All Blog Posts Tagged 'children' (618)

React Mobile App Can Send Emergency Alerts at the Touch of a Button – Keeping You and Your Family Safe

Safety is one of my biggest concerns when it comes to going walking, going to an unfamiliar place, or spending time outdoors with my family, especially this time of year when it gets dark outside earlier in the evenings.  Having a cell phone is a great accessory but in the event of an emergency it is not always possible to dial 911 or reach…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft Idea

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft Idea

Do you have some extra empty toilet paper rolls around your house?  Do you have a toddler or a young child that enjoys making crafts?  Thanksgiving is a few weeks away and I wanted my youngest son to help me make some turkey’s for our dining room table.  I gathered up a few of my craft supplies from my …

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 8, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

An Interview with Declan McLeod of Declan the Kid Detective

I caught up with Declan McLeod, the protagonist of the new book series Declan the Kid Detective, at Starbucks to talk about the first book of the series.

MD: “Hi Declan. Thank you for taking some time out of your very busy schedule to meet with me. You must be so excited about your new mystery series Declan the Kid…

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Added by Maggy Downey on October 26, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

I am not supermum.

"I am not super mum, I am not super mum" I mutter under my breath when the stresses and strains of the day start to take over.  …

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Added by Tracy Garbett on October 24, 2013 at 5:49am — No Comments

DIY Construction Paper Pumpkin Table Decorations

Halloween and Thanksgiving are quickly approaching, so I decided to get my youngest son to help me make some cute pumpkin table decorations using construction paper.  I laid newspaper down on the kitchen table so that my youngest son wouldn’t get glue all over the table.  I keep a stash of craft and supplies in my …

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Added by Christy Garrett on October 21, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Frito Pie With Rice Recipe

I love meals that are easy to fix so that I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen.  One Sunday afternoon, we were trying to figure out what we wanted to eat for lunch on the way home from church.  My husband suggested that we…

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Added by Christy Garrett on October 21, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language by Aline Alexander Newman and Gary Weitzman Book Trailer

How to Speak Dog is a fun, informative book that helps kids understand what their dog is telling them through body language and behavior. Readers will respond to the call of the dog in this delightful, engaging book that will warm hearts and wag tails everywhere. Learn more about this book and authors…

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Added by Sheila English on October 9, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Trouper by Meg Kearney Book Trailer

Trouper’s Story: Coming this November, a moving story illustrated by Caldecott Honor Book artist E.B. Lewis, by Meg Kearney. Learn more about this book http://bit.ly/TroupersStory and author http://www.megkearney.com

Added by Sheila English on October 8, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

A Brighter Pregnant me!

I am here to remind every pregnant woman-‘Enjoy the journey of pregnancy, savor the moments’.  Your body has just been nominated for the next 40 weeks to be home for the greatest miracle to evolve inside of you. It’s hard not to marvel at the thought of that.

I absolutely love being pregnant.  I’ve always been naturally slim, could credit it to good genes, great metabolism and a little to healthy eating habits. However I have been fortunate and not slogged my way through to sport the…

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Added by sneha cherian on October 5, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Why Dogs Lick Your Face

Are dogs really kissing you when they lick your face? Licking your face can mean other things as well. Dr. Weitzman, D.V.M. talks about how we can learn what our dogs need from us and how our dogs learn how to speak to us in this fun tip from National Geographic’s How to Speak Dog A Guide to Decoding Dog Language. Find out more at…

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Added by Sheila English on October 4, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Socializing Your Dog

How do you socialize your dog when it’s been in a bad situation? What do you do when your dog does things you don’t like? Most dogs like cats?! That’s right! Dr. Weitzman, D.V.M. talks about how we can learn what our dogs need from us and how our dogs learn how to speak to us in this fun tip from National Geographic’s How to Speak Dog A Guide to Decoding Dog…

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Added by Sheila English on October 4, 2013 at 5:41pm — No Comments

3 Great Benefits of Increased Physical Activity and Ways to Encourage Your Child to Be More Active

As a mom of three, I realize how important it is for my children to get enough exercise and have time to play outside.  Things have changed dramatically since I was a child growing up and I feel that kids today don’t have the opportunity to get outside to play.  Kids are either busy with school work, participating in after-school…

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Added by Christy Garrett on October 3, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Overcoming the pain of Miscarriage

I was pregnant for the First time. It was very early in our marriage and we were not quite prepared, yet like any first timer there was a gush of excitement running through me. I wondered whether the baby was a boy or a girl, and dreamed about what my child would look like. We had been to the doctors and knew for certain that we were 6 weeks pregnant. The next night I woke up in discomfort to discover bright red stains. I knew it shouldn’t have been there. My heart was racing, my stomach…

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Added by sneha cherian on September 26, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Learn a New Way to Get Your Kids to Help With the Laundry

Do you have a laundry basket full of clothes?  If so, grab your toddler or young child’s hand and take them into the laundry room with you.  Did you know that  you can teach them how to help with the laundry?  Most children are eager and willing to help their parents with new things.  Have your child take the sorted laundry from the laundry basket and they can…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 25, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Seven Tips for Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids is a bit like opening up Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. After all, even the best kids can be moody and unpredictable, whiney and unruly. So the best thing that you can do is pack plenty of patience, be (at least mentally) prepared for anything and have a few tricks up your sleeves.

Although the patience and mental strength necessary for traveling with kids is something that only you can muster, the tricks and techniques…

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Added by Vanessa Chestang Reed on September 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Reasons to Rent Baby Equipment on Your Next Family Vacation

As a parent, one of the biggest challenges is being prepared.  Being prepared for baby to learn how to walk & crawl, being prepared for their first day of school, and being prepared when vacations or circumstances take you and your little ones away from their familiar home.  Here are some great advantages to consider when it comes to baby equipment rentals and tips on how these services can help you be prepared and keep baby comfortable…even far away from home.

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Added by Vanessa Chestang Reed on September 24, 2013 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Isn't there a better way? A rant on standardized testing...

     In the newspaper today the MCAS results are listed, every school and the percentage of children who scored "proficient" or above. (MCAS is the required standardized in Massachusetts.) On the top of the page are the schools who had the highest percentage of children deemed "advanced" - and the lowest. I've never been a fan of standardized tests, but this is the first time it has really bothered me to see these numbers. All this…

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Added by Emma Craig on September 21, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments

Being a Mean Mom isn’t Easy

 

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If any of you happened to see my Facebook status on Monday you know that I faced a motherhood dilemma.

Scenario; I had asked our kindergartener ½ a dozen times if he placed his lunch in his backpack and to which he replied, yes, each time. So, I drop the kiddos off at school. I get home and go to the fridge to get our 3-year-old a snack and guess what I see in the fridge? His lunch!! Mind you, I asked him like ½…

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Added by Kat Tom on September 19, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway; Hands Off My Honey!

Book Giveaway: Hands Off My Honey!

It's a great book giveaway plus some real cool…
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Added by Kristi Bernard on September 18, 2013 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Is the lastborne missing something out?

It all began in the hospital after our second child's birth; she could be with me all the time as her sister had had. However, there was a specific reason for that: The newly born J had to stay in the hospital because of low blood sugar. I fel t quilty for not being able to be all the time with the baby. On the other hand, when I was with her in the hospital, I felt quilty for not being at home with the 10-months old big…

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Added by Salla Makkonen on September 17, 2013 at 1:27pm — No Comments

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