Cool Stuff for Kids

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! – Double Duty Twins (Plus One!) – Parenting Twins Article

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and it’s reminding me of the first time Keith and I took the twins to the dentist. They were only about a year old, with gummy smiles and just a few teeth popping through. We took them to a pediatric dentist in Colorado Springs, and I remember being surprised and excited by how different the experience was from when I was growing up. I don’t think pediatric dentists even existed when I was…

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! – Double Duty Twins (Plus One!) – Parenting Twins Article

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and it’s reminding me of the first time Keith and I took the twins to the dentist. They were only about a year old, with gummy smiles and just a few teeth popping through. We took them to a pediatric dentist in Colorado Springs, and I remember being surprised and excited by how different the experience was from when I was growing up. I don’t think pediatric dentists even existed when I was…

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Creating Good Financial Habits — and Passing Them On to Our Kids! – Double Duty Twins (Plus One!) – Parenting Twins Article

My parents were never the type of people to live above their means. When they first got married and needed a dining room set, they waited until they saved enough cash to buy it outright rather than charge it to a credit card—and they cherished it all the more because of that. When my brother and I were born, they worked hard to provide us with all the food, clothing, and toys we could possibly need without overdoing it. We…

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Creating Good Financial Habits — and Passing Them On to Our Kids! – Double Duty Twins (Plus One!) – Parenting Twins Article

My parents were never the type of people to live above their means. When they first got married and needed a dining room set, they waited until they saved enough cash to buy it outright rather than charge it to a credit card—and they cherished it all the more because of that. When my brother and I were born, they worked hard to provide us with all the food, clothing, and toys we could possibly need without overdoing it. We…

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Keep Lice Away This Summer! – Double Duty Twins (Plus One!) – Parenting Twins Article

With the school year winding down for some kids and already over for others, this may seem like an odd time for me to be writing a post about head lice. But unlike schoolchildren, head lice don’t take the summer off. And without all the back-to-school warnings and media coverage that August and September bring, many parents are probably letting their guard down when it comes to lice. But I’m not. While it’s true that head lice is more prevalent during…

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Upcycling with Chick-fil-A – Double Duty Twins (Plus One!) – Parenting Twins Article

As a member of the 2016-2017 Chick-fil-A Mom Panel, I get to try menu items for free in exchange for my opinions about food, kids’ meal prizes, and more. Sometimes, I am also asked to participate in fun challenges. Recently, Mom Panel members received coupons for free bowls of chicken tortilla soup or chicken noodle soup and were challenged to upcycle the empty containers. According to Merriam-Webster, upcycle means “to create an object of greater value from (a discarded object of lesser value).”…

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Mudpuppy Puzzles Are Perfect for Travel! – Double Duty Twins (Plus One!) – Parenting Twins Article

Military life comes with frequent moves. That often means being far away from family and friends—and driving or flying long distances to visit them. So, military kids often do a lot of traveling. My children are the perfect example. My twin boys logged at least five cross-country airplane flights by the time they were 2. My daughter took a 3,000-mile road trip with us at 5 weeks old when we moved from California to Virginia. Over the past two years, we’ve driven to New York to…

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