My Son’s First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

My Son's First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

Noah experienced his first concussion last month. It was a scary and bizarre experience and not at all how I expected it would be. I have always been afraid of concussions. My kids have played both football and lacrosse since they were young. Bones have been broken, by the truckload. Yet, somehow until last month, we…

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PSA: Talk To Your Teens About Binge Drinking

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Do you talk to your kids about drinking? Do you tell them you hope they don’t drink? Do you stress that if they do drink they are to take a cab or call you for a ride? Probably. Has it ever occurred to you to talk to them about how to drink if they choose…

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Invisalign vs. Braces – 5 Ways Invisalign Is Better

Invisalign vs. Braces

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign. Invisalign makes  many things easier than braces. We would know, we have had both in our house. When I asked my two teenage boys to compare their experiences Invisalign won big time. Aside from the pain of braces (which my son said is the one thing he…

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Invisalign vs. Braces: 5 Things My Teen is Loving About Invisalign

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Smile with abandon.  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign. As all of you MomSmack readers know, my son has been using Invisalign for about seven months. It has been a fairly seamless experience. A couple of trays have been lost and reminders have been sent via text, but other than that, a…

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Sample Thank You Card Wording For Kids

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Thank You Card Cheat Sheet for Kids It’s the holiday season and your kids have Thank You Cards to write. Here are some to help make it go smoothly for all of you. Upon receipt of a gift, your kids need to write a handwritten Thank You Card to express their gratitude. These work for birthdays, graduation and any…

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Invisalign: How to Handle Pain & Discomfort

Invisalign 10 Things My Teen Wants Your Teen to Know

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign. This is Keenan’s fifth month using Invisalign. The novelty has definitely worn off and he is starting to ask…often, “Are we there yet.” Not. Even. Close. Bud.  While he hasn’t had a lot of pain using the Invisalign trays (which is much different than my 17…

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7 Reasons Kids Should Exercise That Have Nothing To Do With How They Look

7 Reasons Kids Should Exercise That Have Nothing to do with the Way they Look

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of California Milk Advisory Board. Exercise is a MUST in my house.  I have always insisted my kids play sports because that is the easiest way to get exercise. My caveat to that is if they choose not to play a sport they have to find another…

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Invisalign: 10 Things My Teen Thinks Your Teen Should Know

Invisalign 10 Things My Teen Wants Your Teen to Know

This is a sponsored post by Invisalign.  My son recently started using Invisalign. As I stated before, we had no idea about how Invisalign worked and we were both curious to see the process unfold. As we are a month in, I asked him to create a list of 10 things he was surprised by and…

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Invisalign: Getting Answers to My Questions

Invisalign: Getting Answers to My Questions

This post is sponsored by Invisalign. Years ago we took both kids to the dentist with the intention of finding out how much we would be spending on their orthodontic treatments. Translation…how many additional jobs would I need to pick up to maintain my passionate collection of clothing, shoes and wine while paying for their…

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Ooph Summer Contract 2014: Free Printable

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It’s June and the kids are either already out or about to be out of school. The rules for summer are completely different and setting expectations is the best way to keep you from screaming, “When does school start??” before July 1st. Below is a printable contract for you and the kids. Cross out what…

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