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Five Summer Events for Familes in Charlotte

Summer in the Charlotte area is a fantastic time for families to get together and spend quality time with one another. Here are some of the up and coming family-friendly events in the Charlotte area. If you're looking for a way to experience…

How To Ensure Your Child’s Next Party is an Instant Hit

When special occasions turn up for young children we want to make their day as meaningful and memorable as possible. Birthdays, graduating from pre and elementary schools, and even ordinary spring and summer days worth celebrating can live long in your child’s memory. That’s some of…

Who Can Donate Their Eggs? Egg Donation and You

Who can donate their eggs? Are there risks or side effects? Does it hurt? Who is going to use my eggs? These are some examples of valid questions a young woman asks herself when deciding to become an egg donor.…

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Are you attempting a digital detox on your summer break?

I am a little jealous of my son's summer. He is going to all these amazing camps with field trips and classes and getting to swim every day. It is exactly what a summer should be (at least for someone with two working parents): Some scheduled activities but a lot of free time to explore.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 11, 2018 at 7:08am — 1 Comment

Keeping the Fun in Learning This Summer and Making Some Extra Cash

Yay! School is officially out for the summer but let’s not forget that learning is an ongoing process by which things need to be reiterated and reinforced. We still need to reinforce what our children has learned during the last school year to create a smooth transition into the next school year. A child that stays ready doesn’t have to get ready, right?

Our time to do that is over the summer. This does not mean summer school and it doesn’t mean that you need to cancel all summer…

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Added by Niedria Kenny on June 6, 2018 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Summertime With Kids

It's Here...Summer Vacation

That magical time is upon us- summer vacation. My kids are in their last full week of school-this means last minute field trips and award ceremonies. School is out on May 31, and that means until August 15, these kids are all mine.

Yikes.

That also means I get to keep them from…

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Added by Wrae on May 29, 2018 at 10:43am — No Comments

Headed to The Beach or Pool this Summer? Here's What You must Know

It’s that time of the year again where children are excited about getting out of school, taking a family vacation and just being away from the classroom for a while. For the adults, summer trips are being planned to the beach, water parks and community pools to escape the heat. This means neighborhood and community pools and parks are gearing up to host hundreds of children throughout these hot, summer months to aid in the cool down. There’s something you need to think…

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Added by Niedria Kenny on May 28, 2018 at 6:48pm — No Comments

6 Summer Entertaining Tips

Bring on all the Summer entertaining and patriotic parties! I am so excited about Summer!!!! I love the longer daylight hours, grilling, eating with friends and family in the backyard and of course trying out all those Pinterest finds.  Along with summer entertaining, we have Memorial Day and the 4th of July right around the…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 21, 2018 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Working Moms: End of Summer

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Working Moms: End of Summer

 

I’ve been trying to find time to sit down and write my “end of summer” post, but when you’re a working mom AND a student… it’s almost impossible.

When you’re a working mom, summers don’t have as much impact as when you were a kid. The…

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Added by Michelle Carnes on August 27, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Can't shake the summertime blues

I am exploring several theories as to why so many friends of mine have the summertime blues right now.



Is it because it is the beginning of August and all the stores have started their back-to-school sales already? I know this is really bothering my son, as he doesn't even want us to visit that section of…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 4, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments

Can't shake the summertime blues

I am exploring several theories as to why so many friends of mine have the summertime blues right now.



Is it because it is the beginning of August and all the stores have started their back-to-school sales already? I know this is really bothering my son, as he doesn't even want us to visit that section of…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 4, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments

Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day | DIY Cow Costume

Calling all Chick-fil-A-Fans!  Cow Appreciation Day is Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from restaurant opening until 7 PM!  What is Cow Appreciation Day you ask?  Cow Appreciation Day is Chick-fil-A’s largest, single-day customer appreciation event and celebrates the quick service chain’s iconic “Eat Mor Chikin”™ Cows. If you dress in a cow costume you…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on July 5, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments

20 Legoland Tips

We recently visited Legoland CA in Carlsbad near San Diego, CA and I thought I would share 20 Legoland Tips to make your trip awesome!

1. Purchase tickets before you go, not at the gate.  Check on-line for deals, use a coupon I have seen a couple different ones in the free Lego…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on July 3, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Keeping Kids Cool and Hydrated During Summer

I was on Fox 40 News in the morning to share about Keeping Kids Cool & Hydrated you can view the segment here: http://bit.ly/2sTgsb0.
This past week in Sacramento we had a week of over 100 degree temperatures.  It is important to stay hydrated all the time but I know during summer with swimming, summer camps, vacation or beach trips it is easy to forget…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 28, 2017 at 10:09pm — No Comments

The teenage summer job is: Studying

When I was a teen, I talked to my Mom about getting a job. She told me that I already had a full-time job, which was to be an excellent student. So, I stayed unemployed and maintained excellent grades. When summer approached, I talked to her again about getting a job, and she reminded me that I would be working my whole life: I should enjoy the summer off while I could.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 14, 2017 at 6:50am — No Comments

Stick with Your Budget During Summer!

I know when summer is here it is easy to get caught up in vacation mode, relaxing, and spending more time with family and friends.  It is easy to see others posting on social media pictures of where they are visiting and it stirs you to want to go away too.  I want to encourage you to stick to your budget even though it is summer time. Stay on track with your financial goals if that…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 12, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Start Planning Summer Time Fun - Free or Low Cost Activities

My oldest graduated from elementary school! (see post…
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Added by Ronda on June 10, 2017 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Best Summer Skin Care Tips to Survive in this Scorching Heat

Every season has its own set of peculiarities that deserve to be respected if you want your skin to stay well-behaved and cooperative. Come Summer, the elements that you have to contend with is topped by the sun, the heat, the humidity, and the wind, dust and pollens scattered all around the…

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Added by Kelly Everson on May 30, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

8 ultimate ways to help your teenager make the most out of the summer break

Can you recall making huge plans for summer as a child, but the only things you ended up doing is watching TV and wandering around the neighborhood? Now, as a parent, you certainly need to help your kids make the most out of their summer break by engaging them in various activities,…

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Added by Helen Shep on May 29, 2017 at 4:05pm — No Comments

DIY Patriotic T-shirts

With Memorial Day around the corner, I wanted to share how to make these easy DIY Patriotic t-shirts with your kids. You can also use them for 4th of July!



I made these shirts with my four boys last year, and I love the way they turned out. They wore them to our local Memorial Day Parade.



I usually buy Patriotic shirts for them to wear and you can find a ton of shirts for $5 or less at Old Navy, Walmart, Kohl's and…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 17, 2017 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Thinking about ways to improve

At least once a week I have an argument with my son over homework. I fully understand his position: He doesn't want to do it. I am not sure that he understands my position, however: Homework is a part of school; it is a way to show comprehension of materials learned during the week. I am just trying to read him his spelling words.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 17, 2017 at 6:40am — No Comments

Patriotic Jello Cups

These Patriotic Jello Cups are perfect for your Memorial Day and 4th of July barbecues. They are really easy to make which is my kind of dessert. We have made these for quite a few years and my boys still ask for them every year.  They look so pretty and festive too.  



What you need:

Berry Blue Jello

Strawberry Jello

Cool Whip

Strawberries and…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 16, 2017 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Skincare Tips to Prevent Your Skin from Scorching Summer Heat

Another epic summer is about to set in.  So, you have your tickets, youve made road trip arrangements with your BFFs, packed your bikinis, and even front loaded your work to get out of town in time to catch the…

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Added by kathy Charles on May 16, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

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