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homeschool tips during school closure for corona virus

How do you Home School? 10 tips to get you through.

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In light of the Coronavirus global pandemic, I have been asked several times about how we manage to home school our kids.  While this isn’t really affecting families that already…

Hearts On the Door Valentines Day

“Don’t Forget My Hearts Mom!” Easy Valentine’s Day Tradition

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Door hearts is our favorite Valentine’s Day Tradition.  During the month of February we love to shower our kids with this fun and completely free activity.  This is a simple…

something I want

Christmas List FREE Printable – Something I’d like, Something I need…..

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  It is time to start our reasonable Christmas lists! In our family we do three presents and a personalized stocking.  Our four presents are “Something I want, something I…

Its OK to not buy school pictures

It’s OK to not buy school pictures

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It is that time of year again. Back to school is here with budget busting purchases around every corner.  I have found that we are able to keep our costs…

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…

lucky 13

Lucky 13

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Lucky thirteen.  So my tiny baby is thirteen years old. I am having some feelings. Please enjoy a sappy picture walk through baby and toddler pictures along with my thoughts….

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…

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…

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…