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by  |  posted under Christmas, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Traditions, Uncategorized
The holidays are magical times with lots of special family memories.  Make this year's holiday season extra special with a few new traditions to start in your home. 1. Paying blessings forward. 2. Make homemade rolls together. 3. Thanksgiving Mad Libs. 4. Give someone a Thank-Attack. 5. Collect leaves and make an autumn tree...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Thanksgiving, Traditions
I love creating kid friendly spaces, especially around the holidays, and I've found that the best way to do this is to involve the kids. It's about this time of year that my daughter starts asking if we can work on Thanksgiving table place cards. She's been in charge the last three years and she takes her role very seriously. Here are four place...
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Elf Featured
by  |  posted under Christmas, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Traditions, Uncategorized
If you haven't started the Elf on the Shelf tradition with your family yet, DO IT!  It is so much fun!  You can get it HERE, just in time for this holiday season.  However, after weeks of trying to be creative, parents can get a little burned out.  Here are 25 genius ideas that will keep you going until the big day! 1.  Elf drinking...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Inspiration, Parenting, Traditions
Join in our #nowmom Challenge! Here is a list of what we have done so far...check back daily for the next thing to do. You can also find these updating on our Instagram and Facebook...there are prizes involved so get over there and join in on the fun! :) All this fun is leading up to the release of our newest ebook: Becoming a #nowmom. We are...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Traditions
I'll admit, this idea comes from a weakness I have. When the air starts turning crisp, I start making all these mental plans of everything I want to do during the fall season. Then life happens and the fun stuff I had on my list gets pushed the the back of my brain and then it's Christmas day and I realized I forgot to let the kids carve a...
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by  |  posted under Family Time, Free Printables, Fun With Kids, Halloween, Snacks, Traditions
   It's that time of year again! Pull out your cobwebs and witch hats, your pumpkins and cornstalks, and get your spooks ready! Halloween is coming fast and we can't wait! Costumes, trick or treating and spook alleys always make for a great day! Need a little something to put the "spook" in your Spooktacular Halloween? Here are a...
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by  |  posted under Back to School, Decorating, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Traditions
Lazy summer days are coming to an end for most (if not already ended) and backpacks are being stuffed with supplies. Back-to-school is an exciting time for kids (and moms) and at our house we try and make it something to look forward to, and ease the fears and insecurities that lie just below the surface. One of our favorite traditions this...
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by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Other Fun Holidays, Traditions, Uncategorized
My husband's parents just had their 50th wedding anniversary and we all gathered to celebrate. There was a lot of prep work that went into the anniversary weekend and one morning in particular we had outdoor games scheduled. There were a couple requirements for the games: It must be able to incorporate every age category, young and old, it...
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by  |  posted under Babies, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, New Years, Parenting, Traditions, Uncategorized
  {2004} Ten years ago, I left my small Idaho town to enter the much larger fish bowl of university life.  I was starting fresh, in a new state, with nothing but big dreams in my pocket.  My $6 an hour dream job at the movie theatre gave me free popcorn, soda, and movies.  How could life possibly get better?  My most frustrating...
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by  |  posted under Christmas, Desserts, Do It Yourself, Family, Father's Day, Gift Giving, Holiday, Mother's Day, Recipes, Romance, Thanksgiving, Traditions
You know Valentine's Day is in  TWO days right? Just checking. If your heart started racing a bit when you read that, no worries...this recipe is the procrastinator's dream recipe! It would be the perfect gift for anyone you want to send a little love to. And you can make it in 15 minutes!!! Crazy right? First off, in case you don't believe...
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