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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 »

Our Kids Bedtime Routine & Prayer

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Motherhood crept up on me. I know I know, I had nine months to prepare for my first child. But as an only child myself, I was not exposed to a lot of babies, much less taught how to care for little ones. I followed my doctors advice and actually didn’t read any parenting books while I was pregnant. However, ... Read More »

What Goes Unnoticed…

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I’ll be the first to admit; I’m not a stellar homemaker. But I should get an A for effort. Perhaps if I spent as much time cleaning as I do inventing ways to clean (not to mention spreadsheets & systems for keeping track of cleaning), my home would be better off. But alas, such is not the case. Yet something ... Read More »

Sibling Love: #SiblingLove Twitter Party on 2/25

Sibling Love Twitter Party

The topic of love is not a new one for February, but how much thought do you give you sibling love? I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. I essentially grew up as an only child; I have three half brothers, but they were all out of the house by the time I was two. So when it comes ... Read More »

Do You Make Time for Kid Dates?

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Do you make time for kid dates? You know what I mean right? I’m talking one-on-one time with just you and one of your kids doing something THEY want to do, not just taking them along with you on an errand somewhere. The funny thing is, when you take the time to study your children and then intentionally invest in ... Read More »

TeachHub.com provides the latest resources for teachers & parents

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To be completely transparent, I get approached frequently by brands, organizations & websites looking to me to help promote their material. But I take this platform very seriously and still imagine it’s just me writing to my best friend on here…even though I now have the privilege of interacting with thousands of you on a daily basis. In that same ... Read More »

How to Keep Your Kids Honest: 30 Ways in 30 Days

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If you’re like me (or most parents for that matter!), you struggle with how to keep your kids honest. Since April 30 is National Honesty Day, I wanted to help you teach your kids honesty in a more clever, bite size way. I’ve come up with 30 Ways in the 30 Days of April to help keep your kids honest. I’ve ... Read More »

32 Cheap Kids Easter Basket Ideas

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Even though Easter is this week, have no fear! I have 32 cheap kids Easter basket ideas for you that you can easily pull together before the weekend: Easter Stickers Sidewalk Chalk Bubbles Jump Rope Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (my personal favorite) Easter Book Coloring Book DVDs (our kids especially love VeggieTales & What’s in the Bible) Glow Sticks Mini ... Read More »