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Child’s Play: Don’t Hate the Playa OR the Game

by Mari Walker on

“Mama, will you play with me?” The question can sometimes sink me like a stone, especially if I’m in the midst of a work project or otherwise doing something I want or need to do.... Read full article

Broadmoor United Methodist Church Raising Funds in Recovery After Devastating Fires

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In response to two separate fires at the campus of Broadmoor United Methodist Church (UMC), the church community has organized a fundraising effort to help offset its loss of property, materials and equipment. The fires occurred within three days of ... Read full article

A Home-Centered Birthday: A Fourth Trip Around the Sun

by Mari Walker on

A year ago, I was writing about our play date style birthday party for our younger daughter. This year, she turned four without a party, but as a family of four, we did celebrate her with everything we could muster.... Read full article

Into The Fire: Social Media at Eight?!

by Mari Walker on

I never thought I'd see the day when I'd let my eight year old have access to any form of social media. But I never thought I'd see a global pandemic that keeps us away from our normal lives, so my parenting priorities have understandably shifted. I'... Read full article

A Bright Future After Darker Times

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You will never meet a nicer girl than Carissa Murray. The 11-year-old is sweet, kind and caring, with an inquisitive mind and an ear for languages and music. She also has faced unique medical challenges throughout her young life. ... Read full article



It’s Our Job to Push

by Kelly Carmena on

We did it! The littles completed their very first triathlon, and I couldn’t be prouder. Of course, the day wasn’t without some bumps and bruises, but my littles made my mommy heart smile BIG!... Read full article

Keeping Precious Cargo Safe

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From the initial click of buckling up our newborn on that first ride home until we eventually hand that baby the keys to drive the car, we as parents only want to keep our kids safe as passengers. ... Read full article

A Long Journey

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Valentine's Day Cards

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Download our custom Valentine's Day cards to pair with your kids' favorite candy this year!... Read full article

Mama, Get in the Photos

by Mari Walker on

While looking for photos for a blog post about remote work with a baby, I realized how few photos I have of myself with my daughters, especially when they were babies. As a technology holdout, I didn’t have a smartphone when my oldest was born in 201... Read full article

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