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My Husband Is My Best Friend

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Every Thursday, following our Pilates class, my friend and I get breakfast and talk about everything from mothering to politics, gardening, travel, and favorite brands of underwear. As one does. Today’s topic of conversation...
A list of new year's resolutions

Totally Attainable New Year’s Resolutions for 2024

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There’s an immense amount of pressure to have an ambitious New Year’s resolution. If you think about it, New Year’s resolutions are nothing more than a way for us to reflect on how we...
A children's christmas book with a candy cane and a mug.

12 Children’s Christmas Books Your Family Will Love

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It’s no surprise that this book-loving mama owns an extensive collection of children’s Christmas books. Some are fantastic and some are just, well, meh. The books that made it onto this list are ones...
two pictures that add nature to the holidays

3 Kid-Friendly Nature-Focused Holiday Crafts

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How many times do you come home from a walk with your child and end up with a pile of nature? It can't just be me, right?!? It’s pretty common for me to find...
This image shows a baked pecan pie on a table with a tea cloth.

Our Favorite Southern Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Recipe

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Every year, it amazes me how fast the holidays approach. I mean, didn’t we just start back to school yesterday?! And, what, tomorrow is Thanksgiving!?! Christmas is in a week and a half? Oh,...
A thanksgiving tablescape

Simple and Cute Thanksgiving Tablescape How-To

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Are you still decorating for fall, or have you moved on to Christmas? I am a little in between, mostly because I need to paint my dining room. I still have fall out in...

6 Ways of Teaching Children about Gratitude and a Festive Pumpkin Centerpiece Craft

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Preschoolers are known to be driven by the “I want it now” response which includes decreased self-control and intense, unregulated changing on a whim. Picture this... It’s a beautiful fall day and you are out shopping...
A mom sits at a table with her two kids.

My Decision to Stop at Two Kids

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I had two kids within 2.5 years of each other, both boys. I feel like as soon as I got home from the hospital, I kept hearing chatter from various folks about “the third.” “Are...
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2 Unexpected Places to Get Halloween Costume Deals That You Can’t Miss!

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Halloween is just around the corner... time to start looking for those Halloween costume deals! I love Target. I’m pretty sure the majority of moms I know love Target. I mean, who doesn't love Target? One of...

It’s a New School Year: Time to Join the PTA

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Joining the PTA, PTSA, PTO, PTSO, Boosters, or whatever your school calls their parent/teacher organization is a great way to support your child's school, help teachers, and get a real, unfiltered idea about what...
blocks spell out the word read in front of book shelves

12 Summer Children’s Books to Enjoy with Your Family

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Every year, my family makes sure to sign up for our library’s summer reading program. It’s a great way to be held accountable for what we read over the summer and participate in activities we normally...
Children touring a local nonprofit farm

Vermont’s Nonprofits: An Awesome Source for Family Fun

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As warm weather and summer break take hold, many of us are eager to venture out with our family and explore the beautiful scenery and exciting summertime events. As someone who loves discovering unique...

A Mindfulness and Vision Board Exercise for Stressed Out Kids

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As moms, we all need a helping hand. Everything I need to do as an adult: work, parent, exercise, shop- it’s all overwhelming. When I think about how much the world has changed for...

Analog Summer: Reliving An Old Fashioned Summer with Our Kids

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Many of my best childhood summer memories were created during the late 80s and the 90s. It was an amazing time to be a kid. There were no smartphones, no tablets, and no Internet....