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I was really surprised by some of the questions my kids asked when we talked about underage drinking! Here’s how I handled it! Check out 5 tough questions your kids may ask about alcohol and find out where to get more help!

5 Tough Questions Your Kids Have About Underage Drinking That May Surprise You

Thank you Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for sponsoring this post. Learn more about how you can prevent underage drinking at KnowWhenKnowHow.org.  A few weeks ago, I shared with you a few tips for talking to your kids about underage drinking. Today, I want to share with you some of the questions that came up from my son …

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What makes NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy so innovative? Check out 5 things you really need to know about this incredible depression treatment option!

5 Things You Need to Know about NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for Depression

We are proud to partner with NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy to talk about their innovative approach to treating Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). All opinions are our own. Depression affects more than 300 million people around the world, nearly 16 million of whom live in the United States. The World Health Organization lists it as THE leading …

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Looking for an easy way to increase your daily intake of vital minerals like calcium and magnesium? It doesn’t get any easier than with Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water!

5 Ways Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water Helps Support a Healthy Lifestyle + Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water. All opinions are our own.   Looking for an easy way to increase your daily intake of vital minerals like calcium and magnesium? It doesn’t get any easier than with Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water! Today, we’re going to talk about five fabulous ways that …

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The Smart Mom’s Medicine Cabinet Essentials for Combatting Fall Woes #KnowTheDifference

Fall is supposed to be all about back-to-school learning, fun and exploring new things, right? I remember as a kid, I would climb trees, build forts out of golden leaves and roam the forest near my house after school. I tried not to let the end of summer break get me down! Now that I’m …

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Become a Dementia Friend and Help Dispel the Myths & Stigma Once and For All

Let’s talk about dementia, because honestly, not enough people do. Despite the fact that our society is becoming more and more open about other medical conditions every single day, we still have a tendency to sweep the subject of dementia under the rug- especially when it comes to the people closest to us. Dementia Friends …

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Busy Moms & Picky Kids Both Agree: EMERGEN-C® Kidz® is Awesome!

I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Emergen-C. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about EMERGEN-C Kidz as a product or its effectiveness. I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by EMERGEN-C®. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions …

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5 Self-Esteem Activities for Adults That Will Make Your LIFE easier?

Are there self-esteem activities for adults that will help you to feel better about yourself? Yes, there are plenty of things you can do daily that will contribute to raise your self-esteem, and they aren’t things that will make you feel even worse (like kiddie games and worksheets). My suggestions are simple, everyday things you …

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Digital Health for Your Child: Keeping All Your Doctors on the Same Page #ThinkDigitalHealth

In many areas of our lives, we deal with one person for one specific need. We call one insurance agency when something happens to our car. One plumber when our pipes freeze. We have our favourite mechanics and banks! When it comes to healthcare, it is not always as simple as calling one doctor. We …

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Is the Red Meat Cancer Connection a Real Threat or Media Hype? YOU Decide!

The news is abuzz with the latest reports from the World Health Organization: processed meat is a carcinogen and red meat may cause cancer too. The meat industry is completely flipping out and bacon lovers worldwide are crying tears of despair. Hold on there, sad friends! Is this story all it’s cracked up to be? Is …

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Sleep health is so important to child development! Check out the five bad sleep habits you need to break in your child now, plus one that you really don't have to worry about!

5 Sleep Habits You Need to Break Your Child of Now-And 1 You Don’t Have to Worry About

Raising kids is not easy and neither is dealing with their bad sleep habits.  Some things become habit before we even realize what is happening.  I admit, some things become habit because it is just easier than the alternative.  What bedtime routines should you be breaking now?  I have listed a few bad sleep habits below.  Keep …

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Relieve Sensitive Teeth Pain with Colgate® Sensitivity Toothbrush

Relieve Sensitive Teeth Pain with Colgate® Sensitivity Toothbrush + Built-In Sensitivity Relief Pen

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Colgate® Enamel Health™. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have sensitive teeth, you know what a challenge it is to get through the day without wincing in pain at least once. A sip of hot coffee, a scoop of your favorite ice-cream, even …

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PediaCare

PediaCare® Celebrates 30 Years of Easing Your Child’s Colds & Pain #keepkidshealthy

We’re excited to work with PediaCare® to help them celebrate 30 years of dedication to easing children’s pain and cold symptoms! All opinions, of course, are our own. Ever since my son was a baby, he’s been almost impossible to medicate. I mean, this child has gone to extreme measures to avoid taking medicine! Fortunately, …

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Distracted Driving Turtles

Decide to Drive: Vow to Put an End to Distracted Driving #DecideToDrive

See those little guys above? They’re baby snapping turtles. They don’t really look all that dangerous, do they? I mean, when they get big, they’re nothing to mess with, but as babies, they’re pretty docile. Hard to imagine one being responsible for a car accident, right? Well, technically, the snapper wasn’t responsible, I was, because …

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CharcoCaps

Eat Your Favorite Foods without Worry with CharcoCaps

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received a 36-count carton of CharcoCaps® Anti-Gas Formula dietary supplement. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. At OurFamilyWorld, we share a lot of healthy recipes filled with ingredients like broccoli, spinach and other amazingly healthful vegetables. Healthy eating is an important part …

