Great Online Degree Options for Moms

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The growth of online study has given many moms a chance to further their education. Many choose to do this with the aim to returning to work or to find a career in a more flexible industry. Some, however, chose to study to satisfy a love of learning and give themselves something to do away […]

Tips on Preparing Your Dog for Baby

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Before your baby comes along, your furbaby may rule the roost.  Just like having a new baby at home is a HUGE adjustment for you, having a new small person at home can be a big adjustment for your dog.  Because you want your baby to be safe, and you want your dog to adjust […]

Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

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Sometimes, as a parent, to protect our children, we have to have difficult conversations.  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and as difficult as it may be teaching our kids about sexual assault, and how to avoid it, is something we should do.  But how do you even start?  Sexual violence is a very serious […]

Tips on Being More Optimistic

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  Do you ever have those days when you have just HAD IT?  I do.  It’s on days when everything is going wrong – I don’t sleep well, so I’m tired, work is annoying, I’m extra crabby with the kids, who then misbehave…it’s an endless cycle. Especially as Western NY starts the long slog through […]

Recycle Broken Toys for Free with Tom’s of Maine

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  If your kids are like mine, you have dealt with your share of broken toys.  And if you are like me, those broken toys can be a seriously big source of stress.  After all, we parents work pretty hard to give our kids the toys that they want.  With the toy industry now generating […]

Do You Feed Your Kids “Kid Food”?

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Do you feed your kiddos “kid food”?  I know I definitely do sometimes – when I’m too exhausted to do anything else but order in! But I do have to say, I do encourage my kids to try anything and everything, and when we do go out, I encourage them to try new things – […]

The Joys and Challenges of Being a Single Parent

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* This post has been sponsored.   I had a rough day on Friday.  I mean, a really rough day.  My youngest has her normal 359 pounds of things packed to go to her dad’s.  I got my older daughter to school a little late.  Then work ran long.  Like I ended up leaving an […]

Valentine’s Day and Bullying: 3 Quick Tips for Parents

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Ah, it’s that time of year when tissue boxes become mailboxes, and little candy hearts proliferate.  That’s right – it’s Valentine’s Day.  But just like for some adults, Valentine’s Day isn’t all hearts and roses for all of our kids.  Maybe more than some other holidays, V-Day is ripe for bullying opportunities.  For elementary school […]

Power Up Your Fan Experience with a Game Day Noisemaker!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NotSoFastMom #CollectiveBias It’s coming up on my favorite time of year – fall!  Fall in Western New York means cooler weathers, gorgeous leaves, and of course FOOTBALL!  Not only do I LOVE cheering on my alma mater […]

Think About Your Kids’ Eyes in Eye Exam Awareness Month!

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This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own. If your house is anything like mine, you are in full back to school mode!  That means shopping, meal planning and a whole host activities that go with heading back to […]