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Think your kids have some strange questions? Check out these hilarious parenting tweets with the funniest questions kids have ever asked!

Hilarious Parenting Tweets: Top 10 Funniest Questions Kids Have Ever Asked

Think your kids have some strange questions? Check out these hilarious parenting tweets with the funniest questions kids have ever asked!   Children are inquisitive creatures. They are always learning and are always observing something new. Once the basic  “why” questions wear off, kids go into overdrive mode. They ask about things we as parents …

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Being a mom is incredibly rewarding, but it definitely comes with sacrifices. Here are 5 things I sacrifice as a mom. Can you relate?

5 Things I Sacrifice As a Mom

There is nothing more wonderful, joyful, satisfying, amazing, rewarding and as awesome as being a mom.  At the same time, there is nothing quite so emotionally exhausting; physically taxing; and just plain complicated as the feelings that come along with motherhood.  I believe it literally is one of the hardest jobs in the world, and …

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Should you forgive a bully or encourage your kids to do so? Find out why, as hard as it is, it might just be what your child needs to move on!

Should You Forgive a Bully?

Should you forgive a bully? They say you should forgive and forget, but is it really that simple to forgive a person who bullied you? Bullying can make life miserable for even the most confident person, and there is more than one case of the target of bullying taking drastic measures because of the pain …

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We love these creative answers from kids to the question of “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Check them out!

Creative Kids Answer “What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

Each generation of adults asks each generation of kids “What do you want to be when you grow up?†It’s a well-loved question for many reasons – these insightful, imaginative little people give us hope for what’s to come, and we’re able to live our dreams vicariously through them. The more creative and unexpected the …

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This DIY Googly Eye Finger Puppet craft for kids isn’t just a fun rainy day craft idea, it’s also a great parenting tool to help your kids deal with emotions. Kids are often more willing to discuss their feelings through a “proxy” than directly. Check out how easy it is to make this cute kids’ craft, then read our parenting tips for how to use it to talk about anger, sadness and other feelings.

This Fun Googly Eye Finger Puppet Craft for Kids Helps Deal with Emotions

Today we have a super simple yet fun open-ended craft for kids that really lets your children unleash their creativity. I’ve always loved puppet crafts because they serve three purposes. First, the craft itself gives children something fun to do on a rainy day. Second, when they’re done, they actually have something that they can play with! …

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The first 5 years of your child’s life is critical in building a foundation for future learning and thriving as an adult. The idea behind Vroom is that you already have the tools you need to nurture your child’s mind. Everyday is a new opportunity to find fun ways to build your child’s brain. In that respect, you are a superhero!

I AM What Makes a Superhero

This post is brought to you by Vroom. All opinions are my own. As parents, we can get lost in the day to day routine of life and don’t realize that there are countless moments daily that give us the opportunity to teach and nurture our children.  Some we take advantage of, and some we …

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The Deadly Consequences of Sleep Deprivation in Teens

Sleep deprivation in teens can kill them! That’s a pretty powerful statement, right? Unfortunately, it’s all too true! According to a recent CDC study, there is a link between sleep disorders in teens and unintentional injuries that can lead to serious accidents and death. This study was conducted 50,370 high school students who responded to questions about sleep duration …

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7 Toys & Accessories That Help Overcome the Challenges of Autism

In honor of April’s Autism Awareness Month, we’re sharing a few great accessories and toys that help with autism. Did you know that 1 in 68 kids has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network? Autism can make normal daily activities challenging and stressful for children …

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When your child falls behind in speaking, it’s natural to ask yourself “is it just a toddler speech delay or autism?” While only your doctor can definitively answer that question, there are a few tell-tale signs that differentiate a speech or language delay from autism spectrum disorders. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?

Is It A Speech Delay or Autism?

When your child falls behind in speaking, it’s natural to ask yourself “is it just a toddler speech delay or autism?” While only your doctor can definitively answer that question, there are a few tell-tale signs that differentiate a speech or language delay from autism spectrum disorders. Let’s take a look at them, shall we? …

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Pool safety tips for toddlers

Pool Safety Tips for Toddlers

This pool safety tips for toddlers post contains affiliate links. We only share products we love. When it comes to swimming pools, toddlers seem right at home. The comfort level in the water at that age is often much higher than we, as parents, would want it to be. They almost seem too brave at …

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Unstoppable

Be an Unstoppable Role Model For Girls

This post is part of YummyMummyClub.ca‘s support of the Dove® Unstoppable Moms for Unstoppable Girls Contest. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. Go to www.UnstoppableMoms.ca to enter by sharing how you inspire girls to reach their full potential. Too often, young …

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Gorgeous Spring Fashions for Kids

Disclaimer- This post contains affiliate links. Hooray! Spring is finally here! So, long, Old Man Winter, you’ve been given the boot until next year. It’s time to start putting away all those heavy, drab winter clothes and dig out the lighter, more colorful spring fashions! Chances are, your child has grown quite a bit since …

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Coping with the Connecticut School Shooting

Helping Kids Cope with Tragedy After the Connecticut School Shooting

On Friday, December 15th, 2012, a horrible tragedy struck the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. A 20-year-old man entered the building and shot and killed 20 children and six adults. While the details regarding Adam Lanza’s rampage are still sketchy, the one thing that isn’t so sketchy is the fact that this shooting had an …

