Motherhood Moments

Fun Freetime: How to Have a Great Lawn for Your Easter Egg Hunt

Motherhood Moments

Spring has arrived and Easter morning will be here before we know it. Families nationwide will be in their yards and seeking perfect Easter photo opportunity.

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Healthy Habits: Doctor Burnout

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Burnout - we are all familiar with the term. Nearly everyone suffers from it at some point in their life. But the one person many of us never think about suffering from burnout is our doctor. Alarming new surveys show nearly 50% of doctors report that they are suffering from some form of burnout. In 2018, over 400 physicians committed suicide due to job-related stress.

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Book Nook: Dancing in the Kitchen

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Relationships start off in the honeymoon phase, but what happens when they hit walls/hard times and long ruts? Debbie Cunningham is a Jazz singer who has dedicated her career to singing of love. She has been married for 30 years and is about to release a book, Dancing in the Kitchen, on how to keep the love young and fresh through difficult times and good times. She can speak on how her faith helped her though those tough times.

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Book Nook: Reforesting Faith - What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us

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The Bible talks about trees more than any living creation other than people. Perhaps you've missed the forest.and the trees. I recently had the chance to review Reforesting Faith.

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Consumer Critique: Transitional Swaddle Sack

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For parents who snugly swaddle their youngest children, it might be hard for their babies to adjust to the difference of a snug swaddle and a loose blanket. I had a chance to review the Transitional Swaddle Sack by SwaddleDesigns.

Book Nook: Exceptional You

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I recently had a chance to review Exceptional You by Victoria Osteen. This is a book designed to make the reader celebrate what makes him or her unique, amazing, and exceptional.

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Music Minute: Coming to Amerika

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Alex Boyé (pronounced Boy-yay) is truly a multicultural, multigenerational, global artist! An independent artist with over 1 billion views on his YouTube channel, Boyé’s diverse blend of African-infused pop music and vibrant dynamic visuals have captured a loyal legion of online followers turning him into a viral sensation! Both singles from his forthcoming album, Coming to Amerika , are songs of encouragement and hope created to save lives and inspired by a personal experience!

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Fun Freetime: CTC and Neighborhood Bridges Festival

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Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) presents the Crossing Bridges Festival, the culminating event of CTC’s signature education program Neighborhood Bridges on May 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2019. This festival consists of students in 25 classrooms from 11 schools performing captivating stories that have been written solely by the students. Students choose a story from the Bridges curriculum, analyze it and then reimagine the story through their own perspective.

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Enriching Education: 5 Benefits of Board and Card Games

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While playing board and card games is fun for children and adults, it's also a proven way to help kids learn. Too much rote memorization and sitting still in a classroom listening to a lecture is exhausting for kids, and worse yet; it's boring! Joe from RoosterFin shares these 5 educational benefits of board and card games. Pattern Detection Pattern detection is a core mathematical concept that most kids learn around preschool age.

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Caring Causes: John Berry and Music Health Alliance

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“We All Come Together" for John Berry and Music Health Alliance has announced two additional options to support the benefit concert on April 23rd. Contributions to the benefit can be made by texting the word DONATE to 678-666-5269 and following a URL link in the response. An online auction will go live on Thursday, April 18 at 9 AM CDT with new auction items added through the day of the benefit concert and once live can be viewed accelevents.com/e/JBMHA.

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Thrifty Thinking: 4 Challenges Blockchain Must Overcome To Achieve Mass Appeal

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When most people think about blockchain, they likely associate it with Bitcoin or other types of cryptocurrency. But the blockchain technology introduced a decade ago to serve as a secure database for transactions in the cryptocurrency world has plenty of uses beyond that – and potential for even more. Around the world, blockchain can be or already has been used in such areas as energy, tourism and financial services.

World Wisdom: Rescue® Pest Control

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The love we have for our furry friends is immeasurable. They teach us how to love unconditionally. As their guardian, ensuring they are well taken care of all year long is a priority. With the fluctuating weather the nation has been experiencing, bugs are just as confused and your pets are likely suffering. Each season has a rotation of bugs that cannot survive in other seasons. It is the circle of life and keeps nature running smoothly.

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Consumer Critique: Wrap Buddies

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I am terrible at wrapping presents. My sister-in-law, however, is fantastic. Part of my problem is just trying to juggle the tap and the roll and everything else. If you like the idea of being able to wrap presents well and are looking for a solution to make it easier, you can check out the new tool I got to review: Wrap Buddies. The tool is a tape dispenser that clips to the table and also holds the roll of wrapping paper.

