Burstin’ My Soap Bubble: My First (Worst!) Craft Show Experience

Burstin’ My Soap Bubble: My First (Worst!) Craft Show Experience

I was so excited! Phone call after phone call, I had been denied and told there were no open spots for vendors. But finally, I…

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Kids and Shopping: The Toy Dilemma

Kids and Shopping: The Toy Dilemma

If your kids are constantly asking you to buy them things when you take them to the store, you’re in good company. You may even…

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“Be the Mom You Want Them to Remember”

“Be the Mom You Want Them to Remember”

When I stumble on a rough parenting day (or days), I like to read, whether it’s a book, random quotes, or personal stories.  It helps…

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25 Awesome Halloween Dessert Ideas for Kids

25 Awesome Halloween Dessert Ideas for Kids

Looking to make some fun and spooky treats to get the kids into the Halloween spirit? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve collected 25 spooktacular recipes…

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6 Ways Kids Can Make Money This Season

6 Ways Kids Can Make Money This Season

Since my oldest was 5, he’s been asking what he can do to make money around the house. Now that he’s 8, he understands the value of…

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Fall Tissue-Paper Crafts for Kids

Fall Tissue-Paper Crafts for Kids

I just love this craft. The puffy tissue-paper projects were my absolute favorite crafts to do when I was young and in school. The funny…

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The Beauty of Cursive: A Dying Art in Schools

The Beauty of Cursive: A Dying Art in Schools

I always loved writing in cursive, and still do. It’s such an elegant form of writing. Sadly, this beautiful form of artwork has been disappearing from schools…

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Milly’s Which Craft Art Studio at the Garden State Discovery Museum

Milly’s Which Craft Art Studio at the Garden State Discovery Museum

The Garden State Discovery Museum is one of my family’s favorite places, so there’s no way I could say no to a personal invite to…

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Best Brownies Ever! Peanut Butter Buckeye with Ganache

Best Brownies Ever! Peanut Butter Buckeye with Ganache

Another excellent dessert recipe with peanut butter. I thought our last recipe was amazing, but this one is even better if that’s possible. Everyone in the…

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No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating: Drip Art and Glitter

No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating: Drip Art and Glitter

Carving pumpkins is fun, but it’s a lot of work. It’s great to do maybe once or twice during the season. Sometimes you want to…

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Fall into Autumn

Fall into Autumn

{My article below appeared in the September/October 2016 issue of South Jersey MOM. You can find it on page 12 of the magazine.} Fall into Autumn…

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Reese’s Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reese’s Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, you heard right. Reese’s stuffed chocolate chip cookies. Sounds delicious, right? Well, they are. I love baking and with the holidays coming up soon,…

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Inside Our Little School House, Books and All

Inside Our Little School House, Books and All

Considering this week is School Room Week during the 8th Annual Back to Homeschool Blog Hop, it’s the perfect time for me to post about…

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How to Turn Acorns into Beautiful Fall Decor

How to Turn Acorns into Beautiful Fall Decor

I recently wrote an article titled “Fall into Autumn,” which appears in the fall edition of the magazine South Jersey MOM. (If you want to…

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Our Most Memorable Field Trips in 2016

Our Most Memorable Field Trips in 2016

I’m so thankful for pictures. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to reminisce about all of the fun activities, memorable trips, or milestone moments. Since…

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Kick Off the Fall Season with Fun Crafts🍂

Kick Off the Fall Season with Fun Crafts🍂

Fall doesn’t start until September 22, but it’s my favorite season🍂 It’s usually around this time every year that I’m ready for it. The beautiful colors, delicious…

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Why Pokemon Should Just GO

Why Pokemon Should Just GO

It’s an addicting game. Once you pick it up, you can’t put it down.  The more you play, the more difficult it is to quit….

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Toasted S’Mores Milkshake and More: National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Toasted S’Mores Milkshake and More: National Toasted Marshmallow Day

My kids love marshmallows; toasted is even better! So when I found out that tomorrow is National Toasted Marshmallow Day, I knew I had to…

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Exploring World Landmarks: An Engaging and Educational Project for Kids

Exploring World Landmarks: An Engaging and Educational Project for Kids

Geography is a subject that’s strongly emphasized in our house.  It’s at the top of the list of our core subjects.  When it comes to…

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My Journey: What Homeschooling Has Taught Me

My Journey: What Homeschooling Has Taught Me

When my oldest started experiencing issues in the traditional school setting in kindergarten, I knew there was a problem. After all, this is a great…

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