Family Movie – Playing With Fire

Family Movie – Playing With Fire

Sometimes, a family movie night is what the doctor orders. We had dealt with quite a bit of sickness over the last two weeks. We had several night’s of laying on the couch watching everyone’s favorite shows. Problem is, we have a wide range of ages in our home which also means we have a wide range of likes and dislikes. So, most of the week, we just “dealt with what the other person picked to watch” and took turns picking. We had received the movie, “Playing With Fire” as a review. Thankfully, it was a movie my oldest (17) had been anxious to see but it was entertaining enough and clean for even my 6 year old. We were all able to enjoy the movie!

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Value of Children Engaging in Independent Free Play

Why is Independent Free Play So Important?

Structure is extremely important, as is spending time with your children but unstructured free play has many benefits of it’s own. Allowing children to increase their imagination through independent free play or even playing with other children without the instructions of an adult has seven wonderful benefits. 

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Bookroo Children’s Book Subscription

 Bookroo Children’s Book Subscription Lights Up a Child’s Eyes and Mind

What child (or adult for that matter) doesn’t love Christmas? I always enjoy the excitement of my little girl, now four as she runs in and sees her gifts. Then as she begins to unwrap each one, the excitement only builds! What if you could give that type of excitement EVERY month throughout the year?

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Sound Sleep = Happy Moms, Happy Kids

Tips for Children Receiving a Sound Sleep Each Night

There are a couple common complaints that I hear out of the mouths of mothers all around. The first common complaint is of being too tired from the lack of sleep they get each night (most of the time due to their children not sleeping sound through the night). Another complaint is unhappy, irritable, disobedient children throughout the day which wears us moms out! There are often many contributing factors but I believe the greatest of the vicious circle of unhappy, tired moms and unhappy, irritable children is from the child’s lack of sleep.

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10 Benefits to Adding Black Peppercorn to Your Diet

 Health Benefits of Black Peppercorn

Most all recipes call for black pepper for seasoning purposes but did you realize that black peppercorn has health benefits as well?! Using a quality pepper mill such as the Bistro Chef Pepper Mill to grind black peppercorn into your favorite recipes adds a value that you need to not miss out on! Continue reading to find out 10 health benefits of adding black pepper to your diet. 

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