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Non-Candy Halloween Treats

We love giving out non-traditional gifts in our house and Halloween is no different! If you are planning to give treats out to the ghouls and goblins this Halloween, why not set your house apart and give them a fun non-candy treat? Below are some of my favorite ideas!   Wikki Stix Trick or Treat Pack If you don’t know what Wikki Stix are you are missing out. They are wax strands that can mold into shapes and are basically…

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Must Have Halloween Books for Kids

Halloween is right around the corner! Can you believe it? In our house, we love reading bedtime stories and I try to keep seasonal books handy to make it a more fun experience for everyone. There are so many fun Halloween books out there, that I could make a list a mile long, but below are a few of our current favorites!     BY THE LIGHT OF THE HALLOWEEN MOON A story about what can happen if you leave…

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Educational color activites that grow with your child

    We are in full swing with our homeschooling journey and I am learning so much every single day about what it means to homeschool 3 children. The most challenging part of my day has to be engaging with all 3 of my girls and creating lessons that are age appropriate for each. It’s no secret that I am all about play based learning and so I have created 3 fun activities using the exact same printout. I love…

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What Other Moms Don’t Tell You About Your Postpartum Body

  DISCLAIMER: This post has descriptive verbiage and diagrams, specifically of a woman’s body. I am posting this not to make you uncomfortable but to help us educate ourselves on how we can live the best lives possible by taking care of our bodies. This is a community of women helping women and I hope this post can do that for you. Sponsored by Finess.   You hold your new baby in your arms. Everything you thought you knew about…

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Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is a big deal around here. We prepare for months, brainstorming ideas and finding the pieces to make everything come together. Here are our costumes from the last 3 years. I hope you can find inspiration to make this years family costume the best one yet.   The Little Mermaid Purchase Yours Here:  Alice in Wonderland Purchase Yours Here: Peter Pan and the crew from Neverland Purchase Yours Here: What are your plans for this halloween? I would love…

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Honoring the Everyday Moments with Artifact Uprising

  From the moment I held that sweet little babe in my arms everyone told us to cherish these moments, that time is going to fly by. Boy they weren’t kidding. If I thought life before kids was fast, after kids was light speed. Before I knew it my third babe was a walking, talking, mischief making, toddler. How could this be? These moments were slipping between my fingers and I needed to hold onto them for just a little…

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10 Water Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

Living in Florida, water safety is always at the forefront of my mind. At first I thought I was too nervous and extremely overprotective when my kids were around water, but after reading a few statistics I realized my worries were warranted. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. among children under 5 years old.   Drowning is also a silent killer—most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been…

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Eating Out With Kids

If you are like me you love eating out. Not only does it mean I don’t have to cook but I get to try new flavors and cuisines that I can’t seem to replicate in my kitchen. Most times we go out to eat we bring the kids along. Babysitters are expensive for three kids and to be honest we love having them with us. The struggle is finding a place that makes both us and the kids happy. If…

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How Being A “Girl Dad” Made Me A Better Man

I’m a father of three beautiful little ladies who think that I am their super hero. What they don’t know is that they are the heroines, and they have made me a better man. It’s both an honor and a privilege to father little girls. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Some say that I’ve gone soft, that I’m surrounded by too much estrogen, that I need try for “that boy”, but they would be wrong! They must not…

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Visiting St. Augustine – A Family Travel Guide

We recently visited the oldest city in America. To be honest when my husband mentioned going to St. Augustine for the fourth of July weekend I wasn’t too excited. I used to live in Jacksonville, Florida (about 45 minutes north) for about 7 years and so St. Augustine didn’t seem new or exciting. Oh how I was wrong. Yes I had been to St. Augustine before but I had never taken my kids and I was shocked at how many…

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