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How to Reassure Your Children When Going Through a Divorce

Divorces are especially difficult for children, so if you’re going to be moving through the process of getting a divorce with the help of family solicitors, you should be prepared for how your children may react to this harsh news. Thankfully, though, there are ways that you can reassure your children and let them know that everything will be okay and that you both still love them and will be a part of their lives. Keep reading for a few tips.

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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WIENER-DOG Trailer

Amazon Studios and IFC Films will release WIENER-DOG in theaters June 24 2016

From director Todd Solondz (WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, HAPPINESS), WIENER-DOG is a dark, starkly funny story of a single dog and the many different people she touches over her short lifetime.  Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener. Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip. After leaving Dawn, Wiener-Dog encounters a floundering film professor, as well as an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter—all longing for something more.  Solondz’s perversely dark comedy offers an appallingly honest look at the American experience, brought to life by its all-star cast.

 

 

Written and Directed by Todd Solondz

Produced by Megan Ellison, Christine Vachon

Starring Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, Tracy Letts, Zosia Mamet 90minutes | Not Yet Rated

 

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

21 Flexible Work at Home Jobs For Night Owls

If you looking for a flexible job to work from home in the evening or at night, here are 21 jobs flexible enough for you!

Source: 21 Flexible Work at Home Jobs For Night Owls

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

Digital Media Academy tech summer camps

Digital Media Academy tech summer camps

Digital Media Academy tech summer camps are filling up faster than ever! Don’t miss out on the summer experience of a lifetime – SAVE $100 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by May 31, 2016.

At DMA, kids (ages 6-12) and teens (ages 12-17) learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more!

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

Tight Shoe Tip from @ChiTownChef

Shoe Stretching

 

If you have a tight pair of shoes and you would like to stretch them a little over night simply fill a Ziploc bag with water, place one bag in each shoe then pop the shoes and bags in the freezer. The water expands as it freezes and stretches your shoe a little bit for you.

 

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

Family Camping: Safety & Outdoor Knowledge to Share with Your Kids

 

 

A camping trip is an fantastic opportunity for family adventures in the great outdoors. It provides opportunities for bonding and helps create valuable memories for your little ones. For a successful camping trip, make sure your child is thoroughly prepared and knows the risks and rewards that lie within nature. Here are some tips on how you can teach your children the safety standards of camping:

Preparation

Prepare your kids for the camping experience with a trial run at your house. You can show your kids the process of tent set-up and the tasks included in the packing of sleeping mats, sleeping bags and other camping equipment. Ask your kids if they are interested in any specific activities available at your campsite. Once you’ve established a list of your activities, you can discuss what kind of clothes and gear are necessary for your plans. Let your kids pack their own bags, so they can make decisions on what is important for the trip and what should be left at home. Check in with them once they’ve finished packing and talk about whether or not they are prepared for weather conditions and all the activities you previously discussed.

Natural Dangers

While you travel towards your camping destination, discuss the safety precautions that all campers should know. Print out a list of animals you may encounter in the great outdoors, which you can find on the state or national park’s website. The Redwood National Park has an animal guide that lists endangered species, commonly seen animals and provides information on how you can stay safe from aggressive elk or mountain lions. Play a game with your kids of which animal is a foe and which is a friend.

Talk about the natural foods that can be found within your camping location, like berries and mushrooms. Explain that while these foods may look familiar and safe, they could potentially be poisonous. Tell your kids that these forageable foods shouldn’t be consumed or touched. At the campsite, go over fire safety and discuss how they should behave when you have a live, contained fire.

Outdoor Knowledge

The more knowledgeable your kid is about the nuances of camping, the less likely they will encounter any accidents or injuries. Give your child specific responsibilities while you’re on your trip. Have him take on simple tasks, initially, like a flashlight test that will make sure all flashlights have charged batteries. Increase his responsibility and give him the role of navigator for your hikes. Go over the trail map, together, and provide a compass. You can teach your child about navigation and how to use a compass with an online video tutorial.

 

Other tasks that your children can spearhead include, tent cleanliness, food preparation, washing dishes, campsite trash, plant identification, and resource conservation. For resource conservation, provide a checklist of the food you’ve packed for the trip and your kid can monitor the family’s daily food and water consumption. You child can learn about how you can ration food and will help make sure there is enough food and water for the duration of the trip. This is also an excellent opportunity for math practice, as you can teach him about fractions and percentages.

 

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.