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Homeschool to High School: What We Learned

When my oldest finished fifth grade, we decided to homeschool. I was frustrated with a long list of issues at school, and homeschooling offered so many perks. I was excited about having more time with my kids, customizing curriculum to their needs, moving at our own pace, and having more freedom in our days. Homeschooling […]

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The Simple Thing that Changed our Summer {and it could change yours too}

This post contains affiliate links.A few weeks ago, I bought a puzzle on a whim. I opened up the box and sorted pieces into “edges” and “middles” on my dining room table and then walked away.   The puzzle sat untouched for about a week, until one day, I paused as I walked past and […]

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What’s in My Pumping Bag

Before I tell you what is in my pumping bag, I will first give you my “credentials” so you know just how much I have relied on this bag and its contents. I have fed two children breast milk: my second son I pumped almost exclusively for a total of 10 months (but pumped enough […]

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Everyday Fun: Household Finds to Keep Them Occupied

If you came to my house, you’d honestly think we raided a Once Upon a Child or scored big as a toy store went out of business. My husband, who grew up in Istanbul, Turkey, literally owned just a soccer ball growing up. Looking around our house, he can’t understand why two Christmases ago, I […]

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When Kids Lie

Kids are going to lie/fib/omit the truth/hide something/etc. at some point in their lives.  We were once kids; we all did it.  The hope is that we can correct this impulse and turn them into honest, trustworthy adults.  There are many reasons kids lie: They are scared of getting in trouble. They think we just […]

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Overcoming a Carsick Kid

I can count on my hands the number of times my oldest has gotten sick in his five years of life. While he has had his fair share of breathing emergencies as an asthmatic kid, we simply never had to deal with car vomit, crib vomit, vomit because I jumped in the air, vomit because […]

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How to Turn $50 Into a Responsible Toddler

I think we all can agree that household chores are the most tedious thing that we have to maintain. The more kids you have, the worse it feels. With each body, you have an extra basket of dirty clothes, more dishes, and overall just added chaos that will continue to grow until they inevitably leave […]

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