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Mini Thanksgiving Feast For Kids

Well, technically it was a tea party/Thanksgiving feast/snack time rolled into one, but it definitely reminded me of a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. For the past week, I have had three little boys (Harrison and 2 daycare boys) begging me to...Read More
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  • The Elle and Aidan Spectrum

    My twin niece and nephew were learning to ride tricycles the last time I visited. Barely three years old, they donned their helmets and climbed onto the seat, placing their little feet on the pedals. And then they were off, Elle pedaling he...

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  • Adults Describe Their Childhood Misconceptions About Sex

    Apparently you should be really careful when you explain sex to your kids because they have the tendency to get it very, very wrong....

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    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    The Simple Craft That Doubles As A Thanksgiving Teaching Tool!

    The kids made Thankful Trees to help them understand Thanksgiving.

    First, we spent our week talking about what Thanksgiving is and what being thankful means.Very few of the kids understood what I meant when I asked “what are you thankful for?” So I had to pose the question like this: “what are things or people you love? Like? Make you happy?” This got the kids talking and their answers were fantastic: READ MORE

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  • Top 5 Reasons Your Kid is Crying

    You know those crazy toddler tantrums that happen out of nowhere for literally no reason? Do you ever want to share with the world how completely insane your child can be? Well, Greg Pembroke, father of 1 year old Charlie, has done exactly ...

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  • Dan Zanes Made Me Cry

    When Dan Zanes came to Los Angeles, my world almost fell apart. I didn’t even know who Dan Zanes was until I had my son.  But I was soon schooled that he is the hippest kids musician around.  And he was coming to town for a concert. ...

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    DIY Vintage Circus Baby Shower

    My best friend Lisa asked me to host her shower! “At my place,” she said. UGH. Her place is beautiful, but it’s like a museum—filled with expensive things always arranged just so. I almost feel like I’m messing it up just by...Read More
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  • 5 Ways to Enliven Your Spirit in 5 Minutes or Less

    Finding time to feed your soul is hard when you’re writing up a grocery list, placing an internet order for your niece’s birthday present, and changing a diaper… all at the same time. But having a spiritual practice of some sort can b...

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    DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party in Four No-Fuss Steps

    We’ve put together everything you need for the TMNT party of your kids’ dreams! READ MORE

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  • 5 Surprising Things I Said This Week

    As moms, we find ourselves saying things we never thought we’d say. Sometimes it’s the stuff that makes us realize we’ve become our own mothers, and sometimes it’s just weird and inexplicable. Following are five of those surprising ...

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  • What did he say?

    This little guy accidentally hit his baby brother in the mouth with his head, causing a bit of blood. But don’t worry folks, the baby’s fine—it’s the big bro who’s actually a bit distressed about the whole situatio...

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 27 Fall Activities and Crafts For Kids That Are Actually Doable
    Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

    27 Fall Activities and Crafts For Kids That Are Actually Doable

    I love scouring Pinterest, looking at all of the beautiful, time consuming crafts and activities for kids.

    Yeah, my kids aren’t about to last 30 minutes while I continuously stir homemade play dough on the stove. I need quick, cute, fun, not too messy, easy clean up, good for kids all of ages, and things that the kids will actually enjoy. Looking for that too? READ MORE

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Pinkalicious Costume

    The Case for a Preemptive Pinkalicious Costume

    Smalls wanted to be Pinkalicious for Halloween. You know, the protagonist from the book where the kid eats too many cupcakes, turns pink and the only way to remedy the problem is to eat green foods? I was really hoping she’d choose...Read More
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