Many moons ago, a former roommate of mine often marked special occasions with our group of friends by getting everyone Lottery tickets. Birthdays, holidays, fun celebrations --  a handful of tickets for a group pool made for a fun...
With the spooky season upon us, it's time for monster movies, and who better to create one than your budding young filmmaker? If your kid has a knack for making films, or has just been curious about the craft,...
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Five Fall Favorites

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Despite how warm it has been the past few weeks, there is no denying that fall is really, finally here. And I could not be happier! Here are my top FIVE fall favorites; the things I love most about...
Nothing says home like a seasonal wreath hung from the front door. Even when I don’t do any other decorating, I make sure we have season-appropriate wreaths. My daughter, Karys, has been helping me make wreaths since she was...
Many of us have mixed feelings about the start of this year, and a lot of us are on edge. Perhaps this year more than ever, it's important celebrate the start of a new adventure and the marking of...
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Decision Fatigue Is Real

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Back in March, with vaccinations on the horizon, my husband asked if he could book a trip for his birthday to attend an outdoor concert in another state. It’s been a long-time dream of his, and we agreed we...
Over the past year and a half, many parents found themselves suddenly seeking nanny services, often with little time to prepare or room to research. And while many might have magically found their perfect Mary Poppins, the truth is...
We spend a lot of time doing art in our house. Being creative has always been a passion of mine, and our three youngest have followed in their mama's footsteps. You can find brushes, paints, crayons, and paper in...
Taking a camping trip with family and friends can end up feeling more like work than fun. By the time you’ve traveled to your destination and set up camp, you are likely to have had more than a few...
Just like you don’t have to run a marathon to call yourself a runner, you don’t have to plant a huge garden to call yourself a gardener! Whether it’s planting a few herbs in your windowsill, a small container garden on...

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