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Cut the Cord- Life without Television

Cut the Cord: Life Without Television

Fishing poles, enchanted cow sharks, and pretend fish bait.  Our eight- and five-year-old kids were being supervised through the windows overlooking our backyard. My husband, Bryan, was called out to fix the broken fishing pole, and he overheard most of the story that was developing as they played. It turns out that when one has enchanted […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week – The Dos and Don’ts

Stop. Don’t keep reading until you take a moment to pull out your planner, Google calendar, or bullet journal and put a huge circle (or star, flower, whatever kind of doodle you’d like) around the week of May 1 – May 5. Did you do it? If not, I’ll wait . . . Okay. Now we can move […]

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Photo Credit: Colette Brockman Photography

How to Prepare Your Toddler For A New Baby: 11 Smart Tips for Parents

It has been seven months since the birth of our second daughter. In that time, I have learned a lot about my own motherhood journey. Everyday is filled with its ups and downs and typically ends with poop. Mounds and mounds of poop! In all seriousness though, preparing to have a second child brought with it all sorts […]

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