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Halloween, Parenting

5 Rules to make Trick or Treating Safer, Easier and Fun for Everyone

Halloween is fast approaching and the excitement level from my boys is rising! It is funny to watch them as they get older and see how their expectations change. My youngest is happy to hang out with mommy and daddy but my oldest is getting to that stage where he wants to go out alone. I don’t think he is ready at this point, but we will start preparing him this year for next year. Some of the rules we will be practicing are below. I would love to hear how you prepare your kids for  ...

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Parenting

Goodnites Getaway – Tips to help your little one manage nighttime wetting #RestEasyTonight

The family and I recently packed out bags and headed to Long Point Eco Adventures! I would love to say my kids were more excited then I was but that would be a lie! Nothing makes this mama happier then being in the great outdoors, enjoying some family time. GoodNites hosted their annual getaway and I was so very blessed to be invited. This meant that for 24 hours my boys would be unplugged *GASP* and we all could learn as a family just how normal bed wetting is. That is right I said it is  ...

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Parenting

3 Tips to Encourage Learning Through Play

When my oldest started school I was excited, nervous and of course worried how it would turn out. Working in the school board myself I know the focus was off of worksheets and more onto play based learning. This I struggled with because my guy enjoyed routine and a set schedule on what was coming next. As the year progressed we had some challenges but with great staff we were able to support and encourage my guy on his learning journey. While we do have some days that are a little more  ...

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General Chit Chat, Parenting

8 Simple Tips for Fishing with Kids

Fishing runs in our blood. From a very young age our Papa has always brought us out with him. I would love to say that I became a avid fisherwomen but truth be told I did not. I love going, but it is just not something I live for like my brother. Being blessed with a brother who is able to pass on all he has learned from our Papa to my boys is truly priceless. But if you have ever gone fishing with young kids it can be far from enjoyable. There is whining that there is no fish, there is  ...

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Food, General Chit Chat, Parenting

Healthy Snacks for Game Day

Warmer weather is finally making its appearance where I am from. This means all the fun Summer sports are starting. I love driving by the parks and seeing the kids playing. Some of the best life lessons I learned were on a sports field. While sports are not for everyone it is definitely something I recommend trying. This year both my boys are playing baseball. I grew up on a diamond and am so excited to share this with my boys. But with game time, comes snack time. With two boys I needed  ...

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Parenting

4 Safety Tips to Help Keep your Kids Safe

We were recently at a sporting event with our two boys. The whole game the boys could not wait to get on the field and run the same bases their heroes do. As a mom I was excited for them. After a long wait it was time for their turn. As I waited with them I was then told I needed to go wait for them on the other side. I looked at the young man and asked if he was serious, he laughed and said yes. I looked him straight in the eye and said ok, but make sure they stay safe and keep an eye on  ...

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Parenting, Reviews/Giveaways

Why Gender Doesn’t Affect Our Play

Playtime is always an exciting time in our house. Imagination, creativity and joy just pours from my youngest when he plays. I love playing with him but also sitting back and watching him do it on his own. The one thing I have said from the beginning is that gender would not affect playtime in our home. To often I hear boys should not play with dolls, wear pink or paint their nails. But I can tell you in our house all the above happen and more. Want to know why? I don’t think there  ...

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Parenting

5 Tips to Help You Parent Like a Boss

Parenting is HARD! Come on, you know what I mean. Some days I look at my spawn children and think to myself what the hell did I do to deserve this sh$t. Hubby has found me on more than one occasion crying in the bathroom eating a snickers bar. But it doesn’t mean I don’t love them it just means I am human. I often reflect on what works in our house and what doesn’t. Those little tips and tricks I have learned along the way that help me stay grounded and sane. I figured I  ...

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The Mother and Wife I Did NOT Want To Be

I am going to get as little real and honest over here. Reading this post touched me in ways that I can not even explain. I felt like I was this mother at one time. I was always huffing and puffing, irritated that things were not done. Overwhelmed that there was just so much to get done. It was a circle, a vicious circle that sucked so much out of me. I think I was raising my voice more then I ever thought I would. I was crying sometimes more then I ever thought possible. I just was so upset  ...

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