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August 2012

Mom is afraid of spiders

09/03/12

Mom is afraid of spiders

Mom blogger EJ Curran vows not to transfer her arachnophobia to her children. Her hubby helps keep it light with pranks.

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Art isn't just doing, it's viewing too: tips for an art museum trip with young children

08/31/12

Art isn't just doing, it's viewing too: tips for an art museum trip with young children

Mom blogger Marissa Kiepert Truong offers strategies to prepare for and have fun during an art museum visit.

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Distance defines parenting phases

08/29/12

Distance defines parenting phases

Mom blogger Shivaun Williams reflects that one day you're peering into a crib and then before you know it, your kids are walking out the door.

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Hand-held foods on the go

08/27/12

Hand-held foods on the go

Organic food blogger Trina O'Boyle loaded up for a 16-hour road trip. Here are her food recommendations.

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Does your child with special needs have an elevator pitch?

08/27/12

Does your child with special needs have an elevator pitch?

Having 2 or 3 sentences that describe their best assets can avoid kids from being defined by their disabilities, says mom blogger Lisa Lightner.

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Great Expectations (Adventures in Parenthood)

08/22/12

Great Expectations (Adventures in Parenthood)

Mom blogger Stephanie Anderson comes to grip with expectations, assumptions and the need to change them.

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7 Tips to Get Your Kindergartner Over the Back-to-School Jitters

08/20/12

7 Tips to Get Your Kindergartner Over the Back-to-School Jitters

Parents and children can be nervous and excited when kindergarten begins. Mom blogger Jeanine Ludwikowski suggests these steps to ease the transition.

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Trap, Neuter, Release

08/17/12

Trap, Neuter, Release

The picture to the left is Buttercup/Mango/Mimi. I found this sweetie pie when I was walking to work one morning. Determined to keep her if I saw her in the afternoon, I knocked on the house where she was dozing, and when the person who answered gave me the go ahead, I promptly took her home. The Mister was not amused. Neither were Mittens and Midnight. The house became a mixture of squeals (from the kids), exaggerated sighs (from the Mister) and hisses (from the cats). Then Mimi gave the gift that keeps on giving: a dose of fleas. Ugh. Stray Thoughts Luckily, I found someone who was willing to rescue Mimi, but that led me to think about the stray cats in the neighborhood. What happens to cats who aren't cuddly? One person I spoke with...

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Ode To Cardboard

08/15/12

Ode To Cardboard

We have been spending a lot of time at home. It's been sticky hot and while I've proved I can leave the house with two kids in tow, it still feels like quite an ordeal. Luckily I'm blessed with a toddler who loves to sit and color/paint/draw — but apparently a 2-year-old can only sit quietly so many hours a week. So on the days when it feels like every toy has been played with and boredom is rearing it's ugly head we try to get back to basics. We cook a meal together, dump a bucket of water in to the baby pool on the balcony and splash around or build a fort and read books in it. A Great Resource All those commonplace, yet somehow still novel things that don't cost anything can turn a day around. One of the most versatile and entertaining...

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Elmer's #BagItForward School Kit Campaign

08/13/12

Elmer's #BagItForward School Kit Campaign

Mom blogger Hillary Chybinksi recommends an Elmer's back-to-school program and app that provide donations to children in need.

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Cats in the Cradle: Ode to Workaholic Moms

08/10/12

Cats in the Cradle: Ode to Workaholic Moms

The 1970s hit, a workaholic father's lament about his son, today might as likely be about a woman and her daughter, says mom blogger Darla DeMorrow.

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How to keep kids busy at the doctor's office

08/08/12

How to keep kids busy at the doctor's office

Prepare for a back-to-school checkup with a book, activity or game and you'll find the doctor's waiting room is a much friendlier place, says mom blogger Jennifer Auer.

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Spoiled by Swimming Pools

08/06/12

Spoiled by Swimming Pools

Mom blogger M.B.Sanok reminisces about her childhood swimming pool experiences. As a mom, she finds her local pool's benefits outweigh the costs.

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Can I rub your belly? (FAQs about Baby 3)

08/01/12

Can I rub your belly? (FAQs about Baby 3)

Mom blogger Trish Adkins gets ahead of the endless questions about being pregnant — by answering them before they are asked.

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Stagestruck: Kids & Theater

Stagestruck: Kids & Theater

Why one mom believes performing is a great thing for her kids

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Junior Prom: Crisis Averted

Junior Prom: Crisis Averted

It's snowing on prom night!

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How Kids Can Pay It Forward

How Kids Can Pay It Forward

"Pay it forward" is a great concept to teach kids. It helps to see the kindness-counts plan in action. MomSpeaker Erin Flynn Jay and her girls were recently PIF beneficiaries. Here's her story.  On Thursday, I took my daughters to Stations of the Cross at a church in the...

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