their misinformation and help them make sense out…
  • Screw Monotony — Mom’s Gotta Have Romance

    Lisa
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By E.J. Gordon This summer my girls were finally old enough to watch “Twilight” and sort of get it. Jay rented it for the three of them while our son was off at camp in an effort to get them out of my hair so I could work in the other room uninterrupted. But, alas, I am a girl too, and I found myself intrigued by the drama unfolding onscreen just a few feet away. I kept peeking in to see what was happening in this drama that had swept up all of the pre-teen and teen girls in its wake a few years ago. I confess that because I’m a bit of a literary snob, I’d never read the…
  • The Bond Girls: True Friendships Are About Being Stirred NOT Shaken

    Lisa
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Lisa Barr Yeah, yeah, yeah. I turned 50 last week. And if you had asked me about facing that milestone a month ago, you would have seen a totally different me: a woman who was afraid to face THAT number. Fifty sounded grandmother-ish; it also sounded half over (half dead or half alive — your call). And then in consecutive order over the next few weeks, it all changed. It went down like this: the walk, the concert, the drink  (correction: drinks), the dinner, and the Surprise Party. Not to ruin the ending but it was all about My Girls, My Peeps, My Sistahs who turned me around. The…
  • Wake Up, Sistahs – GIRLilla Warfare IS Back

    Lisa
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Lisa Barr No more lounging, no more chill time at the beach, pool, club, backyard, or wherever you vacay — because those dreaded school forms are now facing you again. The “just sign this … and this … and this” is back with an inky black vengeance. Not to mention the pressure: carpools, tryouts, buying books, supplies, gear, clothes, classes, tutors, doctors’ appointments  – all of that and more is eyeballing you. No worries, Ladies — GIRLilla Warfare is in the house, and you are SO not alone. At GIRLilla Warfare, there is no subject left…
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  • How we paid off $22,047 in debt in less than 9 months (plus 9 Crazy Things We Did to Be Debt Free)

    23 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Back when I first read about the concept of being "debt free" I immediately dismissed it. Ya right, there's absolutely no way we'll be able to do that on one low-income with one little kid and another one on the way. That's great for them, but they don't know how much debt we have and how small our income is! At that point, I had pretty much accepted the fact that my husband and I would finally be paying off our student loans about the time our kids hit college age. There wasn't even a tiny inkling of hope that our family would be debt free within ten years, let alone one! (In…
  • DIY Gift Ideas You Can Finish in Under an Hour

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    We've all been there: short on money and even shorter on time with Christmas right around the corner. This year, I'm determined to stay ahead of the game with these DIY gift ideas you can finish in under an hour.Make this the year that you stay on budget and out of debt! Check out the whole budget Christmas series. For more easy DIY Gift Ideas, follow me on pinterest.DIY Gifts for the KitchenHomemade Spice Blends - There are many ideas and recipes for making your own spice mixes to give as gifts. If you have a special secret ingredient or flavor you love to use in your cooking, this…
  • Cheap Gift Ideas You Don't Have to Make Yourself

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Read the rest of the Debt Free Christmas series.For even more cheap gift ideas you don't have to make yourself, follow me on pinterest.Cheap Christmas Gift IdeasBuy used - If you have the right family culture or group of friends, don't be why about going used when it comes to Christmas gifts. In this family, declaring that you got an awesome gift for 25 cents considered a good thing. There also some great cheap gift wrap ideas in this post, too!Cheap Gift Ideas for KidsHand-me-down toys -  This is a great idea to save money on toys. Make a pact with your friends and relatives…
  • The guilt-free plan to keep you out of debt and on budget this Christmas!

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Today, I'm kicking off our debt-free Christmas series with a practical tip that is really going to reduce your stress level and your debt level come December. And there's a free printable at the end to make it super easy for you to apply it right now.Last year the average family expected to spend around $800 on Christmas gifts alone. Add in decorations, wrapping, food, and travel, and greeting cards, oh my! Christmas could put you into debt for years to come.I don't want you to spend the holiday season in guilt, fear, and stress of spending. Just the opposite, let's make a…
  • Debt Free Christmas Series

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    So, I was cruising down the aisle of Costco with my favorite 3 year old co-pilot when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but Santa himself, right along with Frosty, and dozens and dozens of ye olde twinkling lights.How did it happen that the holiday season now starts in early September!? Sometimes I wonder how far they'll be able to take it? August? Maybe a little visit from Rudolf with your 4th of July fireworks?Who knows? But what I do know, is that I'm determined to take this crazy consumer culture gaffe and turn it into good for my family and yours, my dear readers.Today I'm kicking…
 
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    Feathering the Empty Nest

  • The trials and tribulations of choosing the perfect diaper bag.

    cjblythe
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    The perfect diaper bag is a survival must for every parent. It’s been a very long time since I’ve been able to venture outside my own home – and that’s probably been a good thing. I found that every... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Toronto Blue Jays: Very, very good or just plain horrid? Depends on the day.

    cjblythe
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Do you remember that old saying, “When they’re good, they’re very, very good, but when they’re bad – they’re horrid?” This is so appropriate to the Toronto Blue Jays lately. I sit here watching the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The value of distraction – For both man and dog!

    cjblythe
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Well, Stuart and I were watching the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks playing yet again a few months ago, when Stuart managed to hear the beep of his cell phone signaling an incoming text... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Interior design and color psychology.

