Monthly Archives November 2013

Thankful Turkey

I’ve been promising The Younger that we would do our thankful turkeys, but we’ve been so busy getting everything ready for the Cub Scout camping weekend, I didn’t have time before today. This was super easy to make, and both The Younger and The Older had so much fun making them! All you need is…
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Momma Warrior

I earned my battle scars last week. I did something this past week that I didn’t know that I would be strong enough to do. I took care of 2 kids sick with the stomach flu.  I can’t believe that I am admitting this, but; barf was my BIGGEST parenting fear.  I don’t do throw…
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‘Tis the Season

“How did you like soccer practice today?” “It was really good, Mom.” “Yeah? That’s great. What was the best part?” “The best thing was that giant praying mantis by the drainage ditch.”
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Pumpkin Turkey Craft

Welcome to Paint and Play, a series I am participating in with some of the best kid bloggers around – Crystal from Growing a Jeweled Rose, Suja from Blog Me Mom, and Tammy from Housing a Forest. We have been exploring fun ways to use paint. This week, we will be sharing Thanksgiving and Turkey…
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Our Vague and Puzzling Family History

We are terrible at taking pictures. Terrible. And there’s no excuse since my iPhone is with me at all times. Larissa’s teachers asked that we send in a family picture for their class book and I didn’t have a single current photo (read: within the last 6 months) where all seven of us were all…
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5 Differences between a Good Mom and a Great Mom

I cannot profess to be a perfect mother. I strive, daily (sometimes hourly) to improve myself and be the best mama I can be, but I know that I have yet to learn all the ins-and-outs of what it takes to be a fabulous mother. I am grateful that it takes years for my children…
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Truth-ish

“Felix? Our science teacher said his name is ‘Jungle Ben.’” “I know. He’s cool.” “He said it was for real and everything. Do you think his first name is really ‘Jungle?’” “If he said it was, it must be true.” “Yeah.”
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Tissue Paper Turkey Craft

I was challenged by Bing to create a seasonal craft based on an idea I found using their Smart Search on Windows 8.1. I love a challenge, and I have been thinking about upgrading to Windows 8.1 so the ability to create a fun kids’ craft and play around with a new computer really appealed…
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Happy Fall, Y’all!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I am just a bit excited about Fall. I love the cold mornings, colorful trees, warm sunshine, apple picking and of course all the pumpkin flavored everything! McDonald’s now has a pumpkin latte that is SOOOOO good!!!! You have to try it. Anyway! The kids have been doing crafts so I can decorate the…
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Cheesy Tortellini Pasta Bake

I had a chance to make a delicious Cheesy Tortellini Bake as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community. This is great to add to your collection of family friendly recipes. #FreshFinds #Cbias #SocialFabric Sometimes I feel like my family lives off of pasta. They would eat pasta every day if I…
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