Motherhood Moments

Soul Sustenance: It's OK That You're Not OK - Meeting Grief & Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand

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800,000 people are widowed every year in the US. When a spouse dies, the widow/widower loses an average of 75% of their support base instantly and the remaining 25% usually fades within 3-4 months.

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Fun Freetime: Sitting Cards

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Here's a great way to make neat place settings, courtesy of The Craft Kingdom: DIY and Craft Projects for Kids and Adults. The Craft Kingdom has a great Youtube page with video tutorials, as well as Instagram and Facebook pages for more ideas. I really like her style and versatility!

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Area Attractions: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles New Exhibits

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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) announced today that it will showcase an innovative array of exhibitions and events. SJMQT will be displaying the exhibitions The Art of Labor (In collaboration with the Surface Design Association), CUT IT OUT! (a a paper cutting exhibition), and Maggy Rozycki Hiltner’s expansive project Vantage Point. The Opening Reception, located at SJMQT, is from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Giveaway: Safer Pain Relief

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The summer is coming and the warmer weather mean some people are working out harder than in the winter or trying new sports for the first time. Getting fit sometimes results in aches and pains and reaching for OTC pills is not always the healthiest solution.

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Book Nook: Hike it Baby

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When our girls were young, we had already been camping together for several years and decided not to stop just because we had little ones. We camped and hiked with them from the time they were born (well, 8 months old, because we weren't about to try winter camping in Minnesota).

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Pet Pointers: Tips for Creating a Pet Friendly Family Yard for Summer Fun

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People aren’t the only ones who love to spend time in the family yard during the summer months. For the family pet, the outdoor living room serves many purposes – providing a place to relax, burn off some energy, play safely with friends (human and furry), and do their “business.” To help everyone – including your pets – enjoy the family yard this summer, consider these tips from TurfMutt. He’s the spokesdog for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) environmental education program.

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Thrifty Thinking: Blockchain Technology for Currency Transfer

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There’s considerable confusion surrounding “cryptocurrency” and for good reason – few of us are using digital Bitcoins and even less know what it is. Even though a single Bitcoin was valued at just shy of $20,000 in late 2017 , its practical usage has yet to see mainstream application despite the fact that it can “be used to buy or sell items from people and companies that accept bitcoin as payment,” according to The Independent.

Healthy Habits: How Getting Sober Can Make You a Better Mother

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Getting sober is a difficult process for anyone, but mothers can find it especially challenging. Parenthood is a stressful, time-consuming part of life, and many mothers turn to alcohol as a means of relieving stress, relaxing, and unwinding. However, if you think that you might have a problem with drinking too much, it's never too late to start thinking about cutting yourself off. Getting sober is good for you for many reasons, but it can also make you a better mother in a lot of ways.

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Shopping Savings: BONX Bluetooth Earpiece

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When it comes to being a dad, the safety of your children comes first! That's why we'd like to introduce the BONX Grip, a Bluetooth earpiece that allows cellular-network-based group communication with up to 10 users - Anywhere in the world, making the BONX Grip the perfect gadget for the active dad who wants to easily communicate with his family when exploring the outdoors together.

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Intoxicated by the Beautiful Game – 6 tips on using images around the Football World Cup

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Author: Sophia Höttinger © 2018 | Copytrack.com Translator: Ute Krebs © 2018 | Copytrack.com The Football World Cup is upon us and it’ll be difficult not to get caught up in the excitement. As soon as the first whistle sounds, there will be an abundance of photos covering everything from fans, players and events which spread like wildfire across social media, websites and blogs.

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Thrifty Thinking: 4 Ways To Plan For Rising Healthcare Costs In Retirement

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What keeps you up at night? For millions of Americans, it’s the question of how they will fund their healthcare expenses in retirement. A survey from Franklin Templeton Investments about retirement costs found that Americans are most concerned about how they’ll cover medical and pharmaceuticals bills. Those fears are well-founded, given the high costs of nursing homes, assisted living, hospitalization and prescription drugs.

Thrifty Thinking: 5 Tips For Parents To Help Their Kids Get Started With Retirement Planning

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It’s a whole new world for recent college graduates entering the workforce. Their priorities have changed; now bills, rent, and student loans lead their monthly list. Retirement planning ranks low as a priority for many young people in the early stages of their careers.

Smart Safety: Amusement Park Safety Tips

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There are more than 400 amusement parks in the US and an estimated 375 million guests visit these parks annually. With schools letting out for summer break and warm weather making a steady appearance, many people will be gearing up to spend time at their favorite amusement park, but the upside-down rollercoaster is not the only thing to fear while there. Theft, getting separated from your group and heat stroke are just some of the common issues that people can face.