    Jessy Troy
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Interior design and color psychology are key to creating the visual appeal we want and evoking the desired emotional response. Certain colors elicit certain moods. We have all heard that, and have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Wifi for large events in Kansas.

    cjblythe
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    At this point, there might be several competing companies offering WiFi for large events, even though most venues have access hard-wired into their facilities. What this means for you is that you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Best Parenting Advice All In One Post

    Stacie Mahoe
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    When you first become a parent you get advice from everywhere. Seriously, as a sleep deprived mama whose head over heels in love with your newborn baby, you want to do everything right. You want to make sure your child is happy, grows into a responsible, honorable human being, and has a great life. You want to do anything and everything to do your best for your child. I don’t know about you, but I felt a lot of anxiety over this. With everything I did I wondered if it was the right thing. Or was I making a mistake? Was I spoiling my child? Or was I being a good parent? Was I helping too…
  • Unschooling Observations: Math and Language

    Stacie Mahoe
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    We began our unschooling journey back in February by deschooling. I still feel like we’re all still in the deschooling stage, learning more about each other, learning more about how we can experience life more fully together, learning about how to better love and respect each other and live together more peacefully. For me, these are all part of unschooling which some would consider more “radical” or “whole life” unschooling. Whatever the case may be, it’s been an extremely enlightening journey for ME. I’m sure the kids are learning too, but I know…
  • How to Reduce Your Mommy Guilt

    Stacie Mahoe
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I recently read an article over at IttyBiz.com. I’ve been there before and even grabbed the free course they offer. I have to admit, I really love getting email from them. It’s always entertaining AND makes good points. I honestly don’t know any other email I get that’s as entertaining as theirs. Anyway, I saw an article in my Facebook Newsfeed the other day called 13 Lessons on Unschooling and Running a Business from IttyBiz.com. I didn’t even know they unschooled! Since that’s a big thing in my life right now, I had to go and read it. Two things I’d…
  • Thoughts on fear based parenting

    Stacie Mahoe
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The other day, as I was sweeping up the kitchen, I came across a number of Lego pieces. At 31 weeks pregnant, going down to the ground over and over and over again is not the most pleasant task. So instead of doing what I’ve done for the past 4 months (pick up non-trash from the floor before sweeping), I told my kids, “If you guys don’t pick up your Legos I’m going to sweep them up and throw them away!” It was is exactly what I felt like doing and yet I regretted the words even as they came out of my mouth. They have a ton of Legos. They probably wouldn’t…
  • Not so Wordless Wednesday: Not Back to School Haircuts for My Boys

    Stacie Mahoe
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Just so happened that my boys really needed haircuts at the same time as “back to school” in Hawaii. One perk I enjoy about unschooling is not worrying so much about the back to school rush, stress, shopping, etc. However, I’ve wanted to get the boys haircuts for a while. There’s even a $5.99 special going on nearby, but one day, I finally just felt like getting it done! So, we busted out the buzzers and buzzed all of their heads (and saved about $24 in the process). I think that’s the first and last time my 4yo will let us buzz his hair though. He’s always…
 
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  • XOve Baby Giveaway

    Scarlet
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    XOve Baby is providing the product for the giveaway. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own. XOve Baby- Matching Baby Bundles Perfect For Baby Shower Gifts XOve Baby offers Organic Baby One-Pieces, Bamboo Swaddling Blankets, and Matching Baby Bundles. The XOve Baby One-Pieces are all 100% Organic Cotton Infant Bodysuits. They are designed with a two snap neckline and three snap bottom closure for quick and easy changes. Each baby one-piece has a unique tagless design with printed neck label and hidden care instructions inside the pocket. The organic baby…
  • Frozen Sing Your Heart Out Contest

    Scarlet
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Kohl’s. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. Kohl’s and Disney  “Frozen” Sing Your Heart Out Contest Kohl’s Department stores in collaboration with Disney announced a national call for a “Sing Your Heart Out Contest”. Disney “Frozen” fans can submit videos of themselves, their kids, and/or the entire family singing “Let it Go” for the chance to appear in a Kohl’s holiday commercial that will air during the 2014…
  • Celebrate Fall With Jif Whipped Pumpkin Pie Spice

    Scarlet
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    The air is cooling and I feel fall starting to set in. I love to indulge in seasonal favorites such as pumpkin dip, pumpkin cookies and pumpkin cupcakes.  When I heard Jif had a limited time Jif Whipped Pumpkin Pie Spice Peanut Butter Spread, I was anxious to try that too!  I was recently asked by The J.M. Smucker Company to create some unique tips for using their new product , Jif Whipped Pumpkin Pie Spice, and I wanted to share with you how my family enjoys our Jif Whipped Pumpkin Pie Spice. Enjoy Fall Flavors With Jif Whipped Pumpkin Pie Spice Peanut Butter Spread The light and fluffy…
  • Generations Riviera Maya By Karisma Little Eko Chefs Launch

    Scarlet
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    I attended the press trip for the launch of Little Eco Chefs culinary kids program at no cost to me so that I could bring you the full story. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own. Little Eko Chefs Unique Culinary Kids Program Generations Riviera Maya is a new resort by Karisma Hotels that is renowned for its Gourmet Inclusive® Experience so it is no wonder that they have come up with a phenomenal culinary kids program- Little Eko Chefs. Just as Generations Riviera Maya is gourmet inclusive, the Generations Riviera Maya Little Eko Chefs is in essence a…
  • Halloween FX Prosthetics Tutorial

    Elizabeth Dooley
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Here is a step-by-step Halloween FX prosthetics tutorial. Prosthetics can truly bring any costume to life! Whether you are adding a zombie bite or changing the look and shape of your nose, this tutorial goes over the basics of applying a prosthetic and making it look as authentic as possible. Halloween FX Rrosthetics Tutorial- Great For Zombie Wounds Halloween FX Prosthetics Tutorial Supplies: Prosthetic piece Spirit gum Liquid latex Tissue or toilet paper Foundation Grease paint Makeup sponges Fake blood Instructions: First, chose a spot to place the prosthetic and cleanse the skin. Once you…
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • Bed Bug Bites In Infants: Treatment And Prevention

    Healthy Family Articles
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Living with bed bugs can be stressful, irritating, and expensive; however, finding bite marks caused by these parasites on your infant or toddler can be frightening. The thought of your child sharing his blood with a bug is disconcerting. In addition, bed bug bites in infants mean sleepless nights for your baby and for yourself. Although the bite is painless and do not pose serious threats to your child’s health, they can still cause discomfort. In some infants and toddlers, the bite may incite scratching which may lead to secondary infection and scarring. Thankfully, there are steps…
  • Leadership Development – Learn How To Build an Unstoppable Team

