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GoodNites Fall Twitter Party – RESCHEDULED

Tweet IMPORTANT UPDATE: In light of this week’s tragic events, the #GoodNitesSweepstakes Twitter Party has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 17 at 2:00 pm ET. ‘Bedtime can be tricky, especially as kids get older. Coming up with a great routine to help them get relaxed and settled for a good night’s sleep is so important. […]

Teaching Kids About Different Cultures

Tweet In our house, as in most every home, holidays and traditions are an important part of who we are and the beliefs and experiences that created those traditions help to shape our view of the world. As a parent, I want my children to have an understanding of why these celebrations are so important […]

A Gift to Myself: Birthday Resolutions

Tweet   I spent most of my 30s happily oblivious to the idea of getting older. I’ve shed tears of nostalgia as I watched my kids grow up, sure, but really have not given much thought to the idea that I am about to enter a new decade of my life soon. We don’t do […]

Easy Popcorn Shrimp Tacos with Gorton’s

Tweet This post has been sponsored by Gorton’s. All opinions are our own. With school back in session, afternoons and evenings are a total blur around here. The kids have practices, tryouts, and meetings, along with the ever-present stacks of homework. Finding quick and easy dinner options that don’t come from a drive-thru window is […]

Staples for Students and Lady Gaga Teaming Up for Back to School Success

Tweet   There are many factors that are necessary for kids to succeed in school. From proper supplies and learning materials, to a positive, supportive learning environment, each child deserves the very best to help them achieve their potential. While we’ve all been busy shopping for new clothes and filling school supply lists for Back-to-School […]

8 Tips to Make Homework Time Easier

Tweet   With one kiddo in his last year of elementary and one starting his first year of middle school, there is one thing that is certain to come in piles this school year – HOMEWORK. Last night, we had the first homework assignments that didn’t involve me filling out the exact same paperwork I’ve […]

Talking with Kids About Tragedy, Devastation, and Violence in the News

Tweet   This week, like much of the country, we have been transfixed on watching news footage out of Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, with the immense flooding and devastation and the resulting heroic rescues. In a world where there is so much ugliness in the media, it’s nice to show my kids […]

Fun Back to School Trends with Staples

Tweet Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Staples. All opinions are our own. First day pictures are popping up all over and parents are scrambling to get all of their students’ last minute back-to-school needs fulfilled! Kids want the hottest trends to express their personal style and personality, while parents want […]