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Preschool Athlete Program Helps Make Separation a Little Easier on Parents.  Does your little one just not want to let go when you try to say good-bye for Preschool or even feel a bit anxious when you drop them off at their friend’s birthday party? Entering a new environment filled with unfamiliar people can cause anxiety for children — and their parents!   ...

With Summer here and travel plans in full swing this mom must be well prepared at all times, hey you just never know when an unexpected pool party or a visit to the park might pop up. Which means that my “mom bag” must be fully stocked with the basic essentials. So, today I wanted to share with you my Summer must-haves – for the entire family. ...

A winter storm watch is in effect and my Facebook feed has turned into the weather channel… So what do you do when your school district cancels school? Here’s are some of my favorite things to do with the kids that will wish you had you had more snow days! ...

When I am thinking of cool ways to accessorize my kids room or when I am planning a party I always turn to Etsy.  It’s the best place to buy those small yet impactful ...

When it comes to developing strong lean muscles incorporating protein into your diet is essential.  According to online medical studies, adults in the U.S. are encouraged to get 10% to 35% of their day’s calories from protein foods. That’s about 46 grams of protein for women, and 56 grams of protein for men. Are your getting that much? ...

As I write this post, the family and I are still on the mend from the flu for over two weeks. From experiencing fever, sore throat, cough, congestion, fatigue, aches…it all put the “ick” in sick for this family! So, when my friends over at Dr. Cocoa™ for Children asked me to participate in the “Relief With A Smile” campaign I jumped at the chance. OK, so aside from giving extra hugs and kisses, letting them watch their favorite TV shows or allowing them to have ice cream to soothe their sore throats have been...

This year, do yourself a favor and give yourself a gift – the gift of a stress-free holiday that is. Mapping out holiday travel plans or your grocery lists for hosting a holiday party can be a recipe for disaster, especially when you add winter weather, long lines, traffic jams, temper tantrums and demanding in-laws…geez, that’s a lot of distractions! So today I am going to share with you my top 6 savvy travel tips that will no longer allow you to have panic attacks or anxiety: 1. Don’t Repeat the Past....

Over the weekend, my Kindergartner and I were both working on his take home project and had a blast doing so! If you are looking for something creative to do this Thanksgiving then this is the project that the whole family can fall in love with! Turkey In Disguise….Save your turkey from being eaten.  Here are some great reads for your family to get you in the Turkey In Disguise mood! Amazon.com Widgets Also be sure to awesome DIY Turkey in Disguise found on the web as well as a printable just for you! ...

Leslie Vandever who is a professional journalist and freelance writer with more than 25 years of experience. She lives in the foothills of Northern California where she writes for Healthline. “80 percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen In this day of ‘round-the-clock fitness centers, boot camp-style training courses for suburban moms, and TV commercials blaring at us to get this fitness video or that muscle-building-fat-burning-coffee-making machine, we should all be as fit and healthy as Navy Seals, if not as uniformly...

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