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How To Win On Halloween: The Parents Edition

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen11 Comments

It all started a month ago. Right after all of the back-to-school aisles had been cleared. My 4 year old daughter and I were perusing the aisles of our neighborhood Target when I noticed that the Halloween items had been put out. Fun! Right? I thought a quick stop would be amusing for her. Except I was wrong, because you …

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Teaching Self Reliance Skills To Children

In Motherhood, Parenting, Reviews by Jen16 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CambialoConQS #CollectiveBias This last week my daughter and her Dad popped the hood on the car they have been working on for a few months in preparation for her 16th birthday to perform an oil change. This might not be a typical Daddy-Daughter …

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Who Are These Perfect People Anyways?

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen24 Comments

A few months ago I shared with all of you about my oldest daughter Samantha’s battle with what we believe to be optic neuritis. In 2009 this crushing disease permanently robbed her of a portion of her vision, and in June of this last summer she experienced another flare- up. We aren’t sure about lasting damage with this recent episode, …

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The Effect Of The Dwindling Village On Women

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen20 Comments

I work and have a friendship with an internationally prominent family therapist and author. A few weeks ago we were chatting about an event inquiry from a mom’s group who wanted him to speak to them. In passing he mentioned that today’s moms, although more connected on social media, podcasts, blogs and everything else universally available to us online, we …

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When It Is Hard To See The Light

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen18 Comments

Hello to all of my blogging friends and followers of this little space of mine. This is just a quick update, because over the years so many of you have become dear friends and family. Our family is struggling right now. Thank heavens for the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop or this space would mostly be sitting empty. Here is what …

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Summer Water Play Ideas and a Popsicle Recipe!

In Beauty & Fashion, Cooking & Crafting, Motherhood, Parenting, Reviews, Uncategorized by Jen26 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerSkinReady #ChooseSkinHealth #CollectiveBias Today marks the 4 day count down until all of my children are done with school and we can begin our summer vacation. We are sooo ready! Our suits and swim passes are primed and ready and our plans for …