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    Thank You Could Never Be Enough – The Liver Transplant that Saved My Mom’s Life

Thank You Could Never Be Enough – The Liver Transplant that Saved My Mom’s Life

By |April 16, 2014|

Five years ago, my mom nearly died the same day her grandson was born. Her life was eventually saved by a stranger who became [...]

Giveaway – Win $150 to Spend at Minted! EXPIRED!!!

By |March 25, 2014|

Congratulations to Christina H! You just won $150 to spend at Minted… woohoo!!! You have an email in your inbox from me to tell [...]

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    Give Your Child a “Safe Journal” – A Place to Ask You Anything!

Give Your Child a “Safe Journal” – A Place to Ask You Anything!

By |March 9, 2014|

When my oldest daughter was turning 10, I began to realize just how fast time was really going. My youngest was still an infant, [...]

What Do I Love About You? Valentine Note Tradition

By |February 10, 2014|

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I love to start traditions!  (Some family favorites:  Halloween Boo-ing, 24 Books Until Christmas, Happy Jar… I [...]

Melted Crayon Hearts with Free Printable Valentines

By |February 1, 2014|

Looking to do something different for Valentine’s Day this year with your kids?  Why not make use of all those old and broken crayons! [...]

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    How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

By |January 15, 2014|

I love how the New Year brings with it a turn of the page.  You get a clean slate, and a chance to do [...]

Best of 2013 – Most Popular Posts

By |January 7, 2014|

What a year it’s been!  As I look back on my first full year of blogging, I’m (pleasantly) surprised sometimes by what resonates with [...]

Favorite Things of 2013

By |January 2, 2014|

Over the past year, I have shared various gift ideas or products that I swear by.  It’s not uncommon for me to receive emails [...]

10 Most Popular Photos of 2013

By |December 30, 2013|

I absolutely love pictures.  My camera is never far from reach, and I’m a big believer in displaying family photos so that the love [...]

Top 10 Parenting Tips of 2013

By |December 27, 2013|

As 2013 comes to a close, I have been reflecting back on what posts and ideas generated the most interest over the last year. [...]

Elf on the Shelf Winter Wonderland and Photo Gift

By |December 21, 2013|

I must admit that I love the Elf on the Shelf tradition.  It’s so fun to see our girls jump out of bed each [...]

10 Thoughts on How to Raise Grateful Children

By |December 18, 2013|

If you are reading this, you have access to the internet.  That already makes you more privileged than most people in the world.  At [...]

15 Fun Photo Gifts From My Favorite Card Sites

By |December 7, 2013|

Minted, Tiny Prints, and Shutterfly are easily my three favorite places from which to order cards this time of year.  I have ordered my [...]

20 Unique Gifts for the Man Who Has Everything

By |November 26, 2013|

We ladies are so easy to shop for… give us some pretty earrings, a scented candle, or something we can wear (love these cool [...]

24 Special Christmas Books: Wrap Them & Read One Each Night

By |November 22, 2013|

This will surely become a new tradition for our family!  I went around our house and collected every Christmas book I could find… I [...]

30 Photos with Wording Ideas to Inspire Holiday Cards

By |November 18, 2013|

It’s my favorite time of the year again… holiday card season, of course!  I just love opening our mailbox to find pictures and updates [...]