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P&G Household Needs Products from Costco make my life easier!

This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”  Summer is here, school is out, and things have slowed down a bit at our house. My boys have settled into a morning routine that centers around making pancakes for breakfast. All …

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5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make soft play dough!

Looking for a toy that can calm a hyper child, reduce aggression, promote creativity, stimulate the senses, and encourage learning?  Look no further than your kitchen pantry.  With 5 common ingredients you can make this wonderful play dough in minutes.  As a former preschool teacher, I have tried many dough recipes and this is definitely …

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How do I raise independent children when I am a control freak?

I want to raise children that are independent, creative, and confident.  Sometimes I feel that my controlling, organizing personality is going to burst out and ruin my kid’s growing sense of self.  This weekend is a perfect example of the effort it sometimes take to let our kids spread their wings and create. Douglas, my …

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Kitchen Kids

Growing up, I had a friend whose mom was the epitome of cool. Linda Thomas always let her daughters wear her shoes – even the high heels. I wasn’t even allowed to wear high heels until I was 14 (tragic huh?). The coolest thing about her though was when she did cooking demonstrations. Every so …

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