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It Happened to Us: A Bomb Threat at School

It started with a bomb threat to the entire school district.  It ended with an unnerving and forced reality; one in which, despite growing up with multiple bomb threats and being in high school during Columbine, I was ill-prepared for. Enter Thursday/Friday On Thursday night, the notification came and a sweep of the schools was […]

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What Mommy REALLY Wants for Her Birthday

If you have a kid that’s not of babysitting or working age, you’ve probably heard these words: “Mommy, I want to get you a birthday present. Can you give me some money to buy it?” Why would I want to spend my own money for my kid to give me something that will probably end […]

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Countdown to Back to School: 5 Last Minute Survival Tips

If any of you moms are like me, the final days of summer leading up to that glorious return to school have got you feeling like you are running the longest, sweatiest marathon – a marathon in which there are no cups of water lovingly shoved in your face when you need refreshment. Some of […]

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Adventure Awaits! {+ Register for a SNEAK PEEK!}

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Children’s Learning Adventure. We only recommend businesses that we believe bring value to our readers. I’ve been driving by the new Children’s Learning Adventure for nearly a year. I watched from the day they poured the concrete to the day they opened, and my kids have […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Vacation

Congratulations! You made it to another summer vacation! If you are a mom, you probably fall into one of three categories when it comes to mixing parenthood and summer: You are new to the mom scene, and still in the new baby haze, thinking, “What month is it??” You are a working mom thinking, “How am I […]

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10 Awesome Kid Businesses: Summer Jobs for the Under 16 Crowd

  Each of my children, by the time he or she was nine years old, wanted to know how to make money. “Like, a REAL job (insert eye roll here), Mom.” Perhaps it is the natural result of being the youngest generation of a long line of entrepreneurs. Perhaps it was that my husband and I […]

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift

On Mother’s Day, flowers and gift cards are always sweet, but sometimes a personal gift can mean even more.  We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, but my parents always found ways to make things fun and exciting for us, while on a budget.  I have wonderful memories of my childhood.  My mother […]

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Mental Health Days for Kids: Growing Up Balanced

I am the kind of mom who lets my kids play hooky sometimes. Hooky from school, hooky from responsibilities, even hooky from homework sometimes. I mean, everybody needs a little mental vacation from the daily grind, am I right? Growing up is hard work. Going to school each day, is quite literally, the children’s job. […]

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