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When Mommy Knows Best: Lessons I’ve learned from my kids

Perhaps a similar things has happened in your family.  Your child gets it in his head that he wants to do a certain thing that he thinks will be fun.  You have a different...

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Arrazzles: an Under the Sea Building Toy {Review}

I have two boys who are ages seven and nine, and to say that we have had a lot of different types of building toys in our house in the last five years would...

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Sparkle and Shine {Christian magazine review for girls} + Giveaway!

Magazines are all the rage in our house. Sports Illustrated for Kids. American Girl. Chop Chop. Disney Princess. The list goes on. Libraries are awesome for this because you can sample around without having...

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Tortellini Meatball Soup

I’m not very creative in the kitchen, but I actually kind of made this  Tortellini Meatball Soup recipe up!  I combined ingredients from a couple different soups I like, and this was the result....

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Planning for Success: Getting the most fun out of your family vacation

Every family has their own traditions.  For some people, nothing says “vacation” like visiting a familiar location and taking part in annual traditions.  For others, it’s all about visiting a new location and having...

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Cooperative Game Reviews: Lucky Dog and The Memory Palace

  It’s no secret that our family LOVES cooperative games. We’ve told you about some of our favorites: Buzz, Forbidden Island, Max, Cauldron Quest, Harvest Time, and Claws and Caves. Three years ago when...

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Some Lovin’ from our Oven: A super simple teacher gift

Things are beginning to wind down for the summer, which means it’s that time of year for teacher gifts. Now, as a former teacher, these are very dear to my heart. Especially for the...

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5 Easy Peasy After School Snacks

When the kids get home from school, they are ready for a snack. And not just a teensy eensy bit of a snack. They’re looking for something that will quiet down their rumbling bellies...

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{Review} The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New

As a Christian parent, I’m always looking for resources that will reinforce the Truth of God’s word in the lives of my children.  I read a book (for grown-ups) recently and the author said...