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    I'd never heard the term helicopter parent until I was accused of being one in a comment here.  Apparently I was one due to my no-sleepover rule. Rather than be upset by this accusation, I began to wonder--what is this thing they speak of...this "helicopter parent?"  So I dug deeper;  if I'm going to be labeled...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Christmas, Family Time, Free Exclusive Printables, Free Printables, Freebies, Fun With Kids, Gift Giving, Girls
Do you have snow?! I don't. Sniffle. I've been dreaming of a white Christmas but, here in the South, that's just down right wishful thinking. I was just starting to feel REALLY sorry for myself and, more importantly, my kids, when Chickabug emailed a brilliant idea. With a couple of simple ingredients, and a ridiculously adorable printable, we...
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Growing up, there were many instances I was convinced I had the meanest parents in the world. I was expected to walk the half-mile to school when a lot of other kids got front-door service.  And yes, it WAS uphill, and yes, there was most often snow!  Mean. On many occasions, I was told, "No." No, I couldn't have that new life-sized...
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19 Incredible Ways to use a Cookie Cutter
by  |  posted under Family Time, Fun With Kids, Round ups
  Who knew cookie cutters could be so versatile?  I'm excited for today's post....the kids are too and have all ready started gathering their broken crayons! 1.   Frame those sentimental cookie cutters.  This picture makes me happy and reminds me of my grandmother.  Sure wish I had her old cookie cutters that are just like...
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by  |  posted under Christmas, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Traditions, Uncategorized
The holidays are magical times with lots of special family memories.  Make this year's holiday season extra special with a few new traditions to start in your home. 1. Paying blessings forward. 2. Make homemade rolls together. 3. Thanksgiving Mad Libs. 4. Give someone a Thank-Attack. 5. Collect leaves and make an autumn tree...
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21 Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make_edited-1
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  Some of the best Christmas memories that I have from when I was a kid are making ornaments with my sister and friend who would always stay with us during the holidays while her parents were working.  I still remember making those salt dough ornaments with them and how much fun it was!  These ornaments have been treasures, reminding...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Thanksgiving, Traditions
I love creating kid friendly spaces, especially around the holidays, and I've found that the best way to do this is to involve the kids. It's about this time of year that my daughter starts asking if we can work on Thanksgiving table place cards. She's been in charge the last three years and she takes her role very seriously. Here are four place...
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Elf Featured
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If you haven't started the Elf on the Shelf tradition with your family yet, DO IT!  It is so much fun!  You can get it HERE, just in time for this holiday season.  However, after weeks of trying to be creative, parents can get a little burned out.  Here are 25 genius ideas that will keep you going until the big day! 1.  Elf drinking...
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White elephant featured
by  |  posted under Christmas, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Gift Giving, Holiday, Traditions
  One of my favorite parts about holiday parties are the crazy White Elephant gift exchanges.  Here are some super creative and hilarious gifts that are so easy to make and will make everyone LOL!   1. Batteries...gift not included 2. Gift cards with random remaining balances (that you have hanging out in your purse). 3....
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Join in our #nowmom Challenge! Here is a list of what we have done so far...check back daily for the next thing to do. You can also find these updating on our Instagram and Facebook...there are prizes involved so get over there and join in on the fun! :) All this fun is leading up to the release of our newest ebook: Becoming a #nowmom. We are...
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