Win A Set of Two Purple YUCKY PUPPY Bags!

Recently we asked for your help choosing a purple pattern for our next PawZaar product: purple YUCKY PUPPY poop bag carriers! These waterproof, machine washable bags help you walk through your… [[ This is a summary only. Click the title … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Encourage Kids to Tell Their Own Stories

This post is a paid promotion by Fisher-Price and all opinions are my own. When my oldest was a baby, a friend who is also a teacher and I were talking about the most important skills to teach young kids. … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Dog Training Class

Dog training classes are a great way to socialize and train your dog–and have fun at the same time! From puppy classes to dog manners to specialty classes such as agility, trick training and… [[ This is a summary only. … Continue reading

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Win GROOM Bathing Tablets!

This giveaway is sponsored by and fulfilled by GROOM Bathing Tablets. Pet store aisles are littered with hundreds of pet shampoos that make magical claims but often cause adverse reactions because of… [[ This is a summary only. Click the … Continue reading

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Multiple cryptic species of jaguarundi?

One must be very careful using studies of mitochondrial DNA to make conclusions about the natural history of animals. The DNA is inherited matrilinearly. It does not follow the entire genetic legacy of an organism. However, it can point to … Continue reading

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6 Tips For Making Nights Easier With Young Kids

This post is sponsored by Jasco, but all opinions are my own. When my oldest child was a newborn, I remember thinking that nights with children could not possibly get harder. Then she grew into a toddler, and another newborn, … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Keeping a Clean House for the Holidays (Without Harsh Chemicals)

This post is in partnership with Bon Ami, but all opinions are my own.  The holiday season is (almost!) upon us, my friends. It seems to get earlier every year and always sneaks up on me while I’m not looking, … Continue reading

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Beginning e-collar conditioning

I have started e-collar conditioning with Dare this week. This process is not cruel, and it involves no punishment. What it does involve is her learning that very low static stimulation, which I can barely feel, can be turned off … Continue reading

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Make a Dog’s Day is October 22nd!

As part of their “Subaru Loves Pets” campaign, the auto-maker has had October 22nd designated as Make a Dog’s Day, the focus being on adopting an underdog – one who is disabled or older – from a shelter. The National … Continue reading

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10 Fun Halloween Themed Hair Ideas

About a year ago, my daughter had ‘Crazy Hair Day’ at her preschool, and because it was right before Halloween, we decided to make pumpkin buns. It was honestly much easier than I’d anticipated. I just used doughnut bun inserts … Continue reading

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