Friday Find: kidrobot BFF’s Blind Box

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Just as I was about to press the button to order Journey’s last few Christmas gifts, she walked in the room.  As I fumbled to switch screens on my laptop, she mentioned that she wanted to add bff’s to her list.  Naturally, I didn’t know what the hell she was talking about.  Is it a bff necklace, a doll, a game—I had no clue.  She tried to explain something about an egg and a frying pan, but I wasn’t getting it.  So I googled it to find out and here they are: Continue reading

Friday Find: Personalized Stationery+More At Minted.com

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When Journey gave me her christmas list and I saw she wanted a personalized journal (a sure sign that she’s growing up!), I knew exactly where I was going to get it from.  I went straight to my fav stationery site, Minted.com.  One of the things that I love most about Minted is that they feature the fabulous work of independent artists across the globe.  I am always guaranteed to find a unique design that is just my style. Continue reading

Friday Find: Best Deodorant For Kids

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I knew the day would come.  The day my daughter would make me second guess my senses.  Surely that wasn’t my little angel that just walked past me smelling like a teenager.  Not my baby!  But it happened.  When the weather broke last spring, so did my daughter’s hormones. Continue reading

Friday Find: The Best Lunch Box Ever

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While I am quite creative in the kitchen, when it comes to packing Journey’s lunch my ideas fall flat.  It’s just the beginning of October and she’s already getting bored with what’s in her lunchbox. I added a few new hot lunch options into the mix, but how many times can I do pasta? Then I came across this week’s find… Continue reading

Why I Don’t Help My Kid With Homework…And You Shouldn’t Either

I’ll let you in on a little secret…I am not smarter than a third grader. Especially when it comes to math. Not the math that served my generation and the many before me just fine (although, truth be told, I wasn’t that great at that math either:). The new math.  Common Core math. The math that takes you around the block when all you want to do is go across the street.
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Back To School: Helping Children Set Goals For The School Year

The school year is well underway, and teachers have been busy setting goals and expectations for their students in the classroom.  But it’s also important to spend some time at home discussing what your children want to achieve this school year and what you expect of them. Continue reading

Back To School: 12 Questions To Get Your Kids To Talk About Their Day

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Today was officially J’s first day of school.  I can’t wait to pick her up to ask her how her day was just so she can reply, “good.”  Does this happen to you?  You want to know what your kids have been up to in school and all you get is a one word answer?   Continue reading

Icky Mom Moment: Getting Rid Of Head Lice

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During Journey’s last week of summer camp, she was given a nice parting gift—a wicked case of head lice.  Gross!  Unfortunately, I had just dropped her off to spend two weeks with family as I headed out of town for work.  As a result, it took a week before the creepy crawlers were discovered. Continue reading

Back To School: Lunchbox Love

lunchbox loveIt’s back to school time already!  I’m always looking for creative ways to welcome kids back to school and what better way than to show them a little Lunchbox Love! Continue reading

Super Fun Summer Challenge 2014: Week 6

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The summer is winding down and so is the Super Fun Summer Challenge.  See the recap for week 4 below:  Continue reading