Room Mom, Now What?!?

You walk into school orientation – slightly excited, slightly overwhelmed. You salivate at the thought that kids going back to school means a little more time to yourself. Fist pump. And then you slowly lower your fist, sadly recognizing time to yourself means those chores you left by the wayside all summer; well now you’ve gotta tackle them. So much to do, so little time. Story-of-your-life. 

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20 Books to Inspire Preschool Girls

Girls. They are everything from sweet to sassy, pure princess to rugged explorer. Preschool girls are the first to throw on a beautiful, pink fluffy party dress, only to head outside and jump in a muddy puddle. Young girls are also the first to develop feelings of inadequacy – with some reporting such feelings as early as 9 and 10 years old. In an effort to keep those feelings at bay and help our preschoolers develop feelings of self-worth well before those formidable years of middle and high school, we created a reading list that includes fun, enjoyable books that will work to foster a high sense of self-worth, self love, power, confidence, acceptance and kindness… as well as develop a love for reading from the very beginning. 

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2016 Back to School Bash Giveaway Event on Facebook LIVE

Back to school season can be overwhelming, even for the most seasoned parents. Each year there seems to be new gear, new trends, and new tools to help your child succeed during the school year. This guide, in conjunction with our Back to School Bash on Facebook Live, provides you with some of the best back-to-school items out there. From backpacks to school supplies, games to snacks, tools to memory keepers, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter for a chance to win something from our $3,000 worth of giveaways! Over 45 winners will be awarded!

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Amer-I-Can: building community through national service

Most people have heard of the Peace Corps. Spending three or more years abroad in a new culture is an exciting experience that hundreds of young adults embark on every year. What you might not be as familiar with is the Peace Corps domestic sibling program, AmeriCorps.

AmeriCorps is a branch of civil service dedicated to “helping others and meeting the critical needs of the community”. Instead of packing up and heading to a new continent, AmeriCorps members are stationed somewhere within the 50 states, dedicated to serving a new community for a minimum commitment of one year, or a maximum commitment of five years. Each year, over 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve in volunteer placements throughout the nation.

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Back To School: Fashion & Beauty Guide 2016

The new school year is right around the corner (in some areas, it has already begun!). Back to school clothes shopping can be stressful and chaotic, trying to brave the mall with all the other last-minute shoppers. We’ve rounded up the latest designs from some of our favorite brands in our 2016 Fashion and Beauty Guide to make this year’s shopping stress-free.

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How White Noise can help you and your baby sleep better

Sleep. It’s desired by mothers everywhere, yet fought by infants to the nth degree. We joke, almost hysterically, as we navigate our new world with very heavy eyelids, that one day our children will sleep til noon, avoiding teenage responsibilities and household chores. We hang tight to hope — hope that one day we might come to know what a full night’s sleep feels like. And thus, we read. We read every book offering tips and tricks to getting a baby to sleep through the night or go down easily for a nap, and we implement every trick with high expectations. While using infant swings, regulating room temperatures, designing a routine, and installing blackout curtains can certainly help, we found one tip that greatly intrigued us because of its soothing capabilities for both mom and baby: white noise.

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Back to School: Shoe Guide 2016

Here at Daily Mom, we know that finding the right back-to-school shoes for your kids is just as important as finding the right clothing and gear. Kids’ feet grow so quickly; and from school to activities to kick-ball at recess, their shoes tend to wear out in the blink of an eye. That’s why we’ve rounded up the newest styles from our very favorite brands – and they’re our favorites for a reason. These shoes are stylish, modern, durable and made to be played in. (Don’t worry, we have a special recommendation for busy moms too!)

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Back to School Lunchbox Gear 2016

Part of starting school is packing a lunch. Packing a homemade lunch is often healthier than buying lunch at school. Having a cool new lunchbox, water bottle or food container makes packing a lunch fun. Think outside the brown paper bag and get some lunch gear that will protect your culinary creations, keep cold stuff cold and make it easy for your kids to enjoy their mid-day meal away from you. This is the best lunchbox gear you will find anywhere! 

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August 22, 2016: Back to School Bash with Facebook Live and a $3000 Giveaway

Daily Mom's back to school giveaway bash

Back to school season is upon us and for all families this means running around trying to find the best, cutest, and most helpful items for the school year. There is so much information to sift through when it comes to back to school items, even for the most seasoned parents. But Daily Mom is here to help you gear up for the new year. From backpacks to shoes, games and activities to snacks, organizational tools and memory keepers – we have you covered for the new school year.

We have partnered with several brands to bring you some of the things you need to get you and your children started off on the right foot, and we are bringing them to you LIVE on our Facebook page on Monday, August 22nd at 1 PM EST. Check out the information below to learn more so you don’t miss out on some cool gear and amazing giveaways!

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Back To School Preschool & Kindergarten Essentials 2016

The early school years are such a precious time. Your young child is just getting the hang of what school is like and his brain is a sponge, soaking up all that there is to learn. The curiosity of preschoolers and kindergartners is inspiring. Make the most of the first school years with the right stuff. We have all your preschool and kindergarten essentials here for you in one place!

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Back To School Unique Gear 2016

You picked up all the classic back to school items. The first day of school outfit is hanging in the closet, lunchbox is ready to be packed, pencils and crayons are neatly placed in that brand new backpack. We have some gear that you probably didn’t think of but will definitely make for a school year that is more organized, efficient and simple. Here we have our Unique Gear Guide for the best school year ever!

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Homeschool Preschool: Getting Started

Daily life with a toddler is never boring. They love dumping toys, making messes, and constant movement. They love tactile environments – whether that be the cereal they just dumped on the kitchen floor or the dirt from the garden – because it helps them learn about the world around them. Toddlers love exploring and experiencing new things, but sometimes all that learning can be… exhausting. 

Trying to harness that constant drive to explore can be difficult, especially for moms who aren’t sure exactly how to do it or what to do. But it can be done. By setting up your own in-home preschool for your little one, where you have planned activities for each day, you will be able to grow your child’s love of learning while letting them have the ability to explore freely – without wanting to pull your hair out. Check out some of our tips and activities below to get started. 

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Back To School: Backpack Guide 2016

Whether school already began for your kids or their first day back is right around the corner, one thing is for sure: they can’t take just any old backpack. From preschoolers to the high school bound, we’ve rounded up our favorite picks of backpacks to suit anyone’s needs. These backpacks are not only functional and durable, but modern and stylish for any personality. 

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6 Secrets to Improving Memory in Your Kids

Why is our memory so important? 

Retaining information in our long-term memory bank is one of the greatest joys we can have in life. There are many different types of information worth keeping, but if we’re going to make the best use of that memory (and the information it holds), it has to be properly exercised. While there are numerous ways for you to improve memory, we’ve found that if we start developing those muscles when our children are young that our brains will operate much more efficiently. 

With that in mind, today we’re sharing 6 secrets to improving memory for your kids.

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A New Kind of Prenatal Vitamin

This post is sponsored by OB Complete® Gold.

Trying to conceive and being pregnant brings up a whole load of decisions that need to be made, and you want to make the right decisions. You want to make the best choices for a healthy pregnancy and baby. What types of food should you eat? What foods do you need to avoid? You pour over the pages of book after book. You design the perfect birth plan and text your doula with questions every day. There is one decision that you most definitely want to put some thought and research into, which prenatal vitamin you should take. There is a new kind of prenatal vitamin available, OB Complete® Gold, that you need to know about when making this decision. But first, let’s discuss why women need to take prenatal vitamins in the first place.

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