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‘An Unmanned Kettle is an Empty Kettle’

It’s never too early to teach your children about giving back to the community, Mueller says, Ringing bells as a family will “provide an opportunity for parents to show their children how to give and become a donor. It is a rare occasion for a child to pass a kettle without begging his or her […]

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6 Thanksgiving Books for Kids

6 Thanksgiving Books We Love

 Add some fun new books to your rotation with our favorites for the Thanksgiving season   Pete the Cat The First Thanksgiving Another favorite about the cool cat named Pete. He stars in his class play about the first Thanksgiving. This educational book doesn’t have quite the same cool vibe as some of the others […]

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Who Moved the Dang Butter?! Connecting With Your Spouse After Kids

Before kids, my husband and I did everything together.  We went out to eat, saw concerts, stayed up late watching movies, and traveled.  I would have characterized our marriage as “easy.”  Then we had kids.  With three toddlers distracting us, it’s much harder to connect lately.  Now our relationship sometimes resembles that of roommates, passing […]

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Why I Chose Homeschool

If you were to ask me in college, where my kids were going to go to school, homeschooling would have been my last option. I had so many preconceived notions about what homeschooling was and the families that chose to participate in it. To me the people who homeschooled were the parents of kids who […]

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Mommy Brain

Mommy Brain. It’s a Real Thing.

The absentmindedness started while I was pregnant. I would forget to buy milk at the grocery store. Or I would order my husband the wrong coffee drink on a morning doughnut run. It was funny, most of the time. But then the baby came out and took my sanity along with it. When I look […]

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Ode to My Shower

Ode to My Shower

I don’t have a big bathroom at all. It’s not fancy. The shower head is whatever WPS installed on their energy plan visit.  It’s not a walk-in or tile. I don’t even like the shower curtain anymore. But I LOVE my shower.  I mean LOVE.

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"Mean Mom" Moments

“Mean Mom” Moments

One of my responsibilities as a mom is to not take those experiences away from my children by helping them too much. I have a laid back and fun-loving personality. Conflict is my worst enemy. I love my children and don’t want them to think of me as a mean mom. And, I definitely don’t […]

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