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I’m Changing My Mind About The Elf On The Shelf. Sort Of.

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The Elf On The Shelf pictures are starting. A few years ago, I wrote a post about my near hatred for the EOTS. At the time I wrote that, I was knee deep in little kids and chaos, and the thought of adding one more item to my list of things to think about and …Read More

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A Year In Retrospect — 30 Questions To Encourage Kindness and Fun At Your Thanksgiving Table

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This is a last minute idea. Last night I saw a friend of mine post this picture of her Thanksgiving table:   And I thought it was such a nice idea. What a great way to encourage interaction and kindness around the Thanksgiving table! I don’t have fancy cards printed out. I’m just going to …Read More

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Kindergarten: Busses, Bullies, F-Bombs and Bad Girls

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You all, I’m sorry it’s taking me so long to talk about kindergarten. I’m especially sorry to those of you who’ve been with me since the beginning and have children who started kindergarten,…

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12 Tasty Tweaks For Thanksgiving Favorites

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 BRING ON THE TURKEY!

I love love love Thanksgiving. It’s one of the only, if not only, holidays that keeps the focus on family, friends, giving and thankfulness. I look forward to the glorious…

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Not Your Average Weekend. There Is No Other Weekend Like It. Seriously.

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You know what’s happening in three months and thirteen days? NOT YOUR AVERAGE WEEKEND!!!   15 weeks from tonight you could be taking advantage of this incredible opportunity and hanging out with me and a bunch of other women in the NYAM tribe. Have you and your friends reserved your room yet? If you don’t …Read More

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These Childhood Development Facts Will Blow Your Mind

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1. If babies’ bodies grew at the same rapid pace as their brains, they would weigh 170 pounds by one month of age.
2. 60% of all the energy a baby expends is concentrated in the…

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Tips To Get Festive For The Holidays, Today!

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I just can’t get my head around the fact next week, the month-long Holiday adventure of December kicks off!HOW?Wasn’t it just, August?I am so not ready! If, like me, you are freaking out and need to…

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