Super Fun Summer Challenge 2014: Week 3

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What an exciting week!  I went to visit Let’s Talk Live to talk about the Super Fun Summer Challenge.  It was my first television appearance since moving to the Washington DC area and I had a great time.  Before I share next week’s challenge, here’s a recap of week 1: Continue reading

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Super Fun Summer Challenge 2014: Week 2

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The Super Fun Summer Challenge is off to a great start!  Journey literally screamed with joy when she got her envelope.  I hope your kids are having as much fun completing their first challenge as she is. Continue reading

Summer Safety Tip: Kids & Cars

All summer I’ll be sharing tips to keep kids safe while they enjoy fun in the sun.  This week’s tip is about the deadly danger children face when they have access to or are left behind in parked cars. Continue reading

Great Idea To Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer

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As soon as school was out, Journey said to me, “I wonder if I’m going to get picked to do that fun challenge again this summer.”   Even though she’s in summer camp, she still has quite a bit of free time when she gets home.  So the Super Fun Summer Challenge is back to help beat summer boredom!  Last year during the challenge, Journey built a lego city as an architect, wrote a business plan as an entrepreneur, saved the planet as an eco-superhero, and did our family tree as a genealogist.  And this year’s challenge will be even better!  Here’s how you can get your kids from in front of the television and in on some serious summer fun: Continue reading

Birthday Party: Kidchella

photo credit: Kim Kardashian via Instagram

photo credit: Kim Kardashian via Instagram

The only time I ever care to live vicariously through celebrities is when they throw extravagant over-the-top parties.  The Kardashian-West clan did just that last weekend as they celebrate baby North’s first birthday with a Kidchella-themed party. Continue reading

Easter Egg Decorations: Meet the Royal Eggwards Family

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Journey and I really had fun decorating our easter eggs this year. I don’t know which one of us came up with the idea of creating an egg princess that somehow turned into a royal family.  Journey calls them the Royal Eggwards Family. Continue reading

How You Can Help A Little Girl Make A BIG Difference

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My daughter Journey had so much fun helping others on her birthday last year that she decided to host another Give BIG Birthday Party!  To celebrate her 8th birthday, Journey is asking family, friends and you to celebrate with her virtually by making a donation to Water.orgWater.org is a non-profit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation.  Since we recently relocated, Journey and I thought hosting a virtual party would be a creative way to include her friends in her birthday celebration.  Then we thought— since the party is virtual, why not invite everyone?

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How To Throw A Philanthroparty That’s Fun & Fulfilling

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Last year, my daughter agreed to do something really special for her birthday.  Rather than have a party that focused solely on her, she hosted a philanthroparty.  Wondering what a philanthroparty is?  Simply put, it’s a party with a purpose.

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4 Key Steps To Raising A Child With Vision

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It is often said that we become what we believe.  One of the most notable books on the subject, The Secret, is all about the law of attraction, positive thinking and visualizing your dreams to fruition.  I am a firm believer of this and when my daughter turned 3, I began to introduce this concept to her as well.  It might seem like a young age to start a discussion on such a mind-bending subject, but I figured if I can train her to go to the bathroom, to hold my hand in public places and all of the other rules of childhood, why not train her to believe that her dreams are there for the taking?  And while working with her to develop this characteristic over the last few years, I’ve had a few epiphanies myself! Continue reading

Keeping Kids Busy During The Holiday Break

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Monday is the first day of the long winter break.  While I love spending this extra time with Journey, keeping her busy can be quite challenging.  So this year, we are going to use the break to learn more about our family—and have some fun along the way.  I’m sharing our project so that you can do it too!

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