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Pour generously into your children

Pour generously into your children

This is a story about how my parenting came full circle. When I became a mother, I was all in. I threw myself into the role of mama. I took the job of taking care of this tiny person that…

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Doing good as a parent during the holiday season

Doing good as a parent during the holiday season

At Christmastime, it’s not about how many presents are under the tree, it’s about doing good as a parent and realizing your kids are happy and they love you.

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Halloween: Star Wars-inspired Chewbacca costume

Halloween: Star Wars-inspired Chewbacca costume

Our family loves Star Wars. This Chewbacca costume is simple, cozy and perfect for the person who has a thing for Wookies. When my 16 year-old son spotted this hooded Chewbacca onesie at Target, he immediately grabbed it and ran…

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Dear Mama, you are doin’ good

Dear Mama, you are doin’ good

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions…

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Netflix: Veggie Tales in the House

Netflix: Veggie Tales in the House

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the Netflix Stream Team. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. When my boys were young, they were hooked on Veggie Tales. My little brother Jeshua was seven years old…

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Girl Style: How To Make No-Heat Rag Curls

Girl Style: How To Make No-Heat Rag Curls

I love having girls. In fact, I waited eight long years and had four sons before I gave birth to my first daughter. She was so worth the wait — pretty and feminine, with long eyelashes and wispy fine hair….

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Motherhood problems: Please teach your children about good music

Motherhood problems: Please teach your children about good music

I was sitting at my desk, plugging away on the computer editing photos (as usual) and writing, when I heard the most beautiful thing: my son playing a song on his guitar. You see, my office is situated right in…

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Homeschooling: Letting your child learn at his own pace

Homeschooling: Letting your child learn at his own pace

My sons have a long history of being late bloomers when it comes to reading. My oldest son Noah used to trick me by making up elaborate stories while he read aloud. I remember being so relieved, so proud that…

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Video: Sugar Skull Makeup for Kids

Video: Sugar Skull Makeup for Kids

Dia de los Muertos is upon us! Bring on the dancing calacas. Can you feel the Danza drumbeat in synch with your heartbeat? The smell of sage and copal making the air misty and white. Your hair rustling in the…

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Three things for Christmas

Three things for Christmas

Three very humble, very simple gifts for our children will be under the tree this Christmas. I agonized over the fact that I couldn’t shower my lovely babies with a ton of gifts for Christmas this year. I felt discouraged,…

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