Thumb-Sucking: Issues and Solutions

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From the moment a child is born, they need comfort to thrive. Whether it be cuddling a favorite stuffed animal, wrapping up in a soft blanket, or popping in a pacifier, children develop a preferred method of soothing themselves. For many, sucking their thumb becomes a natural, easy method of choice. While thumb-sucking during the toddler and early preschool years is not usually a problem, it can have negative consequences if it continues much longer.

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Changing Your Child’s School: How to Make the Transition Easier

Moving to a new school can be difficult for a child, but this is a common and necessary transition that almost all students experience at least once. Maybe your family is moving to a new home in a new city, or perhaps your child’s progress is ahead or behind and the transfer is being made to a school like Kid’s Country Learning Center to accommodate her academic needs. Whatever the reason for this transition, your child will be leaning on you for comfort, strength and stability to let go of the old routine and embrace this new chapter in her life. These four tips can help you provide the support your child needs and to make her school transfer occur smoothly.

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Home Insurance: Reasons Why It’s Worth The Money

Home insurance is a must for every homeowner. Imagine losing everything to a fire, flood or storm and having no way to replace it. Home insurance also covers you in case of a burglary. Having homeowner’s insurance means that you can rebuild in the event of a disaster or replace stolen items or items damaged by fire or water.

When considering purchasing insurance for your home, you should shop around and get multiple quotes. Providers offer different deductibles and rates. Find a provider that meets your needs in terms of a payment schedule. You may prefer to pay monthly, twice a year or once a year. Don’t immediately go with the lowest quote. It may not be the best insurance package for your needs.

Natural Disasters

When you live in an area prone to flooding, wildfires or tornadoes, you need to be very sure of what your home insurance covers. Find an agent who will sit down with you and go over your contract in its entirety. Some providers do not offer flood coverage in areas prone to flooding. If you live in an area where natural disasters are common, expect to pay more for your homeowner’s insurance. Paying extra for flood coverage or other natural disaster coverage is well worth it so that you can rebuild and go on with your life.

Keep in mind the costs of rebuilding from scratch with no insurance. Even something as small as a tree falling over, which could happen almost anywhere, can be a huge expense. If you have insurance then you can find a reliable business like Roland’s Roofing or someone similar to repair any damage to your roof without worrying about the cost.

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How to Organize an Affordable Family Vacation

The best time of the year is in front of you and your wish is to take the whole family on vacation. While this decision has its positive and let’s say less positive sides, if planned and conducted correctly, the trip has the potential of becoming one of your life’s most treasured memories. The text below will remind you of some of the crucial steps you need to take before going on a family vacation, so feel free to go ahead and start planning along this post. 

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Summer with the Moodys Free Kindle Edition Today Only

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If you’re looking for a great family friendly book for the kids you’ll want to take advantage of this free offer to download the Kindle book, Summer with the Moodys (Moody Family Series #1). Today is the last day to get it for free! Once you read Summer with the Moodys #1 you can find the other books in the Moody Family Series on Titus2.com

Here’s a video from Sarah Maxwell, the author of the series.

 

The Maxwell family has an extensive line of books written to be an encouragement to families. You can read my review of their book on scheduling, Managers of their Homes

Zipadee-Zip Swaddling Jumper

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I WISH these unique swaddling jumpers were around when my children were babies!! I used to wrap them in a swaddling blanket and carry them around the house.  They loved the secure cozy feeling, so I can only imagine how much they would have enjoyed these.

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Every mother has asked the question – What do I do when my little one out grows their swaddle? Watch this short video clip to find out!

It gets even better! The Zipadee Zip is multifunctional. Check out these other great uses for this product:

  • Sleep – Aids swaddle transition and teaches self-soothing skills!
  • Travel – Encourages sleep and settling on long car or plane rides!
  • Dr. Office Visits – Eliminates tedious clothing changes!
  • Grocery Visits and Plane Rides – Provides a GERM FREE environment!
  • Breastfeeding – Prevents a baby from scratching themselves and Momma!
  • Stroller walks or walks/rides in a sling or baby carrier – can be worn while buckled or strapped in!
  • MORE SLEEP! – Aids transition to crib off of a swing, or rock and play sleeper and helps sick little ones get rest when they wouldn’t otherwise!

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Here is a coupon code for $2 off a Zipadee-Zip from Sleeping Baby!
Use code: SLEEP at checkout.

 

Join The Ultimate Thanksgiving Twitter Party!

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Come Join Me, Good Cook, The Frugal Mom and other Good Cook Kitchen Experts at The Ultimate Thanksgiving Twitter Party!

When: Monday, November 25, 2013

Time:  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT

Place: Twitter of course! 😉 Be sure to use hashtag #Thanksgivingtips to follow along with the conversation during the party.

Join in the discussion as we talk about everything Thanksgiving from turkey prep to decorating the table. Plus get a chance to win a special gift and one of three $200 Thanksgiving Baskets that will arrive in time for your dinner.

Be among the first 500 to RSVP by November 23, 2013 and receive a free set of Turkey Lifters!

RSVP Here!