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Connected Camps Afterschool: Online After School Programs For Kids

Connected Camps Afterschool
Summer is often the time when kids dig into an interest, mostly because that's when they have more time to explore their interests and there are great summer programs our there that offer a variety of ways for kids to experiment and explore topics of interest. However, as parents we want to encourage our kids to continue learning what they love year round. We have to realize that to get good at so...
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Must Have Apps for Working Parents

Free time for working parents is like a mythical creature, it’s simply almost impossible to find and doesn’t exist in most households! Luckily today's guest post shares some of the best must have apps for working parents. Included in this article, you'll also find a neat infographic from HappyCleans. It takes you through some apps that can help make things a little bit easier for working parents l...
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Get Ready for Baby with Thirty-One Baby Bags + GIVEAWAY

Did you know? Thirty-One just released its first baby-style pattern available on select products in September, as well as new baby-style personalization designs. Check out these Thirty-One Baby Bags. They're super adorable! Once again, I'm teaming up with my good friends at Thirty-One. Whether we're getting ready for back-to-school or organizing our car, Thirty-One is a big favorite around ...
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Savings Delivered to Your Mailbox with the #ValpakNY Envelope

Have you really looked in your mailbox lately? If you’re like me, you probably get everything electronically delivered these days. Your inbox is filled with all kinds of electronic notifications, eBills, department store deals, etc. But what’s in your real mailbox? Have you looked? Just the other day I happen to take a look in my mailbox and was pleasantly surprised to discover a Valpak env...
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How to Build Healthy Sleep Patterns for Infants & Finally Get Some Sleep

Are you a mom or dad excited about your new parent status but struggling to get baby to sleep? Are you a mom on the run, always feeling sleep deprived? Maybe this whole sleep thing's got you feeling anxious and a bit lost? You're not alone! Today's guest post shares tips on how to build healthy sleep patterns for infants. Read on to learn more! * This is guest post by Emma Kelley * How to Bu...
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Kids and Screen Time: What else is there besides that?

What else is there besides screen time? That may be what's going through your kids' mind each time you ask them to get off their devices! Kids and screen time can be such a challenging topic for many of us parents to tackle. Kids interact with technology daily and are always asking for more time on their tablets, pleeeeease! As parents we all have our take on screen time and whether our kids shoul...
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Smart Home & Smart Toys: How Kids Interact with Tech Daily

Find time for screen free family time
Kids living in this digital age, with smartphones, tablets, and social media, know more about technology than you or I may give them credit for. It's likely that our kids interact with technology on a daily basis, and there's even research that shows that the average kid surfs the Internet by the time he or she turns three years old. What this all means is that we, as parents, have to stay on o...
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5 Fun Picks for Back to School – Favorites From #SweetSuite17

It's back-to-school season and besides the outfits, backpacks, and usual school supplies you should also be adding a little fun to your shopping list!  Today I'm sharing 5 Fun Picks for Back-To-School that will not only bring a little fun to the back to school season, but also put a big smile on your kids face!   I was lucky enough to learn about and try out these fun picks for back...
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Summer Books: Tips for Creating the Perfect Children’s Reading Corner

Reading isn't just good for the soul, it's good for your well-being too. Children who read often build stronger relationships with their parents and are much more likely to exceed academically. Not only do child readers experience less struggles in school, they also tend to possess better communications skills earlier on in life. If you want to encourage your child to read more, make the...
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Back to School with Thirty-One + GIVEAWAY

It's back to school time! This year we're ready for back to school with Thirty-One. They offer all the essentials we need -- a great selection of backpacks, totes, and lunch boxes too! And not just what my kid needs. As a teacher I also need a great bag or two for myself. Thirty-One has it all! I also thought you might need some of this back to school goodness so I'm giving away a great Thirty-...
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Kids Love Learning with ABCmouse PLUS 4 FUN NEW APPs

has been one of my favorite online learning tools for some time now. I first discovered it when I taught kindergarten years ago. I quickly discovered how much my students loved learning with . Now my own kids love learning with it too! Through the years I've continued to use  with my K through 2nd grade students. Now as a mom I also use it at home with my own kids. And I can tell you that ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Summer of STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is a great way to create interesting, engaging, and FUN learning experiences for kids this summer and avoid the summer slide! To help you plan a great summer of STEM learning I've put together the Ultimate Guide to Planning a Summer of STEM. What we learn with pleasure we never forget. - Alfred Mercier Did you know that kids can lose up to 3 month...
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