Preparing for Kindergarten with Brain Quest Alphabet Cards (VIDEO)

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It is true, my baby is headed to kindergarten in the fall. *sniff sniff* This is a big deal and through all the tears that I’m shedding in preparation for this big day, I’m trying to get him ready. Do I want him to be ready to leave mama and go off to the big […]

Tantrums and Dramas at the Sandbox

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About the author: When asked her job title, “Zookeeper” is what immediately comes to mind to Laura El Alam, homeschooling mother of four. The daily drama of raising two toddlers and two teens keeps Laura perpetually on her toes . . . and frequently on her last nerve. In her nonexistent free time, she is […]

10 Great Easter/Spring Outfit Ideas

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Spring is here, and children’s clothing stores are brimming with outfits for Easter and other spring occasions. For inspiration, here are 10 adorable options. FOR GIRLS: Easter Baby: Get your infant ready for the Easter bunny in this pretty Ralph Lauren floral cotton sateen dress and matching bloomers in baby blue or hot pink. (Ralphlauren.com, sizes […]

Whole30 Recipes

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I just recently completed Whole30 and have decided to adapt to this way of eating as a lifestyle change. It was really challenging for me to come up with things to eat when I first started, but now I like to think of myself as somewhat as a pro. Whether you’re doing Whole30 or not, […]

Baby #3 Wish List

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Let’s talk baby #3 today! What I may “need”, what I want and what I’ve come to determine is pure poppycock in the realm of baby necessities. No, no – not expecting over here! Deep sigh of relief I’m sure from my husband who occasionally reads my posts. But, not expecting doesn’t keep me from […]

How to Take a Good Driver’s License Photo (VIDEO)

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Welcome to “How to” Monday! If you have been following our how-to videos for the past few months, you would know that some are serious and others are just plain fun. Sure, we want to help everyone with different tips, but sometimes, we just can’t take ourselves too seriously. We are goofy, we are silly […]

Birthday Party Tips

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My son’s birthday party is right around the corner so I’ve got all things party on my mind. While I love browsing Pinterest often, I just don’t have the time, patience, or money for most of the projects on there. I’ve been trying to rack my brain with creative (and cheap) ideas for my son’s […]

What I Wish I Would Have Known About My Birth Control Options

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I vividly remember my first appointment with an OBGYN. We were discussing birth control and she handed me a pamphlet with a range of options. We discussed the benefits and risks of each one and I landed on a basic birth control pill. It seemed simple enough, take one each day at the same time […]

Building a House with Pinterest – Laundry Room Edition

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Welcome to week 4 of our Building a House with Pinterest series. Last week was all about the playroom and this week we are focusing on the laundry room. I have to say that the laundry room is my least favorite room to hang out in because nothing fun is going on in there. With […]

Easter Dinner Side Dishes

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Easter is right around the corner, so today we’ve got food on the brain. Whether or not you’re making an Easter ham, these side dishes are sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. Mashed Potatoes From The Pioneer Woman. It’s not dinner without mashed potatoes as a side dish. Buttery, creamy, and […]