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Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family

Summer is a busy time, with vacations, barbecues, sports, the kids are on school break, you name it. In our house at least, it feels like the family is flying in all different directions at once and don’t always connect. Time is one of the threads that help weave a strong feeling of family togetherness … Continue reading Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family

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“I was so Embarrassed!” Trying to Teach my Child About Humiliation

"Mom, I said a joke at school today and nobody at my table laughed," Abby said during supper one evening. "I was so embarrassed that none of my friends laughed." She was barely able to keep from crying. "Maybe they don't like me!" "Don't worry about it, sweetheart. Sometimes people might not always laugh at … Continue reading “I was so Embarrassed!” Trying to Teach my Child About Humiliation

Rainy Day Activities for the Whole Family

We have had much more rain than normal over the summer, so Abby has not been able to play with her favorite outside toys as much as she would like. Ususally we enjoy playing in the playhouse, splashing in the water table, digging in the sandbox, riding her tricycle, and driving her Minnie Mouse Powerwheels … Continue reading Rainy Day Activities for the Whole Family

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Mom Will Love

It's that time of year again, Mother's Day is approaching. Do you give your mom a gift for Mother's Day? If so, do you find yourself reaching for the same thing every year? No need for flowers, chocolates, or heart-shaped jewelry- I put together a small list of easy Mother's Day gift ideas that any … Continue reading 4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Mom Will Love

Easter Basket Sneak Peek

I am excited for Easter this year. I know Abby is going to have so much fun playing with and hunting for eggs with her cousins and she is getting excited for a visit from the Easter Bunny. I remember my favorite gifts from the Easter Bunny were a jump rope, jacks, and color books, … Continue reading Easter Basket Sneak Peek

My Most Memorable Easter

My most memorable Easter is one that actually started as a somewhat traumatic experience. When I was young my grandmother lived on a farm. She had all sorts of different animals. I loved the chickens the best and always wanted to help gather eggs. The chickens were allowed to roam all over, they weren't confined … Continue reading My Most Memorable Easter

The Pages of my Childhood

Abby receives a new book each month from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. If a library in your area participates you should check it out, or follow the link below to find more information. It is free to join and your child can receive a new book in the mail each month from birth … Continue reading The Pages of my Childhood