    Erica Brooks
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    ARE YOU READY for your MONDAY MORNING shot of MOTIVATION?!?!?!! Today Melissa shares with you a powerful little leadership development secret. This little gem will help you take your business to your goal, will help you stay on track and will help you lead an UNSTOPPABLE team! SPECIAL DIRECTIONS FOR THIS CALL: http://www.essentiallysweethealth.com/all-you-need-to-succeed.html 2. Midway down, there is a list of PDF files 3. Click on the first PDF File, it is labeled “Abundance Tracker” 4. Print one copy PLUS an additional copy for every YEAR you have been building your YL business!
  • Essential Oils Guide – 120 Uses for the Everyday Oils Collection

    Healthy Family Matters
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Essential Oils Guide The Everyday Oils Kit was created by Young Living Essential Oils (YLEO) so that anyone could immediately use and appreciate the benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils. This spectacular Kit contains Four therapeutic grade single oils: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Lemon (Citrus limon) and Peppermint (Mentha piperita), and Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and Six synergistic essential oil blends: Valor, PanAway, Peace & Calming, Thieves, Joy and Purification. How to Use Your Everyday Oils Kit Dietary Supplements: All single oils may be used as dietary…
  • Wintergreen and Aroma Siez Essential Oils for Lower Back Pain Relief

    Healthy Family Matters
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Today on Real Essential Oils User Speaks: Took Just Minutes To Relieve My Lower Back Pain “As I was moving about my home in the evening, I had a slight tinge of lower back pain on the left side. It hurt in the lower left of my back, and I could not put full weight on the left side to walk. I put three drops of the Wintergreen essential oil and the Aroma Siez essential oil blend on my lower back and rubbed it in really well. Within JUST a COUPLE of minutes, it STOPPED HURTING. I could get up from the couch and move about with NO PAIN! I love that these essential oils are so pure and…
  • Visiting A New Mom? Here’s What She REALLY Needs You To Bring!

    Healthy Family Articles
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    Nothing inspires excitement and enthusiasm like a new baby. Unfortunately, once these little blessings enter the world, they immediately begin demanding significant time and attention. If you have a friend or family member who’s recently become a new mom, you can bet she’s grappling with new challenges that will test her patience and drive her to the point of near-debilitating fatigue. Before you pay her a visit, learn what you can bring along to help alleviate some of her burden. Meals Because new moms are extremely busy taking care of their babies’ needs, they don’t…
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    Anna And Essie

  • Guest Post: Transition From Crib to Bed - Harder on YOU?

    Laura - Momblogger
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    The age old question parents typically ask themselves, is "what the hell was I thinking?". The second question is usually "When do I transition my toddler out of a crib, into a bed?". The answer to most parenting questions is "When they're ready", or "When they start shaving"...Anywhere between 18 months and 30 months is a good timeline, but most often parents do it sooner rather than later as a safety measure. When children are strong enough to climb out, they risk injury. It is inhumane to install a ceiling to the crib like "Planet of the Apes", so removing one side of the crib or…
  • Making Sacrifices

    Laura - Momblogger
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    This little girl is truly amazing. Soon, she will turn five years old and today I had to ask her to do something way beyond her years and maturity of understanding. Yet, her heart was willing. Everyone hears about Anna's battle with cancer and they immediately think of how horrible it is for Anna. And it is. Horrible. Yet, it doesn't just affect Anna. We all make sacrifices to make sure that Anna is going to be okay, including her sweet sister Essie. I'm sure there are quite a few stories that can be told from the point of view of a child that has a sibling with cancer. This one is from…
  • My Recipe Book

    Laura - Momblogger
    6 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    If I ever lost this recipe book, I'd be very sad! Some of the greatest recipes loved by my family are contained in this book:When I was a young woman, my Nanny forgot my birthday one year. I was never suppose to know that, but of course my sister told me because we were adults and it was quite funny. The reason we found it so humorous was not because she forgot, but how she tried to cover it up. In years past she would always give me a $20 or a gift card or something I really liked for my birthday. When I arrived at her house for our usual Sunday afternoon dinner that day, she had this recipe…
  • Shake The Crave - Health Weight Loss Shakes

    Laura - Momblogger
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Many weight loss shakes don't taste very good. Is Shake the Crave different? I'm excited to tell you that I recently got a chance to try a new brand of weight loss shakes called "Shake the Crave". It's made with organic ingredients and is sweetened with natural cane sugar, vanilla, and coconut powder. My review was mainly just for taste, but soon I will try a full-scale 90 day challenge to test how it works. For now, we'll just talk about what this product claims it does and my experiences with it. Claim 1 - Tastes Like an Old Fashioned Hand Dipped MilkshakeMy response? I wouldn't go that…
  • Pregnant? Learn More About Cord Blood Donation

    Laura - Momblogger
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Having a baby is an amazing thing. Helping another person keep their baby is something more of a miracle. Find out more about cord blood donation.  Our StoryMy daughter Anna, age eleven, has been battling Large Cell Lymphoma for over a year and a half now. As soon as her first year of treatment was over, we thought that was the end of the road and she was in remission. Unfortunately, she got very sick and two months later (and several hospital stays later) we got the news that she had relapsed. We were told that we would need a stem cell transplant to save her life. You may also know it…
 
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    Feathering the Empty Nest

  • The trials and tribulations of choosing the perfect diaper bag.

    cjblythe
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    The perfect diaper bag is a survival must for every parent. It’s been a very long time since I’ve been able to venture outside my own home – and that’s probably been a good thing. I found that every... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Toronto Blue Jays: Very, very good or just plain horrid? Depends on the day.

    cjblythe
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Do you remember that old saying, “When they’re good, they’re very, very good, but when they’re bad – they’re horrid?” This is so appropriate to the Toronto Blue Jays lately. I sit here watching the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The value of distraction – For both man and dog!

    cjblythe
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Well, Stuart and I were watching the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks playing yet again a few months ago, when Stuart managed to hear the beep of his cell phone signaling an incoming text... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Interior design and color psychology.

