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10 Fall Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

I love the fall and Halloween. As my kids grow I’d love to have them share that love with me. We love to do fun activities, crafts, and more all Fall centered. Here are some wonderful Pumpkin crafts to do with kids, some of our favorites. Apple Print Pumpkin Craft Pumpkin Craft for Preschoolers Paper […]

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7 Ways to Teach Kids to Save Money

There are many different lessons we need to teach our children as they grow older. Teaching them how to save money is a huge skillset that will help them throughout adulthood. It can be a hard lesson to learn as a child, however, impulsivity is a staple of childhood. Trying to curb the impulse to […]

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8 Ways to Teach Children to be Honest

As parents we want to create an environment for our children that fosters trust and honesty. I remember when I was a child there were several reasons I would lie to my parents. Usually due to fear of discipline. Lying is an easy habit our kids can get into, starting at a young age, we […]

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Negative Versus Positive Language: How Negative Language Can Affect Kids

How we live our lives and create our own happiness can be affected drastically by the language we use. Using negative language versus positive language can create dramatic mood shifts, lowered self-esteem and self-confidence daily. This can also affect how we parent our children and how our children learn to speak to themselves or others. […]

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Moving Past Mom Guilt

Parenting comes with so much joy, but also exhaustion, frustration, fear, and guilt. Each family has their own parenting style, rules, and goals, but it is hard not to compare. There can be this constant feeling as if you’re not doing enough as a parent. Mom guilt can come from many different sources such as […]

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55 Memorable Father and Son Date Ideas

I grew up the second to youngest of six kids. It can be hard at times, when children have siblings, to have alone time with each child. But to make sure your child feels loved, heard, and appreciated it’s wonderful to make sure you each (mom and dad) spend individual time with each child. Here […]

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40 Kids Birthday Party Ideas

Every year I find the task of planning and preparing for my children’s birthdays tiring. Mostly because I want to make the day special for them each time but ideas can run low after so many years and theme ideas change from year to year as children gain new interests. Here are some great ideas […]

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A Time I Witnessed Clever Parenting

#Back before marriage and motherhood I taught dance classes for my local Parks and Recreation department. I had grown up taking classes from the same people that were now my coworkers and boss. Teaching kids definitely has it’s challenges like I’m sure every teacher, daycare worker, and many others can attest to, but there were […]

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Top 8 Banned Books I Want My Kids to Read

Throughout history there has been different countries, governments, school districts that have banned books. These books were often seen to be portraying a message that should not be heard. From pro-communism ideas, anti-slavery, offensive language, sexual content, use of drugs, and more. In the United States many of the books have had the ban lifted, […]

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16 Fun and Easy St Patrick’s Day Crafts

I have always loved St Patrick’s Day. As a child I remember always wearing green to school and doing fun St Patrick’s Day crafts in school. These are some great craft ideas to do with your kids either at home or in school. DIY Leprechaun Mask This leprechaun mask is so fun to make with […]

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