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Easter

Easter Bunny in our Backyard!

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Pro tip – Photoshop a picture of the Easter Bunny in your back yard and show it to the kids! This is a favorite memory for our kids. This is…

Dumbo – adoption and foster trigger warning

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Families formed through adoption or currently fostering may want to screen the newest Disney movie “Dumbo” before bringing the kids.  The new live action film, Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton…

storks movie and adoption triggers

Storks adoption and foster trigger warning…. “Orphan Hurts My Heart”

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Families formed through adoption may want to think twice about seeing the animated cartoon Storks. Storks hit theaters in 2016, but this post continues to be relevant and many readers…

How my kids have monetized “Barfing” Season

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I have one amazing tip for helping moms and dads when it comes to barf season. This is also a great tip for kids that are looking to make a…

Nothing leads to the very best Something

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Oh, hi guys!  Remember how I used to blog here all the time?  I thought it might be nice to pop in and say hello and share what’s been going…

tips for boys that are considering donating their hair

Tips & Encouragement for boys that want to donate their hair

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Today was an exciting day.  My son has looked forward to this day for more than a year, but especially the last three or four months.  Some may remember that…

arming teachers

I am an elementary school teacher. This is why you don’t want me to be armed.

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I have come to the point where I can no longer watch the videos of the most recent terrorist attack in a school setting. I can’t watch anymore because every…

The things I am thankful for after 16 years of marriage.

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Sixteen years ago today, Harry and I married people we hardly knew.  We were 28 and 23 and we had no idea what we were getting into.  We had been…

Holiday Highlights of 2017

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This year was weird, but we love Christmas time and it wasn’t even hard to find good stuff to celebrate. While it would be so easy to focus on and…

holiday portraits

The holiday portraits I almost didn’t think I deserved.

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Family portraits are for the perfect. I’m not that. I’ve always had a hard time with family photo sessions.  Forced smiles and clothes we don’t normally wear, I am very…

Moana Kakamora printable

Moana printable coloring and activity sheets

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Moana was the hit animated movie of the holiday season in 2017.  Now with Moana and Maui spotted at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and even Aulani – she is more…

me too

Me Too.

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“You are eighteen and there is nothing you can do about it.” I had just had a birthday.  I was going to community college and living at home with my…