Useful Tips To Help Moms Save Money While Shopping

Online shopping is a wonderful thing. You can get whatever you need online, and the best part is that online shops have all sorts of discounts and deals to help you save money! But if online shopping isn’t your thing, then there are other ways to save on what you buy at stores too. Here are 6 tips for moms who want to make their family’s life easier and more affordable.

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Habits That Can Affect the Health of Your Child

Some of the earliest experiences and established childhood habits will shape and influence an individual into adulthood. Therefore, the earlier a parent introduces and establishes good habits during their child’s formative years, the better. 

Instilling healthy habits—and nipping poor ones in the bud—is essential for preventing growth, development, or wellness problems. Here are a few habits to pay attention to that can affect the health of your child. 

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How To Protect Your Kid’s Privacy Online

We cannot deny that technology is a massive part of our lives, from tablets to TVs and phones. Some technological devices like our phones are necessary and allow our children to contact us no matter where they are. A phone gives us peace of mind, but it isn’t a device that is without danger, and the same goes for any device that connects to the internet. As such, we must do everything we can to protect our kid’s privacy online.

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The Best Ways to Preserve Your Kids’ Childhood Memories

When your kids are young, their world feels like it will last forever. But as they get older, you can see the end coming sooner than they would probably like. Before you know it, they’ll be grown up and moving on with their lives. There are different ways to preserve your kids’ memories so that when they grow up, you can look back together and remember what it was like when they were a child. If preserving memories of your kids is important to you — and it should be! — there are many ways to do so. So if you’re ready to save those memories for you and your children, read on for some helpful advice on how to do just that.

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Family Discussions To Have Before Adopting a Puppy

Adopting a new pet isn’t a decision to make on a whim; in fact, your family should have no doubts about it if you decide to go through with it. Although some unexpected things are bound to happen eventually, excessive excitement and enthusiasm from your entire family are telltale signs it’s worth a conversation. Whether you’re unsure or ecstatic about getting a dog, these important family discussions to have before adopting a puppy will help you determine whether it’s the right decision.

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4 Tips To Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

Some babies fall asleep when their little heads touch the pillow, but other little ones fight sleep with every bit of their being. A tired baby is cranky, and no new parent wants to deal with a fussy infant as they grasp the basics of parenthood. Plus, sleep is vital and helps your little one grow strong. Keep reading this article for guidance and tips to help your baby sleep through the night.

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Hocking Hills Trip With the Kids Post-Divorce Papers

Do you have a place, a destination, or a trip you’ve always wanted to take either with your family or spouse? Hocking Hills was my place. I’d always wanted to go. We talked about it multiple times over the course of 19 years of marriage but something always came up, often other financial obligations that took precedence over a trip to Hocking Hills. An excuse always presented itself, such is life. We tend to put off the things that will really matter in the long run, like planning family vacations and getaways with your spouse to reconnect, spend quality time together and make the memories that strengthen the marital bond. Ultimately putting off what is vital for the family and marriage for some other short-term gain or for something we assume should take priority over the need to take a break from all the work and really remember why we do all the work we do, who we do it for, what we do it for, we’re so American! 

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Tips for Increasing Your Blood Circulation During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is no easy feat; you now have to take care of your own body while growing another one in your womb. Complications are common, but there are some easy ways to fix them, like increasing your blood circulation for a more comfortable pregnancy. There are multiple causes of poor blood circulation, each with its own treatment. However, you can keep these tips for improving your circulation in mind to enjoy your pregnancy more and help prevent circulation issues.

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Ways To Manage Anxiety While Driving a Car

Driving is essential for many people. Most use their vehicles for commuting to work, running errands, or traveling to activities and local entertainment. Basically, a good percentage of people rely on automobiles to enjoy a good quality of life.

However, some individuals consider the road to be a scary place rife with danger. This feeling of dread is surprisingly common, but luckily, there are many ways to manage anxiety while driving a car.

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Exciting Pool Party Ideas for the Summer

Summer coming around can feel overwhelming as you realize that the kids are here to stay. Of course, having everyone at home is exciting, but finding activities to entertain them throughout the thick of summer can feel stressful. However, if you have a pool, you are in luck! The best part is that these exciting pool party ideas for the summer are kid- and adult-friendly, so feel free to invite your friends.

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How To Deal With Your Car When It Overheats

As we approach the warmest days of the year, it is important to be prepared for the chance that you push your vehicle too far. Driving the kids out to practice or going on your weekend commute to the grocery store puts a strain on your vehicle in the summer heat. These tips on dealing with your car when it overheats are important for such emergencies.

