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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 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…

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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?

So I have three kids in three different school classes.  Two of my kids had “Friendship Card Exchange” day on the last day in class before Valentine’s Day.  They were…

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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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How my kids have monetized “Barfing” Season

My kids don’t get sick very often.  My oldest is somewhat obsessive compulsive and pretty good about washing her hands.  My son is not at all obsessive compulsive, but spent…

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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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That time my kids called ‘baloney’ on the Easter Bunny

So my big kids are eight years old.  They are somewhat skeptical little monkeys and between you and me, I cannot for the life of me figure out why they…

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

Hearts On the Door Valentines Day

Last year we started a ridiculously easy Valentine’s Day Tradition in our house.  We knew it would be a hit, but we didn’t realize how much they would love it. …

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Please Send Luke a “Happy New Year” Card

I want to quickly introduce you to my friend’s little boy.  This is Luke, he is nine years old.  If you follow along here you might have seen pics of…

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Santa Footprints

santa's footprints

Did you notice Santa footprints by your fireplace last year?  If you didn’t, maybe you should check this year!  We could not believe our luck when we saw Santa footprints…

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Mediocre Elf on the Shelf Ideas for the rest of us.

elf

OK, so there are plenty of sites out there with really fancy Elf on the Shelf ideas.  This isn’t one of those posts!  I’m kinda all about minimal effort, but…

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

something I want

Christmas printable – Free Christmas List Printable sheets We started a little tradition two years ago that is kind of awesome for Christmas.  I never spent a ton of money…

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Star Wars, Angry Birds, and LEGO Birthday Party! 8 Years Old!

This is the story of our son’s Star Wars, Angry Birds, and LEGO Birthday Party.  It was epic.  It was perhaps one too many themes for some, but it was…

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