emotion pumpkins (featured)
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  We are pleased to welcome our guest, Sara Watkins, who is back to share some insights on fostering emotional intelligence in our children. What is emotional intelligence? Read on! My mother is a therapist. Growing up I was not a fan of her career choice. She was always talking about feelings. And not just with me, with my friends, my...
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Let's just preface all of this by saying, I LOVE MY KIDS. I love spending time with them and engaging in interactive lesson, games and conversations. That being said, sometimes mom needs some quiet. Whether it be to sit down and read a few pages from  my book or just to de-compress from the sounds of the dying, wailing cats....I mean whining...
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See how customized ice packs & reusable drink koozies "team" up and add more spirit to your celebration!   A basic kitchen sponge becomes a convenient ice pack when it is soaked in water, frozen, then sealed in a ziploc bag.  As the ice pack melts, the sponge contains the water to prevent dripping.  It's a handy...
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graphic stock featured
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*This is a sponsored post in behalf of Graphicstock, but all opinions are my own. I think GraphicStock is amazing and know you will find them amazing, too!* There's just something about this time of year that people love. The kids are settled back into school routine, the holidays are approaching and the hot temps from the summer...
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Candy corn
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HowDoesShe Make Candy Corn Caramel Apples? Loving all the fresh apples right now brings great possibilities for oh so many apple desserts! I was feeling extra inspired as I read this delicious post by the talented Nicolette. I love her twist on the classic caramel apple and decided this is just what our autumn season of desserts has needed at...
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If spray paint gets a bad rap, it shouldn't.  Apart from being the tool of choice for taggers and vandals, when pointed in the right direction, it can be a positive contributor to society.  As an avid crafter and DIY diva, I love using spray paint and here's why: it is fast, easy, and quite classy.  {My grandpa would have supplemented that...
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vegetable tian featured
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Okay, I know what you're thinking. WHAT is vegetable tian and how can I have some in my belly right now? I feel you. I had never heard of this dish, but when I saw a photo of it, I immediately thought of the dish in the movie "Ratatouille". Right? I had to find out more because, let's face it, this is one pretty vegetable dish. I love pretty....
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Healthy Body Image featured
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  We are pleased to introduce Tanya, from www.twowisechicks.com, who is here to share a post that hits close to home, for me. This is such an important message to all of us, and we are thrilled to have Tanya sharing her perspective with us! Let's give her a warm, HowDoesShe welcome! I feel like somewhat of a fraud writing about...
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positive parent teacher relationships (6)
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We are pleased to welcome our guest, Sara Watkins, who is here to share some really great tips to encouraging positive parent-teacher relationships. So important. Welcome, Sara! One of the hardest days of my parental life was the day I walked my oldest son, Cooper, into a foreign environment and handed him over to a complete stranger....
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Halloween photos
by  |  posted under Fun With Kids, Halloween, Video
Decorate for Halloween with a FREE Photo Banner Printable I think I'm in love! Displaying these fun halloween photos of the kids through the years has been so much fun! The kids just love looking at the pics and it just puts a smile on my face every time I walk past this banner. The best part? It's a free printable! As a subscriber of...
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