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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…

Peter Pan and Wendy Costumes : Boy & Girl Twin Costume Ideas

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Peter Pan and Wendy is one the sweetest group costume ideas ever.  Peter Pan and Tinker Bell are a very popular choice, but we chose Peter and Wendy Darling for…

UPDATE! 1/2 way there! Help me get Laura and her girls to Disneyland!

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Our family took a trip to my happy place, Los Angeles during the last week of Summer vacation.  Los Angeles was a little too big for me when I moved…

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…

Current Status

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I don’t know if you have noticed, but we haven’t been around as much lately.  Because people have asked, I thought I might give a little family status update.  Readers…

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…

palm trees

How and Why I found the time to go back to school. Plus an Apple Store Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

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I have been wanting to go back to school pretty much since I graduated.  My husband has always been supportive of the idea, but it seemed life always got in…

teacher not an action hero

I’m a teacher, not an action hero.

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Yesterday, when I picked my 6.5 year old twins up from school, my daughter told me that they had not one but two fire drills. My first reaction should have…

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…