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Let’s Talk Football:

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It is that glorious time of year when the temperature cools and the leaves change to beautiful shades of reds and orange. Then there is the beautiful aroma of pumpkin, apple, crisp autumn air and PIGSKIN! That’s right, football season is here and it is in full swing! I know for many moms, football is all irreversibly stained clothes and filthy kids (which is ok!). Not to mention the trance that the men in our lives fall into when the game is on and the second language they suddenly pick up. Fear no more ladies. Here are nine of the most commonly used terms in football so that you can decode that jibberish your man is saying, as well as more practical uses for the terms as they apply to life as a mom! Read More »

5 Tips for Turning Parenting Dilemmas into Lucrative Inventions

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We’ve all been there – in the midst of raising your kids, you’ve likely stumbled across a parenting dilemma that made you think, there really needs to be a better way to manage this. Maybe it was just a thought, or maybe you came up with a great idea to solve the dilemma. Either way, the thought of moving forward with your thought or idea probably makes you a little nauseous when you consider all that’s involved. Read More »

Crowdfund Your Way To Parenthood and Beyond

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Ever heard of ‘crowdfunding’? It’s a social way to raise money online so that you can tap into your social network to reach more people and raise more money. You can literally use it to raise money for anything from school, charitable and religious fundraising, to raising money for friends in need. Deposit a Gift, an easy-to-use platform for both personal and organizational fundraising, makes it simple to create, give and share campaigns. Read More »

Six Steps to Authentic Perfection

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The pressures of living the American dream often encourages us to be perfect. We often feel we need to meet extremely high standards, look like celebrities, and never make mistakes. If we do not meet this crazy criteria, we feel unworthy, not enough or even unloved. This has to do with the belief or definition of perfect that has been ingrained in our minds. Is this a fact? Of course not. The true definition of perfect is actually having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be. This can be interpreted so many ways. We have the power to decide how to look at, and apply this. We can stop punishing ourselves with these unattainable ideals and look at what our authentic perfection can be. Read More »

How Single Parents Can Help and Support One Another

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Did you know that 1 in 4 kids are raised in a single parent home? Many single parents struggle with loss, abandonment, budget shortfalls and work/life balance issues. Even though the road of single parenthood is often paved with challenges, there are plenty of ways to find support and encouragement along the way. Below are some practical ways that single parents can offer help and support to each other. Read More »

Prime the Pool for Perfect Playtime

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Summer is near and that means it’s time to get the backyard pool ready for fun! Pools can be great when it comes to keeping the family cool and happy, but we all know they require maintenance or they’ll quickly become a nightmare to return to safe levels. Here are a few quick tips to help ensure your private oasis is in tip-top shape for the season. Read More »