I drive a boy in our neighborhood to school in the mornings, and he often talks about his life at home with his brothers and step brothers. The stories are filled with rough housing, complaints that he doesn't have enough attention and how he hates being the youngest. My son (somewhat snarkily) counters the conversation with his views about being happy he is an only child.…Continue
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Here are some easy craft ideas that will come in handy over Christmas break or if you are having any family get-togethers with kids. Hosting a Christmas or New Years get together, these are easy activities to keep little hands busy. My boys love doing fun holiday-themed crafts.
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I love mason jars, they are great for DIY gifts and great for DIY decorating. This past Fall I made leaf covered mason jars and they added a great Fall touch to my mantle and my dining table for Thanksgiving. …
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Christmas is upon us! My kids usually make a photo ornament at school each year and I love hanging their photo ornaments on the tree and seeing how much they've grown throughout the years. One thing I've found though is the kid made photo ornaments sometimes break, or fall apart so I was looking for something more…Continue
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Looking for a great recipe to make Christmas Cookies? This is my favorite recipe for Soft Christmas Cookies.
I found this great Sugar Cookie Recipe on AllRecipes.com I have made a few adjustments thanks to the comments by others and this is my go-to recipe for Sugar…Continue
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Trigger warning (see what I did there?) I'm about to go a bit Mama Bear in this post, so buckle up!
Despite decades of sustained declines in violent crime, my family’s safety continues to be the most important thing to me. Home invasions still occur, and you and I both need to be ready. For mothers who have been properly trained and licensed, a firearm represents the last line of defense between our families and violence. While ultimately a last resort, a firearm can be an important…
Added by Rachael Murphey on November 15, 2017 at 5:58pm — No Comments
Like many working parents, I struggle with work/life balance. At least once a day, I wonder if I am spending enough time with my family, or if I am committed enough to my job. I do my best to model a family first attitude for my team, but I know they have seen evidence of me working late into the night from time to time. I hate not knowing how my son will really feel about having two working parents - and the effects upon his life from…Continue
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Daylight Savings Time is here, did you enjoy your extra hour? This change among other things helps signal that the Holiday season is once again upon us. Time to start preparing for what…Continue
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Bloggers Challenge to share: 5 Things That IRK Me, From Petty To Principal…Continue
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At the beach the other day I witnessed a regrettable scene. Mom was walking slightly ahead of her two young sons entirely engrossed in her telephone. The one son steals the other’s toy. The boy who lost his toy is clearly upset and cries out for mommy to intervene. Without missing a step, she spins and gives…Continue
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Kids can be picky eaters and have tiny tummies, which means that going to the trouble of preparing an elaborate meal could end up feeling like a major letdown when they take two bites and declare that they're full, or they don't like it. It's almost guaranteed that just about any kid will eat chicken nuggets and mac and cheese, but that's not always the healthiest choice.
So, how do you find a good compromise? How do you…Continue
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I love when we have a family movie night. There is the popcorn, the curling up together on the couch and the ability to pause the movie when someone needs a drink refill or has to use the bathroom.…Continue
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With Fall in full swing, I thought I would share some of our family favorite Fall treats!
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My son and I are in the store and he wants to buy something. He knew we were going to the store ahead of time, but he said he didn't want to bring any money with him. But, since he now wants to buy something, we get to have a conversation about the difference between a loan and a gift.…Continue
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