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When it comes to the never-ending activity surrounding Christmas, having realistic holiday expectations for kids probably doesn’t make your to-do list. It took many, MANY years for it to be a priority for me, that’s for sure. I’ve found, however, that a small shift in mindset can really the sweeten the season and make it […]

Realistic Holiday Expectations for Kids

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Looking for the perfect present to take to a holiday exchange this season? This secret Santa gift guide shares 25+ fun gifts that are all $20 or less. All items can be purchased on Amazon, making this the easiest gift guide to shop ever! Perfect for Secret Sister exchanges, stocking stuffers, and work parties, too! […]

Secret Santa Gift Guide for Holiday Party Exchanges

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Today, I welcome the fabulous Jennifer from Happy Teacher Mama as she shares 6 tips for a stress-free holiday in the classroom! I love Jennifer’s take on embracing the chaos of the season. A must-read for all my classroom teachers! As a kid, I always looked forward to holidays at school.  There was just so […]

6 Tips for a Stress-free Holiday in the Classroom

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To be honest, I hadn’t thought a whole lot about the importance of baby gut health until our youngest son, Charlie, was born. While otherwise absolutely perfect (and cute as can be!), sweet Charlie has struggled with fussiness and extreme discomfort recently. There is nothing worse as a mama, than to be unable to calm […]

The Importance of Baby Gut Health

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Are you teaching about turkeys this November? Here are some fun turkey classroom resources that will work perfectly this time of year! Some of the activities include free printables. Turkey Cookies I made these turkey cookies with my first graders during a Thanksgiving celebration and they absolutely LOVED creating them. Even better? I made it […]

Free Turkey Classroom Resources

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This post was sponsored by Cincinnati Premium Outlets. All experiences and opinions shared are my own. Brandon and I headed out on a little day date last week to get holiday ready at Cincinnati Premium Outlets located in Monroe, Ohio. It’s about a forty-five minute drive from where we live in Northern Kentucky, but oh […]

Get Holiday Ready with Cincinnati Premium Outlets

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This post shares a turkey vocabulary and labeling activity to use in the kindergarten, first grade, or second grade classroom. With the Thanksgiving holiday nearing, it’s time to incorporate some turkey fun into your classroom! There are many wonderful Thanksgiving texts you can include into your daily read-aloud time. Why learn about turkeys? The material […]

Turkey Vocabulary and Labeling Activity

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Have kids? This fridge snack drawer organization hack is the perfect solution for easy-access to healthy foods at kid-height! A Fridge Fiasco We’ve had a snack drawer in our fridge since my oldest was a toddler. It was easy to pull open a lower drawer and dump in all the kid-friendly snacks we had on […]

Fridge Snack Drawer Organization Hack for Kids

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This post shares the story of the precipitous labor and delivery of my fourth child. A precipitous labor and delivery is the birth of a baby within 3 hours or less after beginning regular contractions. Charlie is the baby I never saw coming. Not because of infertility or some circumstance that rendered his conception difficult […]

A Precipitous Labor and Delivery

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This post has been sponsored by Borden. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  When I think of milk, the first thing that comes to mind is a milkshake.  As a child, I remember sitting at the counter of a local ice cream parlor and being thrilled when my parents let me order a banana milkshake.  […]

Milkshake Making with Borden Dairy Milk

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