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Peanut Free Easter Candy

Once upon a time, my oldest child was allergic to peanuts.  He's since been healed from that allergy, but we learned the hard way that we had to be very careful about what candy we allowed him to have.  Some of our favorite candies were off limits in … [Read more...]

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10 Tips For Photographing Wiggly Kids

Capturing precious memories is a huge priority for parents, but when kids have incredibly short attention spans, don’t like sitting still, or become easily distracted, catching the perfect shot can seem impossible. If you are the proud owner of a … [Read more...]

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10 Budget Dates

If you're anything like us, having a routine date night with your sweetheart can crunch the budget because paying the babysitter, for three kids, has to be factored in every. single. time.  Being mindful of a budget should never prevent couples from … [Read more...]

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Show Your Love #extendedrearfacing @DionoUSA

I've encountered the incredulous questions of "why is she still rear facing?" and "when are you going to turn her around?" more than once recently. Said questions are uttered in slack jawed disbelief as my youngest child climbs into her rear facing … [Read more...]

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Ten Non Candy Valentine Gifts for the One You Love

Valentine’s Day catches a lot of flak for being the type of holiday that promotes commercialism, but try not buying anything for your significant other and see how well that goes over. Even though most of us do not like to admit that we fall into the … [Read more...]

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10 Valentine Activities for Kids

With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, many parents are looking for things that they can do with their kids to celebrate the day in style. The 10 Valentine activities for kids that follow below are great for kids of all ages and can easily be … [Read more...]

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Hershey Kiss Advent Calendar

I made these Hershey Kiss Advent Calendar's for the kids a few years ago, and they've become a tradition! I can't wait to get started on them for this year.  Check out how I did them back then! --- I was trying to figure out what to do for an … [Read more...]

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How to Make Thanksgiving Memorable for the Kids

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s a special time of the year. Sure, it’s fun to eat and have a feast, but there are other things you can do to make this holiday more memorable for the kids. Check out these tips to make thanksgiving … [Read more...]

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Go Play Outside

That's it.  I had to put my foot down.  Now that Summer is here,and we've finished our curriculum for the year, my kids tried to develop a case of summer amnesia and forget the things that they are required to do every day.  They'd rather curl up on … [Read more...]

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A Collection of Books for Children about Adoption

As many of you may know, our daughters are adopted and we celebrate openness about adoption.  As such, it is important to us to incorporate stories for them that teach positively about adoption and open the door for conversation.  Following are books … [Read more...]

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