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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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105 Summer Boredom Busters

Summer has just begun and it won’t take long for the little ones to start bugging you with the dreaded…. “Mom!!! I’m bored!!” So what is a mom to do? We all remember the feeling we had when we were young and boredom sat in. It’s a horrible feeling to have as a child and as a mother sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas at the drop of the hat. Being prepared with …

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Cabin Fever: 10 Log Cabin Toys & Books for Kids

I remember playing with so many of these very same toys as a kid or toys just like them. Which one would you choose? Lincoln Logs Classic Edition Tin The Lincoln Logs Classic Edition Tin gives kids raw materials to help them develop their creativity and motor skills. Invented more than nine decades ago, these wooden building sets have a rich history of inspiring and entertaining children. The blocks are still made in the same …

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5 Indoor Games to Play After Thanksgiving Dinner

Eating Thanksgiving dinner and then playing games is a tradition that goes hand-in-hand for many American families. Sharing a great meal and then enjoying each other’s company through gamesmanship and teamwork is a wonderful way to spend a Thanksgiving day. If your family does not currently follow this tradition, here are five game options that you can play inside to help get the fun started: 1.    Charades – This popular game can be adapted to …

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