My Secret Bedtime Weapon

I’m letting you in on a HUGE secret today.  It’s almost seemed too good to be true, so I held out a little while to tell you to see if the bedtime magic continued… Want to know what puts my kids to sleep in 10 minutes?  15 minutes tops? This little wonder.  I like to …

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20 Easy Last-Minute Teacher Gifts

The boys have their end of the semester performance tonight, and their last day at the 1-day a week school. So what will I be doing today?  Putting together last-minute teacher gifts, of course. I have a date with Trader Joe’s, some gift bags, and ribbon. No apples, just some simple gifts to show our appreciation for …

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Christmas Traditions To Make The Season Magical

It’s a precious thing to behold Christmas through a child’s perspective. This year I’m soaking up these Christmas moments with my Littles while they last.  I know that the excitement, the innocence, the wonder, are depleting by the year. The way they light up when we plug in the tree for the first time, the way …

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On Behalf of My Teacher Friends: Just Say “No” to the Apple Teacher Gifts

Back in my PQ (Pre-Quads) days, I used to work in the school system doing speech therapy. It was a great job with awesome kids, and some of the state’s best teachers. Around this time of year,the teacher gifts started rolling in from generous parents…gift cards to movies, every scent of Bath and Body works …

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Library Book Haul: Favorite Check-Outs from November

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  Well, it’s officially December, which means it’s time to review our favorite library kids’ book check-outs from last month!  We love this monthly feature and hope you enjoy it and get some great book selection suggestions as well.  I really like the opportunity to exchange must-reads with one another – so if you have …

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45 Alternatives to PBJ for Lunches

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It seems like this time of year, we all start to fall into a lunch rut (and I only have to pack 4 lunches once a week!). Same ole. Same ole.  Perhaps it’s the standby of PBJ, or maybe it’s a classic turkey sandwich that gets the most love in your lunchboxes. In case you’re …

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10 Must-Watch Christmas Movies to Enjoy with Your Kids

We hold back on most things Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving. Shocking, I know. In fact, I’ve been a little bah-humbug about it all, until I remembered ELF!  I LOVE watching Elf every year!  Not exactly “meaningful”, but fun and light-hearted nonetheless! So I just might make an exception to holding off on ALL things Christmas …

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Have You Started Your Christmas Shopping Yet? {HOT Amazon Toy Deals}

I was making a Christmas suggestions list for my overachieving family members who have already started their Christmas shopping today, and I spotted some amazing Amazon deals already! It’s not even Thanksgiving and they already have 40-60% off of some of the HOT Holiday Toys. Here’s a few HOT Amazon Toy Deals I found that …

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