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How to Get Your Children to Clean Their Room

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Looking for tips on how to get your children to clean their room? You've come to the right place. With just a few simple steps, you will be able to see your kids' floor and walk into their rooms without stepping on LEGOS. 8 Tips on How to Get Your…

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Winter Preschool Math Activity

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When teaching math to young children, we often think of number-related concepts, such as counting forward, counting backward, simple addition, and simple subtraction. However, there are a lot of mathematical concepts that can be taught to preschool-age children that are not necessarily related to numbers and operations. Image courtesy of

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Retirement Planning: Start Now With 4 Smart Investment Tips

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I’ve teamed up with Consumer Reports to share about retirement planning and am proud to be one of their paid brand ambassadors; my personal opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Consumer Reports. Think retirement planning is for the elderly? Think again! Preparing as early as possible for your financial…

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The Debrief – Using The Precious Moments When They’re Home From School

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When my kids get home from school, it's as if they haven't eaten in five days. They are starving. I've learned one little secret - if I have a snack ready and waiting, and I just linger around the table, most days they will chat away about their day. It…

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Shopping: How to Save Money During the Holidays

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Happy (early) Holidays from our little family in Sacramento, California! It’s almost that time of year again. That time of year of holiday shopping when the malls of America are utter madness and mamas everywhere contemplate pulling their hair out. Yes, there’s also holiday cheer and “gay happy meetings.” But…

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Three Blessings of Parenting With an Age Gap

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When I was dreaming of my future family, I had a picture much like the family I grew up in. My brother and I are twenty months apart. We grew up playing together. We were very close and shared neighborhood friends. I pictured the same exact scenario for me. Fast…

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