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CodeSpark Academy: The #1 Learn-to-Code Program for Kids!

Do your kids love computers? That’s a rhetorical question, of course—we haven’t met a child who doesn’t love devices. CodeSpark Academy is an educational app channeling this generation’s tech affinity into an enriching learn-to-code experience for kids 5 to 9....

Meet a Mom: Jeannie Mai Jenkins

Emmy Award winner Jeannie Mai Jenkins is best known for her eight season stint co-hosting The Real talk show. She also gained a legion of fans in 2020 as a competitor on Dancing with the Stars, and many others found her on social media (on Instagram alone she has...

Grocery Store Savings Tips

  Lately, we’ve all noticed how much more expensive groceries are—and having growing kids doesn’t help that situation. As a result, either we buy our typical grocery haul and pay a whole lot more, or we stick to our usual budgets and get  just a few...

How to Set Kids Up for Homework Success

Photo Credit: Alexandra Blair Photography   Homework isn’t most kids’ favorite part of the day—and it can be painful for parents, too. Rather than turn homework time into a power struggle, simple strategies can help you both work together to get it done without...

LesserEvil: 5 Reasons We Love This Snack Brand For Our Families

As moms, feeding our kids can take up a lot of our time and brain power. If you have picky eaters or constant snackers, it can feel like half of your bandwidth is taken up by monitoring what your kids are (or aren’t) eating. That’s why we love LesserEvil, a company on...

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal from Kat with a K

  Slow cooker meals are a lifesaver for busy nights – but we also are beginning to use them on busy mornings. Before school during the week or before early sports games on the weekends, meals like this hearty Banana Bread Oatmeal from recipe creator and Tik...

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