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Sunday Snippets 8.31.14

On Sundays, I like to share snippets from our life here in small town Iowa.   As we get into the school year, our lives get busier.  It seems there is always something going on.   I’d love to hear snippets from your life as well. Find joy in the snippets of your daily life!…
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Children’s Book Review: The Icky, Sticky Tea Party By Anne M. Jenks

THE ICKY, STICKY TEA PARTY By: Anne M. Jenks Illustrated By: Gaston Hauviller Published: May 23, 2014 Publisher: Laredo Publishing Anne Jenks is back with another children’s book on a helpful topic.  I previously reviewed BITSY BEAR that dealt with the topic of stranger danger. To see my review of BITSY BEAR, click HERE. In…
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Vacation Snack Idea

Are you looking for an easy snack to make up for your next road trip or summer vacation?  These are simple to make up and get you about 20 bags of snacks to take along.  They are perfect for hiking, long car rides, a day at the pool, play dates, summer camps, and sporting events.…
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Summer Reading and Writing Opportunity for Kids from Wigu Books

“The more you read, the more things you will know,  the more you learn, the more places you will go.” Dr. Seuss Wigu Publishing is the publisher of those great children’s books, WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE….. that I keep raving about here on the blog.  They have introduced a Summer Reading…
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Children’s Book Review: Bitsy Bear By Anne M Jenks

BITSY BEAR A Great Children’s Story and Essential Parenting Tool By: Anne M Jenks Illustrated By: Laura Liberatore Published: April 28, 2014 If there is only one book you read with your child, this one would be it.  The dangers of the world can creep into even the most protected communities and families.  The best…
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How to Survive Summer With Your Kids

If you have been reading my blog, you know that every summer I try to plan fun activities for our kids.  It doesn’t always work, but it is nice to have some ideas layed out.  This summer we have 87 Days of Fun to fill.  So I better get busy! The first thing I do…
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A Favorite Tradition

One of my absolute favorite traditions in our family involves Valentine’s Day. It is something I started when our boys were 1 and 2 and we have continued it every year since. I give the kids a little present every year for Valentine’s day just like I give my husband something. But the extra special…
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Labor Day Weekend

As many other families, we closed out our summer (even though the kids have been in school since August 20th) with a great weekend. God certainly blessed us with perfect weather this weekend and allowed us to recharge our batteries and get ready for a busy schedule ahead. This was our last free weekend for…
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Rockin Tuesday

This summer has just flown by and I can’t believe it is the middle of July. The kids go back to school in 5 short weeks! I have been so busy with other commitments this summer that the kids and I haven’t really had a day of fun together. So, today, I cancelled something else…
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Mondays Matter: Week 25

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza Plant A Tree -1 acre of trees produces enough oxygen for 18 people every day. -Planting trees remains one of the most cost-effective means of drawing excess CO2 from the atmosphere. -3 trees planted strategically around…
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