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How to teach your kids manners – Tips and Tricks!

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Have you ever cringed when your child said or did something, not socially acceptable?  Have you ever envied another child, as she politely asked her mother for something, while your daughter grabbed it off the table then stuck her tongue out at you? Do you need help to teach your kids manners? I felt like […]

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Baby Number 7, Depression and our ever-changing family

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You know when something happens in your life that completely shakes you.  Like everything is going just fine, and then your world is rocked.  Forever changed.  Like you can never go back to the person who you were before because of a certain experience/person/place?  Well that is exactly what happened to me 3 weeks ago. […]

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Americana Waves Water Park & Hotel – Niagara Falls

We said goodbye to our foster sons a little over a week ago.  Everyone asks how we deal with the sadness of saying goodbyes to these little people we love so much.  Honestly, the best way I can get through is just to keep busy.  I also like to plan a little family outing or […]

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How to Paint Furniture Without Sanding – Chalk Paint DIY

I love the way that old furniture looks once it has been painted.  Especially white.  However the work of sanding and priming…ya not loving that so much.  It just seems so daunting to do all that work! I thought chalk paint might do the trick. I was determined to make this a paint furniture without […]

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Budgeting for a Family Vacation – 5 Top Tips

Does travel seem out of the question at this stage in your life?  Taking kids on planes or on long road trips can be trying.  Where will the money come from?  How will be kids react when being out of routine?   Here is the thing, traveling with kids is just moving the chaos from […]

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Beautiful & Inexpensive Easter Tablescape

Creating a Beautiful but Inexpensive Easter Tablescape Do you love the look of the fancy Easter table settings, but lack the time, funds and maybe the creative ability to throw it all together? I love the idea of a beautiful decorated table for each season, and holiday.  However my  big obstacles are the funds – […]

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Construction Themed Birthday Party

Construction Theme Birthday Party We had the privilege of celebrating our newly 2 year old foster son’s birthday. These boys are our 5th and 6th foster care placement, and it was the first time we got to celebrate a birthday! Our little guy absolutely loves trucks, most days you will find him, rolling his trucks […]

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