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caught ya circle printable
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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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girls featured image
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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nicolette sleep overs featured image
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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kathryn kids camping featured image
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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lunch box thumb 2
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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ashley featured image
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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kiwi crate thumbnail
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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Manners Matter 10 Manners Every Child Should Know featured image
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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emily excavation kit diy featured image
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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nicolette regrets and yoga pants featured image
by  |  posted under Family, Inspiration, Mother's Day, Parenting, Uncategorized
I always wanted to be a mom, just not necessarily a stay-at-home mom.  My education and career were too important for me to just throw away.  Upon graduating with a B.S. in English, I figured I'd become a teacher, have a few children (whom would fare just fine in daycare) and be a model PTA mother and career woman. My entire life changed...
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