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Encourage Imagination: 9 Fun Ideas for the Tooth Fairy

As your kids grow it’s fun to play into their imagination. One wonderfully fun way to do so is to do something fun for tooth fairy visits. Children generally start losing their baby teeth between 5 and 6 years old. What you do for the tooth fairy, how much the tooth fairy gives, and so […]

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I’m Glad I Waited

HThere are so many expectations, consciously or unconsciously, put on girls as they grow up. Sometimes these expectations limit our daughters. Daughters are taught to be quiet, weak, obedient, “womanly,” “motherly,” and a home maker. Often, it’s just what they see. I am a very strong, outspoken, woman, an entrepreneur, an MBA, I am a […]

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8 Amazing DIY Halloween Costumes

I have always loved to sew and create things. Since becoming a mother this love has translated to wanting to make my children’s Halloween costumes for as long as they’ll let me. So every year, end of August beginning of September, it means looking, researching, finding all kinds of ideas on Pinterest and from other […]

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18 Age Appropriate Chores for 2 and 3 Year Olds

Chores can actually be a harsh word and so many people have opinions about them. I personally feel like kids can be kids but still be productive parts of the household. The expectation of chores and helping out does not seem out of the realm of reasonable. Kids that learn how to help out in […]

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Gender Discrimination in Religion: Why I Want to Teach My Kids Differently

I am Christian and honestly, I should not feel a need to preface posts about religion with that. Why do I? Because no matter what I say, if it seems threatening to the religion many can doubt my faith. It is unbelievable to me that faith is taken to be unwavering. That should not be […]

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No, I Cannot Just Relax: Mom Anxiety and Worry

“Just relax” is actually a common phrase out of my husband’s mouth. Why? Because I’m an anxious person. I hate being late, I hate dishes in the sink, I hate the laundry piled up, I hate so much, and I say hate but really it is that these things all make me anxious. I’ve said […]

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Easter Crafts, Activities and More

I love Easter and since having kids I’ve grown to love it even more. I’m looking forward to every year doing different fun activities and crafts with my kids. Here are some great Easter crafts, activities and more. Books Easter Books to Share as a Family Reading to your kids is so very important. Reading […]

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26 St Patrick’s Day Activities, Crafts, and More

St Patrick’s Day is a great, fun holiday, to share with the kids. Here are  St Patrick’s Day activities to brighten your holiday. Crafts Kid Craft: St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Stamps This is a great craft for kids of all ages. Even little ones can do it. Marshmallow stamps to make little clovers. What a […]

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6 Valentine’s Day Gifts Ideas for Kids

As I was growing up my father did not only buy Valentine’s Day presents for my mother. He bought gifts for every one of the kids. This for him was a feat, I am the second to youngest of six kids. Generally, he just bought small chocolate hearts for each of us. My parents now […]

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10 Christmas Traditions for Family Fun

My husband and I have a pretty “young” family. We have been married for just shy of three years, our oldest will be two in a week, and we are trying to gear through what traditions we would like to create as a family. We’ve both grown up with Christmas traditions, many the same, many different, and we are working on possibly changing it up a bit with our own family.

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