The Duke rides again! Movies and money mark the INSP Duke Days of Summer!

The Duke rides again! Movies and money mark the INSP Duke Days of Summer!

This post is in partnership with the INSP Network.

When I was a kid, John Wayne film reruns were a staple of early Sunday morning television. It was on those Sunday screenings (via what would now be considered a super small screen) that I came to adore the Duke. Whether starring in a western or war flick, Wayne proved every bit …

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Summer reading giveaway: 'Masters of Mischief' (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3)

Summer reading giveaway: 'Masters of Mischief' (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3)

Simon & Schuster is partnering with me for a giveaway!

Grandparents typically rank among the top supporters of their grandchildren’s educational efforts, spending hours helping with homework, attending activities and events, volunteering in the classroom and more.

But how can grandparents help out in the same manner during the kids’ summer break? One way is to slow down the “summer slide” of reading and comprehension skills by encouraging grandkids to make reading a regular part —an enjoyable part — of their long summer days. It can be as simple as…

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The Ultimate Grandparenting Tool: Club Eimmie

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Club Eimmie. All content provided by sponsor.

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The day you became a grandparent was a very special day. It was a time to welcome a new life into the world and marked the passing of your values to a new generation. Being a grandparent is amazing but comes with challenges.

As a grandparent, there’s a deep urge to connect with your grandkids – be a positive influence, be looked up to, love and be loved. But how do you do that when you’re not around all the time, lack deeper knowledge of their interests, and don’t want to give them senseless gifts such as gift cards?

The simple answer: Sign them up for a

subscription box!

Strengthen your bond, every month

Imagine being able to bond over something, every month. Your grandchild would be reminded of you every time they played. You’d be there for every adventure they go on, as they grow, and discover themselves. They’d tell you about all the things they did with that month’s box, expressing their gratitude while creating meaningful memories.

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Influence their growth and imagination

The right subscription box engages in continuous development and learning. You give them a meaningful gift that inspires imagination through creative play while stimulating their mind with each new box – creating influential childhood memories. All of this, without seeing them every day. The ultimate grandparenting tool.

Let go of gift giving pressure

We’ve all been there – unsure of what gift to get someone, resorting to trending digital products and gift cards. It’s not that we don’t care, we just haven’t a clue what to get them.

Subscription boxes take that pressure away since they’re themed around your grandchild’s interests. Because boxes come monthly, you won’t have to worry about coming up with gift ideas or them becoming bored with it. That means less stress and more special memories!

The perfect gift

Looking for the perfect gift for your grandchild? Consider signing them up for a subscription box. It’ll help you in your journey of creating meaningful memories, being your grandchild’s hero, and let you focus more on what really matters, being an amazing grandparent!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Club Eimmie. All content provided by sponsor.

Everything you want to know about CBD

Everything you want to know about CBD

This is a sponsored post in partnership with cbdMD and GRAND Network

BY DANIELLE CAREY

By now, you’ve most likely heard some talk about CBD. As one of the hottest products in the market, the terminology associated with CBD can be quite confusing. So, the question remains: what exactly is CBD?

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Click, flip, change: The Infantino 2-in-1 Bouncer & Activity Seat (review)

Click, flip, change: The Infantino 2-in-1 Bouncer & Activity Seat (review)

Having a baby in the house means having lots of stuff. Not just stuff like bottles and diapers but big stuff, too. I’m talking basinettes and bouncers and baby seats of all sorts, gear befitting kiddos from infant to beyond.

Whether you’re a parent or a grandparent, if you’ve got a baby, you’ve got too much baby stuff.

Thankfully Infantino has come up with a remedy for at least a portion of baby equipment overload. Introducing the all-new—as in, launched just last month—Infantino 2-in-1 Bouncer & Activity Seat, available exclusively at Target.

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On the third day of Christmas baking with Sweet'N Low®: Three French Hens, er, French Butter Cookies

On the third day of Christmas baking with Sweet'N Low®: Three French Hens, er, French Butter Cookies

I partnered with Sweet’N Low® to bring you this special “12 Days of Christmas” recipe.

The Christmas countdown has begun! This year, I’m singing along to “12 Days of Christmas” with Sweet’N Low® and celebrating the holiday season with a new recipe inspired by the classic song.

The makers of America's favorite pink zero-calorie sweetener selected a dozen bloggers—one for each day of the song—and tasked each with sharing a holiday recipe based on our assigned verses. My verse? The third day of Christmas, that of “Three French Hens” fame!

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Holiday gift ideas for grandkids: Toy time!

Holiday gift ideas for grandkids: Toy time!

Seeking unique screen-free toys for the girls and boys on your holiday list?

Check out these five fun gift ideas for your grandkids, all reviewed and recommended by my grandkids.

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