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Isis: When A Name Becomes The Focus Of Controversy

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What happens when the beautiful name you chose for your child becomes the target of a horrible world devastation? I recently came across an article about a family who is facing this problem head on. Their daughters name is ‘Isis’ which, ideally stems from a beautiful Egyptian goddess. Recently, with the turn of events with the extremist Islamic militant group spreading terror around the world, this little girls name has … Read More →

Easiest Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

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If you are on Pinterest you’ve probably seem the pin about the slow cooker chicken noodle soup. It’s making the rounds and I am sure pretty much every mom I know has pinned it.  I figured I should jump on the soup bandwagon and try it myself. The website that my friend pinned the recipe from is here – Jo Cooks. That recipe is fine, but maybe had a few … Read More →

Mean Girls: Sexist Stereotype or Reality?

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We’ve all heard the term “mean girls.” It refers to the notion that tween and teen girls are exclusively and irrationally mean to one another. A notion so popular that it was made into a movie, which was so popular they followed it up with the sequel, Mean girls 2. Personally, I find the term bothersome – though any generalization, particularly when it targets young women, makes me twitchy. Sure, … Read More →

October is safe sleep month, is your baby sleeping safely?

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By Lauren Daurizio Kids In Danger Cribs are possibly the most important investment a parent can make in their child’s safety, the only product that a parent is meant to leave their baby in unsupervised. So how can a baby’s sleep environment be as safe as it can be? By making the crib environment totally bare, and making sure the crib itself meets the latest safety standards. Kids In Danger … Read More →

7 Ways To Enjoy Time With Your Family This Fall

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Fall is such an amazing time of year – the leaves on the trees change to beautiful reds, oranges and yellows, on a good day the weather is not too hot and not too cold and in my house thanks to my plug-ins and smelly candles there is always an aroma of pumpkin or apple cinnamon in the air.  It’s also a great time to get out and enjoy time … Read More →

Fan Friday Contest: SunRype 100% Juices

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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 winner will receive: 3 cases of SunRype 100% Juices – it’s a brighter choice. Choose from 900 mL, 1.36L, 200 mL or 3.78 L. There is something for everyone under the sun. $60 value!! Enter for your chance to win!   This contest will run all day on Friday, October 3rd, … Read More →

SunRype and Mr. Picky

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Our house has a problem…A big problem. We have a resident picky eater, who puts all other picky eaters to shame. I read the blogs, I watch the websites, I try and sneak fruit or veggies into foods, but he figures it out. He’s cute, but ruthless. I know a lot of people have this problem, but ours was getting extreme. He won’t even have a bite of an Apple. … Read More →

Celebrate PTPA’s Latest Award Winners with a #PTPAParty!!

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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, October 2nd 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 … Read More →

Benefit of Gamification? Increased Engagement!

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Hey folks! Having spoken to some of my clients over the last few weeks, it was clear that the new buzz word in marketing this year is Gamification. If you would like to learn more about our Gamification program, click here. Gamification is amazing; it revolves around the concept of applying game mechanics and game design techniques to engage and motivate users [Tweet], for example, a popular use of Gamification … Read More →