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The TTPM Guest Blogger Program highlights a variety of online voices to share personal stories, offer family-friendly tips, and connect with TTPM readers. If you are interested in more information on how to become a guest blogger for TTPM, please contact Christie Damato:

  • Time to Play: Stay on Track for the Holidays

    By Monica Brady

    As I sit here struggling with a slight case of writer's block, staring at the pack of P90X DVDs sitting next to my laptop, it finally hits me... I need to remind myself how much I need to stay motivated to continue on in my workout program, through the holidays, through all the yummy meals, and desserts, and the fact that my workout buddies are traveling for the holidays. Yes, I need to stay motivated and stay on track... and I'm sure that I'm not alone in this. Come on, you know you need to keep up your fitness routine too! How about we do it together? How? Keep reading! […]

  • Time to Play: Holiday Traditions

    By Liz

    The traditions we hold near and dear to us during the holidays can mean as much to us as the holidays themselves. They provide a sense of comfort, and security, and we know they'll remain the same regardless of life's unpredictability. […]

  • Time to Play: A Sense of Humor is Key to Holiday Survival

    By Gretchen White

    It was one of those December nights before Christmas, when all through the house, people were screaming. […]

  • Time to Play: 5 Ways to Tame the "Gimmies" at Christmas

    By Felicia Carter

    Christmas is such a magical time of year. It seems that everyone is just in a better mood and there is a feeling of hope and love in the atmosphere. With that said, there can also be a bad case of the "gimmies" going on in your house. What are the "gimmies"? That's when your child needs every single thing he or she sees (Give Me...). So, when would be a better time than Christmas to conquer this? After all, it is the season of giving. Here are 5 practical ways you can foster a sense of giving or valuing others during the Christmas season. […]

  • Time to Play: Teaching Children to Give

    By Annie Shultz

    When I was a little girl, money was tight. Not just tight - think choosing between food and electricity, tight. We learned fast where all the best food pantries were and how to buy a loaf of bread for 20 cents. When Christmas came around, my mom's heart sank because she knew there was not going to be a single gift under the tree. […]

  • Time to Play: Surviving A Picky Eater This Holiday Season

    By Dee Owens

    I never thought I would end up with a picky eater. Unfortunately, my 4 year old takes one look at my dinners and proclaims, "I don't like that!". He has quickly learned that I am not a short order cook and he will be eating what the rest of us are having. Over the past year I've learned how to get him to eat things he normally wouldn't. […]

  • Time to Play: 5 Ways to Play Football with a 5-Year-Old

    By Tony Chen

    After watching 300-pound grown men pound each other on the football field on TV for an hour, my 5-year-old and I instinctively run to get our shoes and meet each other in the backyard. It's half-time on TV, but it's game time at Chen Field. […]

  • Time to Play: Tips To Help Your Children Enjoy Sports

    By Jessica Fuqua

    It's a fact that many kids are moving away from organized sports and after school activities. More and more children are instead sitting in front of the television watching their favorite shows or playing video games that aren't getting them active. There are many reasons kids are not participating in organized sports, here are just a few of those reasons: […]

  • Time to Play: Time for Fall

    By Suz Besecker

    Fall has arrived in the country and I, for one, could not be happier. Living in Florida normally means hot weather, bugs and steam. But when fall rolls around, everything changes. […]

  • Time to Play: 5 Fun Fitness Games for Kids

    By Cascia Talbert

    Now that school has begun you might find it more difficult to get your kids excited about fitness. In order to decrease their chances of developing childhood obesity, children between the ages of 5 and 12 should be physically active for at least one hour a day. Kids over the age of 12 are encouraged to increase that activity to two hours. If your child is not involved in sports or his school is cutting back on recess or physical education here are five fun fitness games that you can introduce to your child at home. […]

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