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Tips and advice for raising girls. Posts written by mom of girls.

7 Mother Daughter Date Ideas

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Mother Daughter dates are a great way to spend time with your girl (or girls!). Some traditional date ideas include spa dates, dinner and a movie, and shoe shopping. These are all fun, tried-and-true ideas for a reason. However, if you’re looking for some other mommy-daughter date ideas, here are seven you may enjoy: Dream! Every […]

Things To Teach Your Tween Girls

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Download the guide, Things to Teach Your Daughter Before & During Her Tween Years! There are many conversations to have with your tween girl. Everything from friendship relationships to puberty to the often dreaded sex talk. This guide will help you have these talks and more. For instance, there are tips for being a good citizen […]

Choosing Best Natural Deodorant for Kids

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Updated October 2016 When your tween daughter is ready for deodorant, there are a few things to consider before you go shopping: Try rubbing a little baking soda under her arms first. This may do the trick for a while, especially if she is just starting to have an underarm odor. When it’s time to […]

Why Grandma Time Can Be Good For Your Kids and Mom

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This CBS Sunday Morning story on grandparents spending more time with their grandchildren made me smile. In our family we have Grandma Camp. Grandma Camp is this beautiful place where my rules for the girls mean nothing. Eat all your dinner before you get dessert? Nope, not at Grandma Camp. Normal bedtime? Of course not. […]

Travel Packing List Kids Can Use

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Packing for my elementary-aged girls has gotten so much easier since I’ve given the bulk of the responsibility to them. They love packing because they get to choose which outfits they take on vacation, and I love it because it saves me time AND I don’t have to worry about their opinions on what I […]

Jacky HaHa Kids Book Club

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Planning Guide with Snack Ideas and Fun Activities for Kids/Tween Book Club Disclaimer: I received free advance copies of the book, along with a discussion guide and bookmarks. As usual, all opinions here are mine. I value your readership, and would not jeopardize our relationship by posting something I didn’t believe. I had no idea […]

3 Day Family Trip to San Diego

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Our 3-day family trip to San Diego, California was just the right amount of time to enjoy the sun, sights and food. It was also enough to whet my appetite for another trip in the future, :-). Here are the details of my family trip, to make your planning a little easier. We took an […]

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