40

I turn 40 today! And I can honestly say I am not upset about it.  (I think in my mind I've always been 40, I just needed my body to catch up.  HA.) My husband and good friend Jessica planned not one, