Christmas Porch Decor

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My daughter loves anything miniature.  And she loves decorating.  She’s been talking about decorating our Christmas Tree for MONTHS!  She also wears her Halloween t-shirt in July…  What can I say, the girl loves holidays.

I’ve been thinking of ways to jump into the holiday spirit and get my kids

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Tackling the Holidays With a Special Needs Child

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The holidays are almost here and while the fun, excitement and noise are what most kids love, they can be the hardest part for a child with special needs. Your holiday visions might need to change a bit to meet the needs of your special kiddo and that’s okay. Changing…

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Hand Print Thanksgiving Gratitude Cards


While I encourage my kids (and remind myself!) to practice gratitude year round, there’s something about November that inspires all of us to pay extra attention to the things we’re grateful for.
The kids, my husband, and I’ve been talking a lot about what we’re grateful for around the dinner…

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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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DIY Thanksgiving Garland


Do you want a Thanksgiving garland that you can make yourself? Whether you are a crafter or not, this banner will be easy for kids to make. True Confession: I’m not one for holidays.
*Gasp* I know!
I know!

Holidays kind of give me stress hives because, well,

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Cool Mom Picks + Babies”R”Us: Tuesday #gno Twitter Social

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One of our favorite memories is baby’s first holiday season, though the photos, the outfits, the Santa visit, can be a little overwhelming for baby and for parents.

We’re thrilled to be teaming up with holiday shopping experts Liz and Kristen from along with Babies”R”Us… to bring you a

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DIY Striped Trick or Treat Bags

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It’s almost time for Halloween!  Which means it’s time for candy!  Which means your kids need something to carry all that loot!  Forget about those plastic pumpkin pails.  Make your own Trick or Treat bag with your child and get them involved in the pre-Halloween preparations.

Kate loves to paint

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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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Craft: How to Make Patriotic Cupcake Liner Decor


Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you have to create something last minute. With the Fourth of July… being only two days away, I’ve put together a super quick and easy tutorial so you can create your own big-impact decor with items that you might already have on hand.

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Super-delish Santa Fe Mini Chimis Recipe


My name is Holly and I blog over at Southern Mom Loves. I cover a lot of ground from DIY to Beauty, but my main love is cooking and sometimes I come across an amazing food that I have to… figure out how to make. This Santa Fe Mini

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