Category Archives: Parenting

Caring For Sick And Healthy Children At The Same Time!

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Sniffling. Then a fever. Perhaps nausea. Oh no! One of the kids are sick. Now what? As a parent of a sick child, caring for a sick child is the most important thing on your mind. Keep the child hydrated. Medicate for fever and symptoms. Try to make the child comfortable. All of these things can […]

ScratchMeNot’s #EczemaAsthma Twitter Chat – Thursday, Nov 13!

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Join us as we discuss the connection between eczema and asthma! Our #EczemaAsthma Twitter Chat will feature questions solely about asthma too with guest host & physician, Dr. Renee, who is a Asthma Advocate. Take a moment and submit your questions early to Enjoy a chat, giveaways and great answers from Dr. Renee! Dr. Renee […]

ScratchMeNot Review: Living with Eczema – MarcieMom

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When I started to read Mei’s book, “Living with Eczema”, I quickly realized that if this book were available a few years ago, I could have began my own eczema journey with a solid foundation. Being a new parent of a child with eczema can be life changing and overtly overwhelming. There are so many […]

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

It’s 2014 and no matter where we turn there’s a cell phone, tablet, laptop, or flashy high-def TV. It’s practically impossible to go anywhere or do anything without seeing all of this impressive technology – and it’s even harder to control how much of it our kids see. For many parents in the modern day, […]

The Best Pets For Kids With Allergies

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The BEST pets for kids with allergies or sensitivities is not always the easiest to choose. When it comes to helping them develop tools like emotional intelligence, compassion, empathy, responsibility, and sharing, pets can be some of the best teachers. It’s been said that the true value of a person can be seen in how […]

The Art Of Responsibility

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Let’s face it – getting kids to do chores is usually not the easiest thing we do all day! The good news is that helping kids become the responsible, tidy, and organized little humans we want them to be doesn’t have to be a chore in and of itself! Today, we’re going to share a […]

5 Ways To Help Stop Nail Biting

Is your child a nail biter? While most of us look at it as a harmless habit that will go away with time, it turns out that it may be a lot more serious. Nail biting, especially during formative years, can do serious damage to teeth, nails, and skin – and for kids who already […]

3 Ways To Get More Energy… Naturally!

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If you’re a a parent, chances are fatigue is a normal part of your life. We get tired because we often don’t get nearly as much sleep, rest, relaxation, and down time as we need – and over time that can really impact how vibrant and energetic we feel. Long term stress and lack of […]

Teach Your Kids a Second (or Third) Language And Dramatically Enhance Their Success Potential!


The world is becoming smaller and smaller every day. With the Internet, quick travel, and global cities that host people from all across the world there’s one tool that can set anyone apart from the rest as they try to find their career success – speaking more than one language. Kids learn fast, and taking […]

Draw Up A Chalk Photo Shoot!

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The sun is out and it’s finally warm! One of the funnest and most memorable ways to get outside and enjoy an afternoon of play is with sidewalk chalk! The colors of the chalk and the massive canvasses that sidewalks and driveways offer gets kids really excited – and it can keep them busy for […]

5 Ways For Parents To Relieve Stress

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The average day for any parent can seem literally impossible on paper. From waking up and making breakfast to getting the kids to school, grocery shopping, appointments, sports, meals, events, travel, and fitting work and chores into the mix – there rarely seems to be enough hours in a day! Parents often have to ‘bend […]

Mom’s Night Out!

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No matter how much of a super mom you may be, we all need a break sometimes! Studies have shown that people who take breaks and take time out for rest and relaxation are more aware, alert, and clear – and as moms we can always use more of that! While it’s not always easy […]

How To Have A Rainy Day Photo Shoot

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Weather got your little ones down? Have no fear! Rainy days are the perfect excuse to get creative indoors and have some amazing photos to show for it. Setting up a rainy day photo shoot is simple, free, fun, and often keeps kids engaged for hours since you can make it have as many steps […]

Family Movie Night!

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Movies are a fun, hassle-free, and affordable way to get the family together and enjoy some great entertainment. Laughing is a great way to relieve stress and boost the immune system, and many movies offer ways to explore life lessons in light-hearted and non-confrontational ways. A movie night is also a great option for parents […]

Making A Family Calendar

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If there’s one thing that brings a family together it’s having everyone on the same page – and there’s no better way to do that than with a family calendar! Using a family planner is a wonderful way to help make each member of the family know how important they are, and it helps younger […]

Simple Ways For Parents To De-Stress

If your a parent, chances are you’ve had ‘those moments’ where you thought your nerves and patience would be lost forever. You’re not alone! Even though you may be an amazing parent, you’re still a human being. Many parents fall short of taking adequate care of themselves because they are so focused on caring for […]

Treating Ingrown Nails

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As a parent with an itchy kid, chances are you already know the importance of well-clipped nails. A regular clipping can be the difference between irritated skin or cuts and scrapes that can get infected – so great nail care is essential. Many parents find that they’re clipping their child’s nails weekly to help cut […]

Everything You Need To Know About Specialists

The first time I got referred to a specialist I had to do a bunch of online research just to get prepared. If you’re like me and many other parents out there, the sheer number of professionals who we can turn to for help can be overwhelming. I know many parents who haven’t gotten treatment […]

$300 Giveaway sponsored in part by ScratchMeNot

A new giveaway begins at 12:00 am 12/31/2013! Open to USA and Canada. Once it opens enter by liking all the sponsors! The winner will receive $300 in cash via paypal. What would you use the $$ for? We’re joining My Precious Kid in this cash giveaway! Eczema, Allergies and Itchy Skin can be expensive! […]

The Basics Of Polyphasic Sleeping

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If your little one isn’t sleeping because of itching, pain, discomfort, or other issues, chances are you aren’t either. As parents, getting enough sleep is just as important for our health and wellness as it is for our kids’ development – so how to we find balance? If your child isn’t giving you enough down […]