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How To Update the Exterior of Your Home on a Budget

The outside appearance of your home denotes a lot for the value for curb appeal and potential resale value. The financial investment required to upgrade is enough for homeowners to postpone these benefits. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to update the exterior of your home on a budget. Between landscaping solutions to using faux stone to enhance curb appeal, you can invest in your high-impact project without the high price tag. Learn how to update the exterior of your home on a budget to upgrade the outside appearance of your house without upping the cost.

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How To Make a Cleaning Schedule for Every Room in Your House

Living in a space that’s clean and organized has great health benefits for your body and mind. A clean, organized space helps improve focus and sleep quality while reducing stress and anxiety. But just because you know the health benefits of having a clean space doesn’t mean you know how to keep everything clean. It seems that as soon as we clean one area, another area gets messed up. Keep reading to learn how to make a cleaning schedule for every room in your house.

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The Benefits of Introducing a Straw Cup to Your Infant

Around the time your little one is old enough to transition from milk as a primary food source, they are also ready to say goodbye to a bottle. There are many paths that can be taken to wean your child and introduce an upgrade. It might be convenient to hand your infant a sippy cup and run out the door or finish a load of laundry, but what if there was another way? 

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Rolling Hills Water Park

It was late July and I had just posted a meet-up with our playgroup, our destination, Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, MI. As a mom I was slightly terrified, how was I going to watch all three kiddos go in three different directions at a water park? Turns out one of the best things I ever did was to make the event a playdate meet-up! Many eyes and hands make for light work when it comes to watching children. Playgroup moms are like an extension of themselves. We each divided and conquered the water park that day. Two moms took a group of kiddos to the lazy river, another two took kids to the water slides, and two stayed by the splash area with toddlers, and it was such a relaxing, enjoyable, and fun day for all of us, moms and kiddos. Seven years later and we are still continuing the tradition!

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Blue Heron Bay Splash Park

Blue Heron Bay Splash Park

Why hit up just one splash pad when you can visit an entire Splash Park!! If sunny with a chance of splash is in your forecast then Blue Heron Splash Park is the place to be! The park comes complete with a toddler zone, family zone, slides for the older kiddos, perfect photo op under the spider in the tween zone, concession, tables’ w/shade, chaise lounges with full sun exposure, gorgeous view overlooking the lake…literally something for everyone! 

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4 Essential Considerations Before Starting Your Next Interior Revamp Project

Are you considering a revamp project for your home but feeling overwhelmed by where to start? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Every homeowner will go through this process at some point – it’s all part of the adventure! But before you can even begin to think about paint colors and furniture, there are a few key things you need to take into account. This blog post will discuss four essential considerations that will help set the stage for a successful interior revamp project.

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Tips for Turning Your Basement Into an At-Home Office

Balancing work life and home life holds a lot of similarities to a circus juggling act, especially for parents working from home. From impromptu tantrums to constant snack requests and hovering, working at home with children can be a handful and distracting. Creating a designated at-home office space allows you to set boundaries between work hours and time off. Plus, it helps organize your work gear in a centralized location and visually shows your kids when you are available or in work mode.

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Wauseon Community Pool Opens this WEEK!!

Temps rising, sun blazing, & you forgot to make reservations in advance for the waterpark?  The struggle is real this summer. Thankfully the amazing community of Wauseon, Ohio has been kind enough to extend an invitation to their local pool to all visitors. Which, let’s be honest, this is kinda a huge deal, especially when they totally had the option of only including individuals from their local community. Thus, that being stated, when visiting please extend your gratitude, thank them for opening the pool to visitors, practice your best poolside manners, & most importantly, HAVE FUN!!

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How to Keep Kids Active This Summer

Keeping the kids entertained throughout the entire summer break is no easy task. Often the boredom sets in way before you expect it to, and after just a few days, you may start to run out of ideas to keep them busy. If you are struggling to keep the kids occupied and are treading a fine line between screentime and letting them run wild, you are probably in desperate need of some activity inspiration. Keeping the kids active over the summer break is often a lot harder than it sounds.

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Summer 2022 Busy Bag for Kids

“Mom, I’m bored!” “Mom, the Wi-Fi isn’t working!!” (This legit just happened to us the other day, modem and router died at the same time and it was practically the end of the world as we knew it, lol!) “Mom is it cool if we surf down the stair on sleeping bags?”  For those moments during Summer Break when you need to bust their boredom, when the Wi-Fi goes out, or when their imaginations highjack all common sense, busy bags to the rescue! So, what exactly are Busy Bags?

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