Healthy Habits: Autism and Speech-Language Pathologists

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The Autism Awareness toolkit provides a look at how SLPs can work to help with proper assessment as well as aid in improving communications skills. Please feel free to post the toolkit or any content you find helpful from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

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Enriching Education: High school guide and scholarships list provided by OneClass

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As high school students are preparing to attend postsecondary school this upcoming semester, finances and how to pay for school is a big question mark for many of them. So, to help high school students with what they should be aware of when it comes to college costs and finances, OneClass has created a high school students' guide to paying for college along with a top 2019 US college scholarships list.

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Healthy Habits: Survivor's Guilt

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We often think about the trauma that is faced immediately after a major event, but we don't always think about the long-term effects. I recently had a chance to interview Psychology Professor Chris Ferguson to learn about long-term issues. Why is survivor's guilt something that is so often overlooked? I think people tend to assume that folks are happy or relieved to survive. And, of course, often they are. But we don't always know what people *did* to survive in those situation.

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Music Minute: Curious - Think Outside the Pipeline

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It is exciting to see kids driving climate advocacy and community action around the world. Youth are the nonbinary protagonists of a new eco -feminist musical out of Philadelphia created by Ants on a Log. Their "Curious: Think Outside the Pipeline" production, which debuted last year at Philly Fringe Fest, will be released in album form on April 19th, just in time for Earth Day.

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Money Makers: AllHay.com Escrow

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AllHay.com has begun to offer escrow accounts to buyers and sellers of hay on its website. Given the considerable cost associated with these purchases and varying quality of the hay upon receipt, having funds in escrow could prevent unhappy customers from - at worst - having to take legal action against each other. Even outsiders can recognize the fact that farming is a large-scale operation.

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Shopping Savings: Windcatcher Ultra AirPard

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I love the idea of instantly inflatable things - much easier than dealing with a pump or the time it takes to inflate with breath. Right now you can save on Windcatcher Ultra AirPad with their Indiegogo campaign. It looks really convenient! This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! shopping

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Book Nook: Go Be Kind - 28 1/2 Adventures Guaranteed to Make You Happier

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I recently had a chance to review Go Be Kind: 28 ½ Adventures Guaranteed To Make You Happier, the fifth book from best-selling author Leon Logothetis. He's also available on Netflix and known as "The Kindness Guy" for his Kindness Diaries series. He works to teach that kindness is cool, and this book is one more example of that. It's a guided journey with kindness adventures, some of which are easy, others of which take a little more thought and time.

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Book Nook: Writers of the Future Volume 35

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I recently had a chance to review the latest installment of Writers of the Future. If you like short-ish stories, it's a great option. Each book presents some great new authors in the sci-fi/fantasy realm. Since that's my favorite genre, I really enjoy reading it. There are currently 35 volumes that have been published, and the price for even the newest ones (higher than earlier installments) is a great deal for the book. It's also a fun way to find some new favorite authors.

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Caring Causes: Save the Children

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Six months after Hurricane Michael’s powerful winds left a trail of destruction in the Florida Panhandle, Save the Children remains committed to supporting the ongoing recovery needs of the catastrophic storm’s most vulnerable victims – children.

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Soul Sustenance: Catholic Parents Asked to Provide Input to Program on Catholic Families

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Tell us what you think! Input from Catholic parents is needed. Leading faith and family experts need to know your opinion as they prepare for the Catholic Family Life Symposium this summer at the University of Notre Dame. What makes Catholic families unique? What makes it hard for faith and family life to go together? What does it take to raise dynamically faithful kids?

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Money Makers: 50 Companies Hiring Professional Part-Time Job from FlexJobs

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According to a recent FlexJobs’ survey, more people reported being interested in a part-time schedule (47%) than being interested in freelance work (41%). Currently, about 17% of the U.S. workforce is engaged in part-time work. T o help job seekers interested in finding career-level jobs with part-time hours , tod ay FlexJobs released a list of the top 50 companies hiring for professional part-time jobs.

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Area Attraction: Paisley Park #PrinceCelebration2019 this April

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Credit: Tony Nelson As the world marks the third anniversary of Prince’s passing on April 21, Paisley Park will celebrate the life and legacy of Prince with several events and tributes! Beginning Thursday, April 18 fans touring Paisley Park can once again place memorial messages on a special Prince4Ever tribute fence within the interior grounds of the property.

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Thrifty Thinking: Your Tax Advocate Could Be Your Tax Adversary

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Now scammers are not only pretending to be IRS agents, they are claiming to be calling from the Taxpayer Advocate Service hotline.The fraudsters spoof the caller id so it looks like it is coming from the legitimate hotline number, specifically from the cities of Houston or Brooklyn. Calls may also be 'robocalls' that prompt victims to call back. Once the taxpayer returns the call, they are asked for personal information including their SSn or ITIN, individual taxpayer identification number.

