Best Ever Useful Graduation Gift – Tool Set

By |April 30, 2014|

When I graduated from high school, I remember getting a “Do-It-Herself” tool set as a graduation gift. While of course I was appreciative (my […]

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    Give Your Child a Safe Journal… A Safe Place to Ask You Anything!

Give Your Child a Safe Journal… A Safe Place to Ask You Anything!

By |March 9, 2014|

When my oldest daughter was turning 10, I began to realize just how fast time was really going. My youngest was still an infant, […]

What Do I Love About You? Valentine Note Tradition

By |February 10, 2014|

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I love to start traditions!  (Some family favorites:  Halloween Boo-ing, 24 Books Until Christmas, Happy Jar… I […]

Melted Crayon Hearts with Free Printable Valentines

By |February 1, 2014|

Looking to do something different for Valentine’s Day this year with your kids?  Why not make use of all those old and broken crayons! […]

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    How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

By |January 15, 2014|

I love how the New Year brings with it a turn of the page.  You get a clean slate, and a chance to do […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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|

TEACHERS, THIS IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A PDF TO SHARE WITH PARENTS!
You can now find a shortened version of this post here in a […]

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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 […]

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

By |June 20, 2013|

These chocolate cookies are delicious, and they couldn’t be easier or more kid-friendly since you don’t even have to turn on the oven–music to […]

Father’s Day Secret Footprints and Poem

By |June 13, 2013|

Father’s Day is almost here, and many of us are trying to come up with creative ways to make the dads in our life […]

125 Family & Sibling Photos: Posing Ideas & Inspiration

By |May 30, 2013|

Well, Memorial Day has come and gone; we’ve power-washed our deck; and we’ve had our first s’mores of the season.  It’s official–summer is here […]

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    Decorate With Family Photos and Hang a Wall Gallery With Ease

Decorate With Family Photos and Hang a Wall Gallery With Ease

By |May 20, 2013|

We finished some house renovations in January of 2012, just before daughter #4 was born. Since her birth, I’ve been so busy keeping up […]

Custom Photo Cards! Who Says They’re Just for Christmas?

By |April 28, 2013|

Nowadays, I think most of us use pictures in our holiday cards.  Some people still print their photos and then insert them in their […]