Mama Mantras

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Today, I’m at Nap Time is My Time, where I talk a lot about the stress of everyday life on Mommy’s – and some things we can do to just exhale.  As a partner (spouse, Mom, Dad, Brother Sister, Son, Daughter) post , I want to talk about how to battle those negative feelings with Read the full article…

Risk and the Fear of Failure – A $25.00 Cash Giveaway!

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Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I will argue that there are very few failures in life – except for the failure to do anything in the first place (or take the risk).  If you fail Read the full article…

Pinatas! Our Cultrual Art Project

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As part of our Monthly goals and The Culture Swapper link up , we will be bringing you cultural art projects all month! This week, the kids made pinatas!  Oh what fun that was – and not messy at all (yeah, right).  It was fun to see them have fun though – and we learned Read the full article…

Our Love For Books Week – The Final Hoorah!

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Well, World Book Day has come and gone, and we have happened upon Friday – the end of the work week (well, for people who work 9-5 jobs) –  and also the last installment in my Our Love For Books series.  Actually, I had a really good time with this series, and hope to continue Read the full article…

Teaching My Children About Faith – The Great Plan of Happiness – A Book Review

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It’s Thursday, and in Today’s installment of Our Love For Books Series, I’m working with Leanna at All Done Monkey.  I love Leanna and that she challenges and inspires me in very positive ways! This post was created as part of the upcoming Kids Learn About Faith series, to be published on InCultureParent later this Read the full article…

Happiness Is ________Seeing my Daughter Grow and Develop

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In my Our Love For Books Week, I wanted to show  you how proud I am of my 4 year old daughter. She has found her love for books! We read this book so much, she has the entire thing memorized.  She recited the entire book for her Suzuki Violin teacher.  She had a bit Read the full article…

Love of Books Week – Reading of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever

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Here is our first video installment of our love for books week! Today, my 8 year old, Hadyn, is reading an excerpt from Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Cabin Fever.   Hadyn inherited his love for books from his Dad.  I began teaching Hadyn to read and write when he was 5.5.  By the Read the full article…

World Book Day – A Blog Shoutout Children’s Book Authors

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I’m into celebrating World Book Day (Thursday March 7)- even though it’s a European thing.  To celebrate, this week, I’m talking all books – all week! Yea! So, since this is my normal blog shoutout day, I’m going to give a shoutout to those little known Authors who delight our Children each and every day! Read the full article…

Affirmations of Hope – Risk Taking

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The future is not something we enter.  The future is something we create.                      ~Leonard I. Sweet _______________ I love positivity – especially in a world that is not always so positive.  If you want to bring light and love into someone else’s life, post your positive affirmation and grab my button for your post Read the full article…

Setting Monthly Goals – Making A Commitment to Art

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Mama Smiles of Joyful Parenting is over in her part of the blogosphere setting monthly goals.  I thought that was a great idea.  I never make New Years Resolutions – simply because things change, priorities change – and I have always thought it was just a waste of time.  However, I loved the idea of Read the full article…