Don’t Call My Son a Girl, He’s a Boy!

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“He’s a Boy, Not a Girl!” I find myself repeating those words whenever someone refers to my son as my daughter. Honestly, I didn’t notice it at first. People would compliment my beautiful daughters and I’d say thank you. Then, my brain would do a mental remind and realize that they just called my son…

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Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Why Do Leaves ChangeColor in the Fall-

Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. When my kids asked why do leaves change color in the fall, I thought the process would be best explained by conducting a science experiment. Why Do Leaves Change Color in the fall? Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in leaves. They become green as a…

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What Should Kids be Taught about Christopher Columbus?

What Should Kids be Taught about Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus discovered America. That’s what we’re taught in school. My teachers didn’t go into details about how he enslaved Africans, natives of the West Indies, and forced non-Christians to convert to Christianity (among other horrific things). The Truth About Christopher Columbus I realized that lessons about the explorer is still very much the same when…

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5 Tips for Stay-at-Home Moms Returning to Work

Returning to Work TIPS FOR STAY-AT-HOME MOMS

If you’re a stay-at-home mom planning on returning to work, you’re probably wondering how to jump back into the work force after such a long hiatus. I totally get it. Two years ago I made one of the toughest decisions of my life. I decided to quit my full time TV job. With our daughter…

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How to Talk to Kids About Hurricanes

How to Talk to Kids About Hurricanes

When my daughter came home talking about hurricane Irma, I realized that it was time to speak with her about hurricanes. She’s always enjoyed making Youtube videos demonstrating various weather conditions. So it was no surprise that she wanted to have a discussion about tropical cyclones with her friends at school. “What did you do at school?”…

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Total Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

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It’s not everyday you get to witness a total solar eclipse. But, you may able to catch a glimpse of the next one on Monday, August 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun thereby creating a shadow. The National Weather Service reports that the path…

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Back to School Budget Tips With Kohl’s & Carter’s

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS CARTERS & KOHLS

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I received the included Carter’s clothes as compensation. When it comes to back to school shopping, buying on a budget is my priority. Let’s face it; kids are expensive! My husband and I spend a about 50 bucks a week on food for them alone. It all adds up….

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Hurricane Preparedness: How to Prepare Big Storms

Hurricane Preparedness How to Prepare for a Storm hurricane survival kit

Hurricane preparedness shouldn’t be taken lightly. With hurricane season in full swing, it’s important to know what to do in the event of a natural disaster. We can all agree that weather can be unpredictable. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), you should prepare for the inevitable by putting together a hurricane survival…

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