Hug

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Hug This post is dedicated to the lady that taught me to hug everyone. I mean really hug them. This isn't  the quick hug that you repel your body quickly back after making contact with another person but the kind of full body, look you in the eye, and touch your heart kind of hug. She taught me everyone needs, deserves, and will benefit from a hug. I have carried your message Anne Danaugh from the halls of Alpha Xi Delta to the classrooms that I lead all the way through to the three … [Read more...]

I Love You Because

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    I Love you Because In our fast paced world we often forget to let the people we love know how much they mean. We remember when someone is sick or has a special event. The rest of the days pass without much mention of love. We think they already "know" how we feel. They must we put in hours of hard work. We rearrange our schedules. We haven't really slept in years because we are thinking about or taking care of those that we love. We are forgetting one important step and necessity in our … [Read more...]

Elf On The Shelf Notes

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I have a wicked sense on humor. I decided if my kids get to make wishes so do I. I am going to write a note to Santa and hope he answers my request. I mean if the Elf is leaving each night I might as well get my request in. It is all about knowing the right person!   You can see the one I sent yesterday by clicking on the link below If you are lost on the whole Elf on the Shelf If you want to see my first note for Santa It you want to see cool holiday ideas check out my … [Read more...]

A Turkey is a Funny Bird

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When I think about the holidays. I always think of my children. I remember the memories we have made and the great times we have had. I think about their interests and how to get them involved in the celebration. It seems that every year it becomes increasingly more difficult because they want to do more project on their own. This year I asked what they would like to do and they said, "make a turkey." I said, "Make the Turkey." The actually meant to make a Turkey out of bread. I really wasn't … [Read more...]

Memories in pictures

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. I have been taking a photography class and it really taught me a lot about pictures and capturing the moment over the perfect picture. I began to think about it isn't life like that as well. Should we spend a lot of time putting together the perfect event and stressing about all the details or should we try our best learn to love the results. I … [Read more...]

Memories

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. Fall is upon us and there are sports, school, and a variety of other activities that can absorb your time. Don't forget to take advantage of beautiful weather and memory making traditions during this season! Whether your children enjoy scary escapades, or more traditional hayrides and pumpkin picking-be sure to take the time to do one of … [Read more...]

Memories

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. A memory is a fleeting moment that one hopes to catch quickly. This week has been both bitter and sweet. This week held a day that we are reminded of the babies and children we have lost. You see as parents we often try to remind ourselves of the happy times and we put on a brave face and tackle life. I enjoyed paying tribute to the child we … [Read more...]

Memories

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. You can barely tell from the picture, but my boys are laying on top of a pretty big puzzle. They were so proud of putting it together that we just had to take a picture and send it to Daddy and Mommom. Sharing and bragging your child's accomplishments is such an important thing! It can raise your child's self esteem and at the same allows … [Read more...]

Memories: Setting the table

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. Memories are created by taking a moment and making it special. I recently went to a painting party and painted the picture above. When I got home I placed the picture on the counter. I had a wonderful time and the picture was part of the fun. I never intended to do anything with it. Then next morning I came downstairs and my daughter asked … [Read more...]

Memories: Making Apple Sauce

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This series on how to make the most out of the time you have with your children is brought to you by Amee at Madame Deals and Sharon at Mom on Dealz. I thought this is going to be interesting. I am not sure about you but my kids go apple picking each year. It is a wonderful trip and family activity. The problem is we have three kids with bags of apples. I decided to find an easy to follow and use recipe and make us some homemade apple sauce. I love my crockpot and i love it even more since … [Read more...]