Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Take a Bubble Bath

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can […]

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Favorite Movies for Families

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This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! We don’t have cable. So we play games. Or read books. Or watch movies. We get […]

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Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Go for a Walk

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The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. Go for a Walk Today, consider how you can get outside and go for a walk. Even if there’s a foot of snow on […]

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Better than Robert Redford — Layered Chocolate Dessert in a Jar


The following content is sponsored by Kraft and Lunchbox: Years ago, maybe 30 or more, my mom and her friends made a dessert called “The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford”. Yes, really. Well, some ladies wrote it down as “Better than Robert Redford”. I think that it’s pretty funny that a chocolate dessert is […]

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Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #32

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Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with baked chicken, crockpot enchiladas, slow cooker chili, Italian sausage & spicy tomato sauce over pasta, and lentil minestrone soup. Christmas is just ten days away? How did that happen?! We’ve got one full week of school and then almost two […]

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Just Keep Calm

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So far this holiday season I haven’t freaked out. It’s still early, of course. But, this is pretty good considering my past. I’m not sure if it’s age, experience, or fatigue, but I’m slowly learning not to string myself out too much. You see, years ago, I sent out 100+ handwritten, sometimes, even handmade, Christmas […]

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The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble, where I blog like it’s 2004. Our trip to Santa Barbara earlier in the week couldn’t have been better. We had practically perfect weather — during the day. Nights and mornings I froze my tail off, so you hardy-wintry folk know that there was a slight nip in the air. While we […]

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Cute Place Cards for Christmas

cute placecards for christmas

Remember the easy, peasy gingerbread and Christmas tree gift tags I shared with you awhile ago? Afterward I realized how cute they would be to use as place cards for your holiday dinner. How fun! The base is similar to the base that I used for the flower place cards back at Easter time. If […]

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