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Dianna Kennedy
Works at The Kennedy Adventures
Attended Midway College
Lives in Louisville, Kentucky
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Surviving a Road Trip with Kids

Ever tried to take a trip with a van full of children?

Not for the weak, people. 

I'm sharing my very favorite tips, and would love to hear yours, too! {You can enter for a chance to win a $25 Walmart Gift Card!}

#febrezecar   #parenting   #ad  
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As a #Catholic  family, giving to others in need is a vital part of our value system.

We're partnering with  +Champions for Kids and their #SnacksforStudents  initiative to help support one of our favorite charities, +Girls on the Run International and their Louisville division.

Come find out how you can help!  

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Great time to pick up some books to read on Spring Break! 

#classicaleducation   #homeschooling  
LAST CHANCE ON FREE SHIPPING!! Ends March 1st! #curriculum   #freeshipping  
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Looking for a fantastic array of homeschooling tips and tricks? 

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Homeschool Showcase #149: A Plethora of Tips and Advice

If you need homeschool help, this is for you!

This edition is loaded with homeschool tips, advice and ideas. You'll find:

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- Why bedtime stories are important 

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Playground Tips for Moms of Big Families

{Hurry, Spring!}

We're longing for the park and playgrounds, after being pummeled with snow for a week.

But, taking lots of little children to the park alone can be a challenge. Take a look at how we manage. 

#parenting   #ValPakSaves   #childhoodunplugged  
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Great tips!
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During this #Lent , our family plans to embark on a prayer challenge.

We're going to pray a decade of the Rosary a day, to encourage a family prayer habit and to learn more about our #Catholic  faith. 

I'm so excited! Come and join us! 
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Smart lady I may have to do the same, LOL. +Richele McFarlin has hooked me up in the past
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Are you addicted to your smartphone? 

Join me Monday, January 26th to learn more about the super speedy 4G LTE and win prizes (including a new smartphone!)

#GiveMe4gLTE   #ad   #twitterparty  
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Preschool Learning App - Leo's Pad from Kidaptive

While the big kids enjoy the big snow here, Maeve and I are snuggled up on the couch, exploring catapults and rocket fuel with our Leo's Pad app.

We worked on concepts like color recognition, counting, following directions, letter recognition, building CVC words and more. Great for older toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten aged children. 

You can access the first chapter for free! Code IHOMESCHOOL saves you 20% off the rest of the chapters until 5/31/15! 

#ihsnet   #STEM   #Preschool  
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Spring Themed Videos for Kids

This Southern girl is officially over winter!

We're banning any talk of snow in my house and looking ahead to spring ..... checking out ideas for gardening, rainbows, butterflies and more!

Need some ideas? 

Take a peep at what we're watching. 

Did I miss any of your favorites?

#streamteam   #homeschooling   #ihsnet  
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Keeping Kids Healthy While Traveling

I'm ready to head to the beach, with warm weather and lots of sand and surf! Who's coming with me?

Before we head out, you'd better believe I'll be checking this list of ideas to help keep the kids healthy while we're on a road trip. Being sick on vacation is no fun!

#childrensprobiotics   #parenting   #sponsored  
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Saving Time and Money in the Kitchen

BRRR! When +Brett Kennedy  was out grabbing milk and bread for our snow-emergency, he noticed some Rollback prices on Banquet dinners and Chef Boyardee pasta!

Check out the details, then stock up your pantry and freezer. More snow is on the way!

#LowPriceMeals   #ad   #CollectiveBias  
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It's amazing how good Spaghetti-O's are after all these years.  
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We're only a few weeks away from one of my very favorite liturgical seasons - Lent. 

It offers us a chance to begin again, and to fashion our lives into what God intended.

How will you be putting prayer, fasting and almsgiving into practice this Lenten season? 

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I'm not Catholic, but I do observe Lent, +Dianna Kennedy. Looking forward to exploring the great resources you've included. I especially like the idea of adding an extra spiritual practice during the Lenten season.
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Catholic mom to 5, busy homeschooling, living her faith and trying to stay fit without coming unglued.
Catholic Homeschooling mother of five. I write at The Kennedy Adventures - about my misadventures in homeschooling, managing a large family, living my faith and trying to stay fit. You'll also find me writing at The Homeschool Classroom, New Evangelizers and Catholic Mothers Online, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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