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Tips for a Pet-Friendly Holiday

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‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and many pet lovers jump at the opportunity to include their four-legged friends in the festivities. Pet holiday parties may range from the simply elegant to the simply silly, but they all have one thing in common – a doggone good time. Read More »

The Art of Teaching Kids Thankfulness

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Thanksgiving time beckons for each of us to declare the things we’re thankful for. For many adults, the answer comes easily—our health, family, love or maybe a new job. Teaching kids thankfulness can be a little trickier. But once they are able to understand, they quickly realize the amazing feeling they get from giving back and feeling grateful. There are many fun and interesting ways to teach kids to be thankful from a young age. And the younger they start, the more engrained it will be as they get older. Here are few ideas for helping to teach your kids thankfulness. Read More »

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 »

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 »