A Lesson Learned: Online Behavior (and the ‘Golden Rule’)

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Let's face it...we are different online than we are in real life.  For instance, it may 'appear' that I have things under control around here.  But, then again, you haven't seen this... Yep.  That would be our home office (which looks eerily similar to how it was this time last year).  You'll be happy to know that it has since been cleaned and semi-organized.  But as you can see, I … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

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There were lots of fun ideas shared last week!  Here are just a few: This paper plate turkey from I Heart Crafty Things would be a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving festivities!   I love this thoughtful gift idea for grandparents from Dresses 'n Messes.  What a fun way to let your child personalize the gift-giving process! Having any school-age children at your Thanksgiving … [ Keep reading… ]

DIY Car Mat Backpack

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I've already properly conveyed how much Little Brother loves his hot wheels.  But I was also at a loss as to what to get him for his birthday.  We do not need any more toys in this house.  Actually, I've made several trips to Goodwill this week getting rid of toys that no one plays with (in addition to other meaningless clutter). So when I saw this idea for a car mat backpack over at A Happy … [ Keep reading… ]

Car Initial Shadowbox

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Little Brother is obsessed with cars, hot wheels to be exact. And when I mean obsessed, I mean the throw-myself-on-the-floor-when-my-mom-has-to-pry-one-out-of-my-fingers-to-put-on-my-coat kind of obsessed.  He loves them so much, we'll frequently find him like this, asleep and clutching one of his beloved hot wheels in one hand and his taggie blanket in the other.   So when I saw … [ Keep reading… ]

Teaching Thankfulness

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Guest Post by Kristi of Creative Connections for Kids I love Thanksgiving and often feel frustrated that we nearly skip over this lovely holiday on our mad dash to Christmas. It is a wonderful opportunity to teach  children to be thankful for the blessings of life. Here are simple ways to help instill a spirit of thankfulness in your children:   1) Be an example of gratefulness in daily … [ Keep reading… ]

Lipstick Tube Monster

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Prior to having kids of our own, whenever I held a baby in church and didn't have any toys to entertain them with, I would always give them my lipstick tubes from my purse to play with.  The babies could never open the tube, but they loved holding it in their hands.  I now cringe a little, knowing that those tubes had not been properly sanitized, but I can claim ignorance.  :) As I used up the … [ Keep reading… ]