Holiday Shopping Tips

Checking newspapers, flyers and emails for holiday savings can turn into a chore. When shopping this holiday season, don’t let the deals and steals overwhelm you. Use these tips to save while keeping a level head:   Get a head start on planning.  Websites such as BFads.net post-Black Friday flyers way before Thanksgiving. They also offer […]

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Ward Off Winter Weight

With cold weather and short days, it’s easy to fall off healthy eating and exercise routines. Here are tips on how to eat right and stay motivated to exercise during the winter months.   EAT RIGHT  It’s easy to fall into eating calorie-loaded or nutrient-empty comfort foods in the winter, but take time and plan ahead. The […]

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Apps to Love

LetGo Apple | Android Letgo is the biggest and fastest growing app to buy and sell locally. Over 75 million downloads and 200 million listings! Find great local deals, from secondhand phones, toys, fashion, sneakers and games to furniture, cars  and real estate. Chick-Fil-A App Apple | Android  Earn points, redeem available rewards with snacks […]

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10 Things That Make Me Cringe around Halloween

Since becoming a Mom, Halloween has taken on a completely new role for me. Now, instead of “pinning” the most gruesome makeup I can find for a Hallows Eve out, I plan for months the tricks and treats to make my kiddos’ Halloween memorable.  I wouldn’t change it for the world, but each Halloween, these […]

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Why its OK to be the “Mean Mom”

Many parenting books cover the topic of the types parenting styles. However, from the perspective of kids today, it seems parents either fall into the ‘cool’ category or the ‘mean’ category. A phrase often overheard when kids compare notes on the playground is ‘My mom is so mean, she made me clean my room!’, as if this a major offense. While the thought of being labeled a ‘mean’ mom may not seem […]

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AAP Updates Recommendations on Car Seats for Children

Today, 8/30/2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated a recommendation for car seat safety, rear-face as long as possible. Previously the recommendation was rear-face until age 2. Many parents have already opted to rear-face until their child outgrows the seat for the safety benefits. The science behind it is simple. Majority of car crashes are […]

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Separation Anxiety in Older Kids

The tears, tantrums, and clingy behavior of toddlers when separating from their parents is a normal part of early childhood development. It can be a distressing stage for parents, but separation anxiety usually diminishes by age 3, as toddlers mature and learn to cope with transitions. However, for some kids, it can make a reappearance in the preschool and school age years.   Big changes in surroundings such as a move, a new sibling, or new […]

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How to Robot Proof Your Child’s Future Career

A recent study estimated that in the next two decades, about 47% of US jobs could be taken over by computers and robots. This Oxford University study titled ‘The Future of Employment’ authored by Michael Osborne and Carl Benedikt Frey, published in September 2013, analyzed how susceptible US jobs are to being taken over by […]

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Foster Care Crisis

At the present time, there are approximately 14,000 kids in foster care in Georgia and around 5,000 in Alabama. The number of kids in foster care in Georgia has doubled since 2010, triggering a foster care crisis in many counties around the state as more kids need placement in foster care than there are spots […]

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