• 10 Activities to Keep the Kids from Driving You Insane During Quarantine
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    10 Activities to Keep the Kids from Driving You Insane During Quarantine

    With the recent and rapid spread of the Coronavirus around the U.S, quarantine is proving to be a very stressful time for parents as they try to juggle working at home and keeping their children occupied and up to date with their schoolwork. It won’t be long for those kiddos start getting stir crazy, but never fear I came up with a great list of activities that will bring the whole family together and keep everyone sane at the same time. 1. Schoolwork Continue your children’s assigned schoolwork. Most schools are providing guidance and lessons via the Internet. Just like the classroom environment, make this time structured and devoted to…

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    Winter Wonderland Movie Night 101

    Are you ready for those two weeks off for winter break? Many parents can tell cabin fever is upon us, given all the downtime. That is why we’ve have mastered the art of the winter movie night, morphing into a pro at pulling together an evening that everyone can enjoy, despite cold temps, an out-of-whack daily routine, too much time with relatives, and general post-holiday blues. It’s really just a matter of survival. Here’s what you need to do. Tire everyone out OK, OK… so what I’m about to say isn’t technically a part of your winter movie night, but it IS still key to making your evening successful.Anyone who’s…

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    3 Tips For Helping Children Embrace Their Uniqueness

    Some small children don’t care what anyone thinks about them. But helping children embrace their uniqueness is hard growing up. If they want to sing at the top of their lungs, they sing at the top of their lungs. If they want to wear a silly hat, mix-matched socks or gloves on a hot day, they do it – with no regard for how others might judge their eccentricities. Somewhere along the line, though, most children long to fit in and begin to worry that their differences make them stand out – and not in a good way. So, they try to conform to what they perceive their peers or…

  • How To RESET Summer Break Screen Time With Kids
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    How To RESET Summer Break Screen Time With Kids

    When we were kids, we weren’t attached to screens and we stayed outside until the street lights came on. We really didn’t have decent internet til my mid-teens. Whatever happen to those times, getting the kids to play outside is like treating to make a plea deal with a judge. With 3 of 4 kids only being here over summer break, I try to focus on the kids. We try to do at least 1-2 crafts & recipes to share on the blog a month. The kids loving doing stuff for the blog, which is pretty amazing if you ask me. Before you start, consider using the practices “procedural justice.”…

  • Keep Kids Busy This Summer Stomp Rocket 3 Stunt Planes
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    Keep Kids Busy This Summer Stomp Rocket’s 3 Stunt Planes

    Stomp Rocket’s new stunt planes to the rescue. The dog days of summer are here and if your kids are like mine, getting them to play outside and enjoy these precious days before school starts is the ultimate goal. Stunt planes are the hottest new award winning outdoor toy by Stomp Rocket. Lanced in late 2017 and designed by Aeronautical engineers, stunt planes with keep kids excited while learning STEAM principals! Kids will love learning about trajectory by changing the launch angle of stunt planes. They can learn about force by stomping harder or softer. They can discover how aerodynamics work by launching stunt planes with a head wind, a…

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    I am A Non-Custodial Parent, I’m Not A Horrible Person

    I am a non-custodian parent. A non-custodial parent is a parent who does not have physical custody of his or her children. It should be noted, however, that it’s possible for a non-custodial parent to have legal custody, even though he or she does not have physical custody. This following post isn’t a “oh pity me” post, but a learning tool to share with your friends and family or just total strangers who don’t understand why you don’t have custody of your children. Now when you think non custodian parent, you think of the dad right? well, what if I told you there’s that 10% of mothers who don’t have custody of their children. Now we’re not…