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What spell would you use?

What spell would you use? A little of the fun my boys are conjuring up while reading the Harry Potter series. http://momistheonlygirl.com

Our family is enjoying the Harry Potter series of books (you know, the ones by J.K. Rowling), fascinated by all the wizards and witches (and miscommunication), the passageways of the castle, and the young characters’ adventures. They’ve led to several discussions about when to come to an adult… Hubby and I are enjoying reading the books …

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Growing up ‘free’

the environment we're raising our kids in is much different than that of our parents. We can still give our kids awesome experiences like we had! http://momistheonlygirl.com

Every once in a while I get homesick for my childhood home. Do you? Last week I posted about being bullied as a child and ever since then I’ve been thinking about the freedom I was given as a child (and secretly hoping my kids will have some of the same experiences I was given …

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When I was bullied as a child

I was bullied as a child and what I do about it now. http://momistheonlygirl.com

Walk, Talk, Tell didn’t work for me, but when I was a child the world was different. There were no such things as the internet, cell phones (well, there was but they were huge!) or Skype. The world was safer. Parents weren’t afraid to let their kids walk to the store alone. There was a …

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My kids started school ‘late’

My kids started school late. They had longer to become themselves and to play like children should. http://momistheonlygirl.com

Around here children must be five years old before December 1st to start Kindergarten in September of the same year. One of mine turned five in early January and the other turned five just days before the deadline. In most people’s opinions my kids started school ‘late’ because they were home with me watching the …

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Start Big

Start Big

This week we’re talking about how to plan for this coming year. I mean after all, moms need to be organized so we don’t miss  an appointment, right? Start Big Its either really hard to know where to start planning or so easy to start, then get quickly discouraged, though, isn’t it? To get over …

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An easier way to achieve the goal

Stick to it encouragement and easier goal achieving at http://momistheonlygirl.com

How many out there have made resolutions or goals for 2016 or have chosen a word for the year? I used to make resolutions, but wasn’t good at keeping them. I think maybe because the outcome didn’t matter as much as I wanted it to. Nothing would happen if I didn’t achieve my resolutions, except for …

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas

Since writing my last post I have finished up Christmas shopping for my loved ones, finished my course final project (yeah! I accomplished a major goal this year!) and finished up my year of freelancing (did you know I am helping others transition to new WordPress themes that are mobile-responsive?). I’m delighting in hot chocolate …

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Have you ever….

Have you ever been working on this huge project and you think you’re at the very end only to discover you weren’t given all of the information at the beginning and even though you’re so so so close to finishing and you have to go back and re-do more than half of your work because …

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What’s in the box? – a sense of hearing {Christmas} game

What's in the box? -a sense of hearing Christmas game using simple home materials {shared from Mom is the Only Girl http://momistheonlygirl.com}

When my boys were smaller we used to play a sense of hearing game called ‘What’s in the cup’ or some other derivative I would come up with when we were ready to play it. (I’ve written about this here and here.) This year I’m calling it ‘What’s in the box?’ Sense of hearing Anytime version: …

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The Mystery Box

The Mystery Box - opening a mysterious box of books from childhood can ignite the imaginations of your kids! http://momistheonlygirl.com

*Today’s post contains affiliate links. It was like Christmas…. A mystery box was found in our garage. When Hubby opened this mystery box, he discovered his favorite books from childhood! We’ve had fun reading Hubby’s favorites from when he was a kids… Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst, and Splish …

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What do you get from a pumpkin?

pumpkin seedscircle

What do you get from a pumpkin? If you ask my boys, they’ll say ‘pumpkin seeds!’ If you ask the boy next door he says, ‘a Jack-o-lantern!’ What if we ask you? Last year we creatively stumbled upon a recipe for toasted pumpkin seeds! What’s that you say? You’ve never thought about eating pumpkin seeds? Neither …

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Want to get away?

MomConference

Have you ever dreamed of getting away from it all? Of having the time to pamper yourself a little and be a better mom as a result? Well, guess what? You can! And it’s free. And you don’t even have to leave your house to participate. It’s called the Mom Conference! I attended last year …

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