    Jessy Troy
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Interior design and color psychology are key to creating the visual appeal we want and evoking the desired emotional response. Certain colors elicit certain moods. We have all heard that, and have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Wifi for large events in Kansas.

    cjblythe
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    At this point, there might be several competing companies offering WiFi for large events, even though most venues have access hard-wired into their facilities. What this means for you is that you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Our Blended Marriage

  • Parenting Tips From The In Laws

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I know the Internet is full of advice on how to handle unsolicited parenting tips from the in laws. I even mentioned myself that sometimes, grandparents should not interfere, and that it may not always take a village to raise a child.  However, there are a few tips and tricks I picked up from Frank’s Read more... The post Parenting Tips From The In Laws appeared first on Our Blended Marriage.
  • Believe You Can And You’re Halfway There

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Believe you can and you’re halfway there.                                                        ~ Theodore Roosevelt   Growing up, I remember not getting a lot of encouragement when it came to my dreams. I Read more... The post Believe You Can And You’re Halfway There appeared first on Our Blended Marriage.
  • Blended Ask Away Friday With Christy

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    What happens when two blended families meet for Ask Away Friday? Well, you get a very blended Ask Away Friday, that’s what! We are partnering up with Christy today who blogs on Uplifting Families and her blog is full of parenting tips offering daily encouragement for real parents. From toddlers to tweens and teens, you Read more... The post Blended Ask Away Friday With Christy appeared first on Our Blended Marriage.
  • State of the Blog Address

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    You may have noticed that OBM has undergone a design make over recently. You may have also noticed we didn’t post anything last Wednesday, and we are way off schedule this Wednesday. Things are changing around here and we have a big reveal too! We’re not losing our creative spark nor are we going anywhere. Read more... The post State of the Blog Address appeared first on Our Blended Marriage.
  • How to Let Go of Clutter

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    This is post #2 of 2 in the series “Organizing Series” Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t let go of certain things. And they pile up. And add up. And the next thing you know, you have clutter all over your place. We humans are funny species. Sometimes, we get attached Read more... The post How to Let Go of Clutter appeared first on Our Blended Marriage.
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  • The F-Bomb Heard Round The World, Or At Least By My 4 Year Old

    Chad
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    You ever do something profoundly stupid as a parent, you instantly regret it? I do all the time, pretty much on a daily basis now that I think about it. This is my latest offense, laid out for you to laugh and ridicule me about. This past Friday I was in a hurry, I had an important meeting scheduled for 9am, Amanda was at the school doing her parent council president duties at the annual pancake breakfast and she had the vehicle and was running late. When she finally arrived back home, I had 15 minutes to make my appointment on time and had to make it to the other side of the city, to say I…
  • Time Flies, Especially When Things Are Disorganized And Chaotic

    Chad
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    I have a great response to having a big to do list. I completely shut down and get nothing done except maybe some coffee drinking and brushing up on my solitaire skills. Relaxing? Yes, but only until I’m done playing solitaire and everything still needs to be done. So how do you keep on top of everything? Between kids and taking care of the house, school commitments and working I feel a little frazzled some (most) days. And I only work part time! You parents that work full time on top of everything are amazing! Unfortunately I am a pretty disorganized person so I can’t give you…
  • Stop Throwing Out Food! Easy Ideas To Help You Stretch Your Grocery Budget

    Amanda
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Having to have a tighter reign on our budget these days has made me look at the amount of things we waste. I didn’t think of our family as a wasteful bunch but we do in fact throw more out than I had previously thought. The great thing about having google, pinterest and whatnot at my fingertips is that if I have something that I normally would just chuck into the garbage, compost or recycling I can do a quick search and generally come up with some way to extend its usefulness. Take food for example. When I go grocery shopping I try to stay away from the pre-packaged stuff. You can only eat…
  • 10 Children’s Books We’ll Never Get Tired Of Reading

    Chad
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our family loves to read, it’s probably one of our favourite activities. In fact if the kids are acting up we can threaten to revoke library privileges and order can usually be restored. Try the same thing with television and they usually laugh and keep doing what they were doing anyways. Reading has always been an activity that both  Amanda and myself enjoyed long before we ever had kids and this love of reading has been something we wanted to instil in our children since day one. The one thing we didn’t account for though is that one day they would eventually learn to read on…
  • Carrot Muffins So Good Your Kids Won’t Be Scared To Their Eat Vegetables

    Amanda
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Have really been feeling a budget crunch lately and due to that have been hyper aware of wasting any food. The problem is I still buy it, then get home and wonder how I am going to use it up. Take carrots for example. We planted one bazillion carrots in our garden this year. And yet I went to the store and bought a 10lb bag. 10lbs?? Yeesh. I was going to just blanch and freeze them all but the thought of not only peeling all of them but cutting them up made me feel tired so I went online to find out about grating them with my food processor and making carrot muffins. As it turns out you can…
 
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    Winter Springs Pediatrician | Dr. Clifford Selsky | Family First

