TGIF: Pizza And A Movie- Netflix #StreamTeam

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It’s back to school time and that means early mornings, lots of homework, and busy days.  Getting back into the swing of the new school year definitely makes our family appreciate our weekends a little more.  After a long week at school and work, there’s nothing we love better than relaxing with a great movie and Netflix Streaming has been the source of our family … [Read more...]

Back to School Memories with Staples

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I can remember my son’s very first day of school like it was yesterday.   We were so excited to have enrolled him in three year old kindergarten and he had such a great morning getting prepared before I took him to school.  He woke up without a fuss, ate his breakfast like a champ, and I helped him put on his little uniform.  We both did great at drop-off, … [Read more...]

Seasons of Change

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It seems like it has been forever since I updated with a personal post, so I thought I would document some things here for posterity.  That, and my blog has become a real snore! I have a third grader now.  Here he is on his first day of school.  He is doing well and loves third grade!  He does not, however, love third grade homework.  I look at this picture and he looks … [Read more...]

Back to School- Teaching Your Kids Kindness & Acceptance with Netflix #StreamTeam

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  If there is one value I have tried to instill in my son, it’s that he should always be kind.  Growing up in a culture where being cruel is often thought of as funny and cool, I want my son to know the difference and be accepting of others, no matter what their differences may be.  He’s only nine, but he’s already had a taste or two of having his feelings hurt because … [Read more...]

Avoid the Summer Brain Drain With Netflix #StreamTeam

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  School may be out for summer, but that’s no excuse to let the learning stop.  Along with his summer reading assignments, our son is also learning more about the world around him by watching some really cool shows on Netflix.  So far, his favorite has been When We Left Earth, which explores the various NASA missions over the years.  He loves anything with space travel, … [Read more...]

Summer Reading Fun with “Moo-dy Summer Mania” and Borden Dairy

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Hands down, one of the most popular children’s book series that flies off of the shelves in my library is Judy Moody by Megan McDonald. The Judy Moody book series, targeted at 6-9 year olds, is written about a feisty and independent-minded girl who finds herself in fun and adventurous scenarios in each individual book of the series.Judy Moody has more than 17.5 million books … [Read more...]

While You Were At Camp

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What’s it like for a mom to have five whole days to herself with no kid around because the kid is at a day camp for the first time?  Allow me to share how my week has been. Monday-  I walked my son in to camp and promptly found his group leader.  I deposited his lunch in the proper place and hung around for a few minutes making sure he was going to be ok with … [Read more...]

Do doTERRA Essential Oils Work?

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You’ve probably heard the hype on essential oils being the natural cure-all for just about anything that might ail you.  I’ve read enough convincing things online about doTERRA Essential Oils that I wanted so badly to buy a kit.  However, if you’ve checked the prices on these essential oils it may have left you with a little sticker shock.  Most of the oils cost around $20- $30 … [Read more...]

4 Things That Kill Blogging Productivity

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For a few months now, I’ve struggled with balancing blogging with my other life responsibilities.  I’ve had a full plate this past year with work, family, and taking classes to renew my teaching license.  I can’t tell you how many times that when I’ve actually had the  time to sit down and blog, I end up with absolutely nothing to show for it.  I chalked up … [Read more...]