The Wrath of Kindergarten Germs

Have you ever felt like your family was being taken over by germs? That's exactly how I've felt the last few months, and I'm so ready to be rid of all these Kindergarten germs. My 6 year old, Ellie, has been sick the whole school year. She came down with a cold a few days after she started Kindergarten, and the non-stop cycle has continued for months. Colds, pink eye, Hand Foot and Mouth (both strains), stomach viruses...you name it, she's had it. Of course many of the germs have passed through the family, and we have all had a rough Winter. With constantly sick kids, battling my own … [Read more...]

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10 Reasons to Ditch Your Clothes Dryer

I grew up helping my mom and grandma hang their clothes on the line. When I grew tall enough to hang clothes myself one of my Saturday morning chores was to hang the freshly washed laundry on the line before heading to the barn to feed our farm animals. It was just part of life for our family. I've continued the tradition, so to speak, by hanging clothes in the Summer months, but I never considered completely ditching my clothes dryer...until I had no choice. 5 months ago my dryer finally bit the dust. Ben has repaired it many times over the years, but there was no saving it one last time. … [Read more...]

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11 Health Benefits of Love

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Do you have someone special to share the holiday with this year? If so, you may be surprised to learn that there are health benefits of love! Yes, you read that right. Some studies have shown that it can actually benefit your health to be in a long term loving relationship. According to naturalhealers.com, there are 11 ways the body benefits from a healthy long term relationship. Take a look at the benefits, and see if you are surprised at the ways a loving relationship can affect your health. Infographic provided … [Read more...]

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A Fun BINGO Twist for Your Next Family Party

Family parties and family reunions are a great way to bring generations of young and old together, especially when family members have moved away and can’t get together very often. These types of gatherings often feature a large number of relatives and their children, and while it can be fun for adults children are often bored or uneasy meeting many relatives they may not know. We usually have a few smaller family gatherings throughout the year and one large reunion so those who live farther away have a chance to attend. I often notice children, especially my own, act really shy around … [Read more...]

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TYLENOL® #HowWeFamily During the Holidays #IC #ad

I have received information from the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.   Want to know #HowWeFamily? Quality time spent together during the holidays with loved ones we don't get to see very often and taking time to carry on special family traditions with our girls are just some of the ways of #HowWeFamily during the holidays. We try to make every moment count to create precious memories with our girls. From a special trip to pick out our Christmas tree, decorating it together, making ornaments and gingerbread houses...it's all part of having the … [Read more...]

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