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What are your favorite products that you've seen this year that would make great stocking stuffers?

What's your favorite resource for discovering new products?

Whats the best parenting product you've ever reviewed?

What is the best product you've reviewed that you think every mom should own? (please include a link to the review)

Erika Bragdon

Mixbook photo books were definitely one of my favorite reviews! Gone are the days of stressing about not getting your scrapbooking or photo albums updated. Mixbook makes is so easy to create beautiful digital scrapbooks that can be shared for free online or printed in beautiful book format for a reasonable price.
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How do you get a fidgety or unfocused child to sit and do homework?

Erika Bragdon

I homeschool and my 9 year old is very high energy and would probably be given with some sort of ADD/ADHD label if he were in public school. That being said, we're not an "un-schooling family" - my son has regular school books and yes, he has "homework." I let him take him plenty of breaks and give him incentive to work hard and focus. For example, he's not allowed to play with his neighbor friends until he finishes all his homework. This helps motivate him. If he's having a really hard time with a particular subject, I try to be realistic and sometimes we'll move onto something else or just take a break. He does still have to do it, but I remind him that it's okay to put it aside for a little while. My best recommendation is to be patient with your child and set realistic expectations.
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