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Get Ready For Flu & Cold Season

In Motherhood, Parenting, Reviews by 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, Reviews by 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, Parenting by 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, Parenting by 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, Parenting by 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 …

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Five Truths About Summer Parenting

In Motherhood, Parenting by Jen23 Comments

During the summer months for what I believe is a large majority of us, there are some slight modifications which occur to our parenting style. Almost without our noticing. Until we finally do notice, and then we go, “oh yeah… it’s summer!” Today I am going to share a few of those truths that are quite evident in my family’s …