A Lesson Learned: It’s the Little Things

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Life isn't made up of huge, momentous events that truly define us (apart from getting married and the birth of our children, perhaps).  It's the little, everyday moments that make life worth living and shape us into who we are. Like being woken up by your favorite almost-4-year-old with a kiss on the cheek and an, "I love you, Mommy" in your ear. Or when your husband takes an entire day off … [ 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... Toddler Approved shares this adorable Turkey Treat Jar!  Not only is it a great way to use up that leftover Halloween candy, but it also will brighten the day of the person receiving it!     Art for Little Hands shares an idea for making Autumn Trees using Bingo markers (or Do-a-Dot Markers).  What a fun … [ Keep reading… ]

Weekend Giveaway: Veggie Tales “Little Drummer Boy” (5 winners)

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*Sorry!  This giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway.* Veggie Tales recently released its brand new Christmas DVD:  The Little Drummer Boy.  And in true Veggie fashion, this movie does not disappoint.  In fact, I would be a little embarrassed to admit how many times we have watched this movie this week (I've been sick, so we've watched more TV than normal).  The … [ Keep reading… ]

Winner of the Advent Boxes

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  Out of nearly 400 entries, the winner of the Advent Boxes is... Comment #167:  Jackie S. who said, "Thanks so much for the giveaway. What a great way to keep the right focus at Christmastime!" Congrats, Jackie!  You'll be receiving an e-mail from me shortly! And really, everyone is a winner because you still have time to make your own using the free printables! … [ Keep reading… ]

Let’s Give Them What They Deserve

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Guest Post by Kristin of Kindergarten Monkey Business As a kindergarten teacher, I always get asked, “What does my child need to know before they come to kindergarten?” Although this question most often arises at kindergarten orientation, it needs to be addressed at the moment of birth. So, instead of answering this question of parents of kindergarten students-to-be, I have to answer their … [ Keep reading… ]

Week 1 Link Up: 30 Days of Intentional Acts of Kindness with your Kids

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  How did your first week go?  This week has been invigorating for me.  There's something about stepping out of my selfish ways each day, if only for a few minutes, that has made a huge difference in my overall attitude towards life. Here's what we did this past week.  But I need to  make myself clear...I am not telling you these things to toot my own horn.  I am as selfish as they … [ Keep reading… ]