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How to Deal with Bullying: My son’s story

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While there are many rights of passage for a child – learning to walk, losing a tooth, breaking a bone – I’m not sure if any strikes as much fear in a mom as letting their child ride the bus for the first time. Since my kids went to private school until this year, riding the bus was never an ... Read More »

3 Easy No-Sew Costume Ideas

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On Talk of the Town today, I shared 3 easy no-sew costume ideas that anyone can make use of in time for this Halloween, or even anytime your kids need a costume, whether for a school event or just dress up at home! 3 Easy No-Sew Costume Ideas Look in your closet Find clothes you or your kids already have ... Read More »

Weekend Update in Pictures: October 19, 2014

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This weekend was equally exciting in the Cone Home, not to mention, we experienced some gorgeous weather after a week of some pretty bad storms and constant rain. I’m taking a little editorial liberty by including a picture from Friday as well, but I figured you guys would humor me… Weekend Update in Pictures: October 19, 2014 On Friday, I ... Read More »

Weekend Update in Pictures: October 12, 2014

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Me and the kids had a beautifully simple weekend where we got to stay home (for the most part) and do some things we’ve been wanting to do for a while, including baking, organizing and even some crafting. We made so many great memories and captured some special images, so I wanted to share them here with you. If you ... Read More »

College Safety Tips and Reminders

College Safety Tips and Reminders

  I have seen recent headlines from universities across the country and several incidents at local institutions in the last two weeks reveal some alarming trends on campuses.  Being on a college campus two days a week, this really hits home.  I want to make sure my students stay safe. Everyone plays a role in creating a safe and secure ... Read More »

What You Can Do With A Free Photo Book

what you can do with a free photo book

I cannot tell you how many times a free photo book offer has come into my email inbox, but I never touch it because I don’t think I have enough time to put a full photo book together. I’m here today to not only give you a free photo book offer, but to tell you a variety of options of ... Read More »

The #1 Thing I Learned as a Football Mom

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I promise, I really intend to tell you the number one thing I learned as a football mom (this isn’t a stalling technique), but I do feel morally obligated to confess one very important fact to you: I have only been a football mom for about an hour. It’s true. My eight-year-old son just started playing flag football through the ... Read More »

Cheap & Creative Memory Keeping Ideas

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Wondering what to do with all those papers that are coming in now that school has started? Have an over-abundance of your grand-children’s artwork? Need a better way to preserve annual memories? I have some cheap and creative memory keeping ideas for you today. Cheap & Creative Memory Keeping Ideas * Start by having all papers go into an accordion folder when ... Read More »

Kids’ Mentors: Who will they turn to?

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At my mentor’s 60th birthday party a couple years ago, her husband asked the small group of her close friends gathered around her in their living room to go around the circle and say something memorable about her. Most were her peers, so my husband and I gleaned a lot of wisdom from those precious moments they shared, but one ... Read More »

7 Free Family Activities before School Starts

7 free family activities before school starts

  Even though it’s only July, our kids are about to start school in just a couple weeks! Before school starts, I thought it would be fun to share 7 free family activities you can do together to make sure you’ve captured some fun memories this summer. Regardless of where you live, how you educate your children or when they ... Read More »