Having Body Confidence

Body Confidence Everywhere you turn, someone is talking about how girls should have more body confidence. Despite all the hype about being confident, it is difficult to be happy with ourselves when every magazine we see features super-unhealthy models and has two-page articles on how to be unhealthily thin. It makes…

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Blueberries are in season!

Made this last week. It’s amazing!! Great to bring to a summer dinner party. Blueberry Crisp Recipe courtesy The Neelys     Rated 5 stars out of 5 Total Time: 1 hr 0 min Prep: 20 min Cook: 40 min Yield: 4 to 6 servings Level: Easy Ingredients 6 cups…

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What Girl Power means to me

To me, Girl Power is a few things. It’s being a strong, independent, smart woman who takes care of herself. It’s also encouraging other women to be great, instead of competing with other women. Girl power is all about a community and being stronger in numbers, getting together and getting…

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New Mom Money Saving Tips

As a new mom you have a lot to get to grips with and even more to look forward to. There are a lot of new things to experience but there are also a number of anxieties that relate to your impending arrival and so the last thing you want…

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8 satisfying secrets of being happy

Adding these simple habits to your day may help boost happiness Some people always seem to be cheerful and upbeat. So what’s their secret? Turns out, it isn’t having loads of money or a perfect body, home or job. Instead, happy people tend to make time for healthy, fulfilling and…

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Hyperlinked is FREE on YouTube Kids App

OMW!! Stop the internet! Hyperlinked is free on the YouTube Kids App, along with 4 other kids & family shows! Happy holidays from YouTube Red! From December 7th- January 3rd, they are making 5 kids & family shows available for FREE on the YouTube Kids App! This means you can watch all 10…

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Tips to Fight Fatigue

fight fatigue There are many simple ways to fight fatigue. It happens to all of us when we least expect it. We might be at work in a really boring meeting, in a class listening to a lecture, driving in a car on a long trip, or just being home…

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Guide to Maintaining Friendships

We came across a short video about making and maintaining friendships. It’s not just texting and online communication. It’s about actually making a live connection. We sometimes forget how important a conversation really is. Take a look! Worth a few minutes of your time to watch. Need more advice on…

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Disney Presents YouTube Red’s ‘Hyperlinked’

New Series that will Premiere on YouTube Red with Tween Sensation L2M! Showing Girl empowerment!   Popular music group L2M are sharpening their coding skills, as they show the world girl empowerment! A friend group with five girls star in a new scripted series called Hyperlinked. The 10 episode will follow…

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Valentine’s Day Crafts

DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts Here’s some cute ideas to make for Valentine’s Day! 1. Tea bags! Supplies: Coffee filters, Scissors, Needle and Embroidery thread, Loose tea leaves, Stapler, Paper for tags (construction paper, old book pages, etc.), optional: Spices (pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, ground ginger, etc.) Step 1- Cut two…

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6 New Year’s Resolutions For Families with Tweens & Teens

With tweens and teens spending more time on media than ever, these new year’s resolutions can help to keep their experiences safe, productive, and fun all year long.   If you’re feeling overwhelmed about managing your tween or teen’s screen time, you’re in good company. With 8- to 12-year-olds averaging…

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A Teen’s Perspective: Cleaning my room

Cleaning my room The first mission I knew that I needed to accomplish upon returning from college between semesters was cleaning my room. For years, my room has been a disaster. I just have too much stuff. It took about a week, but I went through everything. I found papers…

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DIY – Feather Hair Extensions

How to make feather hair extensions Any of you lovely ladies been to the mall lately? Or the coffee shop? Or just OUT? Well, if you have, then you’ve probably noticed the latest fashion craze for girls: Hair feather extensions! They’re cute, earthy, and they go with everything! Many stars…

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Gertie’s Leap to Greatness Book Review

Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome. She has a daddy who works on an oil rig, a great-aunt who always finds the lowest prices at the Piggly Wiggly, and two loyal best friends. Find out more about the book here, and enter to win one of the 5 Gertie’s…

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Sticker Girl, a fun new book for tween girls

Sticker Girl, Martina Rivera has a remarkable imagination. But with two extroverted brothers at home, she’s always struggled to make a big impression on those around her. Soon Martina discovers the secret power of her sticker collection: They come to life! Among her magical sticker friends are Craig, a rambunctious…

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Why Chocolate is So Addicting

Chocolate! Just the sound of its name makes you want to have it. I cannot believe that someone would not be fond of chocolates, something so yummy and delicious. But what makes chocolate so addicting? A chocoholic is a person who craves or compulsively consumes chocolate. The word is a combination…

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Teens and Social Media: 6 Tips to Stay Safe

Make Your Teen Social Sites Smart! With more kids wanting to socialize with their phones and on their tablets to stay connected with their classmates and friends during the week and on weekends, it’s time to make them know how to stay safe. The summer season also gives them the opportunity to…

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Suffering From Working Mother Guilt?

Nearly three-quarters of American mothers with children at home are employed. That fact doesn’t necessarily make it any easier for a working mother to drop a toddler at day care or miss school plays. The mommy wars might seem like a relic of the 1990s, but 41 percent of adults…

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A Whole Hour Dedicated To Young Entrepreneuers on Steve Harvey

Co-Founder, Juliette Brindak, from Miss O and Friends joins Steve Harvey as he explores young & successful entrepreneurs on NBC. Over the years, very simple ideas have turned entrepreneurs into multi-millionaires, but in today’s day and age, technology is completely changing the game and you no longer need a physical…

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Best Kids Movies To Watch With Family

Movies to Watch with Tweens and Teens That Don’t Make You Look Like a Dork Bond over Ferris Bueller, discuss Dead Poets, and transition your tweens and teens into a whole new world of movies. Once your kids have outgrown the Disney princesses, the Kung Fu Pandas, and the Ice Ages…

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11 Olympics-Themed Pool Party Games to Play This Summer

Whether you’re trying to come up with a lively birthday party theme or just an excuse to gather friends, this summer — with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games just weeks away —provides the perfect opportunity for some Olympics-themed pool party games. The Summer Olympics are particularly empowering for young women, as strong…

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