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Friendship is a recurring theme we find everywhere in our society - books, television, movies, and songs. Thelma and Louise, Anne Shirley and Diana Barry, Ariel and Flounder, or Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez are examples of lasting friendships that a majority of the population are able to recognize. Friendships are celebrated and cherished in...
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*This article represents my own personal opinion and choice not to allow sleepovers.  We all have differing opinions and make different choices when it comes to our kids.  Bottom line: we're all doing our best.  Respectful, courteous, and constructive comments are welcome. Last week, I saw my little boy’s life flash before my eyes and it...
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by  |  posted under Family, Fun With Kids, Organization, Parenting
Going camping as a kid was the best thing ever. It was fun. It was easy. It filled my heart with joy. Going camping with kids can be magical too but it takes planning, patience, and a willingness to roll with whatever happens. Here are a few tips to make your next family camping adventure just a little more successful: 1. Put them to work –...
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by  |  posted under Back to School, Family, Recipes, Snacks
I have been preparing my kids for almost 3 weeks by letting them know that school is starting soon and the late nights are coming to an end. I don’t know about you, but here at my house we all love to stay up late talking, watching movies, listening to podcasts (yep! we do), playing with our gadgets, and of course snacking at...
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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 Back to School, Boys, Family, Food Storage, Fun With Kids, Girls, Holiday, Organization, Organizing, Parenting, Time Management, Uncategorized
I dread making lunches for my kids' lunch boxes. Dinners I can do, but for some reason lunch is hard for me. If it is not a sandwich - I'm out. And what about all those veggies and fruit I would love for my kids to be eating? A lot of time I get overwhelmed and just give in to school lunch. But this year I want to change. I want to send my kids...
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by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Free Exclusive Printables, Free Printables, Freebies, Fun With Kids
  Before school started, they were with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  During the summer, they "helped" you put on makeup, came running for hugs when so-and-so pushed them at the park, and told you the most hilarious knock-knock jokes...again, and again. But now your kids are in school for up to seven hours a day.  Maybe...
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by  |  posted under Babies, Boys, Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Gift Giving, Girls, Inspiration, Sewing, Uncategorized
My home decorating style and interests are always changing and evolving. I try to buy classic pieces that I know I will love for a long time, but I also like to throw in something trendy and spunky- particularly on the more inexpensive side. A lamp can be the perfect finishing touch to a room, and it's even better when that little lamp can make...
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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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Preserving memories is something that is important to me; however, I don't have the time I'd like to create scrapbooks or elaborate books. Maybe some day, but not right now. I'm constantly on the look out for quality photo sites to create awesome gifts and find ways to preserve things for my family. When I was introduced to Pinhole Press, I was so...
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