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The Photo Shoot 2 Years In The Making

In Parentingby Jen18 Comments

We used to have our family pictures taken every year, and then for 2 years we didn’t! I blame it on the whole accidentally turning my hair red bit, and then the black goth hair that followed in an attempt to eradicate the red. Because that wasn’t too photo worthy either…. Or maybe it was the fact that our usual …

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How To Win On Halloween: The Parents Edition

In Motherhood, Parentingby Jen16 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, Reviewsby 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, Parentingby 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, …