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Santa Gifts – To Wrap or Not?

Santa Gifts – To Wrap or Not?

To wrap or not to wrap Santa’s gifts falls squarely in the “different families, different traditions” category.

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Things that change the third time around

Things that change the third time around

1st baby – you purchase the entire Babies R Us store. 2nd baby – you try to keep up with a scrap book. 3rd baby…

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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

My favorite holiday memories include Christmas music, hot chocolate and sugar cookies. I have decorated holiday cookies with my mother each year for as long as I can remember. This holiday season I was able to continue that tradition but with my own daughter!

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Ten Unplugged Gifts – For Families That Want To Disconnect

Ten Unplugged Gifts – For Families That Want To Disconnect

Here's a short list to give everyone a simple guide to gifting with the true meaning of the holidays in mind: family. ...

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Things that change the third time around

Things that change the third time around

1st baby – you purchase the entire Babies R Us store. 2nd baby – you try to keep up with a scrap book. 3rd baby…

Tips to Make Meal Planning Simple

Tips to Make Meal Planning Simple

In all honestly, I can cook. I just didn’t grow up learning the art of cooking; and it truly is an art. Here’s my take-away on how to make meal planning simple.

Behind the Pane

Behind the Pane

Last week I added new photos to two frames that I keep on my desk at work. As I slid the back off the first frame, ten years spilled out onto my desk.

The Three-Gift Christmas

The Three-Gift Christmas

It became apparent on Christmas morning last year that something needed to change. We were definitely overdoing it. We looked at a few ideas on Pinterest, but then we discovered this one… and it changed our thinking completely.

Moms Judging Moms

Moms Judging Moms

The worst critics of moms are (drum roll please….) other moms. (I) wish that moms could quit judging other moms and instead be supportive of each other, recognizing that no one way works for all families all of the time.

First Birthday Gift Guide

First Birthday Gift Guide

Need some ideas for a birthday party for a one year old? This list has items you’d never expect!

Chocolaty Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolaty Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolaty Chocolate Cake Recipe
Simple, easy, semi-homemade

Love Her, Respect Him…

Love Her, Respect Him…

Realizing that an artificial-turf marriage wouldn’t last, this couple learned a key strategy: Love and Respect.

10 favorites that simplify a mom’s life

10 favorites that simplify a mom’s life

Let’s simplify our lives! Here are 10 “Go-To’s” when life gets crazy.

Sunday Funday Recipes

Sunday Funday Recipes

One thing Kendra does not like doing on Sunday Funday is cooking, so she’s here to share some easy and tasty recipes that are great for game day!

Signing a Cell Phone Contract!

Signing a Cell Phone Contract!

It’s crazy that the new norm for owning a cell phone happens in the tween years. Their young minds are certain to make poor choices with texting and usage of the internet on these mini computers, unless we give them boundaries. Kids, like athletes need to sign a contract!

Fun Fall Family Events

Fun Fall Family Events

Here in Central Florida we are gearing up for some fun fall family events. Check out our list of 36 activities!