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Teaching Kids to Invest: 5 Things Every Parent Should Do

This post is sponsored by EarlyBird. All opinions are my own.  Have you thought about teaching your kids how to invest? One thing I struggle with as an adult is that I didn’t learn about investing as a kid. I don’t blame my parents, they didn’t know either, and neither did theirs before them. This idea of teaching kids to invest and empowering them with

cool stocking stuffers for teen boys

Cool Stocking Stuffers for Teen Boys…

Stocking stuffers may be an afterthought for some, but at our house it’s where you’re likely to find the most unique, fun gifts of the season. My kids are always excited to see what Santa shoved in their stocking each year so I always make it a point to find cool stocking stuffers for teen boys so they’re always pleased with their findings. Do you

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Best Non Toy Gifts for Kids: Give…

We are all about the meaningful gift giving and we love the idea of giving non toy gifts to our kids and those we love each year. For us, travel gifts are a big time winner – yes, we surprised them with a Disney vacation one year – and they’re a great way for the entire family to enjoy something together. But, even if a

2021 Best Gifts for Teen Boys…

Not sure what to gift the teen boys in your life this holiday season? With input from the resident teenagers in the DudeMom family and tons of my online mom friends, I’ve rounded up the best gifts for teen boys to gift this year. We’ve got everything from style gifts to tech gifts the teen boys on your holiday shopping list are sure love. Shopping

Christmas Events the Whole Family Will Love Enchant Christmas D.C.

Christmas Events the Whole Family Will…

The holiday season is upon us and after a year without a lot of Christmas events to enjoy, families everywhere are ready to celebrate big. If you’re looking for Christmas events the whole family will love in Washington D.C. this year, you are not alone and you also won’t be disappointed. From basic light displays to holiday festivals and extravaganzas D.C. and the surrounding area

Maryland Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals…

I don’t know about you but I love fall and nothing makes celebrating it more fun than fall festivals and pumpkin patches. We’ve been enjoying Maryland pumpkin patches since we moved here in 2001. From farm based Maryland pumpkin patches to Oktoberfest celebrations, you can find countless fall festivals across the state to help you and your family soak up all the fall season has

Donating a Kidney: Real Things You…

I was compensated by Med-IQ through an educational grant from Sanofi to write about the realities of kidney transplantation. All opinions are my own. I partnered with MedIQ to spread awareness around kidney donation because someone I care deeply about is on the kidney transplant list as I type this. After a sudden illness that resulted in a kidney disease diagnosis in 2019, my younger