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Strawberry Watermelon Lime Popsicles

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Popsicles are one thing that don’t last long in our house during the summer months. I have tried to set limits on how many the kids can eat in a day. It just doesn’t work. These kids are relentless I tell you! In the end, it’s one of those moments when you have to pick your battles. I just don’t really have a good reason for not letting them have a popsicle most of the day. Who doesn’t love a popsicle, and really it’s like giving them a frozen drink which means it takes a little longer to finish than it would if I handed them a drink. Anyhow, the point is, popsicles are the best! You know what else is the best in the summer? Watermelon. Am I right??!! This recipe for strawberry lime watermelon popsicles are unbelievably easy to make and beyond delicious!… More

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The Working Mom's Back-to-Work Survival Guide

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Detergent, toys and wine aren’t cheap, and moms need to buy a lot of all three. So even if you’re not thrilled about going back to work, returning to that 9-5 grind is may be unavoidable. If you prepare yourself and your support network now, you can hit the ground running on that first day back. We talked to some real moms about how they made the transition with style…. More

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7 Baby Toys for Fine Motor Skills

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The development of fine motor skills is critical to your baby’s growth.“Fine motor skills include reaching, grasping and manipulating objects,” which allows them to grow into using different tools like crayons and scissors explains, physical therapist Diane Percy who practices in Colorado Springs, Colorado…. More

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I Read The News Today, Oh Boy.

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I realized about twenty minutes into our time at the playground, surrounded by children’s laughter, that mine were the only white kids there. There was no value attached to this observation, the day was mild and sunny, not too hot, not too cool, just right for a bunch of kids to climb and scream and swing and slide. Oh yeah, there was a zip line too. The reason we were there. Maybe that’s privilege for you, not immediately assessing the racial breakdown of any situation…. More

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