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Kids Questions featured
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Kids say the darnedest things and everyday I marvel and laugh at the things that come out of my kids' mouths.  If you haven't started keeping a quote journal of everything your kids say...you should!  So with all of your cute kiddos in mind, we set out on a little experiment.  Why not ask kids some of life's toughest questions and see if they...
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Great Heart Attack Decor for Valentine's Day! (featured)
by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Family, Fun With Kids, Parenting, Traditions, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day
  Great Heart Attack Decor for Valentine's Day!  The easiest decoration you will put up all year (and cheapest, too, probably) are these Valentine hearts. Tell your kids you've been heart attacked :) The hearts are found at your local party supply store if you want to go the easy route and have them pre-cut.  I have also cut...
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To the Parents of HARD Kids-4 BIG DON'TS (featured)
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This marks my 7th year being a parent.  I know, I know, I'm a baby compared to many of you.  But...measured in doggy years, I've actually been at this 50 years now--and yes, parenting ages you that fast.  No pro, but I've taken the the Harley around the block a few times.  (I'm sure I just butchered that expression.) Some of you are...
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Making your home a friendship factory, give those sibling rivalries the boot (featured)
by  |  posted under Babies, Boys, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Parenting, Uncategorized
How to make your home a friendship factory -give those sibling rivalries the boot! As famous as sibling rivalries are, I don't know any parent that relishes them. Most often they are viewed as the side effect of having more than one child. While I agree that often these rivalries are produced from circumstances outside our total control, I do...
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Manners Activities featured
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We've all been there---at a restaurant when your kid burps loudly after chugging an entire soda, or at a friend's house where she wanders into the pantry to help herself to a snack.  Young or old, how do we teach kids good manners?  Here are some fun activities that teach good manners to toddlers and teenagers alike! 18 Fun Activities That...
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5 Ways to Soothe A Child's Cold Symptoms At Home (featured)
by  |  posted under Babies, Beverages, Boys, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Girls, Parenting, Recipes, Uncategorized
5 Ways to Soothe A Child's Cold Symptoms At Home 5 Ways to Soothe A Child's Cold Symptoms At Home:  After 81 months of pregnancy, roughly 72 months of nursing babies, nine children, 5 hrs average sleep on the good nights, countless sack lunches,  and (what feels like) a billion runny noses- I consider myself a seasoned parent. Not seasoned...
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caught ya circle printable
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Caught Ya Being Good Free Exclusive Printables 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...
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nicolette time capsule featured image
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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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Get Your Memories Back! How To Digitize Your Old Home Movies (featured)
by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Gift Giving, Organization, Organizing, Parenting, Shop, Traditions, Uncategorized, Video
  Get your memories back! Out of that old box and from the corners of the garage. Last year for Christmas, all my mom wanted was her huge brown box full of old home videos archived safely. "Oh ok, no big deal mom, I'll get right on that... "  I counted- the box had 26 old VHS tapes and another 16 small hi-8 tapes from our old...
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How a few minutes a day can get your toddler to eat your cooking featured
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Happy day! We are so excited to be welcoming back a fabulous guest contributor today. Say hello to Jessica, from SmartNutrition who is here to help us learn how to get our toddlers to eat our cooking! 10 ways to get your toddler to eat your cooking! Cooking is much faster when you don’t have toddlers by your side. But the few extra...
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