Happiness is_________Making Memories

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I don’t pretend to appreciate the fact that I am able to raise my children first hand.  I know 100% how lucky I am to have the opportunity to be able to raise my kids myself, to be able to educate my kids myself, to be able to be involved in my kids life 100% Read the full article…

Breastfeeding – Can you Schedule a Breastfed Infant?

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I went to the kids doctor today.  Not the doctor that we have been going to the last 8.5 years, but a new one.  Our old doctor -who was excellent by the way – is now treating children in Ecuador. I posted about Gray’s weight gain troubles about a month ago.  He had the flu 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…

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…

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…

Blog Shoutout! Week of February 25th

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Thank you Honestly, I cannot believe we are at the end of February.  Where does the time go? My head is spinning right now with all the stuff I need/want to do.  Yikes!  But before I get into that, I want to do a shout-out to all those awesome blogs out there who have tempted Read the full article…

I Want to be a Mommy – Some Benefits of Attachment

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Attachment Parenting is one of those trigger words.  Typically, people feel strongly one way or the other. Personally, I can see a whole lot of the advantages and also some of the drawbacks. So, I’m not going to use that trigger word.  I’m going to use the word Attachment!  Haha! My daughter is so cute!  Read the full article…

How Should I Love Thee? – A Message

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Part of having a strong family – is having a strong marriage.  The foundation to any family is the marriage.  As you know, It’s very difficult to build a house on a weak foundation. What will happen if you build a house on a weak foundation? This is something I want to talk about from Read the full article…