Holiday Planning Checklist and Gift Wish List

November 13, 2014
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I think that the key to having a stress-free holiday is to spend some time planning ahead. This year I want to spend my holidays intentionally- making sure that I make the time to do the things that are important to me and my family, and not allowing these weeks to fly in a blur of crazy […]

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Do You Follow the Same Holiday Traditions You Did As a Kid? {Hickory Farms Giveaway!}

November 12, 2014
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*I would like to thank the folks at Hickory Farms via MomTrends for sponsoring this post. When you think back to your own holidays as a child-do you remember something that happened in a specific year or instead do you remember the things that you did annually as part of that holiday celebration? For me, there are […]

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Creative Kids! {Plus a Giveaway!}

November 11, 2014
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There are so many great gifts out there this holiday season for the child who loves to be creative- be it through crafting, building, or just dreaming while reading. Earlier this fall I attended the Time to Play Magazine’s Holiday Showcase where I had the chance to check out the latest toy offerings for this […]

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Apple Galette with Dried Cherries {A Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert!}

November 10, 2014
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Yes- I  am already thinking ahead to my Thanksgiving menu (or should I call it daydreaming…?) And while I love the entire meal- the turkey, the stuffing, the mashed potatoes, the sweet potato soufflé, the cinnamon rolls, and the cranberry sauce- I also really, REALLY love the desserts. Sure- pumpkin pie is a must-have- but I […]

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You Don’t Have to Try {Free Printable}

November 8, 2014
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Last weekend I was driving my girls home from an activity and the Colbie Caillat Song “You Don’t Have to Try” came on the radio. It stopped me cold. I had never heard it before- and the lyrics with their message of telling women that they don’t have to try so hard to get other […]

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What’s Hot Right Now on Momof6 {Nov 2014}!

November 7, 2014
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This week I put away the Halloween decorations and got out the paper turkeys to display on my family room mantle. We’re full-on into November which means it is time to practice gratitude and start thinking ahead towards the holidays! This month I’ll be hosting my annual Momof6 Holiday Gift Guide series (along with some […]

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How to Organize Your Garage

November 6, 2014
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Garages, just like basements and attics often end up becoming the dumping ground area for a home. Get a new vacuum cleaner? Chances are the old one ends up in the garage. Too much stuff jammed in a closet? Why not pack up a box or two of stuff and just “store it in the […]

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Easy and Delicious Food for a Holiday Party!

November 5, 2014
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I love to invite friends and family over to our house for the holidays. I remember when I was growing up in Mayfield, Ohio I  would feel a little sad when our holiday dinners were for less than 12 people, and I would pester my Mom about expanding our guest list just so things would […]

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Baked Ham in a Crockpot!

November 3, 2014
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Baked ham is one of my family’s very favorite holiday meals. But even though we love it so much, we usually only make it for Christmas Eve and Easter dinners- whick prompted the question- Why? Why were only serving one of our favorite meals twice a year? So when my daughter Lili requested that I make […]

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Want to Make Food That Your Family Will Love to Eat?

October 31, 2014
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Last weekend we had our neighbors come over for cocktails and snacks on Sunday evening, and they brought along their adorable 2 1/2 year old son to hang out with my kids who just love him. As we adults were sitting around chatting, my neighbor confessed how challenging it can be to take a toddler […]

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