Enriching Education: Summer Learning at Alcatraz East (Pigeon Forge)

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Some people call it summer brain drain, others call it the summer learning loss. No matter what you call it, experts tend to agree that most kids tend to lose some of what they have learned over summer break. In fact, the Brookings Institution reports that a child loses around a month’s worth of school year learning over the course of the summer. When school starts back, the backslide may become a challenge for some kids because their classes haven’t accounted for the loss in learning.

Shopping Savings: Vacation Myrtle Beach Summer Deals

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Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest hotel groups in the Myrtle Beach area, featuring 14 oceanfront properties and nearly 4,000 accommodation units, launches its sunny summer savings promotion where families will save up to 40% off normal rates, plus receive two free waterpark tickets, for their summer Myrtle Beach vacations! Take advantage of amazing deals and experience the best of the beach life in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Enriching Education: Avoid the Summer Slide with Environmental Education

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Summer’s here and kids are ready for some time off, but it’s important to keep their minds and bodies active. You can help your kids avoid the “summer slide” where kids lose some of their academic gains from the school year, by encouraging your child to participate in the TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship program.

Fun Freetime: Ali B Concert 8/17 Adventureland Amusement Park

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Having released multiple songs and music videos like "Strangers In Love" and “Fear to Be Loved” , Singer/Songwriter Ali B is getting ready to hit the stage at Adventureland Amusement Park (2245 Broad Hollow Road (RT.110) Farmingdale, NY, 11735) on Friday, August 17 th ! FOR TICKETS, VISIT: [link] Ali B grew up in the bustling concrete jungle of New York City, known for its thriving music community and inspiring so many young talents of today.

Music Minute: Summer Playlist for Kids

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This playlist features some of the newest and best children's songs of the summer - plus bonus tracks from top award-winning children's music stars Lucky Diaz, Justin Roberts and Lisa Loeb. link] Included are brand-new songs by: Best Coast Jessie Baylin Kira Willey Sara Lovell Gunnar Madsen Ants Ants Ants Splash and Bubbles (songs from the PBS Kids TV show) and more! This is a list that'll get a family from here to there with happy and sweet songs This material comes from Motherhood Moment.

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Healthy Habits: 3 Tips for Helping Your Family Eat a Healthy Diet

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For moms, keeping your loved ones healthy is a full-time job. Proper nutrition is essential to the outcomes of your family's health. It isn't an easy task to help your kids stick to a well-balanced diet. When juggling work, school, dance classes, and soccer practices it can seem impossible. However, making even small, simple changes can make a big difference. Here are three tips that can help you and your children stick to a healthy diet: 1.

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Healthy Habits: Text Neck Means Trouble For Those Addicted to Mobile Devices

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Well before the invention of cell phones, medical experts agreed that poor posture is the leading cause of back and neck pain. But the explosion of 24-7 cell phone use has seriously compounded this problem - and even given rise to a new medical condition: ‘Text Neck”. Text neck” is the nickname for all the back, neck and spinal issues affecting those who spend too much time on their cell phones and mobile devices.

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Fun Freetime: ESPN X Games Go Skateboarding Day (6/21 Minneapolis)

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ESPN X Games, in partnership with KFAN, celebrates international Go Skateboarding Day at 3rd Lair Skate Park in Minneapolis. Fans can compete for a chance to win passes to X Games Minneapolis by participating in an open skate competition at the park, judged by Minnesota natives and X Games athletes Alec Majerus and Nicole Hause. After the competition, fans can enjoy BBQ and X Games swag giveaways. WHEN : Thursday, June 21 Open Skate 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. CT Contest 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. CT BBQ 5 p.m. –

Sweepstakes: Marvel Studios' 10 Years of Fandom

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Marvel Studios’ 10 th Anniversary celebrates a decade of Marvel Studios’ films starting with “Iron Man” released in 2008 through to the “Avengers” untitled film in 2019. Join Disney Movie Rewards in celebrating 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with special content, trivia, and more on www.MarvelStudios10.com. We invite you to explore the site, enter the sweepstakes and share with your friends!

Enriching Education: Why is Water Play Important?

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June 14th was International Bath Day. Legend has it that on this day, Greek Archimedes discovered while taking a bath that an object’s volume could be measured by being submerged in water! Unable to contain his excitement, Archimedes leapt out of the bathtub yelling “Eureka, Eureka!” as he ran through the streets.

