Category: Family Life

Kids and Funerals: Things to Think About

| January 25, 2013 | 33 Comments

We recently had a death in the family: My husband’s aunt passed away after many years of illness. This was the first family death that our children have been aware of, and they had some questions. As we live far from family, only my husband flew up for the funeral, but it did lead to […]

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The Toddler Years: Thumbsucking

| January 20, 2013 | 31 Comments

Now that I’m an adult, I can admit that I sucked my thumb until I was eight years old. I was recently out shopping, and I saw a big kid, probably about that age, sucking his thumb, and it reminded me of how long I indulged in the habit. What finally deterred me was having […]

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National Popcorn Day!

| January 19, 2013 | 43 Comments

Sometimes I stumble upon a strange or obscure holiday and think that it would be something fun to celebrate with the kids, and today, National Popcorn Day, is no exception. Most people say that the holiday is observed on January 19, but some say that it’s whatever day the Superbowl is being held. I say, […]

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Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of School

| January 14, 2013 | 19 Comments

Depending on when school started in your state, it may soon be time to celebrate the 100th day of school. As the name would imply, this is the day that the kids have been in school for exactly 100 days. Your child’s teacher likely has some fun activities planned already, but she might be looking […]

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Breakfast Cereals for a Sweet Tooth

| January 12, 2013 | 41 Comments

We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If your grandma was anything like mine, if she had her way, we and our children would be sitting down to a nice, hot breakfast of eggs, toast, fruit, bacon and orange juice every day. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time for […]

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January is Bath Safety Month

| January 11, 2013 | 31 Comments

January is Bath Safety Month, and even if you think that your kids are too old to worry about drowning in the bath tub, there are some things that you may need to know. Most bathroom injuries have to do with slipping and falling, not drowning. No matter how old you (or your kids) are, […]

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January Sales: Camping Gear

| January 3, 2013 | 15 Comments

In most places, now is not the most popular time to go camping as a family. There are some exceptions, of course: If you live in the hotter states in the country, then now may be the best time to go camping! Either way, January is a good time to buy camping gear. The lower […]

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Winter Maladies: Sensitive, Dry, Itchy Skin and Rashes

| January 2, 2013 | 51 Comments

Most of the country is in the midst of heating season, and with the dry heat coming from fireplaces, radiators and space heaters comes dry skin. It’s a discomfort of the season that many of us have simply learned to deal with, but if you have a child who has sensitive skin or sensory issues […]

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Places to Donate Your Child’s Old Toys

| December 31, 2012 | 81 Comments

Now that the holiday has passed and all the presents have been opened, are you finding that your child’s room is a little more cluttered than usual? That probably means it’s time to clear out some of the extra toys and things that your child has grown too old for or gotten bored with. The […]

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Some of Your Favorite Things of 2012

| December 31, 2012 | 47 Comments

It’s always fun to look back on the old year, and 2012 is no exception. Whether you’ve had a great year or are looking forward to things getting better in 2013, I hope that we can all find something to remember and smile about as we get ready to jump into the brand new year […]

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