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While the kids were on spring break, I arranged several Easter crafts for them to help pass the time. But I’m a sucker for starting a project – especially a holiday one, so I crafted right along side them. My husband would argue that I should just finish one of the three projects I already have started, but what fun would that be?! Besides...
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04.04.14 Family Painting
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Finding inexpensive indoor family activities can sometimes be difficult, and often leads to the same old "movie and popcorn night". While we enjoy a movie and popcorn as much as the next family, I am always looking for something else. When I saw this brilliant idea from my sister, I knew I had to try it out. She bought a large piece of...
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Woman, friend, sister, daughter, mother, aunt, co-worker, boss, niece, granddaughter, grandmother - our roles as women are endless aren't they? Trying to excel in each of those roles can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to! There are ways to simplify, and even half-hearted attempts have a lot of value! This month we have been sharing ways to...
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  {2004} Ten years ago, I left my small Idaho town to enter the much larger fish bowl of university life.  I was starting fresh, in a new state, with nothing but big dreams in my pocket.  My $6 an hour dream job at the movie theatre gave me free popcorn, soda, and movies.  How could life possibly get better?  My most frustrating...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Boys, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Parenting, Uncategorized
Spring is in the air, so what do my kids want to do?? Fly A Kite! It is definitely kite season.  Just yesterday at Costco they were selling the cutest kites.  My girls wanted to buy one so bad, but they didn't have enough money. So we did the next best thing--I told them we could make our own for cheaper and take them to the park and get some...
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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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Rooaarr! A good song can take you from supine on the couch to jumping up and shakin' your thang the second you hear that upbeat tempo. Music has the power to motivate, inspire, and even elevate your mood.  While watching the recent winter Olympic games, I couldn't help but notice nearly every athlete wearing a pair of inconspicuous ear...
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We all know how important having a one-on-one date night with our significant other can be. Yay for Valentines Date Night coming up! But we often forget to make the time to spend that crucial one-on-one date time with our children. As a counselor specializing in children and parent relationships, I have one favorite assignment that I like to...
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football
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BRONCOS or SEAHAWKS? Do you live in a house full of Football Fanatics like I do? The SUPER BOWL is right around the corner! Time is ticking…countdown to kickoff! I am planning a BIG Super Bowl Bash! I need food…lots and LOTS OF FOOD! (And some football personality to add to the spread would be nice too!) Thank heavens there are brilliant...
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Whether you're a newbie to this whole parenting thing, or a seasoned veteran, we all want to have a close relationship with our children, young or old.  Strengthening relationships and communication with our children can boil down to one thing: spending time with them. 10,000 hours? In the book Outliers (an amazing read, by the way, that...
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