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Quest for the Best Rockin Your Next Vacation (featured)
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  I recently got back from a big family trip to the Oregon Coast that included my parents, all of my siblings, their spouses, and seven grandchildren.  We caravanned in four car-loads with 24+ hours of total driving ahead of us.  Armed with travel snacks, DVDs, coloring books, and barf bags...we were ready to go. But not before a...
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If you have kids, chances are they want to go to Disneyland. If it’s your family’s first time making the trek to the Happiest Place on Earth, it can seem a little overwhelming. To help you plan the perfect trip, we’ve put together the ultimate Disneyland vacation planning checklist to make sure you get everything you need in the proper...
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Fighting Featured
by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Family, Family Time, Holiday, Parenting, Summer, Uncategorized
  I don't know if it's the ages my kids are right now, or the fact that we've been in close quarters together for way too long, but my four kids have been fighting like crazy!  As a mom, the fighting, bickering, and teasing drives me crazy.  So I turned to our HowDoesShe Facebook page to get a few friendly tips on how others handle...
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While you were hashtagging (featured)
by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Inspiration, Parenting, Uncategorized
  I've noticed something lately that is alarming.  I've seen it in myself, my friends, my family, and complete strangers. Let's back up only eight years to when Apple first introduced the iPhone.  Before that, phones were dumb; they could call and text...that's about it.  When smartphones started cropping up like like moles in that...
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Video-Performance-Treasure-Hunt
by  |  posted under Family Time, Fun With Kids, Summer
Your kids are adorable. They say the most hilarious things, they make you laugh, they're ridiculously cute, and it's so fun to hear them put things into their own words or watch them perform something they're proud of! You need those things on video! Years from now you'll be so glad you captured the funny little things they're doing...
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07.07.15 Indoor Camping
Indoor-Camping
by  |  posted under Boys, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Parenting, Traditions
Our little family went camping for the first time together last summer and we had a blast doing the tent thing, cooking out, hiking, and our favorite: s'mores over the campfire.  We love camping around these parts!  But let's face it--sometimes it is way too much work.  Hauling out the tent, the sleeping bags, the blow-up mattress, the...
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Before-you-brush-them-off-featured
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  I'm a mom of four kids under six years old.  It's hilarious really, how I look walking to the park with one on my back in a hiking pack, one strapped to my chest in the Moby wrap, one I'm pushing in the stroller because he's "too tired" to walk, and one is leading the parade on her bike with the squeaky gears and blaring bike...
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Feed a Crowd featured
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It seems like there's always some party going on that requires feeding the masses.  Birthdays, baptisms, block parties, reunions...you name it, we all cook for it!  Here are 17 great ways to feed a crowd at your next gathering. 17 Ways To Feed a Crowd   1. Chili dogs for a crowd 2. Pancake bar (or crepes, or waffles) 3. Salad...
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Hongjou-temples-and-hotel-37-copy
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Hello. I'm Bobbi-Jo, and I'm a new traveler. Until this time last year, I had never flown on an airline flight. I had never had the joy of going through customs, or checking my luggage, or trying to fit my carry on in an overhead compartment. I didn't own a passport. I had never left the continent. But, that changed! I had my "maiden" trip, and...
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Preserving Childhood One Imperfect Moment at a Time featured
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  On a recent trip home for my grandmother's funeral, I walked into my parent's house to see her legacy stacked high on the coffee table.  Photo books galore.  Nothing fancy--just binders full of pictures and her priceless captions and grandmotherly musings. "Here's Queen Nicolette and all of her royal subjects..." As I sat down and...
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