Would you ever move abroad?

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If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? In the book The Expats, my most current online book club selection, the main character’s family decides to move to Europe for business. I have to admit, strolling the streets of Rome, London, or Paris sounds exciting. How about Sydney or Hong Kong [...]

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A Very Furry Christmas

Sesame Place

I know Thanksgiving is still a few days away, but in our house we have been listening to the Christmas tunes for a couple of weeks already. (Only when Daddy is at work, though. He gets tired of it if we start too early.) On Saturday, we were given the opportunity to check out the [...]

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Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40: Review and Giveaway

As you may know, I’m kind of a fanatic about car safety. I do a lot of research to ensure that I have safe car seat options for my children, and I am passionate about helping others do as much as they can to keep their children safe in the car. Last year, the American [...]

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Five

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One… Two… Three… Four… Five… Due April 2013

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Helping your child make new friends

Making new friends

Somehow, after six years in our elementary school, two older sisters with multiple friends who have younger siblings, three kindergarten classes, and five children at our school from her preschool class, Sydney has not one child in her class that she knew before school started. Her best buddy, O, is in the classroom next door. [...]

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How to play Golf: the card game

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Yesterday, I promised that I would tell you how to play a card game called Golf. Some friends from church taught us, and it’s a lot of fun. In Golf, as in regular golf, the object is to be the player with the lowest score. We play nine hands, like you could play nine holes [...]

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Keeping kids learning over the summer

Learning to boogie board is an important way to fight off that summer slide!

Here in the Philadelphia suburbs, summer vacation is about halfway over. Even though stores have been selling back-to-school supplies for weeks (and we’ve already stocked up), we still have all of August to enjoy together before our girls go back after Labor Day. But, of course, we want to avoid the dreaded Summer Slide (duhn [...]

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What's for breakfast on a school morning?

Of course, they would always eat donuts...

Breakfast: the most important meal of the day, so we are told. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, who doesn’t love a great breakfast? Audrey is not such a fan of breakfast. Unless it’s something elaborate. She can put the waffles, french toast, or breakfast casseroles away. But when it comes to the everyday, school morning breakfast, it [...]

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Off to BlogHer '12

Tomorrow’s the big day. I’m heading to New York City to attend the biggest women’s blogging conference in the world: BlogHer ’12! After all the planning, waiting, obsessing, preparing, and shopping, it’s finally time to go. My bag is packed with shoes, cute outfits, and lots of empty space for the inevitable swag I’ll be [...]

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Tea Party Birthday Party

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For her fifth birthday, Sydney wanted a tea party birthday party. Believe it or not, even as our third daughter, I had never hosted a tea party birthday party! So I immediately checked my favorite creative source, Pinterest. It was easy to find hundreds of fabulous, beautiful ideas. Gorgeous, time-intensive, expensive ideas. But it’s possible [...]

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