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5 Ways to Surprise Your Teenage Son for His Birthday

Teenagers are less than easy to shop for, to put it lightly, and shopping for a boy adds a whole new difficulty to the task. When birthdays and other special occasions roll around, finding the right present for a young man can feel akin to torture. Never fear, because I’ve taken … [Read more...]

Camping with Kids – 10 Tips for an Awesome Family Camping Trip

I love the summer months for one big reason. Camping. Our family loves getting out in the woods and camping. No RV for us, we're rural campers meaning we use a tent with no power other than solar power and so on. There's just something about planning a hiking trip, planning a … [Read more...]

27 Creative and Useful Chore Charts for Tweens

My Emma might be 11 but she still needs guidance when it comes to doing her chores. She loves having a list in front of her and a way to mark it off. That got me thinking one night that she might do well with a chore chart. Unfortunately all of the ones that I could find for the … [Read more...]

In Five Years She Will Be Sixteen

I snuggled down beside by husband in bed three nights ago warm and safe chatting quietly with him about our plans for the next few years. The conversation bounced between business plans and plans for our personal life and especially my Emma. My plans for her schooling over the … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Tweens Safe Online

Moms? Let's face it. Even though we may not want to admit it, our babies grow up. I'm still in shock that in a few weeks, my Emma will be celebrating her 11th birthday. She's growing fast and while I'm totally not okay with that, I've grown to accept it over the last 11 years. … [Read more...]

35 Books on Space Little Astronauts Love!

Have I ever told you guys before just how much I love books? If you could see the bookshelves and crates we have here at our house? I might just be embarrassed by the sheer number of them. Okay, no I wouldn't. What I would do is tell you about my love of books, hand you my … [Read more...]