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Managing sleep habits during the holidays with GoodNites #AD

During the holidays we seem to be out visiting family all the time. All the craziness can make for some cranky boys if I do not pay attention to their sleep schedules. We know that all kids need a restful, uninterrupted night of sleep to function the next day. Managing sleep habits during the holidays with GoodNites Check out these five tips from Child and Family Therapist Michele Kambolis to help your child get a peaceful sleep each and every night. Create a clear transition time. Creating  ...

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Gifts for Your Princess Lover #NCGiftguide #AD

Do you have a child or children that just adore princess’? I can not tell you how many tea parties or princess birthday parties I have attended in my life. There is just something magical about these young ladies that children adore. Some will say it is because they are beautiful, or the lovely gowns they wear, but I think it is the magic and wonder that they promote that draws in the kids. Gift for your Princess Lover This holiday season find that special item for your princess lover  ...

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Kind Things to do For others that cost nothing

Now a days it seems everyone is in such a rush. The other day when I was at the mall I noticed everyone was just walking, head down not even looking at each other. What happened to saying hello or offering a smile? There are so many kind things we could do that cost nothing, so why don’t we? Kind things to do For others that cost nothing Wave Hello. Offer a gentle smile. Hold the door open for them. Offer to carry their bags to their car for them. Shovel their driveway after a snow  ...

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Cats, General Chit Chat

Cat Safety – Holiday Food

The holidays are such a special time in our home. The boys and I love cooking the special food and various sweets that we often give out to friends and family. Sharing an occasional “human” food item with Sammy Kitty does happen but we try to keep it limited. Knowing that our food can not only be bad for them but it also can cause gastrointestinal problems. Cat Safety – Holiday Food Turkey and Chicken Bones Cooked Turkey or Chicken Bones seem like a good treat but sadly  ...

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide, General Chit Chat, Gifts for Men, Gifts for Women, Stocking Stuffers

The Collectors Case Subscription Box #NCGiftGuide

Monthly themed, nerd filled subscription cases filled with 4-6 items including your chance at a celebrity autograph and bonus items! The value of each case exceeds more than $60 – however you can get your hands on a case for just $25! Give the gift any nerd will love – pick a theme and order today!! The Collectors Case   This box was super cool. Filled with various items from some of our favorite shows made it even better. Perfect to give as a gift or even break it down and  ...

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6 Free Date Ideas

Hubby and i were talking the other day about what types of things we could do on a budget. I mean just because the money is not free flowing doesn’t mean we cant have some pretty awesome dates. So we decided to brainstorm a couple to get us started. 6 Free Date Ideas Board Game Night Pop some popcorn, grab a drink and pick out a couple board games to play together. I know it may sound cheesy but this one totally rocked. I loved just relaxing, laughing and kicking his butt in Blockus.  ...

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Microsoft in the Classroom #STEMLearning

It is hard to keep up with all the new ways to learn and explore the world around you. Working in a school myself I can tell you Technology is here and it is not going away. I spent a long time fighting the whole technology idea as I felt it would hold my kids back. But as I learn and grow myself I can see how it can not only support current learning but also expand it on many levels. Right now you might hear a lot about STEM learning in your child’s school. STEM stands for science,  ...

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General Chit Chat, Reviews/Giveaways

Thinking about adopting a cat? Read this first! #ChurchandDwight

There are many things that get better with age, and a feline friend is one of them! If you’re thinking about adopting a kitten or know someone who is, ask that they consider a senior cat instead. Sure, kittens are cute, but adult cats have a great deal going for them. Read and share this list of why adopting a senior cat might be right for you! Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for — so when you adopt a senior cat you’re literally saving a life! This is a great life lesson  ...

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It’s Party Time with Paw Patrol, PercyVites and Toysrus! #AD

I feel like I am forever getting invites either mailed to me or put into my kids mail bags. If you want to know the honest truth, I often loose them before even getting a chance to RSVP. I know bad mom, but what can you do! I have started to put them on the fridge, but the other day I was gloriously invited to a party ONLINE! Of course I never responded right away, but then a couple days later I got an email following up from the online company, AMAZING! This was a game changer for me  ...

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