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Tips for Creating Family Fun Nights

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As I child I was never into "forced fun." My mom and dad might make my sister and I tag along with them to the local nature park. Or go see some local art exhibit. Or some activity at the local community center. All these things were well intentioned.…

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Healthy Eating Tips for Picky Eaters

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I know that many moms struggle with feeding their children. Particularly if one, or more, of those children is considered a picky eater. I know because I fight this battle every.single.day. and have for the past 5 years. My 5 1/2 year old is the pickiest eater I know. I…

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Three Simple Crafts for Preschoolers

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Craft time can be a lot of fun for preschoolers. Cutting, gluing, and coloring all to make something new and one of a kind. Craft time does not have to be be a huge event. Even making simple crafts at home will provide preschoolers with fun that lasts. Here are…

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Christmas Countdown Ornaments as a DIY Advent Calendar

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I distinctly remember my mom buying my sister and me those advent calendars with the boxes you punch out, revealing a candy piece each day.  I LOVED those calendars.  I was always so excited for Christmas and could not wait to punch out one of those boxes every morning. I…

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Thanksgiving Neighbor Gifts: Pastries Are a Delicious Way to Show Gratitude

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Thanksgiving—I have been busy on Pinterest lately, pinning all my favorite holiday desserts and neighbor gift ideas to a board I created called "Holiday Yummies." I have found cute hot chocolate stirring spoons, creative cookies, fun fudge, and more. As I was looking through my board, I…

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