Lessons for my kids: Be Thankful

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I knew that becoming a parent meant that someone else’s life would essentially be in my hands. Just think about it – you’re in charge of someone else’s well being. It’s a lot to take in. But, it’s become second nature in these last few years. Now that Princess is getting older, we often have […]

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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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Why Having a Pet May Not be Such a Great Idea Right Now

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Recently Princess has been asking for a cat. “Are you going to take care of it?” I asked. “Yes,” she replied. Now you know how the story goes. You get the cat, and the parents are the ones who end up taking care of it. Images started popping up in my head of me cleaning […]

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How the Love Between Parents Impact Their Children

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When I was a little girl, I had dreams of marrying Michael Jackson. So, when my daughter brought up the topic of matrimony, I expected her future husband to be someone from one of the animated shows she often watches. But, she caught me by surprise when she confessed that she wanted to someday marry her baby brother. […]

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“Hey, Keep Your Filthy Paws Off My Kid!”

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Every time someone touches one of my children I want to say, “Hey keep your filthy paws of my kid!” I do realize that sounds a bit “stank.” But, I can’t stand it when people feel the need to put their hands on my child’s face or hair. I should preface my saying that there […]

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How I Heal My Kids’ Owies and Boo-Boos (Giveaway)

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Nowadays, you’ll find my kids chasing after each other. In case you haven’t noticed, Baby O recently started walking. So, you can imagine he’s still a bit wobbly. The other day I received a call that he fell at daycare. My mom and Princess were there to pick him up and saw it happen. Thankfully, […]

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First Day of School: Harder For Parents or Kids?

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I’ve heard parents say things like, “I can’t wait for school to start. I’ve had enough!” I can certainly understand that some may feel overwhelmed and need a break from their kids. Believe me, I’ve been at the point where I want to rip my hair out. My four-year-old is constantly running off at the mouth […]

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How to Throw an Awesome Fairy Birthday Party

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On the heels of Baby O’s fabulous Baptism and birthday celebrations, the pressure was on to plan on awesome birthday party for Princess. Some people suggested we combine everything into one big bash. But that would have been hard to do considering Princess is at such an active age. Besides, she’s been looking forward to an […]

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Choosing the Perfect Kids Cards for My Daughter’s Birthday

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #KidsCards #CollectiveBias Princess gets a boat load of toys for her birthday every year from friends and family. But in addition to receiving cute dolls and fun games, she gets some pretty awesome cards. Who knew kids cards could be so […]

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How to Make Bedtime Fun With Frozen

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #FROZENFun #CollectiveBias If you haven’t heard of Frozen the movie, then chances are you’re living under a rock. Princess has watched it so many times that I’ve lost count. Like most kids her age, she knows the songs. Heck, […]

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Family Fun Summer Series: Salute to America

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It’s not everyday we get to take the kiddos to see a concert and fireworks. This weekend my hubby and I did just that. For our “Family Fun Summer Series,” we thought the kids would enjoy it. Besides, it was free! Well, actually our tax dollars fund these types of events. But, whatever. The town hosts different […]

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End of School & Gearing Up For Summer Fun

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I don’t know where the time went. After a brutal winter, the months have been flying by. It’s the last week of school and the kids are so excited. It’s a good thing my hubby reminded me about getting something for the kids’ teachers. I was able to run out yesterday to pick up something […]

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How Many Boo Boos Can a Child Get?

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It seems like every other day Princess needs a bandaid for a boo boo. Sometimes I’d get a phone call from someone at school informing me of a scrape on her arm or leg. The teacher usually would start off by saying, “She’s ok.” Then she’d fill me in on all the details. I’d say nine out […]

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Easy Way to Perfect a Wash-and-Go Routine

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Summer officially arrives this Saturday. But, it looks like Mother Nature has decided to give us a little preview of the season this week. With highs near 90, Princess has been sporting her curly locks. That said, Sunday has become our designated “hair day.” Here’s how we’ve perfected her wash-and-go-routine: 1. Cleanse hair with Shea moisture’s Carrot and Mango […]

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Disney’s Maleficent: Princess Aurora Inspired Twistback

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If you ask Princess who her favorite Disney Princess is, she’d probably say Aurora. The other day all the girls were asked to dress as Princesses, and all the boys as pirates. I resurrected Baby O’s Halloween costume, which actually still fits. I wanted to recreate Aurora’s twistback, as seen in Disney’s Maleficent.   I […]

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