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Tips to Reduce Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a growing epidemic among families. Talking, texting, and emailing are only a few of the culprits. There are three easy ways to reduce distracted driving in your life.

I have to admit it. Sometimes I am a distracted driver. Maybe I’m eating lunch in the car. Other times, I’m trying to answer a call, adjust the radio, or referee a back seat brawl. The easiest ways to reduce driver distraction all start with education.

What is Distracted Driving? Continue reading…

4 Parent Tips for a Great School Year

This guest post from StudyDog was written by blogger, copywriter and editor, Karla D. Smith:

The school year is in full swing.

First day of school nerves have calmed and there’s a new-found confidence in your child’s step as they climb on the bus or walk in their classroom door.

From the morning school bell to after school snacks, what was uncertain, unfamiliar and a little scary is now becoming routine.

But what can you, as a mom, do to help ensure the year ahead is a successful one for your young student, particularly as homework and project loads increase, after school activities pick up, and the “shine” of back-to-school begins to wear off?

Follow these tips to set your child on the path towards a happy and fulfilling school year – now and in the future: Continue reading…

Make Routines More Fun With Hot and Cold Tumblers from Tervis

Whether you’re looking for a hot or cold tumbler, there are many special interests, team sports, and entertaining accessories in Tervis’ lineup that will suit you.

Disclosure: I received Tervis® products to facilitate this review. No other compensation was given. All opinions are 100% my own.

Do you have a favorite cup or mug you like to use? Mine is part of my morning routine – brew a pot of coffee and prepare two insulated mugs with my favorite blend of coffee, flavored creamer, and artificial sweetener.

I think I just found my new favorite: my Tarheels Hot and Cold Tumbler from Tervis®. I’m in love! Continue reading…

Take Some ‘Me Time’ without Sacrificing ‘Mom’ Time



This is a guest post by Elizabeth McCormick.

While motherhood can be one of life’s greatest joys, it also requires a lot of time and energy, and, unless you have help full time, caring for your family can be a bit overwhelming. Many moms, particularly those who are new mothers or have multiple children, find it difficult to balance quality time with their families and making time for themselves. Toss in holding down a full-time job or focusing on academics and the odds of having time to yourself is even less feasible. Continue reading…

How to Make Waiting More Fun

Life is full of times when we are in-between–in relationships, jobs, or parenting stages–we will have to wait.  There are four key factors that can help you wait well.


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