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A Love Letter to Teachers from Parents Everywhere

To the Awesome Educators, here are all the ways you are loved: We love you for making our children feel important in the world outside of our home. We see you taking an interest in their lives, remembering they are in karate or in a play and you ask them about it or even show up…

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New Year’s: Getting Grateful Up In Here!

Every year we set ourselves up for a fresh start. Traditionally, the rolling over of a calendar year is viewed as a reboot, restart and new beginning. The chance to break bad habits, start new habits and change our ways once and for all. Why then, do so many of us find ourselves failing at…

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Christmas Gift Hoarding

I have a problem. Truly, it is a P.R.O.B.L.E.M.  Certifiable. As you have figured out by now, I am an organizer and planner.  My holiday shopping season starts in November and, of course, I make a detailed list of who I have to buy for, what my budget is and ideas of what I want…

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Favorite thing #2…Stick it to Starbucks (and another giveaway)!

OH MY! This favorite thing was created by my sister and husband who wanted to take the “red cup craziness” and make it into something fun. I think they totally succeeded!  Our first stop on Black Friday shopping morning is Starbucks and I can’t wait to stick one of these bad boys to my red…

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Put on your duck feathers

There has never been a time, in my memory, that I didn’t consider what others think. In fact- it’s more than that. I can’t remember a time where my attention to what others may or may not be thinking didn’t influence my decisions, opinions or actions. I truly care what others think of me. In…

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What Happened When We Made Our Home an Electronics Free Zone.

iPods, iPhones, iPads, computers, cell phones, tablets, all those things that my children lovingly refer to as “Electronics” can be both a blessing and a curse. For our family the curse began to outweigh the blessing earlier this year. I’m not sure what happened to cause us to suddenly lose it, all I know is that one day…

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(Legal) Child Labor

Our family room couch rarely ceases to hold my electronic-yielding children. There are semi-permanent impressions of their rear ends in their favorite spots. If the wrong child lands in the wrong butt print, there is major trouble. I’m serious – like World War III kind of trouble. I often wonder how they can hold their…

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