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Life as We Know It With Twins

Guest Post by Lisa Gertsman Mother of two year-old  identical twin girls is the title I find most meaningful today. My journey now involves juggling work life and family balance–a challenge I work toward achieving every day. Relatively new to blogging about my personal life, I’ve been writing for over a decade for businesses and …

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Kids playing hockey

Coach: they are kids, not picks

As parents we want the best for our children: We want them to succeed in school, be successful in sport, have a great social life, get a great job and earn decent money.This is normal. As parents we want to raise healthy, fit  and stong children. This is normal too. As parents, we want to protect our …

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Potty Training 101

As a Preschool Teacher I have worked with MANY families and partnered with them to guide their children to this special milestone.  Some parent’s swore that letting their child run around the home naked was working for them.  Others chose to put their children in cotton underpants only from day one.  Most families chose to make the …

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Is Your Child Overscheduled?

Is your child overscheduled and on overload? What is the negative impact on your children when you schedule too many activities? How can a parent balance their child’s schedule?

Legal issues faced by parents

If you’re a parent, especially a new parent, you’re probably aware that there are many, many issues you’re currently facing that you didn’t have to before, including new budgetary concerns, keeping your child healthy, choosing a school, and others. However, what you might not be thinking about is the legal issues that parenting can raise. There …

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How To Maximize Your Vacation

Most of us love taking vacations – and for good reason. With all the things we have to accomplish daily we need regular vacations to relax, rejuvenate and revive us. All work and no play can actually decrease our effectiveness. It can lessen our efficiency. You may think that taking a vacation is a piece of …

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How to Energize the Easy Way

Do you need to energize?  Pounding the pavement looking for work, running errands for the family, or the everyday grind at work may be draining your energy.  Now is the time to jump off that wagon of fatigue.  Try these simple and easy ways to raise your level of energy:

Parenting Your Angry Child

I receive letters every day from moms who worry about how to parent their angry child. From the toddlers who yell “no!” to children who argue to tweens with an attitude, you are telling me that you need parenting ideas. When should you worry? How much anger is a normal part of child development? Is …

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Summer Fun Includes Good Supervision and Safety Awareness

Summer fun includes good supervision and safety awareness. Parents can prevent some injury-related accidents
by just being on top of things. Watch the kids. Don’t delegate this responsibility to someone not capable of watching your children and knowing the safety rules.

Happiness Linked to Dirt?

Dirt or soil has been linked to happiness. The bacteria found in dirt raises the serotonin neurons of the human brain. Research on mice exposed to certain bacteria from soil showed increased levels of serotonin. Researchers are studying the properties of this bacteria and its relationship to the human brain.

Jet-Set Grannies

Flying grannies are special. They overcome great challenges to see their grandchildren. Here are some tips in finding senior discounts for our flying grannies.

Are You Cutting Years Off Your Child’s Lifespan?

A healthy lifestyle equates to longer life expectancy for you and your family. Read two factors that the centenarians do in their lives to reach their ripe old age. See how these factors may affect your children.

Don’t Be Hoodwinked by the Kids

Our kids are not getting enough sleep. Some of them are even falling asleep in school. Here are some reasons why sleep deprivation is so critical.

Have You Lost This Lately?

In any relationship it’s important to compromise in order to get along. However, when is too much too much? Can a person compromise so much that they begin to lose themselves? Yes.

Beware of Reaching for the Golden Nugget

Research indicates that higher income levels do not necessarily equate with “happiness.” Those with less income levels find more happiness in the little things in life.

Junk Food Junkies May Be Lurking in Your Home

A recent three-year study concluded the addictive properties of eating junk food and a link to obesity. It’s not all about self-control and willpower when fighting food addiction.

Feeding picky eaters

  ‘Not hungry’, looks bad’ or ‘will eat later: That’s what I was always hearing from my little one when it was meal time. I tried many things to get her to eat such as: “I will give you a gift if you eat”. Found out she ate a bit and then wanted her gift. …

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Everybody Has a Story

Everybody has a story. The homeless are valuable people with real stories. Despite their many challenges, they can truly lift your spirit.

Are You a Good Listener?

Resolve in your life to be a better listener. It will enhance all of your relationships. Being a good listener will also help you develop new relationships.

Smile Away Your Stress

Smiling helps reduce your levels of stress. It may even give you a competitive edge. Start smiling today.

Is your toddler difficult to discipline? Is he arguing and mad about anything? Don’t worry it’s just a phase…

My daughter will turn 2 shortly and she’s showing her personality. Every action leads to a negotiation, from sitting on the table to changing the diaper. Today she refused to change her diaper, so I had to make her choose between that and the bed. It worked and it was really funny. Earlier this week, …

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Balance your priorities

We’re so eager to make everything in our life so perfect that we exhaust ourselves. What’s about if everything doesn’t need to be that perfect? Last night I was watching the last Mickey Rourke movie “The Wrestler” and it hit me when he said to his daughter: ” I was the one who was supposed …

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Clean the House Together

Cleaning is just one of the things that you don’t have the choice to do and would be the first thing you can get rid of if you had the chance. It’s long, heavy and dirty. If you had some help, it will certainly seem lighter, goes faster and the dirty side may turn into …

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