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25 Christ-Centered Christmas Activities

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I love Christmas! It is such an amazing time of year. I mainly love it because of the fun traditions, the spirit of remembering and celebrating Jesus Christ, and the time I get to spend with loved ones. Almost all of my favorite Christmas memories and traditions have to do with celebrating Christ. Here are

Types of Books That One to Two Year-Olds Love

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  I’ve noticed that certain types of books are preferred more than others at different age ranges. Below you will find the types of books both of my children absolutely love to read or have loved to read between the ages of 12-24 months. Pop up books. Books that have images pop up off of the page

11 Best Types of Books for Newborn to One Year Olds

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I have always loved books and reading. When I was pregnant with my first, I knew reading was something I wanted to start early with my children. I’ve tried to read with my kids every day for 20-30 minutes a day since they were just a few months old. While I may miss a day or

Top 15 Family Board Games For Kids Under 5

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Playing board games with my toddlers is so much fun. We usually play one together every few days. They love to make matches, learn to take turns, and learn to share. I’ve found that keeping games in the closet up high helps them to not lose their novelty. I’ve rounded up the top 15 family board

How to Create a Memorable & Cherished Christmas for Children

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Creating a memorable and cherished Christmas for your children doesn’t have to be overly expensive or complex. To prove this point, just take a minute and think back on when you were a child. What do you remember and cherish most about Christmas? As I did this, three main things game to mind: 1- Helping and

27 Reasons Why I Love Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

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Being a stay-at-home mom is not an easy job (that is an understatement by the way), but it sure is rewarding! Below are just 27 of the many reasons I love being a stay-at-home mom. Quick note- By writing this blog post I’m not trying to personally demean anyone who is not a SAHM. I’m just simply sharing what

Sunscreen Tips You May Not Know About

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My family loves to go to the lake. We all waterski, swim, tube, wakeboard, wakesurf, and play in the sand. The kid cousins have a riot playing together and the time always goes by way too fast! Going to the lake is one of the funnest things to do for us. Growing up my family

How to Protect Your Kids from the Sun While Enjoying the Great Outdoors

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We love to be outside, hike, bike, play in the yard, at the play ground, go boating, and camp. We recently had our backyard remodeled. We put in an in-ground trampoline, re-sod the lawn, put in a small sand box area, installed a new fence/gate, and I’m working on new patio furniture. My kids’ friends

My Favorite Recipe to Teach Children How to Use Kitchen Tools

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Today I’m over at MyMommyStyle.com sharing my favorite recipe that teaches kids how to use kitchen tools. Check it out here.  

The Top 5 Tips for Parenting An Introverted Child To Bring Out The Best In Him/Her

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A child who is not outgoing and who does not seem to be keen on making friends can be a source of concern for his or her parents. Some parents react by labeling this sort of behavior as abnormal. This vocal labeling can alienate their child and even push them into depression. It is perfectly

How to ‘Kid-Proof’ an App (like Netflix) on an iPhone or iPad

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As a parent, there are just times when you need your child to sit quietly. We recently experienced one.  I was leaving to go to a funeral and our babysitter cancelled due to the flu. Her cancelling meant that my wild toddler and newborn and I were going to a funeral together—gulp. As expected, we

The Best Way to Teach Your Children about Money

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Hello readers of Anita’s blog. We are Paul & Camille Walker from www.kidsfamilyfinance.com and honored to guest post today. Over at KidsFamilyFinance we are a niche blog that is all about teaching kids about money. One question we have asked ourselves (and heard many others ask as well) is why do kids learn so much

How to Teach Your Children about Their Ancestors

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*Article written by Karen Jensen, my sister and co-author of our book Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Successful Financial Foundation for You and Your Children. My second grade daughter has been assigned to do a presentation on her family tree in school. She was asked to go back

How to Get Rewarded for Drinking Water

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  My family has a boathouse on a lake nearby that we have been visiting at least few times a week this summer. We love going there to water ski, wake board, tube, swim, and play in the sand. With the summer heat being so strong, we are always trying to keep the kids hydrated

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