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Five Things To Mention

1. My kids like something called They are learning, but it’s fun. They enjoy the escape games in particular. Kids navigate a series of rooms (occasionally using math) to solve puzzles. Even Bert has gotten sucked into it with them a time or two. Kids + Math = I’m okay with that screen time. 2. iPad restrictions […]

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Imagination Forest (My Sister Opened A Toy Store!)

So, you know how there are people who talk about doing things but they never actually do them. I fall into that category most of the time. Not my sister. She is a can (and WILL) do kinda girl.  Case in point: She wanted to open a toy store. So she left her job in […]

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Too Much Summer Fun = Slap Fest

Disclaimer: This is not how we are all the time. But this is what happened, and I am here to own it.  This summer has been BY FAR the busiest, most active summer yet. I know I am fortunate to get to work from home because that allows me to spend summer days with the […]

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The Goodnight Book: Create a Photo Book of Family Members Who Live Far Away

The following is a guest post by one of my dearest friends, Angie. I LOVE this idea. The Goodnight Book By Angie S. Our family is very important to us, but they do not live close by, so we do not see them often.  And, when our son was born two-years ago, we wanted to make sure […]

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Poor Charlie

Charlie (5) had spent the better part of the afternoon digging in junk drawers and sofa cushions for change. Every time he found some coins, we practiced counting the money together. Eventually, he had collected $3.47. “How many things can I get from the dollar bin with this?” he asked. “Three,” I told him. “I […]

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Best Bumper Boat Trick EVER!

So, on our recent vacation to Destin, our kids begged us to visit a local tourist trap, and we obliged. The place had go-karts, bumper cars and the coup de grace – the bumper boats. Bumper boats don’t go very fast, so this should be low-key, I thought as Molly and I climbed into our […]

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15 Things I Learned on Our Beach Vacation

We had a fantastic week at the beach last week during which I learned a few things I didn’t know (or learned again) when it comes to beach vacations. #1 – Sand gets EVERYWHERE! #2 – I prefer the pool to the beach. (I love the idea of the beach, but when kids are involved […]

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Game Night: Bananagrams!

Do you like Scrabble? If you do, you might like Bananagrams. I picked it up at Target and we played it when we had a bunch of people who are bananas family in town. It was really fun. I got it at Target for about $15. When I was in the checkout line another mom […]

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I am a Fan of Camp Invention

My daughter (7) recently participated in her second Camp Invention, a week-long summer camp offered through elementary schools to rising 1st through 6th graders. It involves hands-on problem-solving and it makes science fun. My daughter had a blast both years and wants to go again next year, so I would recommend it. Our Experience Each child […]

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Life Lessons From A Vegetable Stand

Cat McAfee and her family are up to something interesting at their home near Nashville, TN. They grow fruits and veggies in their backyard and give them away to friends and neighbors at a vegetable stand in their front yard. Cat told me they do this to show their kids what it takes to put food […]

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