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Grin, Gripe, Let Go: 3 Ways to Compartmentalize Unsolicited Advice

When you become a mom, you suddenly realize you’ve been surrounded by parenting experts all along. Well-intentioned family members, online acquaintances, even the elderly stranger you meet in the HyVee checkout line is full of golden nuggets of wisdom you didn’t even ask for (or necessarily want, for that matter)! It can be overwhelming to […]

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6 Easy and Fun Fine Motor Activities For Preschoolers

Playing with a purpose is especially important when it comes to developing fine motor skills. For preschoolers, consistent integration of this type of play can increase dexterity development, as well as hand-eye coordination. It’s easy to add fine motor activities into your child’s day using a few craft store and household items. Plus, they will […]

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{Re-Cap} Indoor Playdate Series

Spring is coming! We promise, it is!! It’s been a long, freezing cold winter and we are ready to get OUTSIDE.  However, we had an absolute BLAST at our Indoor Playdates, and we were so glad that you joined us!  We’re so lucky to have so many fun, exciting places to take our little ones […]

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Five Cookbooks You Need in Your Kitchen This Spring

Spring has sprung! I don’t know about you, but about this time of year I have about had it with comfort food and crock-pots. I’m ready for fresh, grilled, get-on-the-table-so-we-can-head-outside-again meals. Every season I like to shake the dust off of my cookbook collection and my weekly menu. This spring, I’m focusing on quick and […]

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The Easiest Way to Meal Plan

Organizing and planning come naturally to me. I use these skills to our advantage and have developed a foolproof meal planning strategy that has been working so incredibly well for our family. Even if you are not a type A mama like me, this can easily work for you! If you are ready to take […]

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9 Steps to Put an End to Bullying For Our Children

We all know someone who has either been a victim of bullying or has somehow been affected by bullying. Bullying in schools has become a national epidemic. Studies have found that 19 percent of U.S. elementary students are bullied. Each day more than 160,000 kids stay home from school because they fear being bullied, according […]

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