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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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As any gift-giving season approaches (be it Christmas or birthdays), you’re likely to have several loving friends and family members ask you for a wish list of items your kids might like to receive. Have you ever glanced at your child’s toy stash and wanted to say 'NO MORE TOYS PLEASE!?' Are you in that situation right now? I have one...
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19 Incredible Ways to use a Cookie Cutter
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  Who knew cookie cutters could be so versatile?  I'm excited for today's post....the kids are too and have all ready started gathering their broken crayons! 1.   Frame those sentimental cookie cutters.  This picture makes me happy and reminds me of my grandmother.  Sure wish I had her old cookie cutters that are just like...
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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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18 Adorable Christmas Card Photo Ideas
by  |  posted under Christmas, Fun With Kids, Photography, Round ups
It's such a fun time of year... the twinkling lights and the cinnamon scents always get me in the Christmas spirit.  And of course getting those adorable Christmas Cards in the mail.  I always look forward to getting those cards with fun pictures of people I love.  What's your Christmas Card photo going to be like this year?  Here's 18...
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11 ways to be a #nowmom e-book
by  |  posted under Family, Freebies, Great Deals, Holiday, Inspiration, Mother's Day, Parenting, Shop
We are so excited about this book! Our site was founded on our tag line: better mothers. better wives. better women. howdoesshe.com Better mothers is the theme of our new e-book... It is only $12.99! To kick off the sale of this book, we will be donating $3.00 from every sale of this book to charity. There is a mom we LOVE that we...
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by  |  posted under Family, Fun With Kids, Parenting
When my first baby was young, bedtime was a joyous, nurturing ritual. It stretched on and on for an hour or more. There was a bath and lotion, punctuated by lots of cooing and kisses. We then moved on to dressing her up in the cutest, softest possible pajamas. Eventually there were stories and prayers, songs and goodnight games. We snuggled. We...
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21 Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make_edited-1
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  Some of the best Christmas memories that I have from when I was a kid are making ornaments with my sister and friend who would always stay with us during the holidays while her parents were working.  I still remember making those salt dough ornaments with them and how much fun it was!  These ornaments have been treasures, reminding...
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I had one of those light bulb moments that you never forget when I was introduced to the concept behind Kathryn Thompson's, Drops of Awesome. If you haven't read this post yet, click over HERE now and read it. I'll wait for you. What did you think? Amazing right? You can see why this post went absolutely VIRAL! I could go on and on about how...
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The leaves have been raked up and the snow is starting to fall.  So what will the kids do indoors for the next few months?  I'm excited for these activities I've rounded up.  Hope you enjoy them too! 1.  Paper Plate Targets are perfect when you just want to use what you have in the pantry. 2. Racing Pom Pom Balls is a great way to keep...
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