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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(Adult) Peer Pressure

The Peer Pressure Scenario The moms have been wearing tank tops and work out shorts with their cute little shades and looking all ‘in’ when dropping their kids off in the expertly decorated VBS classrooms. They walk together in the hallways laughing at their little stories. They hang out in the back of the sanctuary talking …

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