Category: My Life

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How I Prepared My Kids Emotionally for a Cross-Country Move!

We just moved across the country from the West Coast to the East Coast. Yes, that is a huge move for us. When we first thought about moving back in August, I knew that we needed to start preparing my kids with the idea of moving. Especially my oldest who is almost 8. She really does not like change. It is hard on her. I know all children are different, but for my oldest, she really needs time to think about and absorb what is going on to make it less upsetting for her. So, we started preparing the kids...

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Moving is a Family Adventure!

We are planning on moving across the country soon. It will definitely be an adventure! Ever since we have been actively looking for new jobs, we’ve been already preparing the kids for a move, since we are planning to hopefully move within the year. I have a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old who are perfectly happy with wherever we go and do.  My 6-year-old son is very excited about the thought of moving. He asks “Mom, are we going to move next week?” “No, it might be a while, we are just planning for moving and thinking about it right now.”...

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My 2nd Baby’s Pregnancy and Birth Story

Today, I wanted to share my pregnancy and birth story of my 2nd child and my only son. Yes, he is surrounded by 3 sisters but they all love each other and get along really well most of the time. Honestly, getting pregnant with James was a surprise. My oldest was only 13 months old and I hadn’t even had a period yet since I had my oldest. Yes, I knew there is a chance to get pregnant before you have your first period after having a baby. The internet made it sound like that wasn’t likely to happen and...

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Our 12 Days of Christmas Family Activities

One year, a few years ago, my mom made us a long garland with Christmas themed fabric bags tied on, and little ornaments for decorations. There were 12 bags to be exact.  She filled up with such fun little toys and candies that year for us to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. It was so much fun and the kids loved it! The garland expands the whole length of our living room and I love it as a decoration. Every year since then we have filled it up and enjoyed doing the 12 days of Christmas. This year, we...

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Teaching My Kids Boundaries by Playing with Me, Their Mom!

My kids think I am a Jungle Gym that they can climb on and jump on. No really, they do! They seem to have no concept of boundaries, at least not of mine, their mom. The younger ones especially struggle with this. Every time I sit down, they think it is an invitation to jump on me, sit on me, or climb on me. Sometimes I don’t mind too much, until they hurt me by accident. I especially don’t mind them sitting nicely with me and snuggling while we read a book or talk. Or even wanting to play Patty...

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Simple and Fun Halloween Carnival Ideas for Family Fun!

This year for Halloween we decided to do a carnival with just our little family. We don’t have any extended family that lives close by and because of Covid19, we decided to just keep it small. We had the kids help craft and make a lot of the things for our simple Halloween family carnival. They loved helping out! The school did do a Halloween drive-through where the teachers and administrators were dressed up and outside, keeping social distance for safety. The kids were all dressed up also. So we just drove up and they gave each child a bag...

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5 Fun Halloween Crafts to Make with your Family!

Are you looking for some fun Halloween crafts to do this month? During the first week of October, we thought it would be really fun to have a craft weekend and make some fun Halloweeen crafts and decorate our living room with them. So we got some craft supplies and went to town making 5 fun Halloween crafts. We hung a bunch of them on a yarn garland across the living room. The kids even made some to hang behind the chair at their desk so their zoom classmates and teachers could see them. So now we have a super...

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What will Summer Look like this Year for Us?

It is the last week of home school distance learning for my kids. They have done so well with it and I am so proud of them. They are ready for summer break! But what will summer look like this year for us? Normally in the summer we do swim lessons and go to the swimming pool almost every weekend. Will that be possible this year? Will the pool even open up? W normally do community activities like a community play. I already know that the community play has been canceled this year for them. We also like to go...

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11 Acts of Service you can Do with your Children while Stuck at Home

A lot of us are stuck at home right now. Why not use this time to teach and be a good example by doing acts of service with our children. It feels so good to help others out and it can be a great bonding experience. It can also be so fun and help your children feel some normalcy. You may wonder what you can do stuck at home to help others. Don’t worry, I made a list of 11 acts of service you can do with your children. 11 Ideas for Acts of Service We Can Do With our...

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Thank You Teachers For All you Do During Distance Learning Homeschool

Can I be honest and say that this Distance Learning Homeschooling is hard! And overwhelming with all the resources being thrown at me all the time! I feel the complete pressure of making my kids are well educated and ready for the next grade! It is a lot! At first, I thought, I can do this. It is not too bad. It is only a couple of weeks, then we have spring break. After Spring break, I only have a couple more weeks of homeschooling before the kids are back in school at the beginning of May. I can do...