Tips for Teaching Kids about Money

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

I like to think that I’m instilling financial values in my children, just as my parents instilled them in me. But it turns out that there’s a lot more to it than just teaching them to budget and spend wisely, says Julie Ann Cairns, author of The Abundance Code: Busting The Seven Money Myths for a Rich Life Now (coming this September). In fact, in some cases the “count-your-pennies” approach may even sabotage this possibility by passing on fears that “there’s never enough” or “money can easily slip away” and creating beliefs that limit what kids strive for and attain.

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Recharge This Summer Break

5 Tips to Help Kids Recharge this Summer Break

These days, summer vacation seems to consist of less vacation and more activities designed to keep us busy and on-the-go at all times. But what are the effects of the never-ending packed schedule for both parents and children? Stress.

There simply are no hard and fast rules when it comes to finding that summer balance, but finding ways to unwind and recharge top everyone’s list. Michele Kambolis, renowned child and family therapist, speaker, and author of Generation Stressed: Play-Based Tools to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety has seen a significant rise in young patients with severe anxiety and points out that parents are also more stressed than their peers. Continue reading

Tips for Keeping Baby (and you!) Sleeping Well on Vacation

I was provided with a sample, which is featured in this post.

TIps for Keeping Baby (and you!) Sleeping Well on Vacation

Vacation can be one of the most exciting times for families, as well as the most stressful, especially if you have a wee little one making the trip with you. New surrounds, new sights, sounds, and even beds/cribs can contribute to sleep challenges while traveling. Continue reading

Efun Nextbook 10.1″ Quad Core Windows Tablet Giveaway

My pal recently reviewed the Efun Nextbook 10.1″ Quad Core Windows Tablet with Keyboard (yes a tablet WITH keyboard!) over at Thrifty Nifty Mommy. It features a 10.1-inch screen, 16:10 aspect ratio and 1280×800 resolution (IPS), and delivers great image quality to read, work, watch, stream or play. You might want to check it out as you’re back-to-school shopping for your middle school, high school, or college student!

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5 Fitness Tips for Summer

Running on the beach

With summer comes family vacations, changing schedules, traveling for work, and a full calendar of social activities. For those who may not work out regularly, the intention is to start working out with the New Year. However, the motivation comes and goes and before you know it summer is here and that swimsuit you packed away is the last thing you want to slip on. Continue reading

For the Pumping Mama: Nourish by BeliBea Bra Review

I received a sample to facilitate this review.


Pumping a minimum of 6 times per day is EXHAUSTING! Little Man will no longer nurse, so I’ve committed to pumping for him until he turns 1 year. In addition to the physical and emotional exhaustion of pumping, I tackle some serious logistics on a daily basis – the pump, tubing, cleaning, and figuring out ways to multitask.

I always wondered why there wasn’t a pump bra that you could wear all day, even to work. Then I found the BeliBea! While it’s not the sexiest looking bra, it combines the best of traditional maternity bras with an improved fit and design for better comfort PLUS, my favorite feature,the ability to hold pump shields in place for hands-free convenience. Continue reading

Toddler Hairstyle: My Little Pony Tail

As part of the #StreamTeam, I’ve partnered with Netflix for this post.

Growing up in the 80s, there are a few characters that really resonate with me – My Little Pony is one of them. As I was Christmas shopping last year, I found a pack of My Little Pony socks for my daughter on clearance for $2. I bought them in hope to share get all nostalgic with her. She loved them so much (really, who gets excited over socks?) that she asks to wear her pony socks every night before bed. Continue reading

Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat Giveaway *Closed*

Will you be traveling with a little one this 4th of July? It’s so important to not only make sure your child is in a car seat appropriate for their age and size, but you also need to make sure it’s installed correctly. Safety 1st is sharing summer travel tips that you’ll want to be sure to read. When it comes to our kids, we can never be too safe, right? Click here to read those car seat safety tips now.

Could your child use a new car seat? I’ve teamed up with my pals Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro to give one lucky reader a Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat! Continue reading

Cyber Bullying Prevention Tips [Infographic]

The Internet adds a new layer of fear for parents. What can be such an awesome learning tool and way to connect people can also be a scary, secretive channel for bullying.

You’ve probably seen the news reports recently regarding cyber bullying, and also know what kind of emotional issues and tragic situations can result from it. Regardless of what dominates the news, it still happens frequently. Shockingly, a least seven out of 10 children will deal with it, many of those on a highly frequent basis. So how do you make sure what is going on in your children’s lives so that they don’t become victims like so many stories that you know about and do not know about? Continue reading