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How to fly for free – it is so easy!

Learn how you can save you and your family money for your next family trip. As a family of 4 we flew to Disney, round trip, for under $300. You can, too, no catch.... Read More »

Gender Reveal For Baby #2

A couple weeks ago we shared a post about Pregnancy Announcement Ideas.  Today, we are pleased to share a gender reveal photo and videos of when we told the grandparents.  You can search the web and Pinterest and find lots of gender reveal photo/party ideas, all of which are great.  But this time, we thought […]... Read More »

Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Great examples of classic announcement ideas mixed in with some original ideas you'll find here first. Enjoy these creative pregnancy announcement ideas!... Read More »

Toddler Reads Along to “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the BedR...

While we usually try to post articles that we think will be helpful to other parents, this one is simply to bring a smile to your face (which I guess is just a different way of helping ).  Our daughter is about 2.5 years old, and very quickly picks up on her new books to […]... Read More »

Halloween With a Nut Allergy

As a parent of a daughter with a bad nut allergy, we put together some graphics to help parents know the nut-free candies and those that might be unsafe.... Read More »

Ways to Keep your Parenting Life a Little Less Stressful

Being a new parent is hard!  I can’t imagine doing it alone.  So here are some ways to keep your parenting life a little less stressful, have a happier family, and continue to be the best parents you can be. If you are trying to lose weight, you need to know that About Lipo Sculpt […]... Read More »

Summer Tips from a Teacher

As a teacher of six years, I know how important it is for students to continue to learn during the summer.  I know some parents want to just let their children have a great summer – play in the pool, run outside, play video games with the help of the top 500 boosters in Overwatch, […]... Read More »

Paper Chain Countdown for Kids

Creative and simple idea for helping kids understand time until a special event. Includes easy steps on creating a paper chain countdown for kids.... Read More »

Jeff Ross Guest Post – What I Would Do Different As a Dad If I Had...

You don't get a do-over in parenting your kids, but it's still good to reflect on what you might do different if you had the chance. Maybe others can learn from your mistakes. With that in mind, I invite you to take a look at my post, "What I Would Do Different As a Dad If I Had the Chance." ... Read More »

Why You Won’t See a Parent on the Mission to Colonize Mars

I recently read an article about the non-profit company Mars One and their desire to send a team (maybe multiple teams) to a colony they will create on Mars. This article and the premise of a colony on Mars fascinated me. To think that there is an initiative underway to actually send a team to Mars, and that the team will be comprised by candidates submitting a 1 minute video is an amazing concept. While I don’t think they’re going to pick... Read More »
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