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    How to Keep Your House Clean with Kids

    This post was sponsored by Art of Green® and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. In a home with 7 people, a cat, and a dog, keeping a clean house is a nearly full-time job. We have a…

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    Parenting in a Crisis: Your Survival Guide

    We are living in historic times. As a society, we are scared, overwhelmed, tired, confused, and impatient. And it’s only been a few weeks. We are all settling into the certainty of uncertainty. So many of us aren’t sleeping well,…

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    Is TikTok Safe for Kids: A Parent’s Guide

    Are you on TikTok? But are your kids? Tonight, at basketball practice, I saw some 6 and 7 year olds making TikToks while waiting for their siblings. Most of those kids could dance way better than me! But should kids…

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    Coronavirus and Kids: How to Help Your Kids

    Coronavirus is very scary. Officialy, COVID-19 is a dangerous illness that’s rapidly spreading. At the time of this writing, the first deaths have occurred in the United States, and schools are beginning to close in parts of the country. Soon,…

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    How to Help a Shy Child with Practical Tips

    I would like to start sharing more mental health resources, beginning with how to help a shy child. As a psychology major in college, and with my Master’s in Social Work, this is a subject that’s near and dear to…

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    Family Quality Time: Date Cards for Kids

    I’ve shared many times on Instagram about our tradition of giving “date cards” to each of our five children for Christmas. I even made a hashtag for it called #shimdate! This is an important way that we add family quality…

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    Body Image: What My 5 Year Old Taught Me

    Body image issues are so rampant, it’s almost become something that women don’t talk about much in conversation. Sure, there’s media messages about “body positivity,” and that’s wonderful! But among 30 something and 40 something women, it seems to be…