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nicolette football fan featured image
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Every September, I become the picture-perfect football fan—game day gear {Go Broncos! check}, Pinterest worthy appetizers {check}, an adept football language that Rosetta Stone would envy {check}.  I dutifully bid adieu to Donald Draper and my other Mad Men and relinquish all TV rights to a movement that is much bigger than me: College...
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kathryn build a legacy (1)
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When I think about leaving a legacy, my thoughts often turn to big fat achievements that will take me decades to accomplish, like writing classic literature or raising well-adjusted, happy, successful children. But I’ve recently learned that I may not have decades or years or even days to build my legacy. In many ways my legacy will be made up...
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ashley shop featured image
by  |  posted under Beauty, Coupons & Budgeting, Family, Fashion, Fitness and Healthy Living, Fun With Kids, Girls, Organization, Shop, Uncategorized
Could you go without shopping for a month?? What about 2 months? I challenge you to a shopping fast. Guess how much time women spend shopping each year? a. 500 hours b. 199 hours c. 600 hours d. 399 hours (answer to come) Let me first explain myself.  About 10 years ago I was noticing I was spending a lot of money on a lot of items I...
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caught ya circle printable
by  |  posted under Family, Free Exclusive Printables, Freebies, Parenting
Is there anything better than some good, old fashioned praise? Some sincere acknowledgement?  We all love to have our positive behaviors and efforts acknowledged, don't we? It's human nature to do more of what brings a benefit to us, and our kids are no different. As parents, we know it's our role to correct and direct, so often our efforts are...
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girls featured image
by  |  posted under Family, Girls, Inspiration, Parenting
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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nicolette sleep overs featured image
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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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kathryn kids camping featured image
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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ana helena gluten free crackers featured image
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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kara back to school dinner featured image
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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lunch box thumb 2
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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