Make your Own Hedbanz Game at Home

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**This post contains affiliate links, if you make a purchase using the affiliate link, I will earn a small commission** Editors note: This was originally published in 2012, I am sharing it again as a great game idea to make for a holiday gathering that includes many children, honestly, it is fun for the adults too! I hope you consider creating this as a fun family game to entertain the children during the holiday gatherings this season. One day my family ventured down to my daughter’s friends house where we all had a fun little barbecue one Friday evening. While […]

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Mabel’s Labels Provides Exceptional Quality Labels

I have used Mabel’s Labels for many years with much success, the long lasting exceptional quality of these label’s has surpassed all of my expectations as a mother. I still use prior year review labels for my children and this year I have had the privilege to test out The Ultimate Back-to-School Combo Pack for my youngest. I use these labels on everything and they have a tiny key-chain type label for back packs and other items, such as putting it on a sweatshirt where the zipper pull is. This package is the perfect back-to-school grouping of labels that covers […]

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We Have No Secrets

From the day each of my children were placed upon my chest in that hospital room to nurse from me, I have been their first and foremost advocate. As a parent, I work hard. Every single day from that first breath they took of air I have been the most loving, supportive and open minded parent. I have had to make tough decisions based on what’s best for each of my children and I have had to give some tough love from time to time, but it’s been the outcome of all these decisions that warms my heart the most. […]

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Oh What Fun We Have – Easy and Free to Low Cost Summer Break Ideas

Summer break has been here for about a month or so now, the kids and I are no where near ready to kill each other. I have been enjoying the Summer break quite a bit, sure the lack in routine can occasionally be a bit of a challenge for my son Aj, but overall things are going awesome! As a Mom who has been a penny pincher for as long as she can remember, I wanted to share some tips on how our family has a blast without spending any money, or maybe just a little tiny bit of money […]

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School Lunch Boxes and Kids Chores

I wish I was the mom who let my kids have school lunches. I have seen the school lunches and I am glad they are there as an option for some kids but my kids will not be eating them. Maybe on a rare occasion I do let them have it, but not usually. I can’t let Aj have school lunch for he gets really stuck in a routine so if he has it one week he will want it that same day next week, and so on and so forth. This means every night of the week I am […]

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Back to School with Keen Footwear

It’s that time of year, in a few weeks kids will be gearing up for early morning school drop offs and/or bus pick ups to get back into the game of school season. Late August my older two start school and first week in September my youngest is heading off for his first year of Kindergarten. It’s an exciting time of year for the kids but can also be a stressful time of year for the parents who are looking for products, clothing, footwear and more to ensure their child is ready for back to school. Today I am here […]

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Thinking About Being Consistent and Chores

I keep thinking back to the day when my oldest was about 2 years old, she would help me with laundry and other household chores. My oldest grew up with responsibility and consequences for her actions in a consistent manner. My oldest learned how to help her Mama around the house without complaint, it had simply become a part of her everyday life without hesitation. Now, here I am a Mom of three with the youngest being four and I don’t believe either of my sons have ever really had any consistent chores in the house. Sure they pick up […]

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The Best, Non Intrusive Way to Communicate with Tweens

In all honesty, the communication between your child and you should have been a long term, built over time relationship but let’s get real, some parents really do not see that need to build that communication from day one because the issues do not arise until those lovely children get closer to the you don’t get me tween ages. With that being said, if you are at a loss as to how to connect with your tween, here are some tips on how to open up communication without appearing too nosy or intruding. Tip One – No Topic is Off […]

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One, Two, Tween

I have such a wonderful time with my kids, each moment they are home, they are my world. My one priority, all of my attention is put on the kids when they are home. Now that I have the most amazing man ever in my life, I have sort of taken in two more children. Now there are five. Mind you, my sons are the youngest which means they are their own little “team” together, while the big kids play with the boys and interact, they are still sort of in a little kid league of their own. Meet the […]

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Chore Chart Gets Kids Off those Electronics

I used to have an amazing chore chart that I created my own self at home out of craft supplies and I found using a chore chart is a fantastic way to show the kids that they are completely their responsibilities and in turn get some form of reward, even if it’s simply your praise vocally! This in turn creates happier kids who then appreciate the life they have due to their parents hard work all that much more! I recently read an article about The Demise of Guys? Over my Dead Body and upon completing this little article, I […]

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