  • Why Your Child Should Receive an Allergy Test

    familyfirst
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:39 am
    Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Everyone is pretty familiar with signs of allergies: sniffling, sneezing, skin irritation. Although these symptoms appear to be minor in nature, allergies should always be properly addressed by a pediatrician. If left untreated, allergies can become much more serious and contribute to other health conditions. To avoid potential complications related to untreated allergies, it is important that your child receives an allergy test. Why should I get my child tested for allergies? Since allergies are common in infants and children,…
  • Introducing Solid Foods to an Infant

    familyfirst
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Image Courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / Freedigitalphotos.net Introducing your baby to solid foods is an exciting milestone for the whole family. It can also be a very nerve wracking and confusing time for new parents. When is the right time to start your baby on solid foods? What kind of food should you start with? How do I know my baby is ready for solid foods? It’s important to consult your doctor first and then follow some simple rules and guidelines to help you tend to your baby’s needs. Is my baby ready for solid foods? Breast milk or formula is the only food your newborn needs.
  • Preventing Obesity in Children

    familyfirst
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    When it comes to the health and wellbeing of our children, nothing poses as much of a threat as childhood obesity.  According to the American Heart Association, the number one health concern of parents in the United States is childhood obesity, which tops both drug abuse and smoking.  At such a young age, it’s important for parents to understand what obesity is and how to prevent it amongst their children. Obesity is defined by having excess body fat that is beyond the normal range for a person’s height, age, and body composition.  Important factors in determining whether or not a…
  • The Effects of Bullying on Children

    familyfirst
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Bullying has always been a prevalent issue but its seriousness isn’t always handled properly.  Anyone, at any age, can become a victim of bullying. This type of abuse leads to more than just a black eye.  Bullying extends beyond physical aggression and reaches mental and emotional abuse.  The scars that that bullying leaves can affect the health and wellbeing of your child.  It’s important for parents to understand this issue and how to take action against it. According to Children’s National Medical Center, even one incident of bullying can scar someone, especially if the victim is…
  • Video Games and Kids: Minimizing Your Child’s Risks

    familyfirst
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    There are many reasons why it is important to limit a child’s use of electronic devices. However, many parents aren’t sure how to go about limiting their child’s screen time – especially when it comes to video games. Parents should be aware of the risks involved when their child plays video games and set rules and restrictions for their safety. What are the risks of playing too many video games? The effects of too much screen time associated with playing video games can cause harm to your child and has been linked to the following: Image courtesy of Arvind Balaraman at…
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  • 8 Sure-Fire Ways to Add Value to your Home

    Larger Family Life
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
        As regular readers are aware, we have spent the best part of this year working on our home with a view to maximising the profit we can make when it comes to selling. Investing in your home not only improves its looks but making the right changes also adds value to it. Here […]Related Posts:Large Families and Making RoomLiving Space: How To Make Your Family Home Feel More…Perfect housing solutions for large family livingWhat To Look For When Buying A Large Family HomeWill Building a Conservatory Add Value to your House?     
  • Keep a watch at your Online Bingo Play

    Features
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
        Online bingo games have taken over the entire gaming world. Global internet penetration has been the most important component of online bingo growth in the gaming market, making it a big source of entertainment to players. However, the side effect of this is player’s addiction eventually leading to fatigue. Bingo games have been […]Related Posts:Best Bingo Incentives this MonthA little something to procrastinate with…Trying something differentHow to make the most of the World Cup with the familyOrigins of everyday games from around the Globe…
  • 3 Storage Hacks To Give Your Bedrooms More Space!

    Features
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
        Just when you think you’ve got enough storage for the whole family, more stuff inexplicably appears! New clothes, birthday presents, a host of new books – all those collections of things you’ve already found homes for have just got bigger. Rather than admitting defeat and putting your house on the market in favour […]Related Posts:Buying Furniture for Small BedroomsSpace-saving ideas for children’s bedroomsLiving Space: How To Make Your Family Home Feel More…10 Great Space Saving Ideas for Children’s BedroomsDownsizing Your Property: Tips and Tricks on…
  • The Simple Things: Chicken-keeping, Fruit-picking and Home-made Preserves, Oh My!

    Larger Family Life
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
        The one thing that we’re really looking forward to doing when we move is growing and rearing our own food. We’re looking forward to knowing where it has come from, what it contains and how it has reached our table. We have owned chickens for eight years now and I can safely say […]Related Posts:Mixed Berry Jam RecipeHomemade BriocheHomemade Toffee ApplesBack to life…Valentine Marble Cake     
  • 3 Awesome Ideas for a Fun-Packed Family Day Together

    Features
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
        Family living in the 21st century can present us with many challenges. There are endless distractions today, in the form of video games, cell phones and laptop computers. Just trying to get the family to all sit down together for an evening meal can be difficult enough. But when it comes to spending […]Related Posts:Fun Activities to Help Keep the Whole Family Fit &…Planning group trips away – what you need to knowGarden Games – Getting Your Children to Play OutsideAlternative fitness ideas for the whole familyThings for families to do on camping holidays…
 
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  • Free Fall Banner Printable & More From My Shop!

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    I’ve been a busy raccoon over at the shop, getting things posted and glittering things. Check out some of my stuff and grab your freebie over there… Fall Banner Printable Freebie from HousePunkery Read about what happens behind the scenes when I create a new line: Birth of a Banner – The process of developing a new item from HousePunkery Take a look at my lovelies and help support my glitter habit! Seasonal Schtuff from HousePunkery
  • September Real Food Meal Plan

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    For us September brings the busyness of the school year. We have weekly guitar lessons, choir practice, and school events. The offbeat holidays we are using as an excuse to celebrate something are: Eat an Extra Dessert Day (Sep 4), Teddy Bear Day (Sep 9), !International Chocolate Day! & Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day (Sep 13), Talk Like A Pirate Day (Sep 19), World Gratitude Day (Sep 21), Hobbit Day (Sep 22), Comic Book Day (Sep 25), and Coffee Day (Sep 29). Ideas and resources for menu planning in September, many seasonal summer and fall and real food recipes. Very simple ingredients,…
  • Celebrate 1000 Likes – Free printable inspirational quote “Season Everything With Love”

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Woo hoo! 1,000 Likes! You guys are the bestest. I got a jump in Likes and I’m not sure why, but I’ll take it. To celebrate I have created a free printable for you, as well as offering a discount code in my shop. If you haven’t joined in on the fun, don’t forget to Like me too! This printable is an 8×10 inspirational quote. The background is a sage green vintage wallpaper with white and pink roses. There is a lady in a dress with an apron, holding a cookbook and fork. The text is “Season everything with love” in sage and pink. Download PDF suitable for…
  • Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza Event

