Stop Trying to Make Your Children Into Little You

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   You may give them your love but not your thoughts.  My heart hurt last night reading about a friend who is struggling as a mother with 2 young boys. She talked about how she is not connecting with them, going so far as to call them strangers. She recalled her love of reading at […]

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Stage Your Home for Sale on a Budget

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 Getting the Most out of Staging Your Home  Time and again I hear about people who vow by the rules of staging homes. To me they just make sense! Of course I think the order of them is a bit different. I would sanitize and clean first, decluttering goes with this, then bring the home […]

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We are expecting!

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  What a surprise! I just turned 35 and our “baby” is now 4.5 and we have 4 children of our own and 2 amazing surrogate daughters too! We had thought our family complete. Oh goodness… what a shock this was! With my health we didn’t even think this was possible. As a friend pointed […]

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Review – JORD – Wonderful Gifts – Wood Watches

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www.woodwatches.com JORD has stuningly beautiful watches that combine nature and technology. I feel like they feel like “home” and wonder, specially the cog pieces this the one above. I can picture a watch like this on a character from Doctor Who can’t you? The above wooden watch for men is a great gift for him! […]

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Review – Carved Creations – Beautiful Gifts

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  Using old-world craftsmanship and the latest technology along with professional designs Carved Creations is leading the way in Mother Jewelry and more. Their dedication to quality custom pieces has set the world bar in this industry very high and you can tell just by looking around their beautiful and inspiring site.  When you feel […]

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Is 35 old?

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  In a world where people are living older and older these days, is 35 old? On my birthday today I found myself contemplating my life and future. I feel old in so many way, mostly because fibromyalgia and other auto immune issues. I don’t know what life is like at this age without the […]

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Optional Insurance in Georgia for Your Auto

There are critical aspects of insurance for your car that you may be overlooking when you purchase a policy. Too often, car owners will simply get quotes on the minimum insurance required and buy the cheapest policy they can find. When something happens to their car, a claim is filed, only to find out too […]

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Is Santa Real? – How do you respond to this?

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We learn when we are little that lying is bad and can hurt people and yet certain lies are cultural an we look at them as innocent. They don’t always turn out that way though. In my 15 years of parenting I have come across accounts of children feeling very betrayed over the Santa myth […]

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How the EU is Planning to Cut your Power

Guest Post There was an outcry across the country in September when the EU banned powerful vacuum cleaners with motors over 1,600 watts. It led to a huge rush on vacuum cleaners, with leading stores reporting sales increases of up to 40% for the most powerful models that would soon become illegal. Following the ban […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Angora Bunny Brushing

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          Wordless Wednesdays are posts that tell a story where words are not needed to explain. Of course words are included just if you want to know more! Introducing Gandalf! Bunny Before Brushing Angora Rabbits grow beautiful long fiber fur. About 4 times a year they grow out a new coat, […]

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7 Thoughtful Elements Your Outdoor Living Space Needs

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From spring through early fall, you probably spend as much time as you can outside. If you don’t then maybe you just haven’t created a space that is a true extension of your home. When your deck or patio is inviting and comfortable, you won’t mind putting forth the extra effort to carry dinner outside […]

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Top Three Safety Basics All Children Need to Know

Top Three Safety Basics All Children Need to Know

A parent’s greatest fear is knowing their child is in danger. It is a helpless feeling of pure terror, and it is one all parents hope they never have to feel. Because of the imperfect world in which children live in, sometimes there are safety dangers that cannot be prevented. However, teaching your children the […]

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Still looking for a great gift? How about the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy!

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free Do you know a shutter bug that loves taking photos? Many of us have taken to using our cell phone for photos and while those are convenient, they are not the […]

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6 Tips for Having a Green Holiday

6 Tips for Having a Green Holiday

Guest Post The holidays are one of those times that people look forward to every year. Families especially get excited about the holiday season. Many families get to enjoy some extra time together, participate in some of their favorite holiday traditions and see some extended family that they might not have seen since the last […]

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Helping Children See the Importance of Shopping Local

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 Be the Change You Want To See In the World! One of the things my family is doing on our greener living path is to work on sustainability, hobby farming with chickens and gardens. We are trying to learn all we can and develop experience for the years to come when my husband retires from […]

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Guest Post: Getting More Money

Getting More MoneyIf you are faced with a decrease in income, then a second mortgage might be the answer. You can often apply for a second mortgage if you make all of your payments on time. There are a few steps in the application process before you are approved, and there are some ways that […]

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You know you homeschool when your child asks for a DNA Extractor for Christmas!

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  My dear sweet boy who just turned 9 has a lot going on! He is lucky to be able to spend so much time working on his passions, currently he has put a lot of thought into his future. He wants to be a scientist and he wants to create Dinosaurs. Why boy doesn’t […]

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How YOUTUBE Increased Classroom Pass Rates By 31%

Source: YTD My not so little geeky family happen to be huge fans of technology and the number of things we have learned from Youtube are a great many. From changing out a van radiator to setting up minecraft servers we have learned so much from online videos. Many in our home are very visual […]

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Reason #130 Why We Homeschool – Seeing the real world, not the mini world school lie!

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“School was the unhappiest time of my life and the worst trick it ever played on me was to pretend that it was the world in miniature. For it hindered me from discovering how lovely and delightful and kind the world can be, and how much of it is intelligible.” ― E.M. Forster      Did […]

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7 Crafty Projects You’ve Never Tried With Your Printer

I really like this crafty infographic and I had no idea you could print on fabric! I think I am going to have to try this because I could print on fabric and then cut it out on my Silhouette machine and then use fabric adhesive. Also thanks to this inforgraphic I think I need […]

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Who goes into debt for the Holidays?

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       Is holiday debt an American Tradition? By talking to some readers of mine online is sounds like debt for many is a given when it comes to the holidays. I have to admit, I nearly did it myself this year. But why? There are so many expectations and we all just want […]

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Does your Elf On The Shelf leave notes too?

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I love Elf On The Shelf Ideas  One of the ideas I have seen many parents doing is having their elf leave little notes to interact with the children. It is so adorable seeing friends post about the exchanges the kids have with their magical little santa spies! One elf shared a crazy holiday wish […]

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#NaNoWriMo is Over – Now What?

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I Finished NaNoWriMo This Year I can hardly believe it is the 3rd of December and I am posting about this only now. Chances are if you know me, you know I finished NaNoWriMo and I won this year! So many people won this year and like years past, so many more didn’t. They though, […]

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Tips for Parents Sharing PCs with Kids

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  Image Credit    In today’s world, with its huge number of gadgets, smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs, it’s becoming increasingly common that within family units, each member is able to access and enjoy the internet on their own. The idea of a family computer; the common state of affairs in the late nineties and […]

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Cyber Monday Deals!

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I love Cyber Monday Deals! I get most of my shopping for gifts done today actually! So grab a cup of tea, some yummy chocolate to fuel the searching, and hopefully I have helped to make your deal hunting a bit easier with the deals I am sharing below! Remember to share them so you […]

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