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    I'd never heard the term helicopter parent until I was accused of being one in a comment here.  Apparently I was one due to my no-sleepover rule. Rather than be upset by this accusation, I began to wonder--what is this thing they speak of...this "helicopter parent?"  So I dug deeper;  if I'm going to be labeled...
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It's always hard to see your kids go through disappointments like we did this week at our house.  Whether they are 3 or 12 or 18 I think all kids could use some confidence boosters!  I think helping them fill up their confidence "bucket" is a great tool to have, that way when those disappointments come, and they always do, they have that...
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Oh mama featured
by  |  posted under Beauty, Family, Giveaways & Sponsored Posts, Parenting, Time Management, Uncategorized
Being a mama can be totally awesome, utterly exhausting, and one heck of an emotional roller coaster with plenty of ups and downs.  I think we can all agree that having a support system is a must.  When I get together with my girlfriends or meet other moms for playdates, we love to chat about kids, fashion, parenting, the best places to buy...
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by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Holiday, Inspiration, Parenting, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized
Growing up, there were many instances I was convinced I had the meanest parents in the world. I was expected to walk the half-mile to school when a lot of other kids got front-door service.  And yes, it WAS uphill, and yes, there was most often snow!  Mean. On many occasions, I was told, "No." No, I couldn't have that new life-sized...
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11 ways to be a #nowmom e-book
by  |  posted under Family, Freebies, Great Deals, Holiday, Inspiration, Mother's Day, Parenting, Shop
We are so excited about this book! Our site was founded on our tag line: better mothers. better wives. better women. howdoesshe.com Better mothers is the theme of our new e-book... It is only $12.99! To kick off the sale of this book, we will be donating $3.00 from every sale of this book to charity. There is a mom we LOVE that we...
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by  |  posted under Family, Fun With Kids, Parenting
When my first baby was young, bedtime was a joyous, nurturing ritual. It stretched on and on for an hour or more. There was a bath and lotion, punctuated by lots of cooing and kisses. We then moved on to dressing her up in the cutest, softest possible pajamas. Eventually there were stories and prayers, songs and goodnight games. We snuggled. We...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Inspiration, Parenting, Traditions
Join in our #nowmom Challenge! Here is a list of what we have done so far...check back daily for the next thing to do. You can also find these updating on our Instagram and Facebook...there are prizes involved so get over there and join in on the fun! :) All this fun is leading up to the release of our newest ebook: Becoming a #nowmom. We are...
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apps featured
by  |  posted under Coupons & Budgeting, Family, Kids' Chores, Organization, Parenting, Time Management, Uncategorized
With a million things to do and a million directions to do them in, busy moms can use all the help we can get!  Check out the top apps recommended for moms by readers like you.  For the complete brainstorming session on our HowDoesShe Facebook page, click HERE. Scheduling & Lists 1.  Cozi (FREE): manages every aspect of family life...
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Over 100 Lunchbox Notes to Make your Kids Smile!
by  |  posted under Back to School, Free Printables, Fun With Kids, Parenting, Round ups
 I love sending love notes in my kids' home lunches. It's so fun to let them know that their mama loves them while they are away.   I always think if my kids are having a bad day, maybe a little note from me will make it all better! Here's some of the best lunchbox notes out there...   1 - 10.  Printable School Lunch Jokes from...
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Eczema featured
by  |  posted under Beauty, Family, Parenting, Round ups, Uncategorized
 Dealing with eczema is no fun---the pain, the itching, and the chronic red skin.  An estimated 35 million Americans suffer from eczema, and 70% of cases start in children. When it comes to treating eczema, we turned to YOU and boy did you respond!  In a recent Facebook conversation, over 1,200 people shared their experiences with eczema...
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