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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Goosebumps2 #NewMovieNightTraditions #CollectiveBias My daughter just turned 12 this month and while I could do without the back-talking, sarcastic moments, I actually love having a tween! The older she gets, the more we have

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tween

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Snyder’s-Lance Inc, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Pop4Spirit  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV With my oldest entering middle school in a week, I’m painfully aware that my first baby is growing up, like super fast.

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kidstween

This post is sponsored by Zynga, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I’ve never been so wonderful at math, but I’ve always had a great vocabulary. I can honestly say I owe it to comic books and teen thriller novels. My parents followed the philosophy that

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tween

  Dear Savannah, First of all, let me tell you how much I admire you. What all parents want for their children is for them to have a better life than their own.  We want you to inherit our good qualities and run – take them further than we ever could.  We

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tween

So, there isn’t much denying left for me.  My daughter will soon reach full-blown puberty and while I am terrified of the transition, I figure it is better to be prepared than surprised.  Chanting silently “I’m not ready, I’m not ready” won’t get me far.  I decided to be proactive

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back to schooltween

This list of 4th grade age 9-10 summer reading list is sponsored by Zenni Optical via One2One Network. Thank you for supporting ITKM and the brands I love. One of the best things in life is being a parent of a reading child.  The feeling you get when your child sputters out

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sportstween

I’m sharing #Always in my life as part of an Always sponsored series for Socialstars™ #ad As a mom of a girl AND a boy, there is one thing that really grinds my gears — the gender roles society places on them.  Based on their genders, they are supposed to like certain

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sportstween

Getting kids involved in team sports is one of the best things you can ever do for them.  Soccer is the fastest growing team sport in the United States and it is easy to see why.  Besides the pure cardio workout, kids also develop better balance, agility and coordination while playing and

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recipestween

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DeMet’s FLIPZ® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Movie night with the kids is definitely one of my favorite nights. It happens often around my home, especially on nights when dad has to work late. All we need

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accessorieschristmastween

“Party-fits” as my daughter calls them, are easily the most fun outfits for girls to shop for.  The holidays are the perfect time for a tween to showcase her party style, and since it is now December (!!!) it is time to start shopping. I had Savannah sit down at

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