Mary Poppins and Motherhood: Five Tips for Creating Magical Moments With Your Kids

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When I think about the perfect role model mother figure from the movies, I immediately think of Mary Poppins. She swoops in and gets the kids to clean, feed the birds, and love to laugh without any apparent effort. She lets difficult situations, like chimney smoke, take her to new…

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Sharing Your Life History Through Photography

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Do you adore the mystery and charm of a vintage black and white photo? Do you ever study the photo to see the fashions, and unfamiliar objects? Do you get excited when you find a handwritten note on the back telling the year, the location, or the people in the…

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Stop Sibling Rivalry in its Tracks

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We’ve all been there. Your home is peaceful and happy one minute, then the next it’s an all-out war zone. Sibling rivalry is an age-old problem that’s never completely going to go away. If you’ve looked into the subject much, you’ve probably come across the advice to avoid taking sides.…

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Gardening: How to Teach Kids About Seeds and Gardening

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Gardening with your family is a great way to involve children. What kid doesn't like to play in the dirt? There is something carefree and fun about getting dirty, especially when it's okay with mom and dad. Gardening together can teach family values like working together, following directions and patience.…

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Valentine’s Day Coloring Page from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

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Did you know that 62 kids enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute? That’s a lot of kids — 10 million annually, to be precise. Today we are helping to raise awareness about the charitable need of children’s hospitals with this cute and fun Valentine’s Day printable…

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Saying Yes – A Parenting Experiment

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I don't like disciplining my kids. I do it, of course. As parents we need to set limits, boundaries, and teach our kids. But that doesn't mean I like it. That means I say "no" a lot. Or otherwise use a negative phrase when I need to get…

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Decorating for a Kid’s Valentine’s Day Party

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I love holiday parties. I especially love throwing kids parties. I get a kick out of planning everything! I'm a party person! You know what else I am? A cheap person. I am always try to be thrifty while planning out my parties! Why throw a party that you'll…

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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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The Classics: Getting a Head Start on Children’s Literature

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Every parent wants to make sure their children have the best start in school, and when it comes to reading, one great way to give them a head-start is through the classics of children's literature. The great authors of literature wrote stories that can capture the imagination of any…

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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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