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Electronic Devices and kids

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It seems that parents hear hand held or electronic and bells and whistles go off. It is the wave of the future and in all reality will spend a larger portion of their day on a device of some kind. Here is my problem, how can I as a parent who does product reviews, surveys, maintain blogs, help one preach about screen time? Each one of us is on the … Read More →

Fan Friday Contest #2: SunRype Frullo

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Welcome to PTPA’s Fan Friday contest! We’re super glad that you’re here. We are thrilled to announce that one (1) lucky PTPA winner will receive a  SunRype Frullo (Strawberry Banana & Tropical Twist) – 1 case each ($50 value!) Enter for your chance to win!   This contest will run all day on Friday, August 22nd, 2014! Tell your friends!   Hurray for lower calories! Delicious fruit taste with fewer calories. Naturally … Read More →

Fan Friday Contest #1: Baby Jogger

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Welcome to PTPA’s Fan Friday contest! We’re super glad that you’re here. We are thrilled to announce that one (1) lucky PTPA winner will receive a Baby Jogger Vue Umbrella Stroller ($199 value!) Enter for your chance to win!   This contest will run all day on Friday, August 22nd, 2014! Tell your friends!   A revolutionary reversible umbrella stroller: just press your foot up then down on the release levers and the … Read More →

Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow by Hasbro

Recently my daughter was asked to test a new product in the Nerf lineup of toys for girls.  It is the Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow.  My daughter is 10 and loves to play Nerf with her friends (mostly boys) and it’s nice that there is finally a Nerf product that takes this into consideration. The new line of girls Nerf are done in pretty colours that really got my daughter’s … Read More →

Children and Safety

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Back to school.  That phrase brings up a lot of different emotions for everyone – excitement, nervousness, apprehension, perhaps fear….and as parents we help our children deal with all of these emotions by arming them with information and preparing them for what’s ahead.  But one thing we seem to forget about these days, in the age of teaching our children safety when using technology and social media, we forget about … Read More →

Celebrate the Seal of Approval Winners!

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We’re so excited to be celebrating our Latest 2014 Award Winners! No PTPA celebration is complete without a Twitter party! Join us for some fun on Thursday, August 21 from 12-1pm EST (9 – 10 am PST) as we show off some pretty awesome products and allow you the opportunity to chat with the companies that earned the award, too! Yes, they’ll be hopping in to say, “Hi!” If you’ve never joined … Read More →

I Spend Too Much Time Online

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It’s summer. I should be off doing summer-y things. And sometimes I do, but being a WAHM doesn’t quit for the summer, if you know what I’m sayin’. While my dear son is home from school, however, I find that all my online activities have to work with the attention span of a 5 year old, who comes and bothers me every 32 seconds during “quiet time” with Legos that … Read More →

Peach Praline Pie

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Every time I buy a slice of peach pie I ask myself “why did I waste my money?”. The reason why I ask myself this, is as my sister-in-law put it: no peach pie holds a candle to mom’s peach pie. I have sampled many slices of this delicious pie that my mother-in-law and sister-in-law have made, but this was the first year I’ve made my own. I bought wayyyyy too many … Read More →

3 Tips to Create a Healthy Back to School Routine

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It’s back to school time and, like January, back to school offers the perfect opportunity to start a new routine and create new healthy habits! My kids have been in school full time now for a few years and each school year the morning madness does get a bit easier, in part because I hand out tasks and expect them to do much of their own school prep. Kids Can Help  Set your kids up to … Read More →

When One Parent Travels … A Lot.

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For the last 2.5 years, Daddy-o has been a FIFO (Fly In, Fly Out) Father. His current client requires that he be onsite during the week so as such, he arrives home on Friday nights, then leaves again on Sunday evenings. I have not written about it because I was advised not to go public that I was ‘alone’ during the week. But since I don’t feel “vulnerable”, if someone … Read More →