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Setting Sail on the Titanic in Branson (review)

Setting Sail on the Titanic in Branson (review)

Last weekend my family and I headed down to Branson to take advantage of the special area appreciation rates that the Titanic Museum in Branson was offering.  However, we ended up visiting at no charge because I am writing this post about our visit.  Aside from our free admission, I did not receive any compensation or special treatment while at the museum.  All opinions contained herein belong solely to myself and my family. The Titanic Museum … Read entire article »

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5 Things I Like: The Kids’ Music Edition

5 Things I Like: The Kids’ Music Edition

My kids are 5 and 7, and already I am starting to see their music tastes change, but they are still lovers of the music that we spent their preschool years listening to.  I wanted to share a list of our top five children’s music albums. From my kids to yours – enjoy! 5. Laurie Berkner – Best of the Laurie Berkner Band - We listened to a lot of different Laurie Berkner albums (we checked them … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Mommyhood, Travel

Try Technology Tickets to Trim TV Time

Try Technology Tickets to Trim TV Time

First, I just want to say that part of the reason I love blogging is because I get to come up with goofy post titles. *grin* We started using technology tickets last school year to help keep track of how much “screen time” our kids were getting.  Today, I’m sharing how to make and use a technology ticket system over at my friend Rhonda’s Blog, Bramell, Party of Five. If you need to tame the technology … Read entire article »

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DIY Teething Survival Kit

DIY Teething Survival Kit

After potty training, teething can be one of the more stressful stages of child rearing, yes?  So, I thought you might be interested in this little gift idea. Today over on the Little Grins Dental blog, I shared the recipe for putting together your own Teething Survival Kit, including different ingredients you can include and what they are good for. These little kits are easy and fun to put together, and they make a great gift for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

Gifts that Feel Good #3: Teaching Children to Give {giveaway}

Gifts that Feel Good #3: Teaching Children to Give {giveaway}

Teaching a child how to give is a gift that not only benefits that child, but also society as a whole. The materialistic American culture is much more about “getting” than “giving”, more about seeing what we can amass for ourselves rather than making sure others have what they need.  Giving isn’t in innate skill for most – it’s something that we need to teach, and when the concept clicks with a young one, the … Read entire article »

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Gifts that Feel Good #1: Petit Jean Meats Breakfast Box {review and giveaway}

Gifts that Feel Good #1: Petit Jean Meats Breakfast Box {review and giveaway}

I recently had the opportunity to hear the founder of TOMS Shoes, Blake Mycoskie, speak.  On why he incorporated giving into his company, he said, “Giving feels really good. That in itself is a reason to do it.” This year I am featuring a series of posts about Gifts that Feel Good.   On Saturday morning I woke up to the smell of bacon and the sound of children laughing.  It made me immediately happy.  Petit Jean … Read entire article »

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