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How To Really Keep Your Kids Safe On The Internet

In Motherhood, Parentingby Jen10 Comments

Another week, and another internet “scare” passed around social media that was going to be the end of the world for our kids as we know it. This time it was the “Momo” challenge.  Supposedly there was a crazy ugly chicken lady on YouTube challenging children to do dangerous tasks that would get progressively worse until they bordered on committing …

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A Whole New World

In Motherhood, Parentingby Jen8 Comments

I remember holding my first little baby in my arms for the first time and promising her I would do everything I could within my power to make her life as good as I possibly could. I was going to show her the world in all it shining, shimmering glory. Because there is so very much to see. If you …

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Get Ready For Flu & Cold Season

In Motherhood, Parenting, Reviewsby Jen4 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., Abreva, Breathe Right, Clorox, Robitussin and Theraflu. All opinions are mine alone. #SoothesOfTheSeason #CollectiveBias Does anyone else feel like we just rang in the new year and now we are full-tilt into the Holidays, heading for another new year… and cold weather?! I know that for some of us thoughts of …

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Bring Back The Power Of Play To Your Family

In Motherhood, Parenting, Reviewsby Jen9 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlayWithPlaymobil #CollectiveBias As a parent I recognize how vital play is, and not just scheduled, choreographed play, but open and spontaneous play flavored with imagination. Sometimes in our fast paced world, full of activities and technology, it is difficult to find balance for …

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I Want To See You Be Brave

In Motherhood, Parentingby Jen20 Comments

Let me tell you the real-life story of a girl. A very brave girl. This girl got really sick at age 9 with something no one really understood, but because of the illness she was left with some permanent damage. At 9 she took what had happened to her and never asked for any allowances. In fact, most people would …

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The Appearance Of Happiness

In Motherhood, Parentingby Jen11 Comments

A while ago one of the members of the congregation I attend got up to speak. This might sound a little funny, but in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, members of our congregation are assigned to speak or give “talks” on Sundays rather than having a Minister or Pastor who gives weekly remarks to the congregation. …

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The Differences That Divide Us

In Motherhood, Parentingby Jen19 Comments

A few weeks ago I was chatting with one of my daughters about a women’s activity I was helping to plan. She mentioned she had talked to a woman she knew about the activity who had mentioned she felt she was “too different from all of the other women to attend.” I felt sad after hearing that, and it got …