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Embracing Diversity + Celebrating Black History Month {with My White Kids}

Everyone in my immediate family is born in February.  Literally from February first to the very last day of the month.  Five birthday cakes, many-many candles, and an obvious reminder, we aren’t getting any younger. Also, the holiday of love is in your face for the first half of the month. Then suddenly people are prepping for Spring.  Pump the brakes, we are forgetting that February […]

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Thanksgiving Kids Crafts: DIY Autumn Leaves Wall Decor

Thanksgiving Kids Crafts: DIY Autumn Leaves Wall Decor Fall is in full-swing. Autumn leaves are falling, my blanket scarves are out of storage, and I’ve begun planning the Thanksgiving menu (Ok, let’s be real… so far, I know we’ll be having turkey!) We moved into our house earlier this year and I’ve been ever-so-slowly trying to decorate and add […]

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5 Must-Have Classic Kid’s Books that Teach Important Life Lessons

There are countless studies as to why reading books with, and to, children is valuable to their development. Benefits include gaining a higher aptitude in learning, opening up new worlds through learning, speech skills, as well as higher concentration levels. However the most important aspect is the growth in relationship with the child and the […]

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Watermelon Dessert Soup: A Favorite Summer-Time Treat

August 3rd was National Watermelon Day and I was faced with a decision: do I completely ignore it like the zillion other unnecessary “holidays” or is today the day that I actually embrace it? Since I already had my favorite watermelon beer waiting for me in my refrigerator, I decided that we’re celebrating National Watermelon […]

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Team Wild or Team Mild? Raising the Child You Have

Every child is unique. Their interests, perspective and personalities blend in one-of-a-kind ways to create one-of-a-kind people. Some kids are born growling, ready to join Team Wild while some are definitely set for Team Mild, from the start. It’s amazingly beautiful when you think about it. It’s also really annoying when you grow up and […]

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Mom Confession: “I fear sleepovers.”

Raising kids involves a never-ending stream of parenting choices. Everything from what you feed them to the school they attend rests on your shoulders. Luckily most of these parenting decisions go unobserved by the world at large…and unless your Facebook status happens to be, “we skipped bath time for the second night in a row,” […]

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