Study Shows Elementary Age Kids prefer KIND KIDS

Dr. Marilyn Heins offers a free newsletter for parents. The parenting newsletter is free, delivered via email and always includes tips for new parents ,  interesting stories, and/or studies regarding children. According to her most recent writings, the doctor strongly believes that a curriculum for teaching kindness and proper social behavior is the best way to abolish anti-social, negative behavior. As a parent of two grown boys, I happen to agree 100% with this idea. Schools reinforcing what is taught at home strengthens the value of the teachings; … [Continue reading...]

Social Media Rules for Children: A Parent’s Guide

It seems as if social media users keep getting younger and younger, and with contemplating Facebook removing their age restriction, more and more children are going to find themselves on social media sites. As a parent, it’s very important that you talk to your children about social media so that they have an understanding of how it should be used. It’s also very important that you create rules for your child if they have a social media account. Social media is an easy way for your children to be targeted by sex offenders and bullies, and instead of … [Continue reading...]

Inspire Kids to Volunteer

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Volunteerism has become more vital to the health of our nation’s communities as nonprofit organizations struggle with limited budgets and resources. more than a third of nonprofit organizations reported a significant increase in the number of volunteers they use throughout the year, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service. By  instilling values that […]

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Famous Footwear – Moms Back To School Friend

This post brought to you by Famous Footwear. All opinions are 100% mine.   Famous Footwear was a lifesaver for our family. During his school days, my oldest was a brands fanatic. All of his clothes had to be top names, including the shoes he wore. Back to school shopping could have cost a small […]

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Give Your Child a Head Start: Send Them to Preschool

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In most states, sending your child to preschool is not a requirement. Some parents opt to send their child to preschool while others wait until their child is required by law to attend kindergarten. Preschool is a great way for children to learn new skills and interact with other children before starting kindergarten. If you […]

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Taking The Stress Out Of Children’s Parties

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My memories of childhood parties, many moons ago, tend to mainly involve jelly, ice-cream and games of Pass The Parcel and Pin The Tail On The Donkey. Now that I am faced with organising birthday parties for my own offspring, inviting large groups of small children and their parents to the house and then keeping […]

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LEGOLAND Florida Family Vacation

This post brought to you by Atlantic Luggage. All opinions are 100% mine. Children love Legos and my boys were no exception. In fall of 2011, LEGOLAND Florida opened. The second park of its kind in the US, LEGOLAND presents education, adventure, and fun with over 50 family rides, hands-on attractions, and shows. This family […]

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Education: Best Math Apps for Children

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Math is a very difficult subject for a lot of people. Children, teens, and adults all have some minor trouble with math problems, and studying for math can be frustrating. With tablets and smartphones, though, learning math doesn’t have to be difficult or boring. Many math apps available today are animated and entertaining, making kids […]

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Visit PA | Philly Blast from the Past

Family Vacation Italian Market Philadelphia

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PA Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine. Beautiful mountainous scenery, statewide historic landmarks, and rich cultural arts, formulates an amazing place for vacationing. Having been born and raised outside of Philadelphia, I can attest to Pennsylvania’s vacation multiplicity. Romantic getaways, family vacations, or a […]

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How To Know When Your Child is Water Safe

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There are many parents that want their children to quickly learn how to swim and become water safe, a status where children are competent and comfortable enough in the water that they are able to handle most situations and not be minimally at risk. Parents often sign their kids up for swim lessonsand ask, ‘how […]

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