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Mini Thanksgiving Feast For Kids

Well, technically it was a tea party/Thanksgiving feast/snack time rolled into one, but it definitely reminded me of a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. For the past week, I have had three little boys (Harrison and 2 daycare boys) begging me to...Read More
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  • Danielle Herzog

    We All Need To Hear These Words

    I went to the Children’s Museum this morning here in town and had an experience that I will probably never forget. My son and I were in the elevator (daughter is at camp – a wonderful invention – I would like to kiss deeply the person...

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    Top 5 Notes From A Stay-At-Home Dad

    Stay-at-home dad Chris Illuminati started leaving post-it note reminders around his house for his wife to read when she came home every day. He posts them on his site, Message With A Bottle, and we’ve compiled our top 5 favorites for ...

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    The Simple Craft That Doubles As A Thanksgiving Teaching Tool!

    The kids made Thankful Trees to help them understand Thanksgiving.

    First, we spent our week talking about what Thanksgiving is and what being thankful means.Very few of the kids understood what I meant when I asked “what are you thankful for?” So I had to pose the question like this: “what are things or people you love? Like? Make you happy?” This got the kids talking and their answers were fantastic: READ MORE

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  • Elle Davis

    Doing Time In The NICU

    I had every intention of breastfeeding, but like everything else that goes along with mommyhood, it didn’t go as planned. My daughter was in the NICU for the first 3 weeks of her life. It was agonizing for my husband and I. I’ll never f...

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  • Linda Wolff

    Surviving Senior Year: Backpacks and College Apps and SATs, Oh My!

    Every year when my kids go back to school, the feeling is bittersweet. I’m sad to see the lazy days of summer go and the relaxed attitude of the kids, but I do breathe a long sigh of relief (Ok, it’s more of a “Yippie!”) when I drop...

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    DIY Vintage Circus Baby Shower

    My best friend Lisa asked me to host her shower! “At my place,” she said. UGH. Her place is beautiful, but it’s like a museum—filled with expensive things always arranged just so. I almost feel like I’m messing it up just by...Read More
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    Recipe: Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes

    Be careful, this recipe could be deadly. Deadly delicious! The combo of chocolate and alcohol is the perfect getaway dessert (for that time you’re craving everything). Why not all together?...

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  • Danielle Tumminio

    Uncle Steve’s Apple Pie With Kate’s Fabulous Crust

    We celebrated every Thanksgiving with my Uncle Steve and his family when I was a little girl, and one of my favorite parts was when dessert came out and we would get to eat Uncle Steve’s Apple Pie. Because my uncle was diabetic, we never ...

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    What The Flicka

    DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party in Four No-Fuss Steps

    We’ve put together everything you need for the TMNT party of your kids’ dreams! READ MORE

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  • Felicity Huffman

    Felicitations For September: Dancing How I Feel

    Okay, the summer is over. The kids have had a looong vacation. They are full to bursting with ideas for the classic, stupid essay, “What I Did This Summer.” Maybe they have new backpacks and new lunchboxes. They are locked, cocked and r...

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  • Suzanne Krull

    Accosted At Costco

    I’m in Costco with my, then 6 month old, daughter whom I’m pushing around in the cart. An older European woman rushes us and in a loud, heavy, Armenian accent begins, “Ohhhhh my God. Ohhhh my God in Heaven. Look at that blonde hair! S...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 27 Fall Activities and Crafts For Kids That Are Actually Doable
    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    27 Fall Activities and Crafts For Kids That Are Actually Doable

    I love scouring Pinterest, looking at all of the beautiful, time consuming crafts and activities for kids.

    Yeah, my kids aren’t about to last 30 minutes while I continuously stir homemade play dough on the stove. I need quick, cute, fun, not too messy, easy clean up, good for kids all of ages, and things that the kids will actually enjoy. Looking for that too? READ MORE

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Pinkalicious Costume

    The Case for a Preemptive Pinkalicious Costume

    Smalls wanted to be Pinkalicious for Halloween. You know, the protagonist from the book where the kid eats too many cupcakes, turns pink and the only way to remedy the problem is to eat green foods? I was really hoping she’d choose...Read More
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