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
    Generally speaking, I don’t do giveaways. I like sparklies as much as the next person, but I’m trying to get rid of stuff, not bring more in. However. Ummm… Kindle Fire. Since I use my Nook (ahem) multiple times a day, and I know Amazon has more free books, I am all over the literary excess. And I could find lots of sparklies at Target for $100, and just hang them from the ceiling of my overflowing home. Or something. Welcome to the Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza Sponsored by: Failing Perfect, Dibsies Personalization Station, Zazzle, Fundanoodle, and Educational…
  • August Real Food Meal Plan

    Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    For us August brings the beginning of the school year (eep!). Kid #3 is starting kindergarten this month. This plan is a quickie, lots of our dinners are whatever I bought from a stand on the side of the road. This month brings a bunch of holidays, including National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (I’m an addict, Aug 2), Chinese Valentine’s Day/Daughter’s Day (7th day of 7th Lunar Month Aug 2), National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (Aug 4), Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day (Aug 8), Book Lover’s Day (Aug 9th), National Thriftshop Day (Aug 17), and National…
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  • Sexual Intimacy In Marriage: Connect Emotionally Before You Slip Between The Sheets

    Marcus and Ashley
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Sex, specifically sexual intimacy is an essential aspect of your marriage. The joy, pleasure, and connection it brings to you and your spouse are amazing. Yet, when it comes to connecting emotionally about sex that is something that happened once, probably long ago. OK, maybe it’s happened more than once and yet there is still a lack of understanding of what both of you desire in the bedroom. The reason is that husbands and wives talk about sex very differently. Men for instance tend to look at sex as the physical act, visual stimulation and completion. Women view and enjoy sex from an…
  • Fighting Over Money In Marriage: How To Stop Money Fights With 9 Simple Tips

    Marcus and Ashley
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Fighting over money is not healthy for any marriage! Did you know that married couples who have learned how to prevent, or stop arguing over their finances are also able to communicate better? These couples are also able to talk about how to spend their money, when, and where. By being on the same financial page and not fighting over money with your spouse, you will both be able to focus on your financial goals. You will be on your way to a healthy marriage, and have one less thing to worry about as a couple. What are some of the causes of money fights in marriages? Well, there are many…
  • Keeping Score In Marriage: 7 Tips To Help You Not Keep Score

    Marcus and Ashley
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Are you keeping score in your marriage? If you are, stop! You might be keeping scores in your head, or written them down on a hidden piece of paper somewhere, or on your phone. Keeping score in marriage will not only make you feel miserable and guilty, and could also be devastating for your marriage. It will keep you waiting like a Lion, ready to  pounce on your predator (in this case your spouse) for any mistakes he/she makes. If it was a genuine mistake, and wasn’t a deal breaker kind of thing, then why hold on to it? Do you want your mistakes to be held over your head? For you to…
  • Friendship In Marriage: How To Become Best Friends With Your Spouse

    Marcus and Ashley
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Friendship in marriage builds intimacy, and helps married couples to open up to their  insecurities without worrying about being judged. In a marriage where the couples are, or eventually become, best friends the marriage blossoms. Does your spouse deserve to be your best friend? Yes! You might not agree with us, which is fine. You are still our friend, and its okay to have one or two differences. Who is your best friend? Your best friend has similar interests as yours, shares their joys and sorrows with you, and nicely critiques your bad actions (and vice versa). Would you agree that…
  • Is Marriage The End Of Your Life?

    Marcus and Ashley
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    “Once you get married, your life is over.” You might have heard this statement before, but is it really true? Is marriage the end of your life? It all depends on the way you and your spouse decide to look at it, and the kind of marriage you both desire. Two questions you can ask each other are: What kind of marriage do we want to have? Where do we want to go with our marriage? We believe marriage does not have to be the end of your life! Rather, it can be the beginning of a whole new life blossoming from your old life. “When I was younger I thought once you got married…
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  • Should You Get Your Teen A Smartphone?

    Amy
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
      As the parent of a teenager you’ll find yourself starting to sound like your own mother. If your teen has begun asking begging for a smart phone, your reaction is likely to be something like this: “When I was in high school, I had to stand in the middle of the kitchen to talk […]
  • 10 Ways To Help Your Child Beat Those Rainy Day Blues

    Jessica
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:53 pm
    There is nothing more disappointing to kids than rain on a warm summer day. One of my child’s first words he learned was ‘outside’. He would use it immediately after his diaper was changed in the morning as he hit the ground running making his way to the sliding door that leads to our backyard. […]
  • 6 Ways To Foster Your Child’s Curiosity

    Jenny
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Young minds are full of imagination and wonder and we as parents can work to foster that natural curiosity which oftentimes leads to new learning experiences. The following are a few great ways for parents to foster curiosity in their kids. Be in the moment: It’s crucial in all learning situations to give your child […]
  • Ball Popping Fun With Fisher Price’s Poppity-Pop Musical Dino

    Mylene
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Buying toys is always an exciting thing to do, especially when you get to see that sparkle in your child’s eye. However, even after having two children, I still get surprised about just how overwhelming the experience can be, given that there are so many toys to choose from. During my babies’ first few months, […]
  • 10 Tips To Keep Toddlers Safe And Happy In A Car

    Mylene
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Road trips with kids can be a lot of fun. If you are traveling with a toddler, a little bit of pre-planning can go a long way into making your experience a positive one. The key to a successful car trip is keeping the child busy. The following are 10 tips for stress-free car outings […]
 
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  • Welcome to Schwan's Review

    Liz Chapman
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    55 years Schwan's have delivered delicious, easy-to-prepare meals and ice cream! As a child I can remember my Grandmother ordering Push-pops. She passed from Cancer when I was a young first grader but the memories of afternoons with her outside sharing Schwan's Push-pops are just like it was yesterday! Reviewing them gave such a warm feeling of remembrance and love. I quickly headed over to their website and ordered some goodies! Now we missed the first delivery time, they came to the house, we weren't home, which was not convenient. We had to wait another two weeks for our order because…
  • Friday Freebies & Products for Reviews

