Fun and Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am not a crafty person. Not even Crafting for Dummies on Pinterest can help me! But I’ve managed to come up with some fun and easy holiday crafts for kids that even the most craft challenged person can conquer. I’ve learned that the key to being […]

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Holiday Photos 2014

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After last weekend’s minor set back, we decided to give holiday photos another shot. This time we got an early start. Young O has been a bit cranky lately, so being strategic in how we planned for the day was essential. Rather than have the kids nap before our shoot, we decided to get them camera […]

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We Had a Minor Set Back in Our Christmas Preparation

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These last couple of weeks have been crazy to say the least. In between working and studying for exams, I’ve been trying to arrange Christmas preparation with the family. I had the perfect plan in place. But the man upstairs decided to throw some curve balls our way, which set us back. I had it […]

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Is it Worth Shopping on Black Friday?

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Still stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner, I contemplate Black Friday shopping. Some stores are open around midnight, while others open at the crack of dawn. It would be a great way for me to burn of the feast I just devoured, but is it worth it? Is it worth going out in freezing temps to wait […]

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Why Thanksgiving is More Than Giving Thanks

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      We give thanks on Thanksgiving, but this holiday also about learning. Most of the time it’s the kids who learn giving thanks. They also learn about family traditions. But from time to time the adults learn a thing or two. Here we are waiting for our family to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner […]

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How to Spread Some Holiday Cheer With Minted Cards

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Things get pretty busy during the holidays. In fact, it sneaks up on you out of nowhere – at least that’s how I feel. Every year I find myself scrambling to send out holiday cards to family and friends. I’d plan to set up a family photo shoot, but end up being pressed for time […]

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Amazing Photos of How We Celebrated Halloween

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It seems as though we spent the entire month of October celebrating Halloween. There were a couple visits to the pumpkin patch – one of them being Princess’s first school field trip, where I served as a chaperone.   There was also her first visit to a haunted house, which left me in stitches. Oh, we can’t […]

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Coping With the Stress and Guilt of trying to Balance it All

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I’ve heard people say that you can get sick from stress. I wasn’t sure about it before, but I’m absolutely sure of it now. I recently watched an episode of 48 Hours, and an elderly man who had been on a mission to find his son’s killer ended up dying because of stress, according to his […]

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The Time I Took My Four-Year-Old to a Haunted House

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I took my four-year-old to a haunted house for the first time this past weekend. She got scared, and I loved every minute of it. I do realize that may sound a bit cruel. What parent would want to scare the kid senseless? Me, of course! But all jokes aside, there is a lesson to […]

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#BouqLove: July 4th and Birthday Celebration to Remember

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Fourth of July has always been a dual celebration in our family. It so happens that my Mom’s birthday is on the second. So, we often find ourselves killing two birds with one stone. She’s always been simple and low key. When it comes to planning a celebration, she’d much rather have the family over […]

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Photos: Father’s Day 2014 Filled With Surprises

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Father’s Day celebration began a little early this year. The school held a tailgate party for the Dads and their kiddos. The kids were excited that their Dad popped in to surprise them. We were able to kill to birds with one stone on Saturday. Princess was invited to a birthday party at the amusement […]

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Memorial Day Photos 2014

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This Memorial Day was about keeping it simple this year. Thankfully my hubby and I both had the day off, which made the holiday even more fun. We decided to skip the crowded beach and opt for a quiet family barbecue at home.

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Celebrating Earth Day in Style

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It’s the day after Earth Day, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to write about how Princess celebrated the day – in style. Sometimes I feel like a mom to a teenager, rather than a preschooler. Princess has been wanting to dress herself lately, which is great. I love that she’s becoming more independent. But, it can […]

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Must See: Easter Photos 2014

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It’s been a pretty busy week. We just got back from vacation, and have a lot of ground to cover. In addition to playing catch up, I’m dealing with a horrible sinus infection. As if I haven’t gone through enough already. I explain more in my vacation recap. In the meantime, I thought I’d wish […]

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My Favorite Holiday & Why?

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I’ve gotten so far behind on my series, “30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me.” I initially planned on finishing it up in 30 days. But, other duties distracted me from keeping up with it. Now that I think about it, pausing the series has been beneficial because I can now include Baby O […]

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