Accidents are Inevitable: But How Do You Deal with Them?

“You Aint Cool Unless You Pee Your Pants.” -Billy Madison Valerie, a six-year-old kindergartener from Utah wet her pants at school and was mortified. Her Father, Ben Sowards’ quick thinking made him a viral sensation and some have even dubbed him, “Father of the Year.” Why? All because he showed up at his daughter’s school with a splash of water on the front of his pants. You see, when Mr. Sowards went to pick up his daughter he let her think he too had an accident and asked for her backpack…

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5 Reasons to Visit Nickelodeon Punta Cana

I love traveling with my family and finding new family friendly places to visit. I had heard many things about Punta Cana and how beautiful it is. For those of you who don’t know where Punta Cana is, it is easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. This is where Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is located. This resort has quickly become a hit with families all over the world. So why should you decide to stay at Nickelodeon Punta Cana? Well these are a few reasons we decided to… It is…

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Behind the Facade: Depression and Me

I have always been very vocal about how I lost my Mother to suicide four years ago. I have been vocal about her struggle with mental illness, more specifically depression and anxiety. I saw the depression transform my Mother into someone who raised me, loved me and held me into someone I no longer recognized. Something I haven’t been as vocal on my blog about is my own struggle with depression and anxiety. A few days ago I was wondering why I hadn’t brought it up. Was I ashamed? Was…

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7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Cool in the Summer

Summer can be brutally hot. In fact, over the last couple days here in the Northern Virginia area we have seen temperatures rise to 105 degrees! Keeping myself cool and collected around my kids during the summertime can be quite difficult. Do all kids have to whine and complain about just how hot it is every five seconds?  I have found that when I am able to keep my kids cool, comfortable and entertained in the summertime it is much easier for me to relax and not stress out. So…

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Five Tips for Potty Training Success

You know the feeling you get when you are on a road trip with your family and your kids ask, “are we there yet?” for the billionth time? Well, that is basically the feeling you get when you are potty training a toddler. Potty Training is THE. WORST. I’ve been through potty training twice and thank goodness I am done because I just about lost my sanity with my last child. After being through it with two children I have gathered a few pieces of advice to impart on those of…

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