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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Rough Play for Kids Teaches Respect, Ethics and Boundaries

My two sons love to rough play and when they first started out with rough play, let me tell you what, I cringed! I really had to get used to the idea that rough play was fun for these too rough n tumble boys, and figure out ways to supervise that allowed them the fun with rough play. Through watching my two sons play rough, I have seen what it is that rough play actually teaches these boys and I am now an avid promoter of rough playing. Many parents who come around, that are not parent to boys cringe […]

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Yourself will Then Be Gold

Staring into a future unknown. Longing for a glimpse. A glimpse of what may be. Decisions have been made. Why is it so hard. Even when they stare you in the face. Second guessing is second nature. We guess too much and don’t do enough. Never fear the future. Even when uncertain what it holds. Stay true to yourself. Yourself will then be gold. **As a young child, of age 12, I started writing poetry as a means to cope with various troubles in my life. Today, as I face challenges yet again, I turn to poetry writing in hopes […]

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I Love Having Children Who Enjoy Life to the Fullest

As a parent, well back that up, the day I became a parent for the first time; I had to ask  myself what type of person did I want my children to look up and what type of adults would I want my children to be. The answer was rather simple; I wanted and still want to have children who will learn, at a young age, to have respect, use common sense and have common courtesy as well as a respect for all elders and a fun loving spirit that takes them far in life. So far, my children have […]

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This is Such Hard Work Mama

One morning I decided that K-man and I would do something different before preschool, you see normally we spend a lot of time coloring but I have a lot of puzzles for the kids and they never do anything with them. I wanted to give puzzle time a try with my little handsome preschooler, but that was more of a funny experience than a fun one. I started our puzzle making time like I always do when I do a puzzle on my own, dumped all of the pieces out on the table and proceeded to pull out all of […]

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Suppose I do have Some Control Issues with Some Things

It is too funny because when I look at other people who are a part of my world, such as friends or relatives what have you – I can truly see when they admit they have control issues, that they really do. I really don’t think of myself having such issues and then it hits me. I watch someone, like the boyfriend, sweep the bedroom floor… He looks to be doing it rather daintily not really putting any arm strength into it and getting the dirt in the dust pan? OH my goodness! I literally had to bite my lip, […]

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A Game of Go Fish

A deck of cards in this house goes a long way, even the four year old can enjoy a good card game. One week my six year old was being left out as the ten and four year old were playing with their blanket fort in the bedroom and my six year old just wanted to play ninjas or something physical like that. Since he was so super bummed that no one would play with him, I pulled out the deck of cards ventured downstairs so we were near the other two kids and we played a good game of […]

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Fish vs. Pirates For Your Android Powered Device

Get ready to defend the mermaid from pirates! Fish vs. Pirates is a game available in Google Play now for your Android powered device. This is a strategy sort of game by the looks of things, although I am not good at classifying games. You will need to build your army of fish to fight off the pirates and remember to have oysters protecting your pearls that are what you use to get new fish. A fun filled adventure with colorful graphics, sure to please the family. My son is the perfect gamer for this game, he absolutely loves building […]

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6/27 Wordless Wednesday: The First Born Leader {with Linky}

  No matter how many pictures Ki and I look back on she is directing her brothers in almost every one and we were laughing about it the other night so I thought I would share … too cute how both of her brothers look up to her & obey her rules (usually). Link up your Wordless Wednesday below and leave me a comment. Also link up at YesVideo Blog and head over to comment on my other blog, Moms Vacation Land’s WW post.

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Do You Know how Hard it is ….

To sit and listen to people say awful things about you? To sit and hear that you are some huge negative person when in reality you know that you are a positive thinker and do nothing but try to spend your extra time sending positive thoughts to everyone you can,  is such a hard thing to go through. How I handle it is to take a moment to remind myself who it is that is speaking. Is this person a positive person? Does this person’s opinion matter? I don’t believe they are a positive person and quite honestly nope their […]

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