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April Walker

April is a proud Iowan, who now lives in Minnesota with her hubby and their three cherubs. After nearly a decade teaching, she is on a break from the classroom and enjoying life as a work-from-home Mom. You can find her writing on Scary Mommy, and her blog, Mojitos and Munchkins, that she uses as a creative outlet to escape the craziness that comes with life. She loves movies, cocktails, the color purple, homemade spaghetti sauce, day dates and sunny afternoons. She thinks the world would be a better place without temper tantrums, soup, the color navy, temperatures that dip below 20 degrees, and the distance between people she loves. Her insomnia allows her to pin things that she may (or may not ever) try. You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower Set

Rider and his pups are ready for a Paw-Patrolling good time with this “my size” look out tower! At 2 1/2 feet tall, your child will feel like they are IN Adventure Bay and ready for a rescue. This tower comes with authentic sounds, interactive lights, and features each pup’s voice at the push of their special button. Daily Kid Gretchen can’t get enough of this exciting toy, and thinks every boy and girl should put it on their wish list!

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Kid-Friendly Service Projects for the Holidays

As the holidays quickly approach, the month of December fills up fast. While it is difficult to even consider putting another THING onto the calendar, Daily Mom challenges each of you to add something MEANINGFUL to your life. Have you been thinking about starting a tradition in which your family has fun helping others? There are so many options out there, but so much red tape when children are involved. There is also the question of which charities put their money where their mottos lie and don’t get bogged down with overhead costs. Daily Mom did the research for you! Take a look at some of these kid-friendly service projects and decide what can work best for your family and area.

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10 Holiday Side Dishes

If hosting a holiday meal, the menu and main entrees are already set. What if you are asked to bring a side however? Are you sick of bringing the same ol’ thing year after year? Take a look at these 10 Christmas side dishes that are sure to leave your family and friends begging for the recipe.

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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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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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Why Moms Need Friends

One of the first things that is traded in upon earning a mommy badge is yourself. Your body changes, your priorities shift, and your time management system has an entirely new category that trumps all others. Although a major part of you will be forever changed, and a new identity discovered, you’ll also quickly realize how important it is to hold onto the friendships that mean so much. 

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When Your Baby Has a Fever: What To Know and What To Do

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine.

When your little one spikes a fever, it can be scary for the entire family. As parents, it is hard to feel hopeful in moments of hopelessness. Nothing leaves one feeling more helpless than watching a young child in pain, wishing something could be done to help them. Fevers, although a sign that one’s body is fighting off infection, can be terrifying. 

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6 Mommy Brain Breaks (That Your Kids Won’t Even Know You’re Taking)

Mom life is hard. There is multitasking, tantrums, planning, negotiating, cleaning, cooking, managing, delegating, and teaching. All of these things sometimes occur before sunrise. When any given day can feel like an eternity, and feeling like you have a moment to breathe can be nonexistent, try some of these Mommy Brain Breaks to decompress. These Mommy Brain Breaks are designed so that moms can take impromptu breaks as needed with minimal equipment, low fuss, and no prep. The best part? Kids won’t even know their mother has gone mentally MIA. 

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Daily Mom’s Guide to Holiday Clothing for Kids

Get ready for the ooohs and aaahs with adorable clothing options from some of our favorite brands. Whether you are searching for the perfect holiday outfit for seasonal events, coordinating outfits for a family photo session, or simply wanting to update your little one’s wardrobe, there are options. Use this guide to help you navigate the world of kids’ clothing and find the pieces that are perfect for your little family needs. 

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15 Fabulous Fall Recipes

Fall recipes represent comfort, warmth, family, flavors, and YUM. Pinterest is a great way to find those recipes. In fact, the word “recipes” is one of the top 10 most pinned words within Pinterest. We’ve picked 15 of our favorite fall recipes to inspire you to add new dishes to your cooking repertoire.

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Messy Hair, Don’t Care: Taming The Frizz to End the Fights

A typical night as a mom involves managing dinner, clean-up, homework, bath, and more. While some households might relish in bath time bliss, others view the pending task as a never ending battle. But it doesn’t have to be! With the help of the right products, kids and parents alike can agree that bath time doesn’t have to equal tears, and that quality products don’t have to break the bank.

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The Busy Parents’ Guide To Dating Your Significant Other

In a fast-paced world of schedules, activities, and commitments, it is often challenging to force a slowdown and reset. It is all too easy to get focused on the to-do lists and errand running, or get swept up in job requirements and friend commitments, that the ones who mean the most to us sometimes get put on the backburner. In order to make the necessary time for those most loved people in life, it is important to remember why you want to spend time with that person and make the time. Here is how!

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Post Vacation Depression: When Too Much Happy Leaves You Sad

Vacations are often planned months (if not years) in advance. Much time and thought is put into the details. There is lodging, packing, meal planning, area google searches, plane tickets, and transportation to be sorted out. In addition to all of the logistical planning that must take place, there is a fair amount of emotional excitement that typically goes into a vacation. The thrilling anticipation of an upcoming holiday or vacation is destined to be horribly matched with its counterpart, a sadness so surreal you won’t understand what has hit you. This Post Vacation Depression, or PVD, is the real deal. After experiencing the highs that come with family, fun, and fascination, the lows that follow are seriously sad. Numbness, feelings of isolation, exhaustion, anxiety about returning to work, easy distractibility, and binge eating are all likely side effects of PVD.

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