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Fun Freetime: Raffi Thanksgiving Concert Glendale CA

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Raffi , North America’s preeminent family entertainer, turns 70 this year, and he is marking the occasion with a new album called Dog on the Floor and a series of #BelugaGrads concerts around North America. Following his spring tour to packed houses around Canada and the United States, Raffi’s fall schedule includes a return visit to Southern California over Thanksgiving weekend: Sunday, November 25 at 1 pm: Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd.,

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Shopping Savings: Pilot Flying J

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Pilot Flying J is treating dads to a free cup of Pilot Coffee (any size!) for the entire Father’s Day weekend (June 15-17). Dads who take advantage of this promotion can enjoy their choice of Pilot Flying J’s exclusive line of delicious coffee varieties, including new cold brew, which is brewed cold and smooth to deliver a naturally sweet taste and all-natural energy, and is rolling out to select stores now.

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Healthy Habits: Natural Ways to Stop Excessive Sweating

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Now that summer is (unofficially!) here, most of us are delighted to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. However, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is an issue that afflicts many more people than you might think and can stem from a large number of underlying triggers. Though it may seem like a trivial matter, it can cause a handful of setbacks: stained clothing, physical discomfort, and social embarrassment, among others.

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Enriching Education: In the Kitchen Culinary (Bay Area CA)

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In the Kitchen (ITK) Culinary, founded in 2008, holds workshops and classes teaching authentic recipes and dishes, in a fun, open, interactive kitchen space. ITK Culinary is more than just cooking. It is a space that allows people to network and establish relationships, embrace new cultures, and to be mindful of their past. ITK Culinary offers Cooking Classes, Corporate Team Building, Catering, and Kid related activities such as Camps/Parties and more.

Shopping Savings: Audible

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An Audible subscription and/or thoughtfully selected audiobooks serve as a great gift that will keep dads entertained, educated, and maximizing their time throughout the year! The impressive 425k+ collection of audio that can be found at audible.com allows Dads to choose whatever audio entertainment they want to listen to on the go!

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Book Nook: The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering & Calligraphy

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My daughter's love of art carries over into every arena, and she's just starting to get into fancy writing too. She loved a book I got to review, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy. The book bills itself as "the essential reference for novice and expert letterers and calligraphers."

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Ally Bank vs. Simple Bank: Which is More Suitable For You?

The Budget Diet

More consumers are now opting to go digital when it comes to their banking institution and are choosing online-only banks. Simple Bank and Ally Bank are considered to be two of the leading online-only banks. Customers can count on these banks for good online banking platforms and low fees.

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Robinhood vs. Stash: Which is Better for First-Time Investors?

The Budget Diet

When you ask millennials on the street and interview them about investment, there is a huge chance that they will just stare at you with a blank face and slowly back away from you. According to a research conducted by Bankrate, one out of three millennials have investments in the stock market.

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Is Sam’s Club Worth It?

The Budget Diet

Is Sam’s Club Worth It ? . Sam’s Club is a warehouse store that, like Costco, requires you to become a member and pay an annual fee. Sam’s Club membership costs $45 a year, which is cheaper than Costco’s $55 annual fee. . When paying such fees, your first thought is likely: Is it worth it?

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MileIQ App Review

The Budget Diet

It doesn’t matter what kind of business you are establishing. What’s important is that you keep track of all your income and expenses so that you can pay your fair share of taxes. . .

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5 Things That Are Making Me Happy (and one that’s not)

The Frugal Girl

The unhappy thing. Let’s get this out of the way first! After all this car mess with Joshua (his wreck, then his next car getting hit by a bus), I’m having a bit of a hard time relaxing about my kids driving.

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Eight Tips for Buying a Used Car

The Frugal Girl

A reader recently wrote in asking for tips about shopping frugally for a used car for her teen driver.

The big chest freezer cleanout | Basket #1 & Compartment #2

The Frugal Girl

I’m working on cleaning out my chest freezer this summer, one basket/compartment at a time so that I don’t get overwhelmed and give up on it entirely. Last week’s basket. Here’s how things went with my basket challenge from last week.

My Los Angeles Wish List

Shereen Travels Cheap

For the second time in a year, my vacation plans have taken a turn and I'm finding myself having to go with a back-up plan. Family things have me not being able to visit Las Vegas next month as planned, but Eric is still going and I'm changing my own plans to visit Los Angeles in August instead.

2018 Summer Bucket List

The Frugal Girl

Every year, I publish a list of the things I want to do before summer “kicks the bucket” My list is a mix of practical and fun things because I want my summer to be a mix of those two. Register Lisey and Sonia for fall classes.

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My Favorite Apps for Saving Money

Shereen Travels Cheap

I'm all about saving a ton of money, but even a few pennies is still better than not saving anything. Those pennies add up pretty quickly.