Teaching Your Children About December Holidays Different than Your Own

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a great way to engage your children in something both educational and exciting is to teach them a bit about holidays different from your own. Raising my 3 boys while educating them in a very diverse school setting has opened my eyes and theirs to the melting pot of cultures, holidays and religions that truly is the United States.

Although the last year in American History has not been one of our country’s finest in terms of tolerance, acceptance, and understanding of other people and cultures, the holidays can be the ideal time to delve into some of these topics with your kids of any age.

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The Family That Plays Together Stays Together


Life gets busy. Calendars get over scheduled. Don’t let active lives be the reason you don’t make lasting memories as a family. Now, more than ever, families need to be mindful of the time that they have with one another. They need to be resourceful in finding ways to connect. In addition to family meals, impromptu evening walks, and supporting one another at solo activities, read about ways that you can promote family togetherness in fun and playful ways.

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My First StandUp: Bringing Alternative Seating Home for the Holidays

Every family has the struggle of creating separate workspace for their kids to get their homework done. Now that school is in full swing, the kitchen table just may not be cutting it. You may have noticed that the kids are getting antsy and can’t seem to get their homework done without fidgeting in their seats. Your kids need a quiet space to get their work completed, but after a long day of school the last thing they want to be doing is sitting down. Alternative seating is the idea that traditional schooling doesn’t have to be done sitting down at a desk. A child’s inherent desire to keep moving is something that shouldn’t be stifled while at school. Now you can bring that idea home with a standing desk made just for your child. 

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My Surprising Journey To Better Health And Wellness, Part 1

Hi and welcome to Daily Mom’s brand new, first ever personal column – written by yours truly, Heather. I am beyond excited to share my health and wellness story with you, and you can follow along here on Daily Mom, and on Instagram. I’ve been on an interesting journey this past year, and this column, Wellness Wednesday with Heather, will take you along the journey with me. Overall, this column will be about where I’ve come from, where I’ve gone, and where I’m going – all related to health and wellness, fitness and nutrition.


Health and wellness – more specifically, fitness and nutrition, saved my life. I don’t say that to be dramatic, I say it because it’s true. Never in my life would I have expected to experience the journey I have lived over the past year – or more accurately, the past six years.  But before we get into the here and now, we have to go way back six years ago, when my first son, Benjamin, was born.

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There’s Only One You, Prevent Identity Theft!

Identity theft is a horrendous crime that destroys an individual’s personal information and causes lasting troubles that could follow a person for years. This type of theft encompasses the stealing of your name, social security number, credit card number, or other identifying information taken without your knowledge or permission to commit fraud and other crimes. Many times, a thief doesn’t actually steal your identity. They won’t walk around telling people that they are you, and begin living in your house. It’s more “borrowing” your identity. The thief will access your credit and start to rack up huge bills in your name, damaging your credit and costing you time and money to restore your status.

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Baby Bump and Nursing Style: What you Need to Know

Pregnancy is a beautiful magical time. Our bodies show great strength as the grow to accommodate and nurture the tiny human we carry inside of us.  After the birth of our sweet babe, our bodies yet again go through great changes.  They once were equipped to sustain our child while on the inside, they now are able to do the same thing while they are in our arms. Sometimes, dressing our ever growing belly and nursing body can be a difficult task.  Jo Jo Maman Bebe makes styling your ever changing- awe inspiring- mommy bod effortlessly easy. 

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Hotel Safety: Protection When Traveling

Traveling of any kind requires planning. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, there are many factors that go into planning your trip, and safety is one of the most important aspects. After determining where you are traveling to, you must select where you are going to stay. If you do not have friends or family in the area you are visiting, you most likely will need to stay in a hotel, motel, or rental property. In these cases, it is very important to consider the safety of you and your family or traveling partners.

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Unique Treats for Your Holiday Cookie Exchange

The holidays are a great excuse to strap on an apron, grab some friends, and indulge in all of the yumminess you can cram into one day. Pinterest is a great way to find ideas for all of your baking needs, but this holiday season we’ve taken the liberty to do your recipe scouring for you. Now that time has been freed up, you’ll have time to try an extra batch of one of the below goodies. You’re welcome!

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Educating Your Child About School Violence

When considering the discussion you should have with your child(ren) regarding school violence, it seems like a daunting and unpleasant task. How do you broach this subject? What are the signs that it is time to have this talk? How can you recognize if your child is being bullied and what can you do to prevent bullying in your child’s school? We may not want to think about this or believe it, but what if your child is the one doing the bullying? All of these questions lead to the same important answers that, as parents, we can’t always rely on children to make the right choices naturally. There have been 31 school shootings ranging from elementary school to college in 2017 and the year isn’t even over. We must step in and do our part to prevent tragic violent events in schools.

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