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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…

  • 3 Activities to Teach Kids Kindness | Random Acts of Kindness
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    3 Activities to Teach Kids Kindness

    Every parent wants their kid to grow up to be a kind person. One great place to start is by modeling kindness is yourself. Teachers and parents can also help encourage kindness in children by doing activities that help teach the quality. If you’re a parent or teacher looking to encourage kindness in kids, the following exercises will help. 1. Stand Up If… Have children sit in a circle. Then, start by asking kids to choose a characteristic of another person. These characteristics can be as general as hair color, or as specific as a sport they play or a color they like. Then, go around the circle and have…

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    Kleenex Wet Wipes Are #MadeforDoers And Easy Cleanups

    Stop what you’re doing right now and go to your local Target or shop online and go stock up on Kleenex Wet Wipes now, you will be able to thank me later. Anyone with kids, let me go ahead and tell you – that you need to stock up on these now, you can thank me later. These wet wipes are good for any kind of cleaning that involve your skin. I have sensitive skin and it didn’t bug my skin, which is amazing! Will pack one of these for work (those of you that don’t know, I’m a chef). The Kleenex brand has built a legacy associated with care,…