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5 Things To Know Before Taking a Summer Road Trip With Kids

You’re ready to channel your inner Clark Griswold and hit the highway for an old-fashioned summer road trip with kids this summer. But before you peel out of your driveway blasting the song Holiday Road in anticipation of all the adventures you’ll find along the way, here are five things you should know about your upcoming family bonding time. * This is a guest post by Jenny Silverstone * &n...
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New Year’s Resolutions – 3 Reasons Why I’m Not Making Any

2015 was an amazing year and although our family did experience a pretty big hiccup at the very end, it doesn't take away from how great this year was as a whole.  I am extremely thankful for all the great opportunities and new experiences that 2015 provided.   We rolled with it! We embraced what came our way, the good and the not-so-good too!  Considering it all, I can look back and truly say tha...
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He’s Back! Our Elf on the Shelf Returns

You're either a parent that loves the idea of a mischievous elf spying on your kiddo, or you're not. We've been celebrating the Elf on a Shelf Christmas tradition for a couple of years now and my kiddo loves it (so do I). Yes, sometimes I forget to move the elf, have to make the mad dash before my kid wakes up, but it's all worth it! Sadly, I know that the magic of Christmas will eventually fade a...
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10 Magical Christmas Books You Need to Read to Your Kids

We love reading! And reading Christmas Books is a family tradition around here. Today I'll share with you 10 Magical Christmas Books you need to read to your kids! What Christmas traditions do you celebrate with your family? Do any of them foster a love for reading? Don't forget to PIN THIS so you can come back to this list later! :) As a little girl I loved singing Christmas carols and mak...
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SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick – Product Review and Giveaway

The NEW SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive - Review and GIVEAWAY! Follow the link for details -
Disclosure:  All opinions, experiences, ideas and photographs posted here are my own unless otherwise stated.  In order to facilitate this review, SanDisk kindly provided me with a FREE SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick.  SanDisk is also providing one FREE SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick to one lucky reader who will be randomly selected when this giveaway closes on August 14th, 2015.   This giveaway ...
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Must Have APPs for Parents – StoryCorps App Review

Must Have Apps for Parents - App Review
Must Have APPs for Parents - App Review Part IV Right before school ended my son learned all about immigration.  Since then we've been watching videos about the topic online and reading a variety of books too.  We even took a trip to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.  His teacher also asked him to interview a family member born outside of the United States.  He interviewed m...
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Mom Balance: What It’s Like to be a Working Mom

What its like to be a working mom - FREE infographic
The infographic below illustrates how moms are balancing careers and family.  It's a reminder of the hard work and difficult choices moms have to make each day.  It's not easy to find Mom Balance! How do you find mom balance? What difficult choices have you had to make to find the right balance between your family and career?   Some people will argue that Mother's Day should be ...
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Ten Read Alouds (and some FUN websites and apps too) to Celebrate World Read Aloud Day!

10 Great Books for Kids, and some apps too!
Today is World Read Aloud Day! To celebrate I thought I'd share 10 of my favorite books to read aloud with kids.  These are books my students have enjoyed year after year and my own kiddies absolutely LOVE.  As an added bonus, Im also sharing with you some links to cool websites and apps where you can access some of my favorite read alouds (and many more). Just make sure to scroll all the ...
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