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Get in the picture – a gentle reminder for moms this holiday

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We stand proudly over the meal we took 6 and a half hours to cook, and we watch it disappear in twenty minutes. We step back and admire the beautiful tree we decorated (or watched the kids decorate) and carefully pack it away for next year.
We smile in the…

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Holiday Photos – Pictures of Your Childhood Home and Legacy

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For many of us, the holidays mean that we are able to travel to our family’s home. This is the perfect opportunity to capture forever, through photography… the things that meant something to you as a child.
This year, I am spending Christmas at mom and dad’s house near Houston,

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DIY Christmas Garland

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I love a good garland!  It’s so festive and fun and an easy way to make your home feel more holiday ready. What better than making your own Christmas garland?
We just moved into our new house, which, has a mantle!  So fun!  I’ve been thinking of ways to make…

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Family Traditions: Celebrating Winter and Snow

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Winter is full of family traditions (like this delicious one) but none that our family gets as excited for as much as the first snowfall… of the year. Regardless of whether it’s the first or the 15th snowfall, families can make memories involving snow that last all season long!
 

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How to Show Love to Your Pet

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Knowing how to show love to your pet is more than just petting him or playing fetch with her. Keeping your pet happy… requires learning how to show love to your pet in ways that resonate most for him or her.
I have been partnering with PEDIGREE this year in

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Celebrating Holidays From Other Cultures

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The holiday season is a wonderful time of year to introduce new cultures and traditions to your children. Children enjoy learning about holiday celebrations from around the world!   Here are a few ideas to help you teach your children more about how other families celebrate during this time of the…

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5 Color Combos to Rock Family Pictures

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It is that time of year again-Family pictures are happening everywhere!  And can we just have an honest moment about how hard it is to get your family ready and coordinated and happy for family pictures?  Deep breathes is my motto on family picture day.  So today I am sharing

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The Importance of Eating Meals Together as a Family

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The importance of eating meals together as a family is statistically proven to have a positive influence on families—especially on the children. Yet, how many of us, as parents, struggle to make family mealtime happen on a regular basis. With all the demands on our time, making dinnertime more meaningful…

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Family Mealtime Ideas: 10 Ways to Bond Over Dinner

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Following a few fun family mealtime ideas can turn a quick and quiet dinner with little family interaction into a happy and happening discussion where everyone draws closer.



Have you ever had a family meal where you’re exhausted before you start making dinner; you seem to be the only one

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Pumpkin Decorating with Kids

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Holidays are so much more fun with kids.  I couldn’t wait to decorate pumpkins with Kate this year because, at 4-years-old, she’s at the perfect age for this fun no-carving pumpkin DIY.



Rather than carving the pumpkins… (hello, little fingers!), I thought it would be much more fun to paint

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