Letting Your Kids Be Whoever They Want to Be or Why My Kid is Dressed Like Spiderman at Walmart


  Recently I was told I was a bad parent by a total stranger at Walmart.   It wasn’t because I was yelling or abusing my child. We were actually playing and giggling while we shopped. It wasn’t because my son was misbehaving and being a terror to other shoppers. He was sitting in a […]

4 Nutrition Tips for Picky Eaters – #Sponsored #MC #HealthyFusion

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  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for L’il Critters. I received product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.   I knew it would happen eventually, but the day finally came. My little guy who used to gladly eat anything and everything […]

Keep Momming #MC #Ad

Keep Momming

  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   As an actress, a public health advocate and former journalist, Holly Robinson Peete has seen it all. And as a mother of four, she’s encountered just about every […]

Set Cell Phone Guidelines w/ a Parent Child Cell Phone Agreement

Parent Child Cell Phone Contract

  Disclosure: I am a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade. This reader giveaway was also provided. However all opinions and unnatural obsessions and attachments to my smart phone are my own Thinking about giving your child their first cell phone or setting better ground rules for your teen or tween and the phone […]

101 Fun (and Free!) Things to Do Outside With Your Kids

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Was this the winter that wouldn’t end or what?  Admittedly we’ve got a week of late April showers here in Iowa, but with the exception of a few days of rain we’ve been enjoying this fabulous weather. Like most of you we’ve been outside every moment we can get, and we’ve been having a great […]

5 Tips for Going Back to Work Without Breaking a Sweat #NoStressSweat


These tips are brought to you by Secret Clinical Strength. All opinions, stress and sweat are completely and totally my own.   After six months of working at home after a job loss, I recently just returned to work full time. Just as my family was getting used to having me home every day, I’m […]

4 Tips to Help Your Kids Better Understand Their Homework

Help Your Kids With Their Home Homework

  This post is brought to you by Anatomy Now. All opinions are completely and totally my own.   Has homework time become a time of struggles at your house? Do your kids drag their feet and put off getting it done?  Whether you’re homeschooling your children or just trying to give your kids some […]

30 Ways to Encourage The Kids in Your Life

Encourage Your Kids

  One of the most important things we can do as parents is give our children the confidence and encouragement they need to pursue their hopes and their dreams. Recently I asked Two Kids and a Coupon readers what you do to encourage the kids in your life and here’s what you said! 1. Steve […]

#Parenting – 6 Tips for the Holidays in Stepfamilies from Dr. Patricia Papernow

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  From time time to time here at 2 Kids and a Coupon we talk about stepfamilies and step-parenting. Being a blended family can be tough, especially around the holidays when there are lots of special happenings and extra emotions. If you’re a step-parent or part of a blended family, Dr. Patrica Papernow, Author of […]

#RSVAwareness – How Keep Your Premie Safe From RSV – #MC #Sponsored

Preventing RSV

  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for MedImmune. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. If you were to look at my four year old today, you’d never know his secret. As an enormous preschooler full of piss and vinegar, he’s a head taller […]

4 Ways to Use Video Games to Bring Your Family Together


  These tips have been sponsored, however all opinions and love for beating my husband severely at video games is completely and totally my own.   The cold fall weather has moved in here in Iowa, and with temperatures dipping into the 30′s, we’re starting to become more limited on how much time we can […]

8 Trick or Treat Safety Tips for Halloween

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

  Getting the kids ready for trick-or-treat? We’re still deciding on costumes here at Two Kids and a Coupon, since the kids can’t decide this year, but we’ve only got a short time left with several Halloween events in our area. Before you head out to get some treats with your little ghosts and goblins, […]

Don’t Quit Now! Keep Your Kid Motivated for…


 This post was brought to you by Take Lessons. All opinions expressed are my own.    Now that we’re part way into the school year, keeping kids motivated for homework can be a challenge and keeping them excited about extracurricular lessons can be even harder. If you’re looking for ways to keep your little musician […]

4 Ways to #DoMore With Your Family Today


    This post is brought to you by Degree® with MOTIONSENSE™.  All opinions are completely and totally my own.  A couple weeks ago we had a loss here at Two Kids and a Coupon when my father passed away unexpectedly. While it’s never easy to lose someone you love, it also makes you realize how […]

#SmilingItForward – 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Smile Today PLUS Donate for Free – #Sponsored


Disclosure:  I have received information and products from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks. The past couple weeks have been pretty tough here at Two Kids and a Coupon and for our extended family. In […]