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using film to teach kindness

Life Lessons – Killing Them With Kindness

Netflix StreamTeam, Parenting By August 11, 2014 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

Using Film to Teach Kids Kindness I think all kids have the same fears about a new school year… Will they like me? Will my friends be in my class or will it be all new kids? What if someone is mean to me? And let’s be honest.. it’s not just kids who have those fears… we adults have the…

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Keep Momming!

Reviews and Giveaways, Tweens By July 10, 2014 Tags: , , , , No Comments

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” As an actress, a public health advocate and former journalist, Holly Robinson Peete has seen it all. And as a mother of four, she’s encountered just about every parenting challenge you can imagine. One of…

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The End – Wordless Wednesday

Blogging By June 11, 2014 Tags: , , , No Comments

I found this little gem hanging around my “scheduled” box and realized that I’d forgotten to post it!! Sorry, Cass!  Today’s Wordless Wednesday and is in honor of our 8th and final field day. I haven’t missed one in our entire time at the elementary school and you know I definitely wasn’t missing this one.  I’ve loved watching these kids grow…

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Teen Driving Solutions School – A Must Have for Teen Drivers

Reviews and Giveaways, Teens By April 8, 2014 Tags: , , , , 16 Comments

When I got my drivers license mmfmmmty-some years ago, it was after completing 4 weeks of Driver’s Ed with Coach Flinchum at Western Guilford HS. I’ll never forget how calm he was as each of us climbed behind the wheel decked out in our Valley Girl attire and the really important things he taught us that were NOT in the…

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Shopping for Prom Dresses with Your Daughter

Reviews and Giveaways, Teens By January 24, 2014 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Where Can You Find the Perfect Prom Dress? I realize that Christmas was only a mere month ago but believe it or not, if your daughter is in high school, the talk about prom dresses has already started. One of the besties sent me a text last weekend asking for recommendations of places to take her niece and her niece’s…

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Frush Yogurt – No Spoons Required

Food and Drink, Reviews and Giveaways By May 28, 2013 Tags: , , , 11 Comments

This is sponsored content from Früsh Yogurt. All opinions and appetites are my own. With an alarm that sounds at 6am every school morning, I am notorious for living on a breakfast of caffeine. I know I should get up early enough to make breakfast, but it just doesn’t happen. I do good to make sure THEY inhale eat something before…

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Life Lessons Every Dad Should Teach

Parenting By April 8, 2013 Tags: , , , , 35 Comments

Today is April 8th which should have been my Dad’s 65th birthday. It blows my mind that we’re coming up on the 5th anniversary of his passing but I promise, this not a sad post. Instead, it’s a post on all the things he made me do or did to me while I was growing up that I absolutely hated….

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