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    15 Lunch Box Hacks That Will Make Life Easier for Parents

    DISCLOSURE: This post contains affiliate links. Nothing beats finding an awesome hack to make your life a little bit easier. Below I will share 15 lunch box hacks for parents to try this school year! These simple hacks will make packing lunches easier, and of course be a time saver! One thing I always recommend is packing lunches the night before. This way, in the midst of hectic mornings, their lunches are already made and ready to go. It saves time and makes your mornings run a lot smoother if you ask me! Lunch Box Tips & Tricks 1. Cheese Placement on Sandwich: Ever pre-make a sandwich to end up…

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    5 Ways to Prevent the Common Cold During the School Year+ #Giveaway

    When kids come home after a day at school they bring all kinds of things with them; class pets, library books, homework, friends… All of these are usually welcome in any home (except for maybe the class pets) with open arms. However, there’s something kids bring home during the school year that’s NEVER welcome, and that’s the common cold. The common cold usually affects the upper respiratory system; sinuses, throat, chest and is no fun at all for anyone! Knowing the necessary precautions to take that’ll prevent your child from getting sick is key during any time of year. However, seems to be even more so during the school year.…

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    5 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping

    It won’t be long before another school year begins, and with that, you’ll hear the dreaded “cha-ching” of the cash register ringing up your multiple purchases! School supplies, can add up quickly, I wanted to share ways to save on back to school shopping, so you don’t break your budget. You don’t have to go broke in order to buy all the school supplies on the list. You just need to be a savvy shopper and know what to look for when you’re shopping around. Shop Early Although most parents are just getting used to the kids being home during summer break, school supplies tend to hit store shelves as…

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    Bath Time Baby Shower Gift + #CetaphilBaby #Giveaway

    Babies are messy! They have explosions in their diapers, spit up just about everything they take in and it’s almost like they have a hole in their mouth because milk is constantly dribbling out of their mouth. It’s no surprise that they start to smell sour after a couple of hours of being awake. This is why I think every first-time parent needs a Bath Time Theme baby shower gift – they’re the PERFECT unisex gift so you can start purchasing the items a little bit at a time to help make your money stretch. Bath Time Baby Shower Gift Before anything else you need to purchase the baby bathtub…

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    The Power of #OxiCleanChallenge: A Mom of Boys Dream + #Giveaway

    As a mom, I hate to admit when it comes to taking any stains out of my boy’s clothes, I’m an instant failure – I would much rather go out and buy another article of clothing than trying to get a stain out. Laundry is definitely not my forte. Being a mom of boys is messy! They pee on the toilet seat, use their clothes as napkins and get “rough & tumble” on the ground all the time. So, when I was asked to use the stain fighting power of OxiClean pre-treaters and in-wash stain fighters in a monthly challenge – naturally, I jumped at the chance. I may go…

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    5 Ways to Stay Structured This Summer Without a Schedule #StreamTeam

    Summer vacation a time of relaxation for both kids and their parents – no more homework, no more waking up to an alarm and no more stress, right?! At least in the eyes of a kid, summer vacation is supposed to be a break. However, as parents, we know that this is not entirely the case. Kids still need to keep their brains fresh and in control. How do we help them do this? By limiting their tv and video game time as well as allowing them some tv and video game time to help their brains and their bodies unwind. Now, I know it totally sounds like I just…

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    Words of Wisdom from Mentor Moms & Dads

    Written by Claire Adams of highstylife.com. Being a parent is one of the best things in the world, even though it can be really challenging from time to time. Making some important decisions can be very nerve-racking, especially if this is your first time dealing with such issues, but you really don’t have to worry at all. There are always some useful tips shared by experienced parents that can help you decide what to do and make a right choice. Just stay with us and keep on reading if you want to learn about some words of wisdom from mentor moms and dads who have already been through everything that…

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    Canada Screams for Ice Cream #TreatYourCommunity + #Giveaway

    I grew up in the core area of Winnipeg, Manitoba. While not as bad as the streets have been as of recent, they still weren’t always the safest. And some of the kids in my neighborhood, not always the best choice for people to build friendships with. Luckily, for me, I had parents who cared enough to keep me on “the straight and narrow”. I had a place my friends and I could go after school to keep us out of trouble. A place where we felt safe, welcomed, had adult supervision but could still have fun hanging out. Canada Screams for Ice Cream will help the youth in your…

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    Easy to Grow Plants for Kids

    Many kids love to dig in the dirt. That being said, why not encourage these same kids to try their hand at gardening? These are just a few easy-to-grow plants for you and your kids to consider. Sunflowers Sunflowers are great starter plants and easy for kids to take care of. All that’s required is germinating the seeds in small biodegradable pots and replanting them in the ground when there’s no danger of frost. As long as the plants remain well fed and watered, they should produce vibrant and easy to recognize flowers before the end of the summer. Marigolds Marigolds are resilient flowers, easy to grow in a variety…

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    10 Summer Survival Tips Every Parent Needs

    The countdown is on – there’s only a little time left until Summer break starts and our stress levels start to increase. The time where we hear “I’m bored!” all day rather than just half the day and the house is never clean, not that mine ever is now anyways but I know that there will be even more chances for me to break a leg on a toy once both kids are home. In order to prevent temper tantrums, pure insanity and broken bones – yes, parents I mean you, not the kids – I’ve brainstormed a few ways to help all of us parents survive summer. Get rid…

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