How to Make Wheat Free, Gluten Free Snacks for Kids
July 17, 2019

This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own My kids love making sandwiches out of crackers.  There's something about the ritual of making it.  They get excited about what they are going to put inside the sandwich and it becomes a step by step game for them. They also love the crunch! Sometimes, they get slight skin reactions from snacks that have wheat and gluten in them.  You don't know what you're buying when you get the premade processed stuff. But I found a way to get them to make these fun snack sandwiches by themselves using fresh ingredients that are wheat and gluten free. You shouldn't have to settle for taste …

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When to Buy your Child a Smart Phone
July 1, 2019

My son (Thing 1) starts 2nd grade this year and I just don't know where the time has gone! We are big on electronics in our house, however, we limit time and content.  Our tablets have settings according to their age and have restrictions on in app purchases. But I have always let my kids use my cell phone. But now I have to think about them having one to themselves? Just when I thought I had one thing down as a parent too.  It just doesn't ever stop, especially with technology advancing so much. So, when is the right time to buy a child a smart phone, if ever? Boy, have I been cautiously anticipating this conversation! I asked him below on IGTV what he thought about …

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5 Unique Ways to get Kids to do Chores {Printables Included}
June 16, 2019

Are you looking for unique ways to get your kids to do chores? Look no further as I have a list of different options below. How many of us mom's struggle to get our kids to do chores?  I've tried so many things and I've concluded that kids actually like structure, which includes chores.  So, I've started to give them a simple schedule of chores to do. It's hard with two and I definitely had fears of parenting two.  But every parent makes mistakes. Sibling rivalry is ramped in our house, so, I put a list of chores in between their bedrooms to remind them and myself.  I don't want to hear them argue about who's doing or not doing what chore. But all children are different and …

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How I Balance My Kid's Screen Time
January 25, 2019

With all the craziness going on in the world today, we, as parents need to have more control over what our kids watch and play.  I love getting the kids outside, but some days they want to say in a play on electronics. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet gives me that control and helps me balance my kid's screen time. How Much Screen Time Should Kids Have? Don't beat yourself up about allowing your kids too much screen time in the past. Experts say it's not that bad, after all. Just set limits on how many hours. Does Too Much Screen Time Affect their Brain Development? Screen time can overstimulate the developing brain and shorten attention spans. And it's not always about what they are watching, it's …

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