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Make Dinner Count: Turn Meal Time into a Positive Family Experience

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Make meal time a happy family experience. As a single mother with three small children at home, dinner used to feel like a lot of work.  My three kids often met my efforts with something like this: “I don’t want green beans again. She got the pink bowl yesterday …

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6 Ways to Stop Bullying and Spread Kindness

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Have you ever witnessed cyber-bullying? As a parent, have you had anti-bullying conversations with your children? Identifying ways to stop bullying on the spot isn't easy. That's why teaching children to choose kindness is critical. Through our partnership with Google, we have learned awesome parenting tips to prevent cyber bullying.

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Thanksgiving Neighbor Gifts: Pastries Are a Delicious Way to Show Gratitude

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Thanksgiving—I have been busy on Pinterest lately, pinning all my favorite holiday desserts and neighbor gift ideas to a board I created called "Holiday Yummies." I have found cute hot chocolate stirring spoons, creative cookies, fun fudge, and more. As I was looking through my board, I…

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How to Slow Down and Let Children Enjoy Childhood

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We are all so busy. As a result, our kids are just as busy. School, extracurricular activities, play dates to help develop their social skills, birthday parties, and on and on and on, keep everyone going at all times. Sometimes it feels like our only down time in this house…

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What to Do if Halloween Scares Your Kids

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Of course we want our kids to love Halloween but not all of them do. Halloween can be a little bit too scary for some of our little ones and even our big ones, adding unnecessary anxiety to their days. With a little preparation you can keep your kids from…

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