Category: children

5 Great Kids Birthday Gift Ideas

If you are having a hard time deciding on what gift you will give to a kid – your child, nephew, niece or godchild on his or her birthday, then you’ve come to the right place! Surely, at the end of this article, you will be able to finally decide on what gift to share.Check

5 Ways To Safeguard Kids’ Devices From Predators

New apps pop up almost every day, and *bam* every single one of your kid¹s friends and classmates are using this bright and shiny new toy and… you find out, so is your child. The app looks age appropriate and harmless to you, however predators find ways to infiltrate and exploit. Yes, you check your child’s phone, computer

Score Big Helping Centurylink & The Blazers End Hunger!

  You score big when you help CenturyLink and The Blazers end hunger this holiday season! A great collaboration between Portland Trail Blazers own Evan Turner and CentryLink have created Hearts & Hoops. Donate nonperishable food items at CenturyLink Hearts & Hoops food drive locations (see below) benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. They’ll be setting

10 Halloween Etiquette Tips And Tricks

  It’s time for scary costumes, carving pumpkins, candy and trick or treating.  As Halloween approaches, there are somethings parents and children need to remember.  10 Halloween Etiquette Tips & Tricks: –        Select Appropriate Costumes: Costumes that represent a culture, race, ethnic or religious group or someone with a serious illness, poverty or other hardship,

Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Welcome to the Dropprice $150 Target Gift Card Giveaway!   How do you feel when you walk into Target?  Does a smile come across your face?  Do you feel like you’re in one of your happy places?  Does a chorus sing “Hallelujah!” in your head?  Well then, this giveaway is for you!  With the holidays

Enter To Win 5 My Little Pony Equestria Girls Dolls Today!

  This giveaway is a perfect combination of getting in the spirit of Halloween and getting prepared for Christmas gift-giving!  Enter now for your chance to win 5 – yes, 5 – My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Legend of Everfree Dolls! Welcome to the MLP Equestria Girls, Legend of Everfree 5 Doll Giveaway! Hosted by: Southern Mom

Age Appropriate Chores For Kids

  It’s wise to start teaching children to help around the house with assigned chores when they’re young.  It doesn’t need to be perceived as a punishment, taking care of the home you live in is a blessing!  Think about it, you have a home.  Show your children that cleaning is taking pride in your

Free Pancakes For Kids At Denny’s

    KIDS WILL FLIP FOR FREE FLUFFY PANCAKES AT DENNY’S IN SEPTEMBER To begin my Peace of Mind theme for September I’m sharing a great opportunity to feed your children – for free and also help a very needy cause.  America’s Diner, Denny’s, introduces September’s month-long “Free Pancakes for Kids” promotion – ages 10

Back To School $1000 Giveaway! Enter Today To Win!

  As much as it might pain some (and excite others!) school will be back in session in a few weeks.  Personally, I love summer vacation breaks.  The vibe is relaxed and I don’t need to stress about paper work being filled out, volunteering for the next school event and making sure that homework is

8 Of The Most Exciting PLAYFul Trends for 2016

    Summer is full of activity. There are ways to spend a bundle on outdoor events and activities but that’s not what I’m about.  I’m “Frugal Ann”, always looking for ways to play and have fun without spending a lot (or any!) dollars and cents. There’s an organization dedicated to reminding us the importance of

5 Easy Ways to Safeguard Kids’ Tech Devices from Predators

  New apps pop up almost every day, and instantly every single one of your kid¹s friends and classmates are using this bright and shiny new toy and, you find out, so is your kid. The app looks age appropriate and harmless, but predators find ways to infiltrate and exploit. Yes, you check your child’s phone, computer or

5 Easy Ways to Safeguard Kids Tech Devices from Predators

  New apps pop up seemingly out of nowhere.  Although my job is working with social media, I find myself caught unaware. My daughters will be laughing at something they’re sharing on their phones and when I glide over to check out what it’s all about I discover they’re on an app I’ve never heard

It’s All About Love – Please Contribute To Toys For Tots This Season

  Please take a moment and contribute to the “It’s All About Love” Toys For Tots online campaign at www.toysfortotsdrive.com .  This campaign is working to raise monetary contributions to support the annual toy drive.  As a thank you gift, those donating $10.00 will receive a digital copy of J.C. Lee’s (daughter of Stan Lee -Marvel

Quick And Easy Halloween Fun!

  Say your daughter plans months in advance for her Halloween costume but gives you a couple of hours to prepare for a party she’s planned … without telling you about it?! I’m happy that my girls like Halloween, I would just like to have a bit more time to prepare for a lively group

Trick or Treating Safety Tips!

  For those of us who have quite a few All Hallows’ Eve spooky nights under our parent/guardian belt the following tips will seem obvious.  But, for those just starting out, or those that need reminders, the following should help you on your way to a safe – and fun! – night of Trick or

My Best Kept Secret For Stress Relief

If there’s a health issue affecting my family I prefer to go the natural, holistic route first and see where we are. With regard to things that factor into our days I do my best to keep us organized as to avoid stress however, as the saying goes “The best-laid plans of mice and men

Headphones By SOL Republic – Tracks Giveaway!

I’d like to share how much we (although my daughter Lily is hogging them ;-> )  are enjoying the new SOL Republic Tracks headphones.  And I have a giveaway for you to win a set for yourself!  Read on! Now that the school year has started it’s time to get my daughter’s homework stations organized.  And

*Update* Seasonal Relief Solution with Zarbee's Naturals

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received a promotional item and a product sample as a thank you for participating.”   It was two weeks ago, the rain had stopped, the sun was shining and I was ready for my daily writing.  While sitting in front

The Mom Conference: Online and Free This Week!

For those of us that would enjoy connecting with other mothers, yet can’t make it to meetings and/or conferences that always seem to happen out of town, The Mom Conference is for us! This conference happens online and is FREE! Monday, April 7th – Conference launches! Each day of the conference, a new set of

The Polar Express Is Coming To The Mt. Hood Railroad – All Aboard!

Hello my fellow Oregonians!  And All Aboard! THE POLAR EXPRESS comes to life this holiday season as the Mt Hood Railroad rolls out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie

Getting Ready For Summer Camp Fun

  Summer is here! If you have a teenager like mine, you’ll be packing plenty of shorts and sunscreen for a much anticipated week at camp. My daughter went away to her first camp when she was 11 and she was hooked. When Spring rolls around I hear, “Have we booked any camps for me

Great Idea For Family Game Night

All of the “family friendly” shows and situation comedies cannot generate the kind of fun and laughter our family has when we gather together for our weekly Game Night.   In the beginning it wasn’t easy trying to pry our children away from the computer and personal game players but now they look forward to a