This guest blogger is one of our favorite crafty ladies, Amanda Formaro from Crafts by Amanda. She's shared an adorable craft that will make your holiday dinner festive and fun: "Looking for a different but fun place setting for the holidays this year? This glittery Santa is full of sparkle and he’ll induce some dinnertime giggles as well. A fun addition to your Christmas … [Read more...] about Let’s Craft: Sweet Santa Place Settings
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My 9 year old daughter is starting third grade in a new school. I hear through the grapevine that the children in the class have been together since first grade. So over the summer I gently coached my daughter about making new friends. I suggested that although she is a newbie herself, she should also reach out to the other new kids in the class. My daughter is a good listener … [Read more...] about Are You Setting Your Child Up to be a Victim of Bullying?
Disclosure: The following post is a sponsored conversation for the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Program from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. a ModernMom giveaway My life is anything but leisurely and I have a very tightly packed schedule. I have six active children and I know that my health is important, not only to myself but to my family as well! That's why it is very important … [Read more...] about Tips For Setting Fitness Goals
My boyfriend and I just completed building a house and we're now decorating it. The following is a popular and frequent exchange, occurring several times a day: HIM: "How can you not like that?" ME: "Because it's ugly." Fade out. And through the intense process of producing a house, I've learned that my lover is more anal than I had originally … [Read more...] about Open Book Or Oversharer: What Are Your Personal Privacy Settings?
In this modern, technological age, basic etiquette can feel outdated and stuffy. Following a few simple rules for dining, however, and passing them on to your family, can go a long way in instilling a little etiquette to your everyday life. Set your table properly at your meals and teach your children how to use the settings properly to ensure a lifetime of … [Read more...] about Place Setting Etiquette