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The Moment I Became a Mom

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There are many milestones in the international adoption process–home study completion, being matched with your child, receiving updates, getting the travel call. However, the single biggest milestone for me was never logged on a calendar, even though... Read full article

Teaching Children to be Thankful

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As we approach the holiday season, our minds often turn to things for which we should be thankful: health, family, shelter, friends—all of these things become more important during this time of year. ... Read full article

Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie

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Not every kiddo loves pie, but they will love this unique Cheeseburger Pie! For your next family meal, check out this delicious recipe.... Read full article

Expert Tips on Handling Holiday Havoc

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Do the visions of sugarplums dancing in your head get flattened by your massive “To do” list each holiday season? Does the dream of a perfect white Christmas have you seeing red when it comes to dealing with family schedules? If your holiday travels ... Read full article

Give Yourself the Gift of Time this Season

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Time. Think about a typical weekday evening at your house. Are you on the phone? Are the kids watching tv? Maybe you’re running errands and dropping people off at different events. For us, a typical evening is frantic, with Pman doing homework and Li... Read full article



Please Go to Sleep!

by Amy Delaney on

“I want my fan on.” “I need to go to the bathroom.” “Can I take my shirt off?” These are just a few of the MANY requests we receive every night as we try to put Little Bud to sleep. He invents a myriad of reasons for why he can’t go to sleep from ni... Read full article

A Playdate-Style Birthday Party

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Birthday parties for littles can add up fast. For a few Benjamins, you can take them and a few friends to a bounce place or rent a bounce house for your backyard. We didn’t start big parties like that for my older daughter until she was about five.... Read full article

Clay Medallions

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This is a super easy and creative project! These make great party gifts, mementos and even ornaments if you punch a hole in the design with a straw.... Read full article

Cinnamon Apple Rounds

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Need an easy after-school snack for your kiddos? Try these Cinnamon Apple Rounds. They’re not too messy, and they make for the perfect pick me up to get through those hours of homework.... Read full article

Chicken Parmesan Muffins

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On the Plate.... Read full article

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