Book Nook: JellyTelly Press

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FaithWords, a division of Hachette Book Group, and JellyTelly Press , a new division of JellyTelly, a values-driven, video-on-demand platform for children, is announcing a unique new collection of kids’ books this Easter. Featuring VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer’s beloved characters, Buck Denver and Friends —stars of the popular Buck Denver Asks. What’s in the Bible? series— the new collection of board, picture, and coloring books is the very first offering f rom JellyTelly Press.

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Area Attractions: Baseball Beanpot 4/17 at Fenway Park

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The Baseball Beanpot is at Fenway Park on Wednesday, April 17 for $10. The college baseball doubleheader will feature teams from Boston College, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. I wanted to pass along this bargain at Fenway should it be a fit for any upcoming posts.

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Soul Sustenance: The Story Egg

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There’s an adorable and unique new way to teach children about the meaning of Easter in a fun and engaging way. It makes a great Easter decoration and family activity too! The Story Egg is a new family tradition you can start this year to celebrate the true meaning of Easter. The kit includes a hardcover book and 7 hand-crafted wooden nesting Eggs. The Story Egg™ book begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday.

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Thrifty Thinking: 4 Gifts to Get Grads Ahead Before They Get Behind

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Nearly 2 million people earn a bachelor’s degree each year - add in high school grads and that number skyrockets. Here are four gift ideas they’ll be throwing their caps in the air for while your audience is happy for an alternative to the typical cash-in-a-card, from MyBankTracker.com - a financial comparison site. A starter emergency fund Every grad needs savings in case disaster strikes, but a recent study showed 45.9% of 18- to 24-year-olds have no emergency savings set aside.

Healthy Habits: ADHD Facts

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“It’s just my ADHD kicking in,” is what a lot of people say when they can’t focus, have too much energy or they become easily distracted. But actually, ADHD is a very serious condition that must be treated by a professional. What are the real facts about ADHD? What are the things you don’t know about the condition? Vinay Saranga M.D.

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Review: The Winged Mask from The Barrier Method

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I've had my share of spending all or part of my vacation on cold meds and being miserable, because getting sick is so easy when you travel. The plane is full of recycled air, meaning recycled germs, and you can't get away from it.

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Some things that are making me happy

The Frugal Girl

Because this is a very good exercise to do on the regular. Join me in the comments! The trees are getting leaves. The myriad oaks in our neighborhood are still just sporting ugly flowers, but almost everything else suddenly has baby green leaves.

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ThredUp Rescue Box Review | the fails

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. In case you missed Monday’s post, I recently took a bit of a risk and ordered a $100 rescue box from ThredUp *.

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How to Declutter Without Creating Trash

The Frugal Girl

Last updated March 30, 2019. Though I forgot to mention this in my review of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Kondo’s persistent mentions of the hundreds of bags of trash she’s helped her clients throw out…well, it made me a little twitchy.

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10 Tips for Introverted Moms

The Frugal Girl

This post was last updated in April 2019. When I wrote about the downsides of homeschooling , I mentioned that having the kids home all the time can be a little bit exhausting if you’re an introvert. (A A simple definition is that an introvert gains energy by being alone.

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Tuesday Tip | Think about dinner BEFORE dinnertime

The Frugal Girl

If you are a person who can come up with great ideas on the fly simply by looking through your fridge/pantry, then you just keep on being you. (I’m I’m envious of your skills, and this post is not for you.).

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ThredUp Rescue Box Review | The keepers

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. I recently took a bit of a risk and ordered a $100 rescue box of size small tops from ThredUp *.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Sunday was a bit of a fail.

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This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. What I Spent. I spent $144 at the grocery store, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest. So, $169 to start out April.

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March Happiness Update + April’s Challenge

The Frugal Girl

In 2019, I’m trying one new habit per month that A) promise to increase my happiness levels and B) costs little to nothing. In January, I used my phone less. Definitely will keep doing this.). In February, I tried a gratitude journal. This was not a keeper of a habit for me. One month was enough !).

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Five Frugal Things | Free soap pump, Goodwill silverware, and more

The Frugal Girl

I called Method about their soap dispensers. I like foaming soap because it seems to be a lot less wasteful than regular liquid soap. But the last two dispensers I got from Method became nearly unusable after just one refill. The top just stayed down when you pressed it.).

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You only live once…

The Frugal Girl

I’d like to hear your comments on your balance between “You only live once” (so spend) and needing to be responsible and save. I’m naturally frugal but sometimes I do have to think “Laura, you only live once — spend it!” ” Do you have these moments?

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Five Frugal Things | Leaves, a longboard, cheap weights, and more!

The Frugal Girl

We cleared our own leaves. For a variety of reasons, we never cleaned up our yard leaves last fall. So I got an estimate from someone to blow them and take them away for yard waste recycling. 300, they said. Which suddenly made me want to pick up our leaf blower. leaf blowing; a dirty business.

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