    Liz Chapman
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Check out my mail this week above. Friday Freebies & Products for Reviews **I received a free product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.Makeup by ONE DIRECTION was release at Macy's, August 11th and we were lucky enough to see it whilst at the Macy's BTS event. The One Direction Makeup Collection features three different makeup box sets named after their albums, ‘Up All Night’, ‘Midnight Memories’ and ‘Take Me…
  • College Safety #Sponsored #SABRE

    Liz Chapman
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    **I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. The 2014 Presidential Task force estimates that more than 10,000 college students will experience aggravated assault or robbery each year on college campuses. Does that scare some of you who just sent your beloved son or daughter to college this September? How about this statistic: ○ 1 in 5 women will be a victim of sexual assault on their…
  • My weekly Book Reviews

    Liz Chapman
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
     **I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes had such an appeal to read! I really needed something fun loving and light before the dreaded snow starts to fall here in Western New York. Kat is living in  Bayou Bend, Louisiana and is sick of flavors! She is a single 26 year old working at her Aunt Maggie’s bakery. Trying to live her passion for baking and…
  • The Fitness Games App Review #sweatpink #tfgapp

    Liz Chapman
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
     This post was sponsored by The Fitness Games through their partnership with Fit Approach. I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided the Platinum Version of the application for review. As always, all opinions are my own.I have been using this new app called The Fitness Games App. For those of you that know me pretty much already know that I am not big into all this diet & lose weight stuff. I like to be active, stay active and live healthy. I am getting older and with this I would love to enjoy my tone 21 year old body again. Ha, wouldn't we all? The premiere…
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  • 3 Unexpected Ways of Disciplining Your Child

    Nick Warner
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Disciplining When I was a child, spanking was the main form of discipline. As I got older and had children of my own, time outs came into fashion. However, these two popular form of children’s punishments aren’t always the way to go. In fact, I have found no proof that they work at all; at least in my own experience in raising my four children. I am of the mind that the crime should fit the punishment and that a punishment doesn’t have to be felt physically in order to be a deterrent. That is why I come up with consequences depending on the “crime”.  These unconventional methods…
  • Does Media Consumption Cause ADHD?

    Dr. Sarah Coyne PhD.
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Is there a direct correlation between screen time and attention or behavioral problems in children? As a researcher focusing on the impact of media on children, this is a question I am asked very regularly. The news media tends to sensationalize the results of research studies, and parents may be left wondering what to walk away with. Luckily, researchers have just come out with a meta-analysis of media and effects on attention (Nikkelen, et al., 2014). This meta-analysis brought together every single study ever done on media and attention and combines the results to find out the overall…
  • How to Make Minecraft a Family Experience

    Nick Warner
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    How to Make Minecraft a Family Experience Video games are a perennial favorite among kids and teens, but they’re not always quite as beloved by parents. Worries about violent or suggestive content, along with concerns about excessive screen time, are among the most commonly cited reasons for parents to discourage or even outright ban video gaming. It may come as some surprise, then, that one of the most popular pastimes among families around the world is an open-world, independently developed sandbox game called Minecraft. What Is Minecraft? Parents who are more familiar with the world…
  • Tips to Get Your Child Back Into the Swing of Things

    Heather Aulisio
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Back Into the Swing of Things It’s that time of year again! The time when bathing suits and flip flops get traded for book bags and sneakers! Whether your child wants to go or not; school is in full effect and another year has begun. Why not shoot for success? Many parents are at a loss with helping their older school aged children get organized. Here are several helpful tips and tricks to effectively and efficiently get the kiddos back into the swing of things and teach them how to be prepared for class and function as an organized, young adult. 1. Plan Away! One must buy item is a…
  • Are You An Extreme Parent?

    Heather Aulisio
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Are You An Extreme Parent? The term, “extreme parent” has been used occasionally before but has recently gained more notoriety thanks to the new Bravo reality TV show, Extreme Guide to Parenting. The show documents different families and displays their unconventional parenting style. From the pushers, to the coddlers, and even the body positives; these parents sure are stirring up mixed reactions with the show’s viewers. Some viewers applaud the parents’ bold and alternative approaches, while others cringe and feel sorry for the children who are being exploited and being brought up in…
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  • Journal Entry- Perfect Timing

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:50 pm
    My son was having a hard time falling asleep, so I brought him back to my bed. (My bed always makes him fall asleep quickly.) Staring at his peaceful face, I started thinking about how weird it was that one day my little dude would be a man, with a job, and hopefully have a family of his own. I wonder what he will do and what he will be like. I remember when I was younger and I would wonder about who I would marry? What would my husband look like? What would my child(ren) be like? What would he/she/they look like?  And now, I no longer need to wonder, because that time is now.It…
  • Plug - My Blog Post On Role Reboot

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Role Reboot has republished my blog post Don't Judge A Mother  on their site.Please take a moment to check it out: My post and their site . Their website content is amazing! RoleReboot.org
  • Journal Entry - Waiting

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    Image Source:  http://wuguenterprises.wordpress.com/“I’m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there: not seeing it dimly through tears, and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart: but really with it, and in it.” ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering HeightsI would be lying if I said that I was always positive. I prefer the term relentlessly optimistic, to where it borders on foolishly unrealistic. I could be in the middle of the ocean and I would be thinking, "A ship will find me or land is just up ahead. Just hang in there, Laura."…
  • Love Your Rejection Letters

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Girl Holding Letter, Caspar NetscherI've been shopping for literary agents for my children's book called Drake and His Dragons and I've gotten a few rejection letters. Call me crazy, but I like rejection letters. I get excited when I get rejection letters! I know that sounds masochistic, but here's the thing--rejection letters are a byproduct of me trying. I would much rather get rejection letters than not get any letters period. I like knowing that I am trying, even if I am not getting the answer I am looking for. At least I know I'm still running the race. I know some writer's…
  • The Teachings Of A Toddler

