Physical Fitness for Kids: How to Build Endurance in Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Great parenting tips to help build physical endurance in kids, especially younger kids. I totally want my toddler and preschooler to last longer walking around when we are out!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stride Rite for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Running, playing, jumping, skipping. They are the hallmarks of childhood. Most children seem hardwired to want to do them as soon as possible, and as often as possible, after birth. You don’t really need to teach children how to run and play, generally. However, you may have to teach them how to build endurance! A big part of physical fitness for kids is helping them push through physically hard tasks and encouraging them to keep going when they want to stop! Because, we all want children who can go longer without ...

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Get Your Messy Home Company Ready in Just 40 Minutes with a Spray Mop

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Wow! This family cleaned their entire (messy) downstairs, including spray mopping, in just 40 minutes! Love these cleaning tips. #CleanForTheHolidays #cbias #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#CleanForTheHolidays #CollectiveBias The holidays are coming up fast! Next week Thursday it is Thanksgiving already, and then Christmas quickly follows. Chances are you will at some point need to get your regular messy home (I'm assuming you're normal and not an OCD cleaning freak) company ready. So, aren't you so glad that I am going to share my secrets on how I turned my mess of a downstairs (sorry, just focusing on the main entertainment areas today) to a clean, guest-ready space in just under 40 minutes?! The best part came ...

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The Secret to Grocery Shopping with Kids

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Awesome tips for grocery shopping with kids without tantrums or fits. Good advice from someone with three kids 3 years old and under, including a set of twins!

I have three young children, including a set of twins. Grocery shopping with twins, and then later with another child, has taught me a thing or two about handling the grocery shopping with kids, without any tantrums. Honestly, I don't remember that last time my child threw a fit in the grocery store. Grocery shopping is one of those chores that we have to do unless we have a self-sustaining farm we live on. Since I would wager most of you reading this do not, let's acknowledge that grocery shopping is an unavoidable part of life. Personally, I don't love it. I don't love making lists, checking them twice, pulling out the ...

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6 Values that Prepare Little Boys to Be Great Men

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As a Mom of Boys I want to raise them to be great men someday! Love these 6 values that I need to instill within him to help make it happen. Parenting tips.

Last April, I graduated with a degree in print journalism. Throughout my studies, I’ve become quite the news junkie. While it’s nice to feel like I’m well-informed, it’s also been a harsh awakening to the kind of world my son was born into. And it’s enough to make me want to hold him tight and never let him leave my sight. There is so much hate and violence. I find my jaw dropping as I read about the cruel things that happen around the world, especially toward children. And violence isn’t the only harmful thing out there either. The things I hear kids talking about and doing at such young ages is ridiculous. Eventually, I know I ...

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