Parenting

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Written and photographed by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom. This post is sponsored by Ritz. Our opinions and our words are always our own. Hungry kids are cranky kids. Parents have that […]

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Avoid Back to School Battles with your Middle Schooler

Whether school has started or will be starting in a few days, chances are the battles have begun. They may be about what can or cannot be worn to school, which backpack or binder fits […]

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5 Minutes for Mom contributor, Marya Mesa, is here with a great book suggestion for parents with kids nearing or currently in middle school. In this sponsored giveaway post you have a chance to win […]

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign, all opinions remain those of the writer. When I was thirteen, my mom enrolled me in a Red Cross babysitting course offered by one of her co-workers. […]

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This post is written and photographed by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom, and is sponsored by the fabulous folks at Minted. Learning to write well and communicate effectively is critical for our […]

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Keep Kids Secure Online and at School

I’m a member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad and have been compensated for my time in writing this post. To keep our kids safe in this digital age, we need to teach them […]

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When I snapped the “angry cupcake girl” photo during a photo shoot last fall, I couldn’t stop laughing. I quickly showed her mom the back of my camera and she squealed with laughter too. “That […]

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It was a cranky day. The kind that starts late Sunday night and lasts until bedtime Monday. She didn’t want to wake up, she didn’t want to get up. She fussed at dinner, she fussed […]

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Confessions of a Bully

If you’re a parent, please take 3 minutes to watch the video below, Confessions of a Bully. It is a perfect example of how early intervention, education and empathy can stop a bullying incident and […]

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Rylands Story is About Love

When I watched the video below, I literally choked back tears. I could feel a mother and father’s truly unconditional love for their child and their courage to support him while spreading understanding and compassion […]

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