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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 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, Great Deals, Inspiration, Parenting, Uncategorized
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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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Crafting, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Sewing, Uncategorized
My daughter has been chomping at the bit to learn how to sew. I think I was a little intimidated (remembering back to how many times I messed up my mom's machine when she taught me so many years ago) so I kept putting it off. It seemed like a much better summer activity and when summer finally rolled around she was more than excited to get...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Family, Family Time, Girls, Parenting
I love the movie Nanny McPhee.  She becomes a nanny to a family with very naughty children and teaches them to "behave".  My girls love it when I say "behave" in my silly British Nanny McPhee accent. I decided to write this post because this summer I have been noticing some bad manners in my house and I wanted to fix them ASAP. Just tonight...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Birthdays, Boys, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Parenting
A few months ago my son had his eighth birthday. One of the gifts, from my sister who is working close to Zion National Park, was an excavation kit. I had never seen one before, and when we opened the box we saw some small tools and a brick of sandy plaster. My eight-year-old went to town and stayed consumed with the excavation kit for four...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Holiday, Patriotic Holidays, Uncategorized
  Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light,What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,Gave proof through the night that our flag was still...
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by  |  posted under Birthdays, Boys, Family Time, Girls, Patriotic Holidays, Summer
The greatest game of baseball ever played happened while we were vacationing on the warm sandy beaches of California. We played in the waves and sand all day! As the hours passed we forgot to pull out our fat bat and wiffle balls! We had also picked up a few baseball gloves from HomerunMonkey.com. It wasn't until the sun set, and we went to...
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by  |  posted under Family Time, Gift Giving, Mother's Day, Patriotic Holidays, Recipes, Summer
My children and I were visiting the local farmer’s market this past week and spied juicy raspberries wrapped in quaint aquamarine looking for tiny, grubby hands to happily eat them.  We ate most of them on the way home, but saved a few to make these dainty hand pies for a picnic the next day. The dough I created for these pies is based on a...
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by  |  posted under Cleaning, Family, Family Time, Inspiration, Organization, Parenting, Time Management
To-Do or not To-Do, that is the question. I have a wide pendulum swing when it comes to To-Do lists. There are times when I am obsessively writing, writing, writing everything I will do on a given day and checking off the items as I go. At these times, I will often add times to each item so my day is a series of overscheduled minutiae. At other...
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