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Use Your Local Library as a Resource for Preschool Teaching Tools

Today I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time.  I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small.  When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children.  Every week our library has a scheduled…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments

How to Turn Laundry Into a Learning Opportunity

As a mom, I know how quickly laundry can pile up especially if you have children in your house.  This morning I asked toddler to help me pick up the laundry so that I could start a load of laundry today.  After we completed got the laundry sorted and a load of laundry started, I had a fantastic idea popped into my head and I wanted to share my…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments

How to Co Sleep With Your Baby Safely

Co-sleeping is a fairly common practice and many parents sleep in the same bed or room with their young baby or toddler.  This is a very controversial topic in the United States and most people think co-sleeping is completely dangerous and that it should be avoided.  However, as a mom I know how hard it is to be able to get a good night sleep especially…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 7:40am — No Comments

7 Tips To Successfully Start a Preschool Curriculum At Home

As a mom, I know how important it is for your children to learn new things at an early age.  Children typically learn very quickly and easily during those early years especially their language skills.  I also knew that I needed to find some preschool teaching materials and tools to help keep him occupied and to make learning fun.  I…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 9, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments

A Storm in Memphis by Hero Jenkins

Technology has made reading books easier for me.  I love reading new books and I love being able to read books on my smartphone using an e-reader app.  I love being able to read while laying in bed or on the go.  I was approached by Hero Jenkins about a month ago and I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing “A Storm in Memphis.”  I was excited for this…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 5, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments

Preschool Teaching Tools For Toddlers

Last week, we made the decision to withdraw my son from daycare.  I am sure that he will miss  his friends at daycare; however, he will get plenty of social interaction several times a week at church.  He is excited that he is going to be able to spend all of his time with mommy.  I asked him if he wanted to go to “Mommy’s Preschool” and he…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 3, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Enter Now to Win a $100 Certificate from BunnyPrints Giveaway End 9/23/13

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Are you currently expecting?  Hosting a birthday party?  Are you planning on sending out personalized Christmas cards this year?  Check out this awesome giveaway for a chance to win a $100 certificate from Bunny Prints for all your party planning…
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Added by Christy Garrett on September 2, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Preschool Curriculum for Toddlers

Tonight I was browsing the Internet for some fun activities to keep my toddler entertained during the day so that he isn’t spending countless hours in front of the television.  I was impressed with the amount of information that I was able to find when I searched for free preschool curriculum.  In fact, I was somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 29, 2013 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Miley Cyrus VMA Performance is Inappropriate For Prime Time Television When Children Are Likely Watching TV

Miley Cyrus Seeks The Wrong Attention

I didn’t get a chance to watch the VMA award shows on T.V. a few nights ago but I have seen clips of Miley Cyrus’s big performance.  As a mom, I am outraged and feel as if this type of content shouldn’t be on prime time television.  After all, many families…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Backpack Can Greatly Reduce the Risks of Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

Is your child’s backpack too heavy, bulky, or about to burst at the seams because your child is constantly stuffing all of their school supplies, textbooks, library books, lunch boxes, and other personal belongings into their backpack?  A heavy backpack can cause long-term health problems or injuries.  Over the last few years, more children are…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

The Big T Coastal $250 Cash Giveaway – Ends 9/15/13

 
Could you use some extra cash?  Check out this awesome $250 cash giveaway.  A big thank you to Big T Coastal for sponsoring this huge cash giveaway to support Voiceboks Back to School Social Party.  *Please share this giveaway with your friends and family members.* 
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Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

Backpack Misuse Can Lead to Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

As your kids are heading back to school and stuffing their backpack full of school supplies and books, it is important for parents to make sure that their backpack isn’t too heavy.  Did you know that most children carry their backpack improperly? Misusing a backpack and wearing it improperly can lead to long-term health problems or injuries.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 21, 2013 at 12:37am — No Comments

Potty Training Secrets: Learn Why I Am Hesitant to Switch My Toddler to Big Kid Underwear Until My Child Has Fewer Accidents

Many parents often times pressure their children to start potty training their child before they are fully ready.  Potty training before your child is ready can cause unnecessary stress for both you and your toddler.  With all three of my kids, I waited until they were ready to potty train before I even attempted it.  A…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 16, 2013 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Learn How to Keep Your Child From Losing Their Belongings – 4 Ways to Label Your Child’s Back to School Gear

I can’t believe that school will be starting soon and in some areas classes have already started.  It is crazy to think about who fast this summer has gone by.  Last weekend I decided to take advantage of tax free weekend and I bought my children most of the items that they will need on the first day of school.  I also bought extra basic…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Uplifting Families Was Established to Help Other Families – What I Want People to Remember When They See Uplifting Families

Welcome to my page!  Thank you for stopping by Uplifting Families.  I wanted to take the time and thank all of those people that have made Uplifting Families successful.  Without your love and support, my blog wouldn’t be where it is today.  I started blogging in November of 2011, shortly after my youngest son was born, because I wanted to help other mother’s…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 13, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Prepare Yourself Mentally and Emotionally Before Trying Get Out of an Abusive Relationship

Are you a victim of domestic violence or stuck in an abusive relationship?  Abuse comes in many including: physical, emotional, verbal, economic, mental, and sexual abuse.  Remember that abuse can happen to anyone.  Often times there are red flags early on in the relationship and most people tend to ignore them.  When someone is…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 12, 2013 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Breastfeeding In Public Helps Increase Awareness and Boosts Confidence For Other Mom’s Who Plan On Breastfeeding Her Baby

I couldn’t believe some of the posts that I have seen where people were bashing nursing mothers for choosing to breastfeed her baby in public.  Most of the posts that I saw said that breastfeeding was gross and they were complaining that they were offended because they saw a mother breastfeeding her baby in public (mostly in restaurants).  When we were created,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 10, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

Wicked Hunger by DelSheree Gladden

Reading books is a great way to relax and wind down in the evenings.  In fact I usually spend about 30 minutes to an hour each night reading books before drifting off to sleep.  I love connecting with the characters in the book.  As a reader, I am usually a sucker for a book that has an interesting cover photo.  I realize that most people often tell you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 8, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month: My Breastfeeding Journey

Breastfeeding was on of those taboo topics that people just didn’t talk about when I was pregnant with my first child.  As a new mom, I knew right away that I wanted to try breastfeeding my baby.  My first experience with breastfeeding happened when my twin sisters were born.   I remember seeing my mom breastfeeding and knew that my body…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 7, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

10 Tips to Successfully Potty Train Your Toddler

A few months ago we purchased a potty seat for my son, he was starting to show interest in potty training.  He has been watching other kids and following us to the restroom for a few months now.  After I purchased the potty seat a few months ago, I tried putting my son on the potty.  I knew that it was still a bit early and didn’t quite show all of the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 5, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

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