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Honor, duty, respect, gratitude These are the words I think of when Memorial Day comes around. It’s such a busy time of year with school coming to a close, the warm weather drawing us outdoors for fun and yard work that we can easily take the federal holiday for granted. Many of us probably have […]

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fair trade mommy moments

I had never heard of fair trade before my sister gave me a beautiful necklace for Christmas four years ago.  My sister’s gift began a continuing process of having my eyes opened to the meaning, variety, and implications of fair trade.  Fair trade is defined on www.merriam-webster.com as “a movement whose goal is to help […]

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red, white, and blue DIY

Oh, how I love to celebrate the Fourth of July.  Fourth of July means cookouts, sparklers, family time and of course fireworks.  But before you grab the picnic blanket to go watch the sky light up in red, white and blue take a look at some of these easy DIY ideas.  I always love to […]

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QCMB Tie Dyed Eggs

messy and mess-free easter eggs

A few weeks ago, we shared fun kid-friendly confetti Easter eggs. Today, we’re back with two more favorites! One is MESSY and one is MESS-FREE. And both are fun for kids and adults! We’ll start with the messy version. Watercolor tie-dyed Easter eggs These have the look of the T-shirts I tie-dyed at Girl Scout […]

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confetti easter eggs

Our house reeks of vinegar and boiled eggs. Which can only mean one beautiful thing … EASTER EGGS! This year, I set out to find a creative Easter egg decorating idea that was fun for me and my son. It’s not easy to find something that’s safe and entertaining for an almost-two-year-old. But these confetti […]

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the magic of christmas

There are a few times each year that make me pause, reflect on the past, soak in the present and dream of the future. Christmas is the top of that list of memorable moments.  In our family we reflect on the birth of Jesus, why He came and what that means for us individually, the […]

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to grandmother’s house we go

Christmas lights, decorations everywhere, Christmas cookies, and heading to Grandma’s house those are just a few things that get my kids excited for the holidays.   December 25th is less than a week away, and I am busy packing for my family of 6 to spend Christmas at Grandma’s.  Christmas for our family means traveling […]

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