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Confessions of a Cookie Mom

“Hi, would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?” is a phrase I will hear a million times from February until the end of March. If you are the parent of a Girl Scout you know what I mean when I say the two month cookie season seems like it lasts at least twice […]

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A Mom’s Review of Disney +

When my husband said we needed to add yet another app to our television streaming, I was a bit skeptical. However, once he told me that we were adding Disney + and that I would have access to every Disney movie ever created, I was pretty excited! From Robin Hood to Cinderella, my kids would get to […]

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The Sex Talk

Do you remember the first time you heard about sex? I was a wide-eyed eight-year-old, playing at the home of my closest-playmate, “Beth”. At one point her older sister, “Sarah” joined us. Eager to prove her superior knowledge to us underlings, Sarah began dishing about a soap opera episode she had come across once.  She […]

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Sports Injuries and Kids

In the past two months, our family has been seriously injury-prone. My oldest son broke his collarbone riding a skateboard; my youngest son sprained his wrist playing soccer; and my daughter twisted her knee running cross country. After six x-rays, five doctor’s visits, two braces, a sling, and a splint, I’m now best friends with […]

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chores

Do Your Kids Do Chores?

I would love to be the mom with a beautiful chore chart where kids have the same responsibilities every week, and are compensated in a fair and consistent manner. However, that is totally not who we are!   Kids and Chores Here is a look at how we handle chores in our house with my […]

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How to Start Geocaching

I started geocaching with my kids when they were really young. We love learning how to find hidden treasures in our own city! It isn’t hard to get started, but knowing the basics for geocaching are important. The best part? It’s FREE! Not sure what geocaching is? Check out this video. How to start geocaching […]

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Summer Routine for School Aged Kids

Summer is here and my boys are so excited for their summer of fun! This means endless video games, sleeping in, … Just Kidding! While our summers aren’t overly structured, we do have some general guidelines we’ve used for the past few years. Here are the basics for our summer routine.  Summer Routine: Mornings My […]

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