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Giveaway: I Can Be Me

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Earlier this year I had a chance to review Miriam Laundry's I Can Be Me. It's a good book for kids to celebrate being who they are. Thanks for reading!

Smart Safety: The Emergency Tip That Could Save a Child’s Life: How to Break a Car Window

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When a child is left in a car, even with the windows cracked, car temperatures can quickly rise to lethal levels. Brute force isn’t the answer either.

Fun Freetime: Just Add Magic Amazon Original Kids Season 2

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Season Two of the popular Amazon Original Kids live-action series, Just Add Magic , debuted on Prime Video on Friday, January 13 ! Thanks for reading!

Healthy Habits: Preparing for Pregnancy

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It’s especially important for those considering becoming pregnant to know that each year in the U.S. Babies born with anencephaly cannot survive.

Enriching Education: Lightning-Fast Spanish for Kids and Families

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This is a very different way to learn languages than traditional textbooks. With clear pronunciation guides, parent and child can learn together.

Fun Freetime: Beating the Winter Blahs

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The close of the holiday season and the seemingly endless winter are giving us a serious case of the “blahs.” Fortunately, Blue Bunny has a few tips for brightening your day, even when it’s the temperature is less than ideal. The same goes for dessert—try Red Velvet Cupcake ! Your body will thank you for the endorphins! Thanks for reading! freetim

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Fun Freetime: My Knight and Me

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The Dark Ages are about to get a little brighter…and a whole lot more fun in a brand-new animated series for kids, My Knight and Me ! The funny, adventure-packed show for the school-age set airs weekdays at 4pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network – and new episodes will be premiering all January long! Thanks for reading! freetime movies

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Healthy Habits: Organiponic

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Last year, organic food sales reached $43.3 billion, in large part due to the number of Farmers Markets doubling over the last decade. This represents a growing trend for millions of Americans in prioritizing eating farm-to-table. To Organiponic and its in-home grow systems, farm and table can be one and the same. Thanks for reading! health

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Thrifty Thinking: It’s Time For Your ‘Lazy Money’ To Get More Industrious

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Everyone’s goal in the world of investing is a secure financial future. And it’s money that can end up being eaten away by fees and taxes, not to mention the potential loss of any return on investment.” Joyce says not long ago he encountered a good example of money that wasn’t being put to its best use. But you can go overboard, Joyce says. thrift

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Mealtime Magic: Great Winter Ingredient Tips from Terra's Kitchen

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As the winter brings a dusting of frost on the ground, it also provides fresh, new seasonal ingredients to incorporate into your diet. health meals

Music Minute: Rolie Polie Guacamole - Live on the Fourth of July

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I recently had a chance to review an album from the whimsically named group Rolie Polie Guacamole - Live on the Fourth of July. Thanks for reading!

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Soul Sustenance: Where are My Huggers At? 12 Ideas to Help Harness the Power and Magic of HUGS

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Today is National Hug Day! To help you celebrate, here's some great information about hugging. 1. wondering what you can do to foster healthy self-esteem in your children, HUG THEM, it creates a sense of connection and belonging which they’ll take with them into the classroom and out into the world. 2. HUGS can shift our energy. HUGS heal.

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Website Spotlight: CaringBridge

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CaringBridge allows people to share their story of recovery from a significant accident, illness, injury, or procedure on their own free personal website. Everyone will be a caregiver at some point in their life and support is vital. Right now is a perfect time of year to think about a selfless gift that would support many caregivers out there.

Amazing Apps: Travel Apps for Kids

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Traveling can be quite hectic. Making sure your children are packed and have something to entertain them is half the battle. Here are some app suggestions to check out to keep your kids entertained. Roadtrip Bingo iOS + Android (free) Roadtrip Bingo allows kids to check off things they spot while on a trip. TravelOn Hand Soap Sheets $10.00

Parenting Pointers: Tips for Making Valentine’s Day Special When You’re a Parent

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From The Makers of Mommy’s Time Out Wine Sometimes, it’s hard to find a romantic moment when you’re a parent or to feel appreciated by your significant other. So this Valentine’s Day, the makers of Mommy’s Time Out™ and Dad’s Day Off™ Wines have a few suggestions: Book Your Sitter Early! They’re in high demand on Valentine’s Day. Focus on Love!

