Top 10 Parenting Tips of 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.  This is the first of […]

Elf on the Shelf Winter Wonderland and Photo Gift

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 morning, starting with Thanksgiving, to […]

10 Thoughts on How to Raise Grateful Children

If you are reading this, you have access to the internet.  That already makes you more privileged than most people in the world.  At least 80% of humanity lives […]

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

This will surely become a new tradition for our family!  I went around our house and collected every Christmas book I could find… I didn’t realize how many we […]

30 Photos with Wording Ideas to Inspire Holiday Cards

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 from all the special people […]

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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

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

15 Great Sites to Get Your Holiday Photo Cards

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 to check out this post […]

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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!

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

I Can Feel It Happening – My Daughter is Slipping Away

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

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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)

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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

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 and wants no part of […]

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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

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 very hectic time!  My kids […]