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Preserve kids' memories
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With 5 kids, the thought of preserving every kid's artwork and treasures at times can overwhelm me.  These tips are going to help a ton.  I know my kids will appreciate it when they are older and I'll be glad I did it! 1. Love this DIY Memory Box! Here. 2.  DIY Memory Jar. Here. 3.  Save their old t-shirts and make a T-shirt quilt....
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by  |  posted under Family, Parenting, Uncategorized
Did you know that 8% of children under the age of 18 are allergic to at least one food?  And 40% of kids with food allergies experience severe symptoms. A food allergy is a condition in which the immune system incorrectly identifies a food as a threat and defends the body from it by releasing chemicals into the blood, and the chemicals cause...
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by  |  posted under Babies, Boys, Family, Family Time, Girls, Parenting
Would you like to tell your kids something once and have them listen? Tired of the yelling?  Tired of the whining?  Tired of being tired?  You’re not alone.  From toddler temper-tantrums to teenage talking back, parents wonder what it takes to get kids to cooperate.  If you’re tired of nagging, reminding and yelling to get kids to...
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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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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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by  |  posted under Family, Inspiration, Parenting, Uncategorized
*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, 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 Back to School, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Parenting
Is it just me or did summer come and go so fast this year? I used to think I couldn't wait for my kids to go back to school, but now I wish time would slow down and they would stop growing. It is so important to enjoy your children at every age.  It really does go by way too fast. As their summer vacation draws to an end, I try and remind my...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Boys, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Giveaways & Sponsored Posts, Inspiration, Parenting
THIS IS A SPONSORED POST, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS ON PRODUCTS/BRANDS ARE OUR OWN. WE ONLY PROMOTE BRANDS WE LOVE! --- As mothers, it is part of our job description to be an entertainer, or provide entertainment, for the little munchkins around the house. I always dreamed that I would be that super cool mom who had fun activities and crafts...
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