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Knowing Your Child’s Lingo May Save Their Life

Parents, your children’s safety may depend upon you knowing their text and instant messaging lingo. Numerous web sites are now helping parents learn how to understand what their kids are saying to each other in an effort to prevent and stop bullying. For example, did you know that CD9 means parents are around or that …

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Babies are Only as Expensive as You Make Them

If I could have a nickel for every time I heard someone talk about how expensive babies are I would be a millionaire.  But here’s the funny thing – I don’t think babies are expensive.  In fact I think babies are only as expensive as you make them.  In that first year of life many …

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Why Tantrums Shouldn’t be The Bane of a Parent’s Life!

We’ve all been in the humiliating situation where our child makes a scene through it’s screams, rants and kicks but nothing is worse that when they do it in front of peers, friends and family.  Don’tworry!  We have all been there and I have some tips to help you. Imagine the scenario if you will. …

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10 Must-Know Myths about Teenage Drug Use

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. From January 25-31, 2016, the 2016 edition of National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) will be held. Every year, this observance focuses on helping teens to get the facts and SHATTER THE MYTHS that …

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7 Life-Changing Hacks for First Time Moms

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of COUNTRY Financial® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you expecting your first child? If so, you’ve probably already heard the phrase “Your life will never be the same” so many times that you’re sick of it. Guess what? It’s absolutely and completely …

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Teachable Moments: Teacher Appreciation Week!

A Teachable Moment: May 2013  Teacher Appreciation Week Dr. Susan Bartell The end of the school year is clearly in sight, and summer is just around the corner. I can’t wait! But…before we pack away the marble notebooks and markers, and before the beach replaces the classroom for a couple of months, it’s time to …

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