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Halloween

Halloween Treat Roundup! 14+ Themed Snacks and Goodies for Kids

Halloween is such a great little holiday. There’s not a whole lot of buildup, pressure, or hoopla–just one night of costumes and candy, with some spooky stuff thrown in for good measure. While I am a true holiday enthusiast and love them all for different reasons, I appreciate Halloween’s silliness and simplicity. In the weeks […]

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Making Magic: Tips & Tricks for Stress-Free Sensory Play

I’m terrible at making magic for my kids.  Santa gets (burnt) break-and-bake cookies, a Leprechaun has never snuck into our house and turned a gallon of milk green, and the only fireworks we watch are from the neighborhood hooligans setting them off in the field behind our house.  I envy those Pinterest moms that transform […]

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Growth Minded Mama: 3 Ways to Foster a Growth Mindset in Our Children

“I’ll never be able to tie my shoes; it’s too hard!” Sound familiar? As parents, it can be difficult to navigate through the various struggles our children encounter as they grow. We want to encourage and help–heck, we may even be tempted to tie their shoes for them until they leave for college. But what […]

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Think Outside the Lunch Box – Tips and Tricks for Packing School Lunch

Between the glue sticks and the composition notebooks, we find our fellow moms. We will meet up again in the aisle alongside the colored folders. Together, we help decipher our supply lists and figure out which ones are the plastic, 2-pocket folders with brads/prongs. We will try to hide our frustration as we struggle, for […]

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Egg-cellent and Easy Easter Lunch – Keeping the Lunch Box Simple

For three years I spent most weekday mornings putting together edible works of art for my daughter to demolish at lunchtime. I was (and sometimes still am) ‘that mom’ – the one you will claim has too much time on her hands. The truth is, this morning routine was something I looked forward to. Filling […]

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