How to Host a Girls Night In for Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Turkey Hill Dairy, but all opinions expressed are my own… And I wouldn’t steer you wrong! A Girls Night In is all about doing fun things for yourself that you would normally skip because of a busy, fast-paced life. Taking some time for yourself to decompress and enjoy a relaxing evening is important; Mental Health maintenance and investing time in friendships are on essential. While I would normally call a few gal pals to join me for a fun night, I decided to school my daughters on all the necessities of girly bonding gatherings. I think of it as a grownup sleepover, or pajama party, except nowadays no one usually stays the night and wine is usually involved instead of soft drink binges! Being that my daughters, ages 5 and 3, have two older brothers, ages 8 and 7, we rarely get to do this kind of things and spend time with just the three of us, so at the very mention of the fun in store, they went crazy with excitement. Whatever your reason may be for staying in rather than going out, there are several crucial ingredients…

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Teaching My Kids About Disappointment By Example

Parents dread that inevitable day when their children face disappointment for the first time. We all know it’s coming, and we’ve all dealt with it too many times to count during our own lifetimes. All we can directly do is encourage and comfort them when it does happen, and to show them how to handle disappointment in a healthy way. One of the best ways to teach our children anything is to lead by example; show them how to respond to adversity by handling our own disappointments well. Teach them how to persevere when they don’t achieve their goals by doing the same thing ourselves. It dawned on me this week that in order to show them how to handle disappointments, I have to be able to admit to them that I personally endure that aching sensation of loss and feelings of inadequacy. In order for them to continue to trust me as they grow more independent, my children need to be able to relate to me and know that I’m not above being jealous or coveting the accomplishments of others… that life picks me up and throws me down quite a bit. Over the years I have learned how…

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Helpful Hints for Dealing With Winter Cough and Cold Season

Cough and cold season is here, and if you have kids, chances are you’ve already seen your fair share of runny noses and germy hands. I’m teaming up with Boogie Wipes and Kandoo to offer some great cough and cold tips and give you a chance to win great prizes! Five Tips for Staying Comfortable during Cough & Cold Season 1. Use Boogie Wipes! Boogie Wipes are all about offering comfort during cough and cold season. These soothing saline tissues will offer comfort to the most sensitive noses, while their fun scents will make your kids want to use a Boogie Wipe – instead of their sleeve. Click here to read more about Boogie Wipes and to download a coupon. 2. Don’t forget the Mist Boogie Mist is a sterile saline mist made for the smallest stuffy noses. Its unique scented cap makes kids want to use it, and the sterile saline busts through tough mucus. Click here to read more about the Mist and to download a coupon. 3. Sleep! This is easier said than done, but try to sneak in some extra sleep for your kids whenever you can. Try to head to bed a little earlier than…

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