10 Best Board Games for Family Game Night

The aim of a family fun night is to have fun! I love board games. We don’t play often because it is just Eric and I, but when we get together with friends of family, we definitely play! You guys know I have 11 nieces and nephews ranging from 2 years old to 21 years old, so I do know how tricky it can be to select a board game if you have kids at different developmental stages. Begin by playing one that your youngest child definitely may play. Here is 10 board games that are the best for various …

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10 Unique Gifts Your Mother Will Love This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day. A day to celebrate the wonderful mom who took care of us and put up with all of our crap. Let’s face it, having kids is not the easiest job in the world. In fact, it’s probably arguably one of the hardest jobs in the world, with the least amount of credit. So this Mother’s Day, why don’t we give Mom a unique gift that she will love. Here is a list of 10 unique gifts that are sure to light up your mothers eyes and give you bonus points for being so thoughtful. 1) My mom loves …

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The World Needs Love

When something tragic happens in the world, we are all quick to call for action. But what do we do? We are all quick to put the blame somewhere. We are all quick to make judgements. We are all quick to argue and post blindly on social media. We are all quick to cast fear and hate. So what is the answer? What can we do to keep these tragic events from happening? I truly believe there is not one answer. There is not one specific thing we can do to stop them. What I do believe is the world …

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An Open Letter to My Nieces & Nephews

To the ones who have my whole heart, Your life is the most precious thing to me. Watching you grow from a child to the person you are today, has given me such happiness and joy. Everyday I pray that you wake up and know that you are loved, you are wanted, and you are special. Everyday I pray that you look in the mirror and know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Everyday I pray that you follow your heart regardless of what other people think. To know that your dreams and passions matter. To know that your …

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Mission Fat Hearts

With Christmas approaching you will start to see all the pictures of what parents do with the Elf on a Shelf. Now, while I think this tradition can be a good thing, I also feel it is teaching kids they only need to be good when someone is watching them to be rewarded. BUT I will say off hand, since I do not have an elf of my own, I do not know the whole story and traditions behind him…. Maybe I should get an elf of my own! Anyways, back to the subject at hand. The posts I see …

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2017 Hot Holiday Gifts for Kids (8 – 13 yrs)

Remember when you were a kid on Christmas? By the ages 8-13, most kids no longer believe in Santa Claus. But what kid doesn’t still like getting presents on Christmas morning? Do you remember the joy you had while ripping open the brightly wrapped present? Do you remember the smiles and fun you had playing with those new toys? If you are a parent (or aunt like me ❤), you want to see that same look on your kids faces and see the same twinkle in their eye as they play with the newest addition to their toy collection. But …

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2017 Hot Holiday Gifts for Kids (5 – 7 yrs)

Remember when you were a kid on Christmas? Setting out cookies for Santa on Christmas eve. Trying to stay up as late as you could to catch a glimpse of the big man in red. Waking up before the crack of dawn to run down the stairs and see what gifts he left you. Do you remember the joy you had while ripping open the brightly wrapped present? Do you remember the smiles and fun you had playing with those new toys? If you are a parent (or aunt like me ❤), you want to see that same look on …

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2017 Hot Holiday Gifts for Kids (2 – 4 yrs)

Remember when you were a kid on Christmas? Setting out cookies for Santa on Christmas eve. Trying to stay up as late as you could to catch a glimpse of the big man in red. Waking up before the crack of dawn to run down the stairs and see what gifts he left you. Do you remember the joy you had while ripping open the brightly wrapped present? Do you remember the smiles and fun you had playing with those new toys? If you are a parent (or aunt like me ❤), you want to see that same look on …

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2017 Hot Holiday Gifts for Kids (Birth – 2yrs)

Remember when you were a kid on Christmas? Setting out cookies for Santa on Christmas eve. Trying to stay up as late as you could to catch a glimpse of the big man in red. Waking up before the crack of dawn to run down the stairs and see what gifts he left you. Do you remember the joy you had while ripping open the brightly wrapped present? Do you remember the smiles and fun you had playing with those new toys? If you are a parent (or aunt like me ❤), you want to see that same look on …

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AMAZING News for Parents of Kids with Autism and Special Needs

Being an aunt of a niece on the autism spectrum, this is amazing news. Chuck E Cheese has opened up its doors to include kids that have autism and special needs. On their website it says, “Chuck E. Cheese’s is proud to support families who have children with autism and special needs. We now offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun filled visit.” The Sensory Sensitive Sundays experience includes: 1. Less crowding and noise 2. Dimmed lighting 3. Show and music …

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5 Fun Costumes for Kids & Dogs

This article may contain affiliate links for your shopping convenience. Halloween is so much fun. I remember every year wanting to pick out my own costume and get ready to go. I grew up in the 80s though and we had very limited choices on costumes. NOW there are so many choices its amazing! So here are some fun costumes you can pair together your kid and your fur kid for maximum fun! 1) Mario & Luigi Who doesn’t love the classic game Super Mario Brothers? This is a way you can relive it and have a fun costume for …

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5 Amazing Halloween Treats to Make with Your Kids

I remember when I was a kid being so excited to dress up and go around our neighborhood for Trick or Treat. Let’s face it, the treats were the most important part of Trick or Treat time. One thing we also did as kids was make cookies. My mom made cut out cookies for absolutely every holiday. She taught us how to mix up, cut out, bake, and decorate the cookies. It was so much fun. One thing I will always cherish, is making cookies with my mom. With having 11 nieces and nephews, I have found that they also …

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10 Scriptures to Read When Living in Fear

Every day we listen to the world shouting its troubles. On our laptops, on our televisions, and our phone, and the weight of tragedy and evil land heavily. How could anyone not be afraid? When you feel overcome with fear, read these 10 scriptures — and remember the promises God makes — to help you live free from fear: 1. Psalm 118:6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The promise: God is consistent. The most important part of you is something no person can ever threaten — your soul. In Christ, …

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Summer Fun Schedule?

We all know summers can be an amazing time or they can be hectic! If you are a working mom, you know your time with your kids can be limited during the days you work. If you are a stay at home mom, things can get out of control fast if the kids are bored. I found this Summer Schedule on Pinterest created by VegasMommy. She said they make a Summer Bucket List every year of things they want to do and she was overwhelmed by the things on it. So she created this schedule to make things a little …

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