Dear Big Kid, At the bus stop, on the playground, at the mall. I see you. You and your big kid attitude with your big kid ideas. I am not impressed by your iPhone, nor your Ugg boots. But you...
Today's GIVEAWAY is from K5 Learning - an online after-school study program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. K5 Learning builds reading, math and study skills to last a lifetime. About K5 Learning: K5 Learning was founded by parents who wanted better learning tools available to their kids for...
It's January and probably the last thing on your mind is the following school year.  For our family, what to do for our children's schooling has been a topic of many conversations!  While we were leaning towards homeschooling, a...
Getting pictures taken of our babies is something that all parents value. It is a time to capture them while they are little, because we all know they grow up way too fast. Kids change and grow so much...
It's that time of year again! Time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the new year with excitement and determination. Whether you are determined to get in shape, spend more time coloring with your...
As a child, I remember countless family road trips!  The memories flood my mind with so many happy things. Until I was a Mom, I had no idea how daunting it was to actually GET to that amazing destination to...
If you know me, you know I love summer!  I much prefer humidity and even excessive heat to the frigid cold and snow of winter. In fact, I would gladly live perpetually in the summer season if given the...
 In March, our family welcomed  our 2nd son, Charlie, to our family.  I would be lying if I said I did not worry about how bringing a new baby into our life would affect not only our family as...

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How to Celebrate Juneteenth

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Do you and your family know what Juneteenth is? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition...
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