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Finding joy in everyday parenting through creativity, learning, and play
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Social and Emotional Skills for Kids: Get Ready for K Through Play - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

Social and Emotional Skills for Kids: Get Ready for K Through Play - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
playful ways to help children build social and emotional skills!
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Internet Safety Tips for Parents to Keep Kids #Cybersafe - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

Internet Safety Tips for Parents to Keep Kids #Cybersafe - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Internet safety tips - things to do to help keep kids safe online in the internet age. #sponsored
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From Wooden Bird House Into Doll House with DIY Peg Dolls! #summerofjoann - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

From Wooden Bird House Into Doll House with DIY Peg Dolls! #summerofjoann - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Turn a wooden bird house into a fun little miniature doll house, complete with DIY peg dolls! #summerofjoann
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Take a Stand Against Bullying - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

Take a Stand Against Bullying - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Simple things you can do at home to take a stand against bullying.
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Teaching Kids Emotional Intelligence - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

Teaching Kids Emotional Intelligence - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
How do you teach your child emotional intelligence? Here are some ideas to get your started!
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Five simple things you can do to help your child develp emotional intelligence.

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How to Organize Pinterest Boards - Mama Smiles

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How to organize Pinterest boards, especially when the process seems overwhelming.
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Photo Creativity for the New Year with Snapfish and HP - Mama Smiles

Photo Creativity for the New Year with Snapfish and HP - Mama Smiles | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Fun photo creations than be made at home using HP's free photo creations software
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My best blog posts in 2012 - Mama Smiles

My best blog posts in 2012 - Mama Smiles | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Top Twelve blog posts in 2012 - best of the best. What were your favorite blog posts this year?
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The twelve most popular posts from mamasmiles.com in 2012.

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Best Blog Posts of 2012 - Mama Smiles

Best Blog Posts of 2012 - Mama Smiles | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
My favorite parenting blog post of 2012 - and a linky sharing the best kids activity blog posts of 2012
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Raising Kids Who Get Along: Bringing Home a Younger Sibling - Mama Smiles

Raising Kids Who Get Along: Bringing Home a Younger Sibling - Mama Smiles | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Raising kids who get along: parenting tips for bringing home a new baby and getting kids used to their new younger sibling.
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Raising kids who get along starts at birth - helpful tips for bringing home a new baby and helping siblings adjust.

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VTech Innotab 2S Review

VTech Innotab 2S Review | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
For me, the VTech University feature is the main reason to look seriously at buying the VTech Innotab 2S.
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VTech University makes this a kids tablet to pay attention to!

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Crayola Review and Gift-away! - Mama Smiles

Crayola Review and Gift-away! - Mama Smiles | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it

Review of the Crayola Marker Airbrush and the Crayola Digital Light Designer - and a chance to win both (enter by 12/16/12, US only)

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Baby Doll Carrier and other sewing projects

Baby Doll Carrier and other sewing projects | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Baby doll carrier giveaway as part of the Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway day, plus fun sewing projects.
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Parenting, Depression, and PTSD: Parenting with Mental Illness - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

Parenting, Depression, and PTSD: Parenting with Mental Illness - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
How one woman copes and finds hope while parenting with depression and PTSD. Written as part of a parenting with mental illness blog carnival.
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Baby Sign Language - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

Baby Sign Language - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Resources for teaching your baby sign language - a simple way to bond with your baby and improve communication!
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Flying with Kids: One Parent, Four Kids - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

Flying with Kids: One Parent, Four Kids - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Tips for flying with kids - what to bring, and activities to keep them occupied on the flight.
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Do you dread traveling with kids? Here are 11 tips to help flying with kids go smoothly!

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Craft-Themed Birthday Party for a Seven-year-old! - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

Craft-Themed Birthday Party for a Seven-year-old! - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
This post explains how to host a simple, craft-themed child's birthday party - with activities that will interest a wide age range and both boys and girls.
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Siblings Helping Siblings: Everyone Wins! Mama Smiles Joyful Parenting

Siblings Helping Siblings: Everyone Wins! Mama Smiles Joyful Parenting | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
When siblings help siblings, everyone benefits - the sibling doing the helping, and the child being helped. Not to mention the parents!
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Everything I Need to Know I Learned At Home life lessons - Mama Smiles

Everything I Need to Know I Learned At Home life lessons - Mama Smiles | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Everything I Need to Know I learned at home - life lessons from my childhood that impact my life every day. What legacy do you want to leave for your children?
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Family Time and Back to School - Mama Smiles

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Family time and getting back into a school routine after a break with four little ones.
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Snow Fun for Kids - Mama Smiles

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Six inches of snow is perfect for backyard play for young kids!
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Snow fun for kids!

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Favorite Jan Brett Stories and Activities - Mama Smiles

Favorite Jan Brett Stories and Activities - Mama Smiles | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Favorite Jan Brett books and activities to go with them. Includes a linky full of activities to go with the books from other blogs.
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Fun With HP: Printer + Snapfish Giveaway! - Mama Smiles

Fun With HP: Printer + Snapfish Giveaway! - Mama Smiles | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Win an HP printer and a $50 Snapfish gift certificate. US only, ends 12/31/12
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giveaway, hp, printer, Snapfish, photo books

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Space Fun for Kids with Corn Starch Packing Peanuts

Space Fun for Kids with Corn Starch Packing Peanuts | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it
Did you know that corn starch packing peanuts stick to cardboard? My kids used them to create a dash board for their cardboard space shuttle!
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Exploring Geography: Southwest Washington State - Mama Smiles

Exploring Geography: Southwest Washington State - Mama Smiles | Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting | Scoop.it

A child-friendly introduction to Southwest Washington State, written by Kendall from Home Learning Journey

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