100 New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions, 100 New Year's Resolutions

100 ways to make this your best year yet – 100 New Year’s Resolutions from simple to requiring determination, but all with a happier, healthier you in mind. I’ve shared this – or a list similar to this – in the past, but I’ve made a few updates (and added a much prettier background) that […]

Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

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I’ve posted these age-appropriate chores for kids lists on the blog before, but it was only this January that Hubby and I decided to really enforce cooperation. Maybe it’s just that this year we have the power of the iPad to encourage compliance – no chores, no screen time. Whatever the incentive/pressure, the girls have […]

You’ve Been Boo’d III

This is a repeat/redundant post that I do every single year, and will continue to do until my girls are too old to enjoy surprise treats – our annual “You’ve Been Boo’d”. If you haven’t seen my Boo’d I and Boo’d II posts, the idea is to package up a few pre-Hallowe’en goodies, along with […]

Free, Printable 18″ Doll Accessories

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As I was saying the other day – the real reason I wanted to buy a laminating machine was to craft 18″ doll accessories for Chloe’s American Girl Doll. She has been making little pouches and packets for months now (there are several YouTube channels specifically for crafting items for dolls), and she’s been using […]

100 Things 2 Do This Summer

If you’ve followed the blog over the past few years, you will have seen this “100 Things 2 Do This Summer” list – but for those of you that are new, it’s worth repeating… Three years ago I was faced with the challenge of staying home with my kids all summer long. My employer had […]

“Who Am I?” Printable

Who Am I? Ming Liu - printable pdf

My friend Amazing Amy posted this poem on her Facebook feed awhile back and I absolutely LOVED it: Who am I, you ask? I am made from all the people I’ve encountered and all the things I have experienced. Inside, I hold the laughter of my friends, the arguments with my parents, the chattering of […]

Texting Acronyms Parents NEED to Know

Texting acronyms parents NEED to know

Madison and I attended a course on the weekend that was intended to help tweens feel more comfortable home alone. Granted, I’m a stay-at-home Mom, so the need doesn’t arise very often, but on those rare occasions where I want to run in and out of the grocery store without the pre-battle to get the girls […]