{ POSTED BY } Nicolette
Battle 4 copy
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  If the above picture makes you laugh, it does me too.  But it didn't at the time, in fact, about 30 minutes before that picture was taken, there was a huge battle being waged about what NOT to wear in public.  You can see who won that battle. The thing I love about parenting, and writing about parenting, is that I'm always learning...
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Kids Cooking Featured Collage
by  |  posted under Family, Fun With Kids, Recipes, Roundups, Snacks, Uncategorized
  Whenever I pull out the mixing bowl, my kids come running over to "help."  Kids will absolutely love these fun, creative, and edible projects that are perfect for the classroom or home! 1. Painted toast 2.  Domino cookies 3. Waffle pizzas 4. Rainbow noodles 5. Fizzy sherbet 6. Homemade tootsie rolls 7. Bookish...
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diets 2 featured
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  People will go to all lengths to lose weight...even crazy ones.  When you're considering a diet this year, take heed to steer far, far away from these odd ones! 1. The Tapeworm Diet Introduced in the early 1900s, dieters started swallowing tapeworms (usually in the form of a beef tapeworm cyst pill) in hopes that the parasite...
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Valentine featured Collage
by  |  posted under Holiday, Roundups, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day
  For kids, Valentine's Day is a BIG deal!  The classroom parties, the goodies, and of course, picking out the perfect Valentine.  We've compiled our favorite Valentines with special creative flare that beat out boxed Valentines any day! 1. The Cutest Bag Toppers (FREE printable!)  2. A"Maze" ing Valentine 3. "Crayon" Out...
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nicolette what kind of mom featured image
by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Inspiration, Parenting, Uncategorized
    I'd never heard the term helicopter parent until I was accused of being one in a comment here.  Apparently I was one due to my no-sleepover rule. Rather than be upset by this accusation, I began to wonder--what is this thing they speak of...this "helicopter parent?"  So I dug deeper;  if I'm going to be labeled...
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Duct tape featured
by  |  posted under Crafting, Do It Yourself, Roundups, Uncategorized
  There's a running joke in my family about the many miraculous uses of duct tape.  Today, it comes in so many fun patterns and colors that the creative possibilities are endless!  Here are a few totally awesome projects you can do with duct tape that you never thought possible. 1. Messenger bag 2. Lanyards 3. Colorful clip...
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Wacky wrap featured
by  |  posted under Birthdays, Christmas, Do It Yourself, Father's Day, Gift Wrapping, Holiday, Uncategorized
  I've always been up for a good laugh, and these wacky wrapping ideas don't disappoint!  Step outside of the box with your gift wrapping and get creative.  {My brothers will just cringe with #10!} 1. Wrap it up in that old shirt that is always the brunt of some joke. 2. Wrap it up with your own mug shot. {Get custom photo...
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Antler featured
by  |  posted under Decorating, Do It Yourself, Roundups, Uncategorized
  Although I'm not a hunter, I'm totally loving antlers in home decor!  Once upon a time, I told my hunter-hubby, "I will never have antlers in my home."   Well...I may be changing my tune.  Antlers have made a very modern comeback and here are the 18 ideas I'm loving most! 1. Antler jewelry holder, painted white 2. Stocking...
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Oh mama featured
by  |  posted under Beauty, Family, Giveaways & Sponsored Posts, Parenting, Time Management, Uncategorized
Being a mama can be totally awesome, utterly exhausting, and one heck of an emotional roller coaster with plenty of ups and downs.  I think we can all agree that having a support system is a must.  When I get together with my girlfriends or meet other moms for playdates, we love to chat about kids, fashion, parenting, the best places to buy...
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Nicolette raise grateful kids featured image
by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Holiday, Inspiration, Parenting, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized
Growing up, there were many instances I was convinced I had the meanest parents in the world. I was expected to walk the half-mile to school when a lot of other kids got front-door service.  And yes, it WAS uphill, and yes, there was most often snow!  Mean. On many occasions, I was told, "No." No, I couldn't have that new life-sized...
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