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Parenting tips and topics on how to connect more with your family at home. Family fun activities and ways to spend more quality time together.

16 Easy Backyard Activities for Families to Unplug and Get Outdoors

Summer is almost here and the weather is warming up. This is the best time of year to encourage everyone in my house to unplug from devices, reconnect with each other, and get outside more. Getting outside is great to reconnect as a family and reconnect with nature. This month is National Get Outdoors Month and is a perfect time to make family tech free time and getting outside a priority in your house.

Family Fun Ways to Think Spring and #HeartYourPlanet

Spring has been a long time coming and I am hoping it is finally here to stay. The spring weather brings everyone out and starts this energy that motivates us to do more. We open the windows and do spring cleaning. At our house we like to use the nicer weather to motivate us to get out and do more for the environment with small family fun activities that are easy for the entire family.

This post is sponsored by Kimberly- Clark Family Care Brands but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

How Parents Can Take Action to Prevent Kids Smoking

How would you feel if billions of dollars were spent to get tobacco products in front of your kids? It is happening in stores across our communities. Tobacco companies know that the more kids see the tobacco products and the more enticing and excitement they make it look, the more likely they are to start smoking. As parents we are the first line of defense. It is our job to start the conversation with our kids and help put an end to kids smoking.

This post was sponsored by Tobacco Free New York State as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Quality Family Time Ideas and Ways to Earn Dosh Cash this Spring Break

It is spring break time across the country and my kids are just starting their break this week. I was actually counting down the days until break because we all really need one. I have been using the Dosh App for almost a year now and I’m really excited to share with you fun ways to plan quality family time with your family and earn Dosh cash during your spring break.

4 Ways I’m Setting Intentions for Family Time in 2018

2018 is here and it feels like a really big year for my family. It is the year that my oldest will turn ten. Ten years old feels big. It feels more responsible and more independent. It feels like a new chapter of our lives. With this big change and all of my children getting one year older, I feel the pull to soak up every minute with them and enjoy every moment I have with them. This year I am saying Yes to setting intentions for family time.

Kids Arguing? 7 Sanity Saving Tips to Encourage Cooperation

If you are a parent of more then one child there will be moments when your kids arguing with each other will be a constant parenting battle. As a mom of three kids, I am always working on building and strengthening my kids relationships with each other. Helping your kids cooperate not only makes your house more calm, it builds their relationship, teaches them to respect each other, and with less kids arguing there is more time for family fun and connections.

Easy Tips to Calm Morning Chaos

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Now that I have three kids in school our mornings have gotten so hectic. Our lives are busier and we are juggling more responsibilities as each kid gets older. One of the biggest challenges in the mornings is packing school lunches. I partnered with Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® yogurt to help encourage the kids to put together their lunches and create less chaos in the morning.

How GlobeIn is Connecting Communities Across the Globe

Give me coffee and good conversation and I am a happy girl. Give me Fair Trade Ground Coffee that taste delicious and I am a very happy girl! Now that all my kids are in school full time I have more time to plan coffee mornings with my friends. Typically our mornings include coffee, conversation, and a few treats. It is a great way to connect with my mom friends and enjoy some conversation. When GlobeIn reached out to me to share their amazing products, I knew that I wanted to learn more and that they would be a great fit for my coffee with friends mornings.

This post is sponsored by GlobeIn. All opinions are honest and my own.  You can read more on my disclosure page.

Fun Ways to Teach Kids Healthy Eating Habits

As a mom of school-age kids we have a lot of snacks in the house and I am always trying to find fun ways to teach kids healthy eating habits. My kids are always hungry and it is important for me to help teach them healthy eating habits. To do this, I like to give them the tools to make healthy choices. I believe the best way to teach is through fun hands-on experiences. I like to get my kids involved in the process and give them an opportunity to guide their learning. Over the weekend we had an opportunity to learn more about healthy eating habits and how to make good choices.

How I Teach My Kids to Persevere

Parenting is not easy. It is the biggest job and everyday you are faced with ups and downs of navigating your child through life. As my children are getting older their challenges are changing. From learning to walk to gaining independence, each stage has been a learning process for them as well as me. I’ve learned to be the person that is always there for them no matter what. As I continue to grow and learn with my child I have learned to celebrate every moment with them-the good ones and the not so good ones, to help teach my kids to persevere no matter what challenges they face.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dosh. All opinions and ideas are my own.

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