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Shop Smart: 5 Simple Ways to Spend Less Money This Holiday Season

Shop Smart: 7 Simple Ways to Spend Less Money This Holiday Season

Whether you're happily frugal or just on a tight budget, below are seven tips to help you save money this holiday season. Parents need to stick together and SHOP SMART. The holidays can be a tricky time to of year to stay financially responsible. It is so easy to get swept away by the magic of ... read more

The Next 7 Books On My Must-Read List #booklist #fiction

10 Must-Read Adult Fiction Books

Enjoy this list of 10 Must-Read Fiction Books from my favorite book junkie Jen! Every night my husband and I read with our two daughters. Every. Single. Night. We focus on the importance of reading with our kids. I used to LOVE to read, then college happened. My college experience was ... read more

Artistic Portraits of Kids *these tips are so simple. love.

Artistic Portraits of Kids: Tips for New DSLR Moms!

Artistic portraits of kids (who wiggle, move, and make silly faces) can be a challenge. Check out the seven tips below! A quick disclaimer: There are a variety of wonderful DSLR cameras on the market and each comes with unique language. While the tips below *will* work on a Nikon, I speak ... read more

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How to Calm Hysterical Crying

Has your child ever gotten so physically worked up that they can't stop crying? Has this happened at your house, too? When my daughter was a preschooler, I'd give her a hug and say, "Let's take a big breath together, so we can calm down." Sometimes this worked and other times, between ... read more

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