Back to School Shopping – Let’s Not Dress Little Girls like Showgirls or Worse


Today’s guest author is not a mom. I am wondering how all you moms will react to her advice? I remember back-to-school shopping with my mom as clear as any childhood memory.  Like many things from the way back machine, it was a rose-colored PG-rated experience, another thing from America’s kinder, gentle and long-gone past.   My mother and I always shopped at the May Company for my school wardrobe.  Together we’d pick out a couple pair of jeans and {Read More}

10 Tips: Back to School Resolutions for Parents

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Each new school year is a chance for children to start fresh and establish new routines. The same is true for parents, who play a huge role in a child’s education. As you send your children back to school this year, consider making a few resolutions of your own to make this a successful academic year. Most importantly, share the list with your child to help set expectations for both of you. Education expert Renee Thompson, Kiddie Academy, offers the {Read More} is the New Way to Rid Your Closets of All That Stuff!

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Sick of Craigslist and EBay? There’s a new and easy way to empty your crowded closets of all that unwanted stuff and get something you need in return. It’s called, and the creators want you to be as stoked about it as I am! A friend told me about StokeBox, so I decided to give it try to get rid of some of my five-year-old’s toddler toys that have been lying around for way too long. After creating an {Read More}

6 Ways to Boost Your Daughter’s Confidence for Her First Day of Kindergarten

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I submit that the first day of Kindergarten is more nerve-wracking for parents than their kiddos, but, if your little girl is feeling a bit skittish about school too, here are some ways I helped my own daughter, Reagan prepare for her first day. Tour the school with her. Reagan and I were given a tour at registration time after I requested it. If you’re not offered one, ask. Most importantly, take a look inside the classrooms where she will {Read More}

Huggies MomInspired Grant for Mompreneuers


Huggies recognizes that there is a dynamic and talented community of moms who strive to make life as a parent easier and more enjoyable every day.  Now in its third year, the Huggies® MomInspired™ grant program celebrates the natural creativity of moms, who solve real parenting challenges every day in innovative ways. Grant recipients will receive $15,000 in seed capital as well as business resources to help turn innovative ideas into real-life inventions. Applications for the 2012 Huggies MomInspired grant {Read More}