Best of 2013 – Most Popular Posts

By |January 7, 2014|

What a year it’s been!  As I look back on my first full year of blogging, I’m (pleasantly) surprised sometimes by what resonates with […]

Top 10 Parenting Tips of 2013

By |December 27, 2013|

As 2013 comes to a close, I have been reflecting back on what posts and ideas generated the most interest over the last year. […]

Elf on the Shelf Winter Wonderland and Photo Gift

By |December 21, 2013|

I must admit that I love the Elf on the Shelf tradition.  It’s so fun to see our girls jump out of bed each […]

10 Thoughts on How to Raise Grateful Children

By |December 18, 2013|

If you are reading this, you have access to the internet.  That already makes you more privileged than most people in the world.  At […]

24 Special Christmas Books: Wrap Them & Read One Each Night

By |November 22, 2013|

This will surely become a new tradition for our family!  I went around our house and collected every Christmas book I could find… I […]

30 Photos with Wording Ideas to Inspire Holiday Cards

By |November 18, 2013|

It’s my favorite time of the year again… holiday card season, of course!  I just love opening our mailbox to find pictures and updates […]

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    6 Smart Reasons You Should Use a Gift Spreadsheet to Make Life Easier

6 Smart Reasons You Should Use a Gift Spreadsheet to Make Life Easier

By |November 9, 2013|

The holidays are approaching quickly, and this time of year can become so overwhelming… especially for those of us who typically do all the […]

15 Great Sites to Get Your Holiday Photo Cards

By |October 24, 2013|

It’s that time of year again!  Time to start thinking about the ol’ Christmas card!  If you need some photo inspiration, you might want […]

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    10 Things to Consider Before You Put Your Toddler in that Halloween Costume!

10 Things to Consider Before You Put Your Toddler in that Halloween Costume!

By |October 15, 2013|

If your child is between the ages of 1 and 2 or so, you could be in for an interesting Halloween this year!  Last […]

I Can Feel It Happening – My Daughter is Slipping Away

By |September 16, 2013|

This summer I found myself watching my kids… really seeing them for the first time in a while. I was caught off guard by […]

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    10 Things to Think About Before Your Child Starts Kindergarten (That Have Nothing to Do With Academics)

10 Things to Think About Before Your Child Starts Kindergarten (That Have Nothing to Do With Academics)

By |July 25, 2013|

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    Tip: Don’t Let Kids Brush Their Teeth Solo Until They Can Tie Their Shoes

Tip: Don’t Let Kids Brush Their Teeth Solo Until They Can Tie Their Shoes

By |July 18, 2013|

If you’re a parent, you have probably struggled with your kids over tooth brushing many, many times.  My one-year-old shakes her head from side-to-side […]

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    Quick First Day of School Pictures: Use Fingers to Show New Grade

Quick First Day of School Pictures: Use Fingers to Show New Grade

By |July 17, 2013|

The first day of school is such an exciting time–it’s a fresh start and the beginning of a new adventure. But it’s also a […]

Perfect Mini Ice Pack for Kids: Freeze Condiment Packets

By |July 13, 2013|

As a mom of four, we’ve gone through a lot of Band-Aids in this house over the last 10+ years.  We’re talking a lot. […]

30 Tips to Help Keep Your Laundry from Making You Crazy

By |July 7, 2013|

This post was written as a sponsored post for Organize-It.  All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

Laundry can be the most exhausting, monotonous, mundane […]

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    Layer Clothes Vertically for More Space, Easier Viewing, & Neater Drawers

Layer Clothes Vertically for More Space, Easier Viewing, & Neater Drawers

By |June 25, 2013|

My super-smart (and super-organized!) sister-in-law gave me the idea to arrange clothes vertically in drawers back when I was writing this post with 100+ […]