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Schitts Creek Family Costumes

Schitt’s Creek Costumes

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Halloween is on our doorstep, which means we are ready with fun, family costumes again. As crazy as it might be, our costumes this year are probably my favorite of…

back to school

The Most Important Measure of Back-To-School Success

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With the school year upon us, moms across the nation are jumping into action. That includes you and me, sister! We have a crap ton of stuff to do, and…

donate your hair

Things you shouldn’t say to a boy growing out his hair to donate.

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  Two years ago my son’s life was forever changed.  A friend was diagnosed with cancer. I remember the prayer requests, the “I am sure it is nothing” reassurances, and…

adopt from Ukraine

Photobombed. A Ukraine Adoption. Going from 6 to 9 kids!

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I was wrong.  I just wanted a picture with my girl, that beautiful blonde haired, blue eyed soft-spoken sweetheart. We were hosting V through Project143, an orphan hosting program. She…

meeting birth family

A Birth Mother’s Story

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Adoption is sometimes romanticized, and generally from the adoptive parent’s perspective.  It really is a miracle in so many ways, but adoption cannot happen without loss. Today I have a…

hamilton cast press photo

The best anniversary gift for a Hamilton fan.

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My husband and I have been married for 15 years, we dated for about a year before that. I feel it is important to let everyone know before we begin…

Marvel Studios Hero Acts

Join Marvel Studios Hero Acts in donating to Save the Children

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Friends, I have a favor to ask of you before the year comes to an end.  I don’t know about you, but I need to pour a little bit more…

tips for reducing stress during the holidays

10 Tips for Reducing Stress During the Holidays

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The holidays are here! In our house holidays come with a mix of excitement and hesitation.  Holidays are full of beautiful memories and special events, but they can also lead…

so different

So different from what I imagined, but perfect….. our adoption story

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November is National Adoption Awareness Month.  As most here know, our family was formed through adoption.  While we have shared bits of our story, I absolutely love to share adoption…

Bittersweet Destiny

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“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain…

Moana Kakamora printable

Moana printables and activity sheets

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Moana printable and activity sheets. Kakamora printables.       Moana makes history as the first Disney princess from the Pacific Islands.  Moana is strong, courageous, and loves her culture…

onions help you play minecraft

Breaking Internet news : Onions improve your brain’s ability to play Minecraft

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Our kids are pretty good little eaters. They eat their fair share of vegetables and fruits.  They all have a very small list of foods they really dislike.  Onions top…