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5 Essentials for the Sports Mom

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This post is sponsored by BODYARMOR. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. When I was young, I remember living at the baseball field and ice rink. Between my brother’s baseball and hockey games and my softball games and figure skating practice, our schedules were always packed with sports.

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Preschool Language Games for Road Trips

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These preschool language games are particularly fun on long road trips, when your kids start to get antsy in the back seat. Have fun, laugh together, and engage your young children in some great learning activities while on the road. I try to use any down time I have with…

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5 Simple Preschool Math Activities

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Before young children are able to perform simple mathematical operations, like addition and subtraction, they must first understand that the visual representation of a number, the way it is written, represents a set or quantity. For example, if I see the number 5 written on a piece of paper,…

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The Importance of Being Bored

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We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we've burned through most of our ideas. We've taken the family trips, we've done the crafts, taken picnics, and we've cleaned the closets. Summer camps and…

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Gardening: Turning Your Garden Harvest into Playtime

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The family that gardens together, harvests together in more ways than one. Performing a community task strengthens relationships. Picking the fruits of their labor gives kids a sense of accomplishment. And they’ll be proud to serve “their” veggies at the table. You’ve likely planted fruits and veggies you knew…

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Parenting: 6 Tips for Helping Kids Handle Rejection

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Whether struggling with family, friend, or work relationships, adults are used to the sting of rejection. However, many, in their parenting years, have forgotten how often kids also experience rejection—and just how hurtful it can be. Just as parents need to help their kids develop physically, they also…

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