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Encouraging Tween Boy Friendships

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I’ve always thought I’d have to work hard to coax the right friendships with my daughter, but I’ll be honest, I never gave the same amount of thought towards my son’s friendships. After all, he’s my baby, so wouldn’t he just naturally want to hang out with me and my husband all the time? Having both a daughter and son …

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The Key to Helping Kids Go To Sleep Without You

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Let’s face it, leaving our kids is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re leaving your newborn overnight for the first time or trusting your teenagers to stay home alone while you and your husband get some much needed time away together; any time you walk away from your home with your kids still in it, you leave a piece …

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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 this Easter: 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 …

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4 Character Traits of Jesus for Kids

4 character traits of jesus for kids

We are called to be more like Christ. Right? I mean, I know we all know that as Christians, but sometimes that is easier said than done! We are filled with the Holy Spirit, so the same characteristics that Jesus embodies live within us as well. But sometimes we have trouble seeing those traits in ourselves on a daily basis, …

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What NOT to do when your daughter gets asked out for the first time

what not to do when your daughter gets asked out

It happened. For the past decade, I’ve wondered when it would happen. I’ve watched my sweet baby girl, my first-born child, grow and develop right in front of my very eyes. That sweet scrunchy nose that she modeled in every smiley-faced picture for years gradually evolved into a perfectly picturesque young woman. We haven’t allowed her to have a phone, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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