Tag Archives: family

Nike Coconut: The Hamster Calling My Bluff

In the summer of 2018, our home was blissfully pet free. With five children to look after, and two parents…

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What Kids REALLY Need From Their Parents

“This was the best day, mommy! THANK YOU! I love Girls’ Day, when can we do it again?” I have…

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How to Educate Extended Family Members about Autism

Everyone knows the saying “it takes a village” when it comes to raising children. What happens if that village isn’t…

Why My Family Loves the Amazon Echo Dot with “Alexa”

If you’re thinking of getting the Amazon Echo Dot, here are a few good excuses. **disclaimer: I was not asked to…

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5 Perks to Raising Kids without Family Nearby

The good of child-rearing without family nearby I recently read a post by Leah Campbell called “To the Mom Who…

Easy Peasy, Inexpensive Halloween

Looking for easy Halloween ideas? They could be in your closets, or backyard. Sometimes we cut back on spending on…

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Keeping Memories in the Family

My home is filled with special secondhand furniture. Much of it once belonged to other family members, from our coffee…

Thursday Three: Thanksgiving Edition

My mom and daughters in August at the St. Louis Zoo. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! When it comes to gratitude, the…

The Surprising Way our Family Grew Closer in a Bigger House

Eight years ago, my husband and I bought our first house. It needed some work but was heavily discounted. It had…

What is a Memory?

As I thought about family memories and what makes a memory, I started to think about a quote from Wilfrid…