Soul Sustenance: Honoring a Rainbow Baby

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I recently had a chance to interview Alexis Marie Chute, author of Expecting Sunshine , about the loss of a baby and how to support others going through the grieving process. What are some important things that partners need to consider after the loss of a baby? They call life after the loss of a child the “new normal,” and for good reason.

Contest: Global Spark! Lab Invent It Challenge

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It's that time of year again for all kid-inventors to put on their innovative thinking caps! The official launch of the 6 th annual Global Spark!Lab Lab Invent It Challenge was January 17th -- just in time to celebrate Kid Inventors' Day, which celebrates the important role children play in sparking innovation worldwide. Lab Invent It Challenge.

Website Spotlight: Canva Free Photo Editor

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Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use. They've been around for just over 27 months and already have 17 million users. If you're looking for a basic photo editor for free, check it out! This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! website

Healthy Habits: Discounts and Healthy Eating for Kids

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Parents can control what their children eat when kids are young, but what happens when they are old enough to spend their own money and make their own choices? But is there a way to convince them to choose healthier options? What is the CHOMPS Project? Do kids respond to a financial incentive to buy healthier food? To learn more, visit www.aaea.org.

Money Makers: FlexJobs Highlights 20 Flexible Jobs with High Growth Potential for 2017

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2017 is projected to be the best job market in years , with job openings hitting an all-time high in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For those considering a change, the pay premium for changing jobs is also near an eight-year high. But keep in mind that for many of of us, work flexibility is not just a want but also a necessity.

Fun Freetime: Go Los Angeles Card

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Since no two travelers are the same, the Go Los Angeles Card offers tourists the opportunity to customize their own LA experience — and save up to 55% off the cost of individual attraction entry in the process. Studio Tour, Sony Pictures Studio Tour, and Universal Studios Hollywood. Thanks for reading! freetime thrifty

Fun Freetime: Home Depot Kids Workshop 2/4

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If you attend a Home Depot Kids Workshop on February 4th from 9-noon your kids will get to build a Valentine's Day Photo Box. Plus, they'll get a free apron! This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! freebies freetime

Giveaway: Bil-Jac Pet Treats

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By now many people have made (and broken) their New Year's Resolution. Typically we focus on improving ourselves when we make resolutions, but it can also be a good idea to make goals about your pet. The Dog Daily and Bil-Jac have some great ideas to help improve your pet - and get some benefits yourself. Deadline is January 23rd.

Amazing Apps: Pregnancy Power

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James Betoni , a high risk maternal fetal medicine doctor from Boise, ID and author of the workbook, Pregnancy Power, has now created the NEW iOS APP Pregnancy Power and his app is helping expecting mothers to easily answer questions and put their mind at ease over things that are going on with their baby and their ever growing body. apps health

Pet Pointers: Cold Winter Safety Tips

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By now, we all know how to keep ourselves safe and warm during the cold winter season – usually involving multiple layers of clothing and delicious hot chocolate. However, as we prepare to enter yet another bone-chilling winter, it's important to be mindful of our pet's well-being. Cold Weather Safety Never let your dog off the leash in snow or ice.

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Caring Causes: #IDontDoUgly

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At a very early age, Jason Pinchoff suffered the loss of his family, including his mother who lost her battle to breast cancer, the entrepreneur turned his pain into a business plan that would help others as he coped. He created the The Linda B. The hashtag, #IDontDoUgly, isn’t just relevant to cancer patients. Thanks for reading! causes

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Power Bar Clean Why Unilever Dry Antiperspirant Spray This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! freebies

Sweepstakes: DealerPeople®

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You readers might be interested to learn how you can enter for a CHANCE TO WIN UP TO $1,000! DealerPeople wants to see your best walk-around video. All they need to do is whip out your smartphone, tablet or camera and shoot a short video showing your best walk-around video. Available now on the Apple AppStore. Thanks for reading! apps sweepstakes

Healthy Habits: Curbing Night Time Munchies

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By Heather Bauer, RD CDN Everyone struggles with something different when it comes to diet. Life events like vacations and birthdays or behavioral weaknesses like emotional or mindless eating are the real road blocks to consistent healthy eating. There are so many of these so-called "diet devils", I even wrote a whole book about them! health

Enriching Education: National School Choice Week

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As 2017 promises to bring new growth to educational opportunity around the country, tens of millions of parents, teachers, students, citizens and community leaders are planning celebrations during National School Choice Week. For parochial students, this is also National Lutheran Schools Week and National Catholic Schools Week.) Thanks for reading!