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Aetna Health Care

Aetna’s Digital Health Technology: Making Health Care Accessible to All #digitalhealth

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Aetna Foundation. Technology has made life so much easier in so many ways. It allows us to instantly connect with loved ones across the ocean and makes our kids’ book reports a breeze to write. We’ve become intertwined with technology in just about …

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Fellowes Air Purifier

Thwart Cold & Flu Germs With the Fellowes AeraMax™ DX55 Air Purifier

This post brought to you by Fellowes . All opinions are 100% mine. Remember a couple of weeks ago, we talked about the not-so-top-secret secrets to preventing colds & the flu? To refresh your memory, we talked about the 4-step process, which included: washing your hands, cleaning with sanitizing products, inquiring about the flu shot …

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Relieve Eczema Symptoms with POLYSPORIN Eczema Essentials #EczemaAndMe

Dealing with eczema is no fun for moms or kids. Thankfully, POLYSPORIN® Eczema EssentialsTM helps soothe those eczema symptoms as soon as they start. Just about every parent has dealt with itchy skin with their children. Many of you may have even tried to cope with eczema!  It’s very uncomfortable for children and as a parent …

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Heart age calculator

How Old is Your Heart? Find out with the Heart Age Calculator on shoppersdrugmart.ca! #TreatYourHeart

Hearts and February go hand-in-hand. It is, after all, the romantic month of Valentine’s Day, the day we celebrate those who hold the keys to our heart. You know what’s even more romantic than going out to a special dinner, though? Taking care of your heart health so you can spend many more Valentine’s Days …

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Parenting Tips: When Should you treat a fever?

Kid’s Health Parenting Tips: Read This Before You Treat Your Child’s Fever!

This parenting tips article is not a substitute for medical advice! If your child is sick, has any preexisting medical conditions or you are concerned about a fever, seek the advice of your pediatrician. As parents, our kid’s health is everything to us. We can’t stand to see our children sick. The moment they start …

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Gerber Arrowroot Biscuit

The Gerber Arrowroot Biscuit Makes a Great Easy Snack for Toddlers #GERBERARROWROOT

Nestlé Gerber has always been my go-to brand for great nutrition for babies and toddlers. When my kids were little, I couldn’t wait to start trying out delicious Gerber goodies on them. Let me tell you a secret: there were a few Gerber goodies that even I thought were pretty yummy. Now, they are proud …

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Sponsored: Get a head start on head lice this back-to-school season – Visit ExpertAdviceOnLice.com

The below content is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur’s Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  It’s almost that time again! The back to school season is just around the corner, and with that comes preparing for a new teacher, …

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Canadian Better Living Shares the Secrets of Where Food Comes From #WhereFoodComesFrom

This post brought to you by Canadian Better Living. All opinions are our own. Ever wonder where  food comes from? Oh sure, you know that beef comes from cows, corn from fields and honey from bees. I’m not talking about the actual plant or animal source. I’m talking about where it really comes from! It’s …

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Teen Health

Teen Health Survey: Millions of Teens Not Receiving Regular Checkups

Disclosure: This sponsored post is brought to you by National Foundation for Infectious Diseases! All opinions are ours As parents, we care about our children’s health and that they see the doctor on a regular basis for checkups. These appointments make sure that your child is healthy and does not have any health conditions that may …

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prevent the flu

Tips to Prevent the Flu

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for just about everyone, and the worst time to come down with a serious illness. Unfortunately, it’s also the prime time to pick up an illness like the flu, because you’re typically out and about around so many people. Following these tips to …

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Is it a Cold or the Flu

  During the winter, when you’re feeling congested and miserable, you may find yourself wondering which you’re suffering from: a cold or the flu.  After all, winter is the height of flu season. Of course, it’s also the height of cold season, so determining which virus you’re dealing with can be a little confusing. Only …

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How to avoid Mosquito Bites

Summer is almost here: that wonderful time of year when everyone heads to the great outdoors for some fresh air, barbecues, beach fun, and hiking. While the outdoors are filled with many opportunities for adventure, it’s also filled with bugs. Lots and lots of bugs. Nothing ruins a fun day out quite like coming home itchy …

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X-rays are a normal part of medical visits for children, whether at the dentist to monitor growing teeth or at the hospital for a broken bone. However, parents should know about the potential risks involved in x-ray exposure. Although routine bone scans are normal and quite safe, too much exposure can increase these risks.Here’s what you should know about x-rays and your child’s safety.

X-Ray Safety for Kids

X-rays are a normal part of medical visits for children, whether at the dentist to monitor growing teeth or at the hospital for a broken bone. However, parents should know about the potential risks involved in x-ray exposure. Although routine bone scans are normal and quite safe, too much exposure can increase these risks.Here’s what …

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Alzheimer’s Disease—Decrease Your Risk Factors by Making Simple Lifestyle Changes Now

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease are much more than forgetting where you left your keys or the inability to remember an important date.  Alzheimer’s is a degenerate brain disorder and is the most common form of dementia.  As the disease worsens the ability to perform daily tasks is significantly affected.  It is the 6th leading cause of …

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