Quick and Easy Halloween Treats Kids can Actually Make with You

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Halloween treats kids can makeFinally, my little guy is old enough that we can start creating some holiday traditions together. He also loves to cook, so I thought it’d be fun to start by making treats. There are so many cute options out there, but most of them don’t allow for a 2 ½ year old to do more than pour in some ingredients. I think we have come up with some good options, so why not pass them along?

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A Complete Pumpkin Theme Tot School Lesson Plan

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It’s time to plan for a week of pumpkin themed tot school!

I love fall. I know everyone says it, but I swear I love it WAY more than they do. I love it so much that I sleep in a bed of brightly colored crisp leaves from my backyard. Also, I put pumpkin spice into more than just lattes. I have pumpkin spiced toothpaste, lotion, eye drops and car gasoline.

It may be selfish of me, but I see tot school as another opportunity to completely submerge myself in the feeling of fall. There’s something so nostalgic about this particular season and who isn’t a sucker for nostalgia? I also want to make memories for my children in hopes that they continue to celebrate and make a big deal out of each season and holiday.  Some people may call it brainwashing… I call it love.

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Tour of a Gender-Neutral Yellow and Grey Nursery

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Now that we have a baby girl due at any moment, the time has come to switch rooms on our two-year-old and I wanted to share his yellow and grey nursery with you before we started the process.

With both of our children, we found out the gender as soon as possible. Still, we wanted to stay as neutral as we could when it came to the nursery design and large item purchases.

Kids are expensive enough as it is, so it made sense to us.

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The 4 pillars of a strong marriage

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Maintaining a strong marriage may come naturally to a lucky few, but too often it gets shoved aside to make room for “life”. We have all fallen into this pit, but I urge you to make your relationship a priority and to give it mindful thought each day. After all, you and your husband are the prominent example of marriage for your children and they’ll learn what to look for in a spouse based on what they see. Another reason to keep things healthy is that when the partnership is running smoothly, it makes raising your children that much easier. We like easy.

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5 Reliable Ways to Manage Yourself So You Can Manage Motherhood

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We will never be perfect mothers, wives or homemakers.

We’ve heard it a hundred times and yet it doesn’t stop us from pouring our precious energy into the dream.

And when we fail, as we all do, then what?

You see, I always had this fantasy housewife version of myself. You know, the one where the wife is always smiling and gorgeous, gourmet meals served promptly at six and the house is spotless. My husband would feel like the luckiest man on the planet and my children would be so precocious and well-mannered, people couldn’t help but comment.

Yeah… Last week my child hit me on the head with a plastic golf club. Full swing and for no reason.

I cried.

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