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On the Homefront: Week 9, Kids are Growing and 2 am Heart Attack

Hey Babe, This past week was pretty nice! It was my last 'work' week and when the weekend came the kids and I had a blast. We washed the car and cleaned out the inside, which if you'd seen it [...]

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Disney & Nickelodeon Vacation: Nickelodeon Resort

Ben and I originally planned to go to Italy this year for his 40th birthday and the vacation of a life-time, but once we found out that he was going to be deployed we changed our plans to have a [...]

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20 Super Cute Ideas for School Lunches

I've recently had the conversation with my kids about "Make vs. Buy" when we decided to make chocolate covered pretzels rather than buy them. The cost of make vs buy is two fold: Time is Money: which do you have [...]

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Back to School: Free downloadable!

    Who's thinking about back to school?!  ME! :) For years I've seen other mom's posting Facebook pictures of their kids with placards saying what grade the kids were entering and I'm the slacker mom who didn't make a sign, [...]

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How to Make a False Bottom

This post is the second part to Teaching my 5 year old how to refinish furniture.  We finished painting and decorating the trunk.  I also added a neat feature to the trunk, a false bottom or a secret compartment! A [...]

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Teaching Em how to Refinish Furniture

It's been a while since I posted, I didn't mean to take a break, but it just happened.  Two vacations and disruptive news did it for me - I was completely distracted.  But I've been dying to share this with [...]

Developing My Daughter's Passion

Developing My Daughter’s Passion

So, I lied to to my daughter.  I felt bad about 'tricking' her, but I wanted her to be part of her surprise bedroom makeover.   It took me a while to figure out how we are going to make [...]

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The Start of a Surprise Bedroom Makeover

One of my fondest memories is when I was about 5 years old. My brother and I had spent a week at my Grandma and Grandpa's farm in the early 1980s. And while Steve and I had a great time, [...]

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How My experience with Kids Art turned me on to Art: Spotlight on Faigie!

Hello dear readers! Please welcome my guest poster, Faigie Kobre the author of and owner of the blog  Edu Art 4 Kids. I have always loved art. As a child I spent some of my time copying from other pictures.I however, did not [...]

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Kids and What I Learned Today – Our People

This past weekend I learned how much we are not in control.  One day, when this is over, I will share with you my worries, issues and prayers - but for now I can't, I just can't....I can't even write [...]

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Elf On The Shelf – Brings a Friend

This past week, the Elf hasn't been very exciting around our house...he's been digging through packages, playing in a bird cage, but one day he just didn't do anything - LilMan was pretty disappointed to find him in the same [...]

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Tate Farms – the Place to Be for Fall

I don't know about you guys, but I feel like fall has fallen on us FAST!  We went to Tate Farms one Saturday after Em and LilMan had soccer games and arrived at Tate Farms a little after 2 and [...]