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Easy Travel Snacks

Our family doesn’t get to travel much — a tiny downside of owning our own business. Don’t get me wrong. It is totally worth all the other benefits. But this summer that changed! We took our first week-long vacation in over four years! Now, who here travels on a budget? Who wants to make sure a […]

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When a good behavior is observed, I give James a token for him to place on the board. 5 tokens = a Pocky chocolate stick

Implementing Positive Reinforcement and a Token Board to Increase Desired Behavior in Your Child

Did you know that I used to be a giraffe keeper? One of the parts of my job was to train the giraffe. No, not to do tricks, but rather to participate in medical care, stand still during hoof trimmings, come to us when called. Wait a second….am I talking about giraffe or my toddlers? […]

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grocery budget

Creating (And Sticking To) A Grocery Budget

Sticking to a monthly grocery budget is not my favorite pastime in the world. I’m a stay-at-home mom with three young children. We rely on my husband’s income to keep our family afloat, so I do my best to stick tight to a grocery and meal budget to help with expenses.  I should probably start […]

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Formula Feeding with No Regrets

Formula Feeding With No Regrets

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I got asked constantly if I was going to breastfeed. My answer? I planned to try. To be honest, it wasn’t something I was super passionate about. I knew all of the benefits, and I hoped to pass those onto my little one. Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned, […]

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Kindergarten

Be Careful With Her: Reflecting on Sending My Daughter to Kindergarten

My daughter is seven—and three quarters. Old for her grade because of a September birthday, she starts second grade this August. But it feels like about a minute ago that I picked her up from her last day of preschool. It was a small place just for educators’ kids. On employees’ last day of work […]

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