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Kristen

Kristen lives in Alabama with her handsome hubby and sweet son. Happily, she left behind the life of a Washington D.C. attorney to be a stay at home mama in the south. Her days are filled with writing, photography, and dance parties with her son. On a mission to use her life to love God and love others, you will also find her fiercely working on the many causes near and dear to her heart. She gets it all done thanks to Jesus, chai tea, dark chocolate, and wine.

Why Kids Become Frenemies

Your toddler is excited about a play date, then the play date gets going and all hell breaks loose. You thought your kid was friends with the other kid so why are they fighting like pro wrestlers now? Your fifth grader comes home from school with her feelings hurt. There is a group of girls in her class that have formed a clique and excluded others from their little group. Should you talk to the teacher? Your son has started high school and all of a sudden he has a falling out with his best friend from middle school. They are fighting and you aren’t sure why. He seems really affected by it though. Maybe you should call his friend’s mother and work something out between the two of you.

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How to Make Perfect One Bowl Meals

 

If you knew you could serve up perfectly balanced meals easily in one bowl, wouldn’t you do so all the time? One bowl recipes are great because you really can include everything you need in a meal; because all the ingredients get mixed together, prep is easy and clean up is even easier. Try adding one bowl recipes to your meal plan this week and you will be hooked! We have 3 tips to make perfect one bowl meals.

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Dressing for the Elements

Whether you deal with ultra cold temperatures or just lots of rain and mucky stuff, being outside when it is less than ideal weather conditions can be uncomfortable. However, we are all busy and on the move and many of us love being outdoors year round. You can enjoy being outside no matter what Mother Nature throws your way if you are dressed for the elements. Stay warm, stay dry, and stay happy outside!

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Fashion and Beauty Gifts for Valentine’s Day

A woman really glows when she can feel beautiful on the inside and out. If you want to give a Valentine gift this year to show the woman in your life just how gorgeous she is to you, we have some amazing ideas here to choose from. With lots of options such as perfume, accessories, even hand made soap, you can find a gift worthy of all the beauty your Valentine brings to your world!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Women 2016

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you have come to Daily Mom looking for gift ideas for a woman in your life, you have come to the right place! What woman wouldn’t love something sweet and meaningful to show her how much she is loved? We have put together some of the most thoughtful Valentine’s gifts that we guarantee any woman will fall in love for.

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Mindful Fitness in 30 Minutes

With all the ever changing trends in exercise, it can be daunting to find a new fitness method for you, especially if you haven’t been exercising regularly in a long time. It can be intimidating to start from scratch when you want to transition to a more active and healthy lifestyle. You don’t want to pick something too intense. That can set you up for failure. You are also at risk of calling it quits if your workout is too easy or boring. You might have an exercise routine and feel like it is lacking something. If you are looking for a fitness routine that is just right, check out the new ZenFitness30 Method from Vionic Shoes!

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Abnormal Pap! Now What?

Every year you dread it, that annual visit to the gynecologist. Just saying “gynecologist” bugs you and makes you cringe a little. You sit in a small room, naked except for a too big gown, waiting for your doctor to come check you from top to bottom, literally. No one likes it and some women actually fear it. What’s the point? What does a pap test check for and what happens if you get an abnormal result? Let’s examine your yearly exam and talk about what happens when you have an abnormal pap.

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Fun With Fire Trucks

Is your little one making siren sounds in his sleep? Fire trucks and firefighters are fascinating for so many toddlers and children. It must be a combination of the bright red, the flashing lights, and the awesome gear that gets kids so excited. We think this obsession with fire trucks and firefighters is wonderful to teach fire safety, team work and about caring for others and your community. There are so many more ways to have fun and learn with fire trucks than just pushing a toy truck around the living room. We’ve got lots of fun ideas to feed off your child’s excitement for fire rescue that will expand his imagination and teach him a lot of real and helpful information about firefighters too.

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The Right Stuff for Riding Lessons

Does your little girl want a pony? Does your son want to be a cowboy like Woody from Toy Story? You are not alone. As parents we love to encourage our children to pursue their interests and we love making their dreams come true. Riding or owning a horse is a dream for many. Riding horses has some incredible benefits, but those benefits come with some big costs and commitments. Before jumping into the world of horses, be sure you have the right stuff to make this new adventure a success.

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Home Decorator Gift Guide

If you have someone on your gift list this year who has a passion for home decor, you may be inclined to shy away from purchasing a gift for the home for fear of choosing something he or she won’t love. We think the best and most thoughtful gifts are the ones you choose because of someone’s personal interests. Don’t go generic! Step out of the boring gift box this year and give the DIY decorator in your life an amazing gift for the home that will show that you appreciate the love and care they put into their home.

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Why Your Kids Need to Play in the Cold

As fall is coming to a close, the days are growing shorter and the temperature outside is falling along with the leaves. Cooler days don’t mean you need to stay inside. In fact, playing in the cold is actually beneficial to your family. We think you need to get your kids to the playground as often as possible. Here are three great reasons to get out in the cold and tips to keep your kiddos safe and comfortable.

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Great Gifts for Traveling Families

Traveling, whether solo or with family, brings with it memories and wonderful life experiences but it also brings some challenges. This holiday season, consider giving a gift to help your favorite wanderer go on his or her next adventure with ease. Things that are normally a cinch at home can be a little more difficult on the road, so we have put together some amazing products as an answer to those difficulties. Encourage your loved one to go out and explore the world with a great gift!

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