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How to Get Your Kids Cooking in the Kitchen

Cooking with your children is a great way to bond and it can be an educational experience as well. However, some children just don’t think cooking is much fun. Getting your kids in the kitchen and helping you cook can be a challenge at times, but with a little persistence it can be done. HOW TO GET KIDS COOKING IN THE KITCHEN MAKE IT FUN! Anytime mom or dad does something that looks like fun, the kids …

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Coca-Cola 5by20 Empowers Women to Sustain and Grow Businesses #5by20

I traveled to Tanzania in West Africa last month with the folks from Coke to check out their amazing 5 by 20 initiative. If you haven’t heard of 5 by 20, you should really check it out! 5by20 is one of the most empowering programs that I have come across for women. WHAT IS COCA-COLA’S 5BY20 INITIATIVE? 5by20 is The Coca-Cola Company’s global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs, across …

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Tips for Balancing Your Personal Life and Work

Keeping your personal life and professional life balanced is difficult. It is much like spinning plates as you juggle chainsaws on a tightrope, without a net. Despite that, it is possible to find a healthy balance between your real life and work. Here are a few tips that will help you with balancing life and work. 1. GET PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.  You must get your priorities straight. Decide what is most important to you and put …

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#ShineBright This Holiday Season with Rudolph Airing TONIGHT

As a child I remember my sister and I anxiously awaiting the annual showing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on television. We would mark it on a calendar and remind our parents over and over again so that they did not forget. They never forgot and every single year we watched Rudolph again. My parents made hot cocoa and popcorn then we all settled on our couch to watch the show. I distinctly remember thinking …

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Today is World Prematurity Day ~ What You Should Know About RSV #RSVAwareness #PreemieProtection #sponsored #MC

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central forMedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I have three children and all three were born early. The girls were both two weeks early and my son was six weeks early. He was definitely considered a preemie weighing in a 4 pounds. He spent the first two weeks of his …

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7 Tips for the Perfect Sleepover with EVEREADY®

Do you know what makes the best ever pajama jam party? Reading, forts, flashlights, music, food and laughter! Of course it’s all of those things. As a sleepover party planning expert, I know what it takes to keep kids occupied and having fun! Scholastic and EVEREADY® are teaming up to help parents shine a light on reading, even in the dark! EVEREADY®’s high quality batteries and flashlights are reliable and affordable and can be purchased …

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Things you can do as a volunteer and how to become one

For years I have thought about trying to volunteer more than I do right now. I do give time every year but I give it in huge waves (like the PTA Silent Auction) and then I am done for a while. I want to do more in my community. I have volunteered in some sort or fashion for my entire life. I grew up Catholic and had six days of church plus optional church-y Saturday …

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Girl Scout Healthy Habits Journey Program + @TogetherCounts #HealthyHabits @GSCNC

I am Girl Scout for two troops. Both daughters started as a Daisy Scout. Now my older daughter is a Junior Scout and my younger daughter is a Brownie. To say that they love Scouts and Scouting is an understatement. My girls count the days down until their next Scout meeting. They plan ahead for things that their troops can do and they really, truly live the Girl Scout law. This makes me proud as …

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4 Homework Habits of Successful Students

Homework is a word that many kids learn to dread, but this is simply because they’ve had unpleasant experiences. Although homework might not ever be your child’s favorite thing to do, you can help encourage certain habits that will make homework easier to accomplish. Here are a few homework habits every child (including yours) should have. DON’T PROCRASTINATE Procrastination is the bane of all homework assignments. Putting off different homework assignments can cause stress, less-than-stellar …

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IKEA Foundation Partners with Save the Children

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of IKEA Foundation for IKEA Foundation for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Meet Tejas. Tejas is 10 and he was forced to leave school because his parents needed him to work in the cotton fields. He worked with them in order to supplement the family’s US $1.67 a day earnings. But here is the scariest thing of all, Tejas is not alone. In fact, India has largest …

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