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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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10 Simple Tips for Positive Parenting in 2015

10 Simple Tips for Positive Parenting in 2015

If you are like me, resolutions are not a good fit. Here are some tips I will be following to help me – and I hope they may help you too – if you find yourself struggling in the trenches of parenthood as I do!

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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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Communicating With Your Child’s Teacher

Communicating With Your Child’s Teacher

Communicating effectively with your child’s teacher is paramount to have a successful school experience for your little ones. Here are 10 suggestions to help create the healthy dialogue needed. ...

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The Mother ‘Hood Official Video

The Mother ‘Hood Official Video

It’s true. We are all different. Some breastfeed. Some bottle feed. Some homeschool. Some send to public school or private. Some immunize. Some are SAHM. Some are working-moms. Some co-sleep. Some babywear. Some are crunchy. Some use cloth diapers. One thing remains. We are all parents. Let’s show each other the love we hope to teach […]

Communicating With Your Child’s Teacher

Communicating With Your Child’s Teacher

Communicating effectively with your child’s teacher is paramount to have a successful school experience for your little ones. Here are 10 suggestions to help create the healthy dialogue needed.

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…

Happy New Year, Kids… wink, wink!

Happy New Year, Kids… wink, wink!

Would you fib a little and tell your child that it’s time for the New Year countdown, in order to get them to bed early?

The Holiday Guide to Healthy Skin

The Holiday Guide to Healthy Skin

Here are 5 simple steps to healthy skin this holiday season!

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.

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.

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!

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.

A Holiday Perfected

A Holiday Perfected

I have a confession to make. But before I share my shadowed secret, I want you to know – I don’t feel any guilt for what I’ve done. Not a shred. Even when my daughter looks at me with her warm chocolate eyes and her turned-down lip. Not even then. Are you ready?

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.

More than just an Advent Calendar

More than just an Advent Calendar

by Kendra Gilbertson Growing up, Christmas was one of my favorite times of the year. There were certain things that I knew would happen every year and I looked forward to doing them with our family: 1. We would always pile in the car and drive through the neighborhood, what we called candy land, looking […]