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    As I mentioned in my last post, Don't Judge A Mother, I take my son to the park regularly. And other than picking up germs, I've been able to pick up a few life lesson there too. Turns out children aren't just noisy, messy, stinky, complicated, and tiresome little creatures. They are miniature Buddhas in diapers.  Language Doesn't MatterOne of the most amazing things about early toddlers is that in spite of their language, or lack there of, they can communicate with just a few grunts, whines, and gestures. Adults have the world so organized culturally, that…
 
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    The Care Blog

  • How to Help Your Child Pick the Right Musical Instrument

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    Music lessons are a fantastic way to teach your child self-discipline, culture and patience. Childhood music lessons also increase academic ability, social skills and self-esteem. How do you know which instrument to have your child play, however? As it turns out, there are several ways to decide. Many parents decide which instrument their children will play either by having their children play an instrument the parent already knows, or by having the child go to music teachers the family already knows. People tend to stick to things that are easy and familiar, and choosing a familiar…
  • Top 5 Things To Tell Your Care Provider About Your Children

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Competent family care comes to the forefront of every parent’s mind, especially when it must be entrusted to a caregiver. It is important to inform the in-home service provider about the expectations that you require for babysitting. Here are five important things to tell your child care provider: Stress the significance of any food allergies or other issues your child has. CareBooker makes it easy for you to list out important information for each of your children, so the care provider is aware in advance if there are any special instructions. The care provider should be aware of the…
  • Hiring Male Sitters to Care for Your Kids

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    What would you do if your sons requested a male sitter? They want someone to play soccer with or throw the football around.  And while women are more than capable of doing both, your sons feel like a male sitter would be more fun.  Many parents would balk at the idea of hiring a male to take care of their kids.  Our society portrays child care providers as being females, and rarely (if ever) includes men.  But really, what’s the big deal in hiring a male sitter? The reality is, men are just as capable as women of feeding, changing diapers, helping with homework,…
  • Top 5 Things To Tell Your Pet Care Provider

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Once you’ve booked an interview or appointment with a pet sitter on CareBooker, you’ll need to think about the most important information to tell them regarding your pet.  The pet sitter also needs thorough instructions about what you expect in your absence.  Here are 5 things you should tell your sitter about your pet:   Inform the pet sitter of any medical issues that your pet has. CareBooker makes it easy for you to list out important information for each of your pets, so the care provider is aware in advance if there are any special instructions. Leave detailed…
  • Teaching your child to learn with a "Growth Mindset"

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    A recent article titled, “The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart,” highlights ways in which parents can help their children grow their brains and improve their academic problem solving skills. Research suggests that the brain grows as one embraces tasks that he or she must struggle through. Once the child has reached a solution after feeling discouraged and struggling to find the answer, he or she should be praised. “People with growth mindsets correctly believe that capability and intelligence can be grown through effort, struggle and…
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  • Movie Theaters May Soon Be More Accessible

    Disabled Living Staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Listen to this article: Under the proposal, theaters would be required to provide a specific number of closed captioning and audio description devices. By SHAUN HEASLEY Most movie theaters would be required to offer captioning and audio description devices under a proposed new rule. (Rennee Jones Schneider/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT) The Obama administration wants movie theaters nationwide to do more to accommodate people with disabilities. Officials at the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that they are proposing new rules that would require movie theaters to offer captioning and…
  • Mom-To-Be Sues To Have Accommodations In Delivery Room

    Disabled Living Staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    The delivery will be high-risk: Silva suffers from high blood pressure and other complications. By CAROL MARBIN MILLER, THE MIAMI HERALD/MCT Sometime this month or next, Cheylla Silva will be admitted to Baptist Hospital in Miami to give birth to her second child. The delivery will be high-risk: Silva suffers from high blood pressure and other complications. Silva is hoping the delivery goes smoothly because if there are serious problems, she might be at a loss to communicate with her doctors and nurses. Silva is profoundly deaf, and, for months, Baptist administrators have refused to provide…
  • Uber Accused Of Disability Discrimination

    Disabled Living Staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    By BOB EGELKO, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE/MCT (September 28, 2014) Listen to this article: An Uber driver checks the company’s app. The ride-sharing service is being sued for allegedly discriminating against passengers with disabilities. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/MCT) Advocates for the blind are accusing the rent-a-ride service Uber of discriminating against passengers with guide dogs, saying many Uber drivers refuse to take passengers with dogs and one locked a passenger’s service dog in the trunk. “Uber is violating basic equal-access requirements under both the ADA (Americans…
  • Raffle offers opportunity to win a playing spot in this year’s Pro Am

    Disabled Living Staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Shriner’s Open 2014| Las Vegas Update Compete with the PGA TOUR Pros during the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Championship Pro Am Oct. 15 Tweet it: Want to play with the @PGATOUR pros? Enter to win a playing spot in @shrinersopen Championship Pro Am. 10/15. http://pitch.pe/1iassfc Las Vegas – Returning for the second year, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is allowing golf fans to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to play alongside the top 36 PGA TOUR professionals in the field in the Championship Pro Am on Wednesday, Oct. 15. For every ticket purchased, supporters…
  • Kanye West asks disabled people to stand up

    Disabled Living Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Kanye West is facing public backlash following an awkward encounter with several disabled persons at one of the rapper’s recent concerts Down Under. The “Yeezus” star had been performing in Sydney, Australia, when he insisted that the entire audience inside Qantas Credit Union Arena stand up for one of his sets. Headlines at 8:30: Kanye West demands fans at Sydney concert to stand up, including two in wheelchairs   Kim Kardashian and Kanye West West was none too thrilled, however, when he noticed that several concertgoers had remained seated. “I can’t do…
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