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#RealityMomsGIVE Empowering Trip To Tuckerton Seaport!

With what is going on in the world today, I needed to do something to make myself feel good and empowered. Boy, what I got in return was a pure gift and one that shocked the hell out of me!

I had the distinct pleasure of heading to Tuckerton Seaport with a small group of mom writers. We were getting the chance to help our awesome leader Joey Fortman @realitymoms. A great group of women who look at motherhood with a lot of laughter! Tuckerton Seaport is a non-profit organization who works with the military.

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Arts Education: 51 Reasons To Want A Doggyploducus On Your Fridge!

Being a parent often requires diplomacy and sensitivity. I’m thinking about the moment your child returns from school waving their latest creative masterpiece over their head. As they hand it to you, eyes wide with expectation, you have only a split second to figure out what on earth it is!

It’s not a math assignment, that’s obvious. Art would be the safe bet. It is definately abstract, avant-garde even. And yet, you know that you kid has gone for realism. The least you can do is recognize that it’s a...

“Dog?”

Ah, no, a Diplodocus. Of course, I see it now.

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The Best Hobbies For Kids & Why They're So Beneficial!

I had the pleasure of having Maria Cannon from  http://hobbyjr.org write a guest post for me. Please check her out and what great info!

 

For many kids, finding a hobby comes naturally; sometimes, they have an older sibling who’s into the same things they enjoy, so they can follow in their footsteps. Other kids are drawn instantly to art or sports and excel at it from the beginning. But for some kids, finding a good hobby is a little more difficult. They may not know yet what they’re good at, or they might not be interested in the activities that are at their disposal. For parents, knowing where to look when it comes to interesting lesson plans at home and resources for the best hobbies is essential. 

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Sensory Exploration: Creating a Safe, Accessible Backyard for an Autistic Child

I had the pleasure of having Danny Knight from Fixitdads.com write a guest post for me. Please check him out and what great info!

Research has shown that if children have their way, they prefer outdoor play spaces that are quite different from the standard play spaces one usually identifies with kids, featuring objects like swing sets, slides, and seesaws. Turns out kids love a play area with flowers, mud, sand, water, and lots of greenery, an environment that stimulates the imagination and encourages play creativity. That also describes a functional and interactive backyard for children on the autism spectrum. Kids with autism are uncomfortable in an environment with lots of stimuli, so a relaxing and attractive play area in which they can make full use of their tactile, auditory, and visual senses in a nonthreatening and encouraging manner is ideal. 


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How To To Make A Corner Of A Room Decorative

When you are decorating your home, there is so much that goes into it. You can be so confused and not know what the hell to do. Is this where you need to hire an interior designer? Yes, dig into your child's college fund that you have put away.

Most of us do not have the privilege to do just that. My friends tell me that they love how I have decorated my homes. My husband and I bought a bank owned house and completely renovated it. We lived in that home for 17 years.

4 years ago, we moved down the Jersey Shore and did the exact same thing. LOL. We totally renovated another house. We are 3 1/2 blocks to the ocean and the peace we feel is incredible.

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Mustaches For Maddie!

Many of you may not know this, but I love to read! I am an avid reader and I can read 2 books a week without fail. It is a time for me to decompress from the day and it lets me breathe. The books take me away from the chaos of life. Moms out there, you get what I mean!

I recently was asked by Smith Publicity Inc. to read and review one of their books. I was excited and had no idea what to expect. Just the thought of being taken away to a foreign place or another time, gave me goosebumps.

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To Our Boys - Have Courage And Be Kind!

With all that is going on in the world, I thought I would put my thoughts down on paper. I am both angry and dumbfounded about what has been going on for years in Hollywood.

If you don't know what I am talking about, it is 2 words - Harvey Weinstein. Big honcho who is accused of groping and raping women. I believe I recently read there is over 50 women who have come forward. Most of these women were either models or actresses.

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Have You Ever Felt Lost?

Have you ever felt like the walls were closing in on you? That you would not be able to handle another thing? Have you woken up in the middle of the night and you couldn't turn off all the things going on in your head?

Well, let's face it. I can see a ton of women raising their hands in the air and saying "Amen to that." I think if you looked up the word "woman" in the dictionary, those questions and more like them, would appear in print!

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Mason Jars Come In Handy!

So this summer while I was off from work, I sat down and made a list. The list consisted of about 40 things I was going to accomplish. Yes, you read it right - 40.

This was going to be monumental for me because usually I am a total procrastinator. I pretend I am not, but I am. The list consisted mostly of going through my clothes and throwing out what didn't fit me. Then organize my closet, etc. You get the drift.

One day, to avoid the "infamous list", I decided to go to one of those "crafty" stores to walk around. LOL. Again with the avoidance. I left that store with about 30 mason jars!

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Let's Party - Summer Is Over!

With the summer winding down and work starting on September 1st, my head is ready to explode! I have so much going on and sometimes that is not a good thing. LOL.

My husband and I usually have an end-of-the-summer BBQ and I am ALWAYS last minute louie. But not this year, because I have found an incredible website that takes all the second guessing away. One more thing for me to raise my hands in the air and celebrate.

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