Travel, Treats, Tips, & Traditions

Kids

Easter Bunny in our Backyard!

Easter

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…

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Lucky 13

lucky 13

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….

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

Hearts On the Door Valentines Day

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…

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How my kids have monetized “Barfing” Season

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…

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

something I want

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 need,…

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

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…

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I’m a teacher, not an action hero.

teacher not an action hero

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…

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

arming teachers

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…

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The Most Important Measure of Back-To-School Success

back to school

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…

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

donate your hair

  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…

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Moana printables and activity sheets

Moana Kakamora printable

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…

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

onions help you play minecraft

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…

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Tips for Preventing Common Sports Injuries in Kids

preventing common sports injuries in kids

Our kids are probably a lot like your kids.  Sports, dance, and outside play all keep them active and healthy.  As they get older and more active we are doing…

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It’s OK to not buy school pictures

Its OK to not buy school pictures

Every year since preschool I have purchased school pictures of all three kiddos.  Crappy backgrounds, forced poses, and terrible lighting seems to be the formula.  Every year I complained about…

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First day of Kindergarten for my baby…. sniff sniff….. just kidding – girl, bye.

kids go back to school

Three kiddos were off to school this past week.  While we partially homeschool, the kids pack it up and go to a traditional school three days a week.  I live…

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What the heck is a Friendship Card Exchange?

I have three kids.  Two of my kids had “Friendship Card Exchange” day on the last day in class before Valentine’s Day.  They were going to have crafts, sweet treats,…

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Things People Ask Big Families

A guest post by “Confessions of a Flawed Human” – Christina is a long time friend who I took State with in Competitive Show Choir as a teen (yes, we…

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Create Lasting Memories With Play-Doh Town

Play-Doh Town

Brought to you by Hasbro   As a busy parent, it can be difficult to find a healthy and educational balance in your child’s daily activities. At times, it might…

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That time Angels Conspired at Frazier Farms

I’ve had my fair share of “You don’t know what the hell you are doing.” looks over the last four years at the supermarket…. and everywhere really.  They range from…

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All it took was $1600 and a big fat lie to potty train my youngest…..

  So I don’t know if you have had the pleasure of meeting my youngest.  She’s adorable.  She is also stubborn.  She is a huge Disneyland fan. She is also…

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