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With teens spending more and more time on their mobile phones, every parent should know about the new trends in mobile apps that pose serious dangers and many times go under the radar. Although many already have rules in place about Internet and mobile safety, TeenSafe, the first and most popular parental smartphone monitoring and management …

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Teaching Children to Memorize Scripture | Even a Toddler Can Start Learning

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 30, 2015 · 0 comments

in About Me,Faith,Parenting

You have no idea how long this post has been in the making.  It’s been a really long time.   And when I planned it, I had no idea I would be starting a homeschool blog years down the road.  So this is part one of a two part post.   The second part of …

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This summer, we started something that was very important to me to start – morning devotions over breakfast.  This was met with a little resistance as Bug was used to morning cartoons over breakfast.  And, truthfully, it takes a little more effort from me because it means I have be up (awake, coherent, dressed and caffeinated) …

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Kids in the Kitchen – 4 Reasons Why it’s a GOOD Thing

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on July 14, 2015 · 47 comments

in All,Homeschooling,kids,Parenting

  First off, can I say, that boy in that picture right there gets cuter every day.  Oh my goodness.  Okay, enough sidebar. Kids in the Kitchen: 4 Reasons why it’s a GOOD thing! My little Bug is a helper.  Always has been.  As a toddler, I heard all the time, “I help, Mama.  I help.”  (Except “help” came …

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Motivate Your Child Action Plan Book Review #HeartParenting

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 21, 2015 · 6 comments

in All,Books,Parenting,products,reviews

You don’t have to look far to see examples of bad parenting.  My Facebook feed is usually full of news stories of parents who have harmed or killed their children.  Teens and young adults who are products of bad parenting (or no parenting at all) that now commit atrocious crimes. And we tell ourselves that as …

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My Son Wants This for Christmas… Would you buy it for yours?

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 18, 2014 · 0 comments

in About Me,All,Christmas Shopping,Parenting

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Let me start out by saying my little guy is as rough and tumble as little boys come.  Trucks, trains, dirt, we’re all about it.  Soccer, karate, and jumping off things like we’re Superman – check.  Pirates, Captain America, and Batman are the costumes of choice for a normal day around here. But there is something …

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5 Things to Give Your 2-5 Year Old Child to Make them Better 6-10 Year Olds

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 27, 2014 · 0 comments

in All,Parenting

  You know what I’ve observed in 12 years as an early childhood teacher and 6 years as a parent? Kids are smart.  Kids are inherently smart. They’re tiny super-absorbent dry sponges just begging to be filled with water. But you know who has to pour the water in?  We do. But in a lot of cases, we don’t.  Why?  Because we underestimate …

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I don’t get much time for reading but I saw this book and I knew I had to make time to read it.  If you’ve been a reader of the blog for long, you’ve probably read about my mom.  I lost my mom on April 24, 2008 – just 6 months before my son was born. Sometimes …

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To Be A Mom

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 31, 2014

in About Me,Parenting

To Be A Mom… “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” – Elizabeth Stone I don’t think Motherhood has ever been defined as eloquently as this quote.  And I don’t think it’s possible for you to understand unless …

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Why We Should Teach Our Little Boys How to Wear Suits and other tips for raising a gentleman… There are few things cuter than a little boy in a suit.  Except maybe a little boy that likes being in a suit.  I’m very blessed that it doesn’t take any negotiating to get Bug in a suit.  In …

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All I Ever Wanted To Be Was A Mom

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on July 14, 2013

in A Day in my Life,About Me,Parenting

All I ever wanted to be was a mom. Let me start out by saying, I had the best mom ever. I know you might be thinking that you had the best mom ever, but I can assure you, I did. I only wish she were still here so I could tell her that. When I was …

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FREE Kindle Book: Raising Godly Kids ($5.99 value)

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on March 24, 2013 · 0 comments

in Amazon.com,Books,kids,Parenting

I just downloaded a (free!) book that I’m excited about reading! You can get it for FREE too! Right now, download Raising Godly Kids (Let’s Get Real) for free! It’s a $5.99 book regularly and I don’t know how long it will be free, so download it now if you want it! Don’t have a Kindle?  You …

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Thanks to Mom on Dealz for sharing her great, educational, frugal craft ideas with us!Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, frugal, and educational! This week I chose to share one that can help with discipline. As an early childhood educator I believe very strongly in positive reinforcement. Some …

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FREE Positive Parenting webinar – Get your Kids to Listen without Nagging…

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on March 15, 2011 · 0 comments

in Parenting

Heather at Living on Love and Cents wanted me to make this big announcement to let as manypeople as possible know about this great opportunity!I am so excited to partner with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, to offer a FREE LIVE training webinar on Thursday, March 17th from 9-10 PM EASTERN Time/ 8 …

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Toddler Talk Thursdays!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 13, 2011 · 2 comments

in About Me,blog hops,Parenting,pictures

It’s been a while since I participated in Toddler Talk Thursdays and I hate that I never seem to have time for it because it’s a fabulous idea for a blog hop!  I know that most of you follow my blog for all the money-saving madness but a lot of you out there …

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Toddler Talk Thursday

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on August 12, 2010 · 0 comments

in About Me,blog hops,Parenting,pictures

I have to admit that I don’t have time to do some of the more “fun” blogger things.  One of which are link-ups.But this one seems simple, fun and relevant to me.  So I’m going to try to do it consistently.It’s called Toddler Talk Thursdays.  You can visit the host’s post here.If you’ve …

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Common Sense Media – Know what your kids are watching

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on July 29, 2010 · 0 comments

in kids,Parenting

I recently learned my lesson about checking what’s in a movie before letting my son watch it.It never occurred to me that the movie Happy Feet was a PG movie.  I thought it was a cute little movie about a dancing penguin.We were about 20 minutes into the movie when I became concerned …

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Is it OK for Kids?

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 30, 2010 · 0 comments

in kids,Parenting

I just signed up for CommonSense.org.  It’s a site that helps parents determine which movies, books, TV shows, video games and more are appropriate for their children.I was glad to find out that I’m not the only parent who thinks SpongeBob Squarepants is HIGHLY inappropriate for little kids.  CommonSense.org gave it an “iffy” rating for …

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