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5 Reasons Why More and More People Are Saying ‘No Way’ to Valentine’s Day

  Whether you’re in a couple or rolling solo, Valentine’s Day comes with expectation and pressure. With #CoupleGoals as a consistently trending hashtag, countless pictures of couples on social media, the obsession of celebrity break ups and make ups and TV shows like the Bachelor and Bachelorette serving up contrived romance sprinkled with drama, the way we think of love and romance has changed. Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a New York Board Certified Neuropsychologist explains why so many people say ‘no way’ to Valentine’s Day and offers some alternatives that shift this negative mindset.   1. “Valentine’s Day is a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ and I’m still broke from Christmas.” When money is tight many people may want to cut back on spending especially for things they feel are frivolous. “Financial stress is a common thing and when people are made to feel pressured to spend, they get resentful and want to claim their power,” explains Dr. Hafeez. Instead of boycotting all romance,

Fire 7 Tablet Giveaway

  Giveaway Time, Come Enter to Win a Fire Tablet 7 Enter Here We want to start this year off right. What better way than giving kids the ultimate package to stay connected! Come enter to win 1 Year of Kids Email and a Fire Tablet 7. Contest ends 02/09/18. What is Kids Email?  KidsEmail.org   and Kmail.org was established in 2009. The concept and idea was written and designed to be a part of the solution to protect children and families online. KidsEmail.org was designed to provide safe email for kids. KidsEmail Blog is a place where we share the latest and greatest with keeping kids safe online and other fun things, thanks for stopping by! Visit www.kidsemail.org  to try KidsEmail for Free! Enter Now

Edushape Tips to Beat Cold Weather Blues!

        The cold weather has hit a large part of the country, but staying inside doesn't have to mean being bored.  Edushape exercises a child's mind by supporting life long skills, growing imaginations, and developing social and sensory skills.  Here are some of our favorite toys to beat the cold weather blues!             My Soft World -  Includes Edu-Foam Wood-Like blocks and color blocks, plus Edu-Foam people, cars, trucks, trees and other city themed accessories. Packaged in a “tool box” style reusable container for easy clean up.           Magic Symmetry - Children love mirrors from the earliest age. Magic Symmetry takes this fascination with mirrors one step further using low distortion, child appropriate 90 degree mirrors to magically enhance their variously shaped, brightly colored creations. Included activity cards help to get quickly started, with pro

5 Ways To Cope With The Death Of A Pet

The loss of a pet can bring as much grief as the loss of some human friends and family members. This makes sense when you consider the role our animal companions play in our everyday lives. You cared for your pet’s every need and, because they could not speak, you learned to communicate in other ways. Such caring builds intimacy similar to that found between a parent and their infant; love without conflict, jealousy, or any of the other complications found in most relationships. So when a pet dies, the depth of your grief reflects your loss of a special relationship.  “When we lose a pet, we lose a relationship unlike any other,” says Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio (www.greengateleadership.com), a family therapist and author of The Pet Loss Companion: Healing Advice From Family Therapists Who Lead Pet Loss Groups. “Many of us love our pets the way we love our children. But in the immediate aftermath of this unique loss, too often family members and friends say things like, ‘J

101 Classic Children's Books on sale for up to 90% off

T here are 12 ebook collections of classic children's books on sale today for up to 90% off at Amazon! This is a great opportunity to acquire 101 ebooks featuring beloved characters like the Berenstain Bears, Curious George, Franklin the Turtle, and more, at a fraction of the price.  I have listed more details below with the links: The Berenstain Bears Three collections of ebooks from the beloved series that has sold more than a quarter-billion copies and been cherished by children for more than fifty years! The Berenstain Bears Chapter Book Collection On sale for $5.99 https://www.amazon.com/Berenstain-Bears-Chapter-Book-Collection-ebook/dp/B0718XJHGN   The Berenstain Bears Picture Book Collection Vol. 1 On sale for $3.99  https://www.amazon.com/Berenstain-Bears-Picture-Book-Collection-ebook/dp/B071DPRDGN /  The Berenstain Bears Picture Book Collection Vol. 2 On sale for $3.99 https://www.amazon.com/Berenstain-Bears-Picture-Book-Collection

The first Swago: Shopping Edition of 2018!

The holidays are over and the online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save some of the money you spent. Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly. Click here to get started ! Here’s what you need to know to get your 2 5 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern): Click here to go directly to the Swago Page! If you're not a member yet, you can join here - it takes 30 seconds. Make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board wi

How Moms Can Save Using A Balance Transfer

It’s a new year and after the presents and parties of the silly season, your credit card may have been a bit overworked. We all know Santa can be a drain on our finances. So how do you get back on track?  While it might seem like flawed logic to pay off one credit card debt by using another, a balance transfer can help you accelerate your credit card repayments and consolidate your debt. By transferring the balance on your credit card to a lower interest rate credit card, you can get back in control of the family finances and start some serious saving. What is a balance transfer? A balance transfer involves taking the debt from one credit card – which often has a high interest rate – and transferring it across to a new card that has either a 0 per cent or ultra-low introductory interest rate for a period of 12-24 months. This means you pay no interest on this transferred balance for that period, which can save you hundreds of even thousands of dollars in interest. Soun

Save Money With These Green Tricks for Your Home

Some think being green is a privilege afforded to the few who can — well — afford it. The reality of eco-friendly living is simplistic and requires only a few lifestyle changes, conducted at small stages at any time you choose. Living simpler stops you from prioritizing the clutter in your life and refocuses your attention on what really matters while saving you money in the process. Here are some easy, green ways to save money: 1.       Use Transportation Alternatives Carpool with colleagues to work or with a friend to run errands. You'll feel less stressed and have someone to talk to while doing a boring routine. If you live near your job, consider biking to work on good weather days. The bus system provides another alternative, depending on how often the buses travel hourly in your area. 2.       Ditch Paper for Cloth Napkins Curbing paper consumption may be tough to beat for those who rely on paper towels for everything, but the benefit for the environment

Slime Recipe

My kids and my entire daycare crew is obsessed with slime! The making of slime, the squishing of slime, watching slime videos, all that crazy stuff! So I decided we would hop on the slime train and see what we can create, the kids are thrilled I am making slime that they all get to enjoy and it is great for me to give my readers some cool recipes to try and videos to watch!  Here is my favorite recipe: 1 container of glue 1/2 an empty glue container of water 1 tbsp of glitter glue 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tbsp of contact lens solution 1. Add the glue to a bowl  and then fill the glue container half way with water and shake it. Empty the gluey water into the bowl. 2. Add your glitter glue and baking soda and mix. You can even add food coloring or sparkles at this time to create your own unique look. 3. Add the contact lens solution, if it seems sticky add a tiny splash more solution until it comes from the bowl and is a thick slime consistency. Now knead it with your hand