All Blog Posts Tagged 'family' (1,026)

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 Audreyvp 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

My talk on blog radio with Dr. Prepper about Emergency Preparedness.

Doctor Prepper interviews Leslie Fastenberg, President of Ice-Qube Emergency Preparedness Solutions and creator of the Ice-Qube Emergency Kit product line that offers a line of premium preparedness gift kits for your baby, home, office or pet.



Leslie tells her story of how she got the inspiration for her unique product line and how it has developed into such a versatile emergency preparedness solution for families today.



To listen, please click on the…

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Added by leslie fastenberg on December 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Creative Holiday Portrait Ideas

It’s that time of year again…your mailbox is starting to overflow with holiday cards from friends and family; Christmas tree lots are popping up on nearly every street corner, and the dreaded holiday family

portraits are rapidly approaching.

Except this year doesn’t have to be quite the hair pulling and face

making ensemble that it was last year!

Here are a few creative ideas to help make your holiday…

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Added by Sarah With on November 29, 2010 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Photographing Milestones

The first year of life is such a wonderful and transitional period for both parents and children alike. It is full of so many lifestyle changes as well as developmental and learning

advancements for your baby that you may never want to put your camera away!

It can be difficult to know when is the optimal time to take professional

portraits to capture many of these milestones that your little one…

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Added by Sarah With on November 29, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Nostalgic Yes...Ungrateful No.

I used to sit and watch my friend's kids with envy....not envy...maybe jealousy was the word. This was back in the TTC days when the Hubby

and I were trying, I was charting and taking my temperature and on a high

protein, no caffeine , no fun diet trying… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on November 28, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

I Only Took One Picture...WHAT?

Yeah, with all the craziness yesterday I used my camera once to take a family photo and I wasn't even in the picture. Bummer. I didn't even get J digging in to his Thanksgiving plate, actually he didn't eat one thing on his plate, he just wanted cheerios or crackers. I tried hard to get him to try a spoonful of mashed potatoes. J was dressed in a cute little corduroy pants, turtle neck sweater vest thing and I didn't take a picture! ....(read… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on November 26, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Giving Thanks .. and making a confession..

I have a BIG secret. I have had this secret since the beginning of summer. I have not shared this info with many, but being the day of giving thanks I thought i would come clean..


So the following blog posts were written during the last 4-5 months.. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving & enjoy my thoughts/feeling as I went thru this…
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Added by Stacee Schmidt-Cottrell on November 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last Year's Bird
Its good to be Thankful this… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on November 25, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tiny Prints Personalized Photo Christmas Card Review.

Tiny Prints provides simple, modern and unique stationery from Christmas cards to personalized…

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Added by Christine on November 24, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

What are you thankful for this holiday season?

It's so easy to get caught up on the materialistic aspect that seems to come hand-in-hand with the upcoming holiday season. Seriously? Thanksgiving? I think more people are excited about Black Friday. But let's pause for a moment and really think, what are you thankful for this holiday season?



Me? I'm thankful for my family and their good health. It's… Continue

Added by Megan Rebelo on November 22, 2010 at 11:20pm — No Comments

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