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Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World

Raising children is the most important job I will ever have.  I’m not being cliche ~ at 18 years and counting its the God’s honest truth.  Doing this well is harder than I could have ever imagined.  And if I’m really honest with myself, raising children is hard because it requires constant self discipline, self control, sacrifice, and the willingness to walk through anything life throws you. Truth is, I’m incredibly human, making my fair >> Read More

5 Tips to Get Ready for Summer Camp

This sponsored post is part of my role as Household Expert for Mabel’s Labels. All opinions are entirely my own. Summer is here and its time to get ready for summer camp.  No matter if your kids are attending a day camp or visiting an overnight camp, you need to send them prepared for each day, knowing that they have just what they need to have fun and enjoy all the new friends and experiences >> Read More

Taking Lovey to Disney World {Disney Tips}

Does your child have a Lovey?  Each of mine did and it is the memories of our middle child and his Lovey that are most endearing to my heart.  Much like Linus, he was never without his waffle weave blankies (we had many) and paci, ready to take on the world one footie jammie step at a time.  As long has he had his Lovey in, he could tackle anything, using it to make capes >> Read More

How to Make Kids Valentine Cards {Giveaway}

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with kids could not be more fun!  Full of innocence and joy, the memories I have making kids Valentine cards with my family are some of my fondest.  A room Mom for years, one of my favorite Valentine’s classroom crafts has to be a pre-school project that had the kids make mail trucks to hold their Valentines.  And this year I can’t wait to try my hand at making chocolate dipped decorated >> Read More

5 Halloween Recipes that Focus on Fun

With Hurricane Sandy aiming to upset Halloween celebrations all over the East Coast, its time to think about Plan B for Trick-or-Treating. While a party might be the last thing on your mind, now is a great time to pull off some last minute mischief even if you are staying home and its your family that you aim to entertain.  Thanks to the clever folks at  Disney’s Spoonful.com, you won’t even have to come up >> Read More

Back to School Tips for First Day Jitters

The first day of school is a big deal, even when you try to pretend its not.  From preschool all the way to senior year, it marks the beginning of a new chapter not only in your child’s life but for your family as well.  Full of new experiences, friends, and teachers, each school year shapes your child into who they are and hopefully for the better.  Because change can be hard, first day jitters >> Read More

Summer Vacation and Your Personal Information

Friday the 13th seems like a great day to talk about travel safety and your personal finance.  After all, I can’t think of  a more superstitious day, full of Murphy’s Law coincidence and the certainty that something bad is going to happen.  But optimist that I am, with a little forethought and planning, your summer vacation doesn’t have to be unlucky at all.  Mid-July means summer is in full swing and for many families, now >> Read More

Summer Learning

If you ask your child, the words summer learning might not seem like words that should be in the same sentence.  After all,  summer is supposed to be endless fun, no pressure, and all kinds of time to do just what you want to do.  But with 4th of July having just past, its time to get back to the books in the gentlest of ways and Moms are looking for ways to sneak in >> Read More

Playrooms and Toys

Filmed in 2010,  just now sharing it here on GO MOM!r.  A fun event that begged for video to talk playrooms, toys, and all things organized. http://www.youtube.com/v/_gG6P1TZxKU?version=3&hl=en_US Hi!  Today we are attending the Zhu-Univesrse Tour and want to share some great tips about how to select and organize toys.  When it comes to special events, you know that I run things opportunities through my tool “Schedule. Organize. Grow.”r filter meaning why does it matter to >> Read More

Secure Passwords and Kids

As a Mom of teens, talking about online safety and secure passwords is part of our routine.  Between Facebook and texting, our children are creating a digital media footprint all their own and we feel strongly about showing them how to do it with a long term perspective that protects their privacy every step of the way.  The gateway to this conversation begins with secure passwords and here are a few tips we’ve learned along >> Read More