4 Ideas for Creating Memorable Christmas Cards

Like decorating the Christmas tree and baking cookies, sending out Christmas cards continues to be an annual tradition for many families — one that has a fair share of history behind it. The Christmas card was born in the early 19th century, when handwritten holiday letters were sent to loved ones. In fact, it was Sir Henry Cole who had the novel idea of responding to all these letters by sending a single card to everyone; all he had to Read more

Self-Care With Hygge

Taking time for yourself as a mom can be difficult between appointments, errands and keeping everyone fed, on time and in clean clothes. Finding ways to fit in self-care and moments to yourself are so important, even short breaks can have a positive impact on your day. One shortcut to make sure you get the change to recharge is make your house ready for relaxation whenever you are. You may have heard of it as an emerging decor trend, hygge Read more

8 Iconic Children's Books and the Important Lessons They Share

Most adults can still visualize their favorite picture books and even recite meaningful quotes from them to this day. Iconic characters like Winnie the Pooh, Curious George, the moon from Goodnight Moon, and others have cemented their place is our hearts as both lovable characters but also vehicles to herald imagination. Children’s books not only tell a story through their beautiful imagery, but reveal underlying life lessons that prove valuable for our little ones. For example, Roald Dahl’s The BFG Read more

Stop the Spam: A Short Guide to Ending Unwanted Calls

Ever been the victim of an unwanted sales call? Who hasn’t? Telemarketing offers, robocalls and spam texts might seem as inevitable as death and taxes, but that doesn't have to be the case. Indeed, there are a number of ways you can spot, avoid and block these unwanted calls for good. Here's a short action guide you can use to stop spam in its tracks. Register on the Do Not Call List The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there are nearly a Read more

What an Ideal Holiday To-Do List Should Look Like

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Being surrounded by friends and family during the holidays is a time of year like no other. We all love the warmth that it brings with the holiday music playing, putting up the Christmas tree, decking the halls with essential christmas decorations, and baking cookies. Preparing of all of these holiday endeavors goes right along with that warm and fuzzy Christmas feeling. Getting prepared in advance for the holiday season will make the feeling that we all adore come sooner, as well as make your holidays smoother and more enjoyable this year. Read more

Self-Discovery Questions to Ask Yourself Each Day

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In today’s uber-connected world, it’s so easy to get caught up in your phone wherever you go. Whether you’re responding to work emails, organizing your kids’ schedules, or updating your Instagram, the hours can fly by before you know it. While this is certainly convenient, it can become unhealthy if it turns into a habit. Because we’re all so busy, your mental health could be suffering and you wouldn’t even know it because you’re too preoccupied to pay attention to what your body is telling you.

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Family Media Contract to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

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In this day and age, kids grow up with access to the Internet in a manner of forms. They can connect with strangers through online gaming. They use school computers to research school projects. They have the Internet in their pocket thanks to smartphones. While access to information is mostly positive, there are also some worries that parents have. These include too much screen time, access to inappropriate content and the sharing of sensitive content that can put their child in harm’s way.

To combat this, parents can have an open conversation with their kids about technology rules and how they should behave online. To help, Panda Security has created family media contracts. Print out a template and go over your ground rules to make sure you and your child are on the same page. Read more

Printables for a DIY Travel Binder

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Whether you’re taking a road trip or traveling over the holidays, it can be hard to keep the little ones occupied. Even with snacks and screens, they can easily get bored. A travel binder is a great way to give each kiddo their own personal activities and is a great way to encourage their love for traveling. 

From coloring to playing games, kids can hunt for water towers out the window on their scavenger hunt or record their favorite memory of the trip in their journal. The Zebra created and collected more than 28 free travel binder printable activities for kids of all ages so you can get started making your own.  Read more

Child Development: Fine Motor, Speech, Language, and Hearing

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The number of development milestones that occur in a child’s first few years of life is truly awe-inspiring. Within just three short years, a newborn goes from being dependent on adults for absolutely everything to being able to ask two-word questions, open doors and draw simple shapes on a page. As a parent, it’s fun and exciting to see these changes. But it’s also useful to know which milestones are crucial for little ones to achieve so you can monitoring their proper development and growth. This can help you know whether your child is healthy and growing appropriately. Read more

5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Remove Laundry Stains

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Doing laundry can be time-consuming: You have to collect your dirty clothes, wash and dry them, and then fold them! It’s a lot of work, and it never ends. What’s even more annoying than doing your laundry, though, is when you put on a fresh shirt only to spill something on it minutes into wearing it! What do you do then? Many people throw it right back into the washer.  Read more

How to Make Your Kid’s Halloween Green

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We have officially entered into the season of pumpkin spice, apple picking and the exciting time of Halloween! While your kids are probably still debating about what they want to be for Halloween, we can all agree we want our kids to have the best Halloween possible. Something that’s equally as important as our children’s happiness is also taking care of the environment. With the health of mother earth being more important than ever, here are some opportunities to make your kids Halloween amazing but also as eco-friendly as possible! Read more

12 Types of Mold You May Encounter In Your Home

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Do you suffer from allergies or asthma in your home? Not sure what’s causing them? Unfortunately, the answer could be mold. Mold could be hiding throughout your home without you even realizing it.

There are more than 100,000 types of mold that are found both indoors and outdoors. Some of these varieties are harmless while others can be toxigenic. Even those that aren’t toxigenic can have harmful effects on those living in the home. Read more

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