All Blog Posts Tagged 'family' (915)

Oh Heavenly Day

On the menu for dinner tonight:

Penne with tomato sauce

Salad

 

The water was boiling in a pot on the stove and Monica was falling apart.

Fussing as she paced throughout the kitchen, clinging to her high chair and

then to my leg and then back again.…

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Added by Roz Addler on January 9, 2011 at 12:09am — No Comments

Money Saving Tips for Families in 2011



money saving tips for families in 2011

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Added by Heather Shaw on January 7, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

How to celebrate Valentine's Day without flowers and a box of chocolates

Now is the time to start planning a special Valentine’s Day celebration for your main squeeze/spouse/partner.

And special does not mean typical.

First of all, avoid the clichés say NO to Chocolate and Flowers.…

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Added by Charissa Cowart on January 7, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Valentine's gifts for kids

Say I Love You this Valentine’s Day with a thoughtful gift for your child.

Homemade Card:  Kids love crafts, so make a heart-shaped personalized card for your child.

No Candy: Skip the candy for Valentine’s Day. Many kids still have chocolate left over from Christmas, and the Easter Bunny is just around the corner!…

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Added by Charissa Cowart on January 7, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Valentine's Day parties aren't just for school

 

When the winter blues start to set in - Valentine’s Day warms things up with red and white, and lots of fun!



Valentine’s Day is big celebration at school. This year, why not bring the celebration home, and host your own Valentine’s Day party. You don’t need to be Martha Stewart,… Continue

Added by Charissa Cowart on January 7, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Should Kids Get Paid For Chores And School Performance?

This is a tough question... On one hand it may be a bit confusing to tie allowance directly to chores because we should be teaching our kids to help around the house when its needed, not just when it is part of their "to do" chores.  Also, it can be very easy for parents to lose track of the chores that have actually been completed. A…

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Added by Kristy Canton on January 4, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Interview With Mr Coupon of TLC's Extreme Couponing...



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Added by Heather Shaw on January 3, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

The Hanging Carrot

Packing up, leaving the house in a cluttered disarray of wrapping paper and toy pieces, and hurrying off to the airport at 8 a.m. just before the holidays, I felt nothing but dread as I looked ahead to our day of travel.



First a two-hour car ride to Orlando where we would drop the car off and wait for a shuttle to the airport.  Once there, we would have to check the bags in, go through security, and wait around to board the plane while trying to keep two toddlers amused and calm.  The… Continue

Added by Darlena Cunha on January 3, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments

The Gift of Irony

Pa on his last day at the farm with Oma and his 16 grandkids

 

Two years ago I was pregnant with my sixth baby and boarded a 15 hour flight with my five small children. I was horrified to discover that the airline had put me beside a small child…

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Added by Julie Cole on January 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples or adults. Help your kids get excited about V-day with these Valentine’s ideas like games and fun surprises. You can even create your own traditions with your kids.…

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Added by Charissa Cowart on January 3, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Resolution Solutions for You and the Kids!

Saved By Love

     So you've read through my previous posts and questioned if my tone would lighten up a little. After…

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Added by Heather Shaw Riggleman on January 2, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Holiday Intensity

Christmas is for the memories.  Christmas is for the anticipation.  Christmas, at least when you're the parent of two year olds, is not for the day, itself.



On Christmas Eve, I excitedly brought down my horribly wrapped presents and placed them carefully under the tree in the most eye-pleasing manner I could manage.  I stepped back to view my work, envisioning the happy day that was surely awaiting us.…



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Added by Darlena Cunha on December 29, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

The Santa Concept

Christmas has been so hectic.  Dragging babies across the country, presents, presents, different foods, different people, presents, a massive snow storm, and, well, presents.





It's amazing how quickly the girls took to the idea of Santa.  We hadn't prepared them for it throughout the season.  We mentioned Christmas.  We told them about presents.  But we…

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Added by Darlena Cunha on December 28, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

Really, I Am Going To Keep My New Years Resolution...

I know, I know.... Who still makes New Years Resolutions and actually takes them seriously?



Well, in my attempt, no, "journey" is a better term... In my journey to find and maintain my recently distant, pre-parenthood sanity, I have made a firm commitment to develop and succeed in my New Years Resolutions...



This is a big deal... This is the first time, ever, that I have made a decision to develop a New Years Resolution and seriously commit to it. In the past, I simply made…

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Added by Kristy Canton on December 19, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Just let a smile by your umbrella on the rainy day

Ah, I did just that yesterday morning! So proud of myself that I didn't get grouchy or mad since that wouldn't help the situation. Check out my post to how I manage to turn a bad morning into a fun one! Here's the link to read Just let your smile be your umbrella

And let me know how you normaly handle a rainy day with your active little ones :-)

Added by TTNL on December 19, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Last Goodbye

On May 3rd 1992, my son Eric Miller was killed in a one car collision. He was home visiting with family in Louisiana. My family and I visited Louisiana very often. However, when my son began to insist that he spend some time in Louisiana with our family, I reluctantly agreed.

After I received the phone call telling me that my beloved, beautiful and kindhearted son was killed in a car accident; I slowly began to understand why going home was so important to him. It seemed as if I was…

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Added by Kristy Canton on December 14, 2010 at 11:52pm — 1 Comment

Gift Guide for the Family

There are moments when it’s most appropriate (and simple) to give a single but thoughtful gift to the family rather than to each individual member. Perhaps the gift is from one family to another, or it’s to say…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 8, 2010 at 11:28am — No Comments

Daily Family Planner

I tend to have a one-track mind. Once I start something, that's it; everything else kinda gets put on the back burner until that thing is done. I've always known this about myself, but every now and then the reality of my blinders hits me. The most recent focus of my time and energy has been my blog. I get up in the morning… Continue

Added by Morgan M on December 6, 2010 at 12:06pm — No Comments

My Precious Angel Of A Child Is Testing Me!

It is inevitable that sooner or later, our "precious angels" will challenge our authority and power as their parents. Little do they know, we are usually always a step ahead and have the benefit of knowing them better than they know themselves...



My recommendations are to not force or use intimidation to "control" their behavior. Remember, even though we are parents, we still don't have the God given ability to "control" another human beings behavior and attempting this with a…

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Added by Kristy Canton on December 5, 2010 at 4:35pm — No Comments

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