Love Letters

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Love Letters - A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage.

A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage. This post is sponsored by Hallmark.Twenty-two years ago today I was wandering the streets of Paris with my friend Sarah and some new girls we’d met on the plane overseas. I was, as my French mom so often introduced […]

Gift Shopping (with Kids) at Hallmark

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The following post is sponsored by Hallmark: Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time spent writing. All opinions are my own. When I was a child and wanted to buy a gift for someone, whether it be a teacher or a friend, I had my mom take me down the road to Janet’s Hallmark. […]

A Guide to Curing Thank You Note Writer’s Block

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A Guide to "Thank You Note" Writer

Cat got your tongue when it comes to writing thank you notes? Here are some ideas to help you say thanks in a real and honest way. This post is sponsored by Hallmark. All opinions are my own. The end of the year is a great time to say thanks. Whether you homeschool or send […]

Lessons from Becoming Mom

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Lessons from Becoming Mom - some lessons learned from being a first time mom 6 times.

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: With tires squealing, my husband pulled up to the Emergency Room like a police man in hot pursuit of a bandit, parking crooked in front of the entrance. He ran to fetch a nurse, “My wife’s going to have a baby any minute.” The young nurse, calmly walked […]

Friendships that Last a Lifetime

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Friendships that Last a Lifetime | Life as MOM

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Treats for the Sweet

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Treats for the Sweet - These are traditions that we

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Oslo Kringle, from my Norwegian childhood I have waffled back and forth between shaping up my eating habits/increasing my gym activity/counting calories and the lovely alternative of just eating happily of the once-a-year treats that characterize Christmas. I decided to go for the latter, at least during my […]

Memories on the Tree

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Memories on the Tree - Tree ornaments are a wonderful reminder of great memories.

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Last week I confessed that I consider decorating the tree a chore. Please know that doesn’t mean I don’t absolutely LOVE having a decorated tree. I love watching the lights glow in the darkness. I love watching my kids’ eyes light up when they look at their favorite […]

Make a Big To Do Out of Christmas

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buche de noel There are some things that have become traditions for our family. Things that the kids know happen each year in December. We bake a Buche de Noel. We go light looking. We open one present on Christmas Eve. These are sweet things that have developed over the years. They now serve as […]