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For a Healthy School Year, Focus on These

For a Healthy School Year, Focus on These

Summer, it seems, has passed by in a flash and here we are…back to school. The morning rush is on. Kids are scrambling out the door, forgetting lunch boxes and homework on countertops everywhere. And though we may welcome the routine and earlier bedtimes, back to school can also mean an uptick in illnesses and...

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KimberlyMichelle
rock your baby to sleep with rock n’ roll

rock your baby to sleep with rock n’ roll

I was driving in the car with Miss L when “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day came across the speakers. “I think I’ve heard this song before Mamma!” she exclaimed before trying to sing along with the words she didn’t know. I got really excited for a moment. REALLY excited. You see, Miss...

From Dates to Diapers
First Day

First Day

Sending the kiddos off to school after what seems like a long summer is always bittersweet for me. This year, however, it was especially so. While they were all most certainly ready for the routine that the new school year brought with it, I was a bit nervous to drop them off today and...

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Momservations
80′s vs Today Teen Girls PE

Aug 26, 2014
80′s vs Today Teen Girls PE

Do you recognize yourself in this 80's flashback?

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Banana Moments
Talking with confidence about internet porn and sexting

Aug 26, 2014
Talking with confidence about internet porn and sexting

This talk explores ways to have a meaningful conversation with your child about sexual exploitation, and in particular as it relates to internet porn and sexting.

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Stewed Jamaican Chicken and Cabbage

Aug 26, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama You all know that I loooooove me some Jamaican cooking! It thought it was high time I share one of my favorite ways to prepare chicken. I learned this method after visiting Jamaica and it is hands down the best stewed chicken I have e...

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Banana Moments
Will parental control apps help or hinder communication with your teen?

Aug 25, 2014
Will parental control apps help or hinder communication with your teen?

Parental control apps have limited value, and must always be used in context of the bigger lesson about making good decisions and establishing good habits. If your child is using her device and ignoring you, and you choose to use Ignore Me No More, create a more robust context about making good choices.

Brown Thumb Mama
6 Ways to Get Rid of a Pimple, Naturally

Aug 24, 2014
6 Ways to Get Rid of a Pimple, Naturally

For most of us, the teenage years were filled with all kinds of angst…not the least of which was caused by a bad breakout right before a dance, school pictures, or the like. While I didn’t have acne as bad as many of my friends did, it sure was a... 

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From Dates to Diapers
Get The Amazing Spiderman 2 at Walmart and Enter the #BeAHeroContest

Get The Amazing Spiderman 2 at Walmart and Enter the #BeAHeroContest

Some of my older kiddos saw The Amazing Spiderman 2 when it was playing in theaters. I, on the other hand, couldn’t get past the fact that someone other than Toby McGuire was playing Peter Parker. In fact, I don’t think I even saw the first of the new series. But, I have to...

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renegade mothering
I thought age 4 would be better. I was wrong.

I thought age 4 would be better. I was wrong.

Georgia, age 4 (as of August 5), pretty much sees me in two ways: I need to be so close to you I’m literally sitting on your face; and I’m trying to figure out what exactly your purpose is here. We all know “terrible twos” was an invention by some prick who never had...

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