Birthday teblecloth: A one-of-a-kind keepsake

The Birthday Tablecloth: A One-of-a-Kind Keepsake

Call me sentimental. Call me nostalgic. I'm notorious for collecting keepsakes which capture moments in time with my little girl. This particular keepsake was a stroke of genius and I'm so ...
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It's been a couple days since I opened my heart and wrote the posting, The Day My Paper Shredder Made Me Cry . Within a couple hours of disclosing my innermost, rawest, feelings, my e-mail ...
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The Day My Paper Shredder Made Me Cry

Today I was shredding some documents when the shredder got jammed. As I fought with the papers, I burst into tears. I crumpled to the ground and bawled my eyes out. It's ...
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Sentimental Mementos for Mom – Monthly Photos

Call me sentimental. Call me nostalgic. I'm notorious for collecting keepsakes which capture moments in time with my little girl. Here is one of my beloved sentimental mom creations. The Monthly ...
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How do you get everything done with a child in tow?! Parenting is far from easy but this advice is great! Check out these 14 great tips for running errands with children.

How to Master Running Errands With Children

Errands. Whether it's groceries to be purchased, dry cleaning to be picked up, gifts to buy, or parcels to be mailed, running errands with children can be frustrating and overwhelming ...
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Food allergies can be the scariest thing about Halloween. How do we take the fear away and spread awareness? From allergy education to allergy-safe treats, here are some tips to keep kids safe!

Allergies: The Scariest Thing About Halloween

Bring on the ghouls, the ghosts, the zombies, the black cats, the goblins, the monsters! Those things don't scare us one bit! In our house, the scariest thing about Halloween ...
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This melt in your mouth, vegan squash bread braid is scrumptious. This bread is perfect for serving guests at Easter, Thanksgiving, and even Christmas! The pretty braid makes this bread pretty to look at too!

Scrumptious Vegan Squash Bread Braid

I received this squash bread braid recipe from a friend of a friend (I know it sounds cliche... but sincerely it's the truth). The original squash bread recipe can be ...
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Being Thankful

I remember sitting at a desk in school and writing what I'm thankful for on a paper turkey or cornucopia. That "lesson" has stuck with me through the years, because to ...
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Enjoy dessert without the guilt! A delicious, rich, and healthy chocolate avocado pudding. Dessert has never tasted so good!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding (Vegan, Paleo)

Delicious. Decadent. Unbelievable. Chocolate. Addictive. Healthy! I can't take complete credit for this recipe (I found it on Vegan Coach) but I'm sure I'm a gourmet genius in my daughter's eyes. Who ...
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How to Get a Healthy Perspective on Beauty and Aging

A while ago I read an article about a woman who is struggling with the fact that she's aging. She questioned if it was possible to age gracefully. Then she ...
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When Your Child Has Anaphylaxis Allergies

Imagine opening your fridge and seeing a jug of windshield washer fluid or a brick of rat poison. This is a familiar scene to me... except the jug of windshield washer fluid ...
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Books for kids! This post contains a list of the best board books for infants and toddlers. Recommendations are made by a former Early Childhood Educator.

The Best Board Books

Literature is a big deal in our house. As an Early Childhood Educator, I can't possibly over-emphasize the importance of reading to young children. If you haven't read my posting about fostering ...
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40 Fun Activities To Do With Your Kids

It's the weekend and you want some fun activities to do with your kids but you're not sure what to do! Sometimes, in the hustle of everyday life we find ...
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When was the last time you played with your child? I’m not talking about handing your daughter a lump of play dough while you cook supper or the random artillery of questions you fire mindlessly at your son while flipping through a magazine. I’m talking about all out, completely engaged, play. Play is how children explore and make sense of their world. Forgot how to play? Here are some tips on how to play with your children.

Play With Your Children

Motherhood brings so many joys. From the first smile, to the first word, to the first steps… we are hooked. Life is forever changed once we have children. However, take ...
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Deliberately Clean

The weekend… a time to relax, enjoy some free time and/or time with the family. Unfortunately, too many moms (like me) spend at least one day of the weekend catching ...
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