4 Tips to Help Your Kids Better Understand Their...

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… Continue Reading…

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… Continue Reading…

#Parenting – 6 Tips for the Holidays in St...

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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… Continue Reading…

#RSVAwareness – How Keep Your Premie Safe ...

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  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… Continue Reading…

4 Ways to Use Video Games to Bring Your Family T...

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  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… Continue Reading…

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,… Continue Reading…

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

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 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… Continue Reading…

4 Ways to #DoMore With Your Family Today...

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    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… Continue Reading…

#SmilingItForward – 5 Ways to Help Your Ki...

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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… Continue Reading…

Four Ways to Get Your Schedule Back on Track for...

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Can you believe back to school is almost here?  Summer is almost over and that means back to school time.  Summer time usually means no set in stone schedule but back to school time means a more consistent routine.  There are some things you can do to get everyone’s schedule back on track for kids… Continue Reading…

Step Families – 5 Tips for Making Weekend Visi...

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  If you’ve been reading our site for a while, you know my stepdaughter lives with her mom in another state. We see her a couple weekends a month and for several weeks in the summer. If you’ve also got a blended step-family like ours, you already know that sometimes weekend visits can be a… Continue Reading…

#Parenting – 5 Tips for Making Daycare Dra...

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  If your children go to daycare or preschool, you’ve probably had it more than once, the dreaded morning meltdown. The yelling, screaming, hitting, kicking, having to have the teaching pull your kid off of you so you can go to work fit. Or maybe it’s the opposite. Maybe your child starts to cry so… Continue Reading…

Parenting – Setting Cell Phone Expectation...

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Disclosure: I am a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade. However all opinions and unnatural obsessions and attachments to my smart phone are my own.   So what is the one thing my 9 year old step-daughter wants more than anything on the planet? A smartphone. She would give up her toys, her movies,… Continue Reading…

Parenting: How to Handle Tough Kid Questions As ...

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  I published this post awhile back back, but after talking to a fellow stepmom this week who is having a few struggles, it inspired me to dust it off and share it again.  My stepdaughter is now 9, and we have had some ups and downs along the way. Being the “other” parent is… Continue Reading…

#Travel – 5 Tips For Getting Your Kids Inv...

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    When you load up the family for a summer vacation, the odds of you having a pouting kid in the back seat is pretty decent. Kids often despise going on summer vacation with the family and this only increases as they get older and into their teen years. Gone are the days when… Continue Reading…