Caring Causes: Cupid's Undie Run

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Cupid's Undie Run is coming to cities around the nation! Cupid's Undie Run is a valentine's themed fun run & party that benefits the Children's Tumor Foundation. The valentine’s themed event includes a 1 mile fun run and a massive party with proceeds going directly towards a great cause. This material comes from Motherhood Moment. causes

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Parenting Pointers: Infertility Interview

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The Kahans, both educators and strong child advocates, are speaking out to discuss their personal experiences surrounding their infertility struggles and the gross problems within the foster care system. 1. Your journey has encompassed a variety of failed attempts to have a child. If not the topic lingers creating a very awkward foundation.

Consumer Critique: Sensible Portions Heart-Shaped Veggie Chips

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Love is always in the air around Valentine’s Day, but what about your snack cabinet? Brand new Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Chips in mini heart shapes are a perfectly appropriate savory treat for everyone this Valentine’s Day. loved that these chips have no artificial preservatives or fillers or GMO ingredients. Thanks for reading! reviews

Parenting Pointers: 7 Simple Steps to Handle Any Parenting Situation

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By Stephanie O’Leary, Psy.D., www.StephanieOLeary.com 1. Listen. Pause and listen to your child before springing into action or firing back a response. This means zipping your lip, biting your tongue, and accepting that a little parental silence can go a long way. 2. Let your child know you “get it.” Be respectful. Set limits and boundaries.

Area Attractions: Wants Avant-Garde Performance Art in San Francisco

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San Jose cellist and artistic director Cellista will be directing Wants - an evening of avant-garde performance art , featuring the premiere of composer Beth Custer’s No War. No Where for solo cello and loop station - at Little Boxes Theater in San Francisco on February 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. This material comes from Motherhood Moment.

Caring Causes: B&G Martin Pet Beds

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This Valentine’s Day spoil your canine companion with the B & G Martin luxury dog bed they deserve. Not only will it make them drool, these premium plush beds are made from the best (and sustainable) materials like animal-friendly faux leather and eco-friendly poly fill. This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading!

Healthy Habits: Buddha's Diet

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I recently had a chance to interview Tara Cottrell, author of Buddha's Diet, about the book and this enlightened way of eating. Tell us about Buddha when he was Siddhartha, the pampered prince… Siddhartha lived a life of luxury, wanting for nothing. He grew up in a palace, protected and indulged. What is the “middle way”? But extremes don't work.

Laguna Blue Towels

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I recently had the chance to interview the creators of Laguna Blue Towels. Laguna Blue towels are new antibacterial towels that are 99.8%* effective in preventing the spread of germs and diseases, including life threatening MRSA. Mom’s love Laguna Blue because they are soft, economical, eco-friendly and help keep their family healthy.

Money Makers: 5 Tips for Female Tech Founders Seeking Venture Capitalist Funding

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By Karla Friede, CEO Nvoicepay.com Earlier this month, my co-founders and I raised our sixth round of venture capital funding for Nvoicepay. People ask me all the time, “Has it been hard to raise money as a woman?” It certainly wasn’t easy, but since I’ve never raised money as a man, I don’t know if that would be different. Show results.

Book Nook: Phoenix Rising

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I recently had the chance to review PHOENIX RISING by Bryony Pearce. This book is a somewhat modernized take on the theme of swashbuckling pirate books. Toby has always sailed on the Phoenix with his father, salvaging junk while staying clear of authorities. Ayla has always sailed on the Banshee, taught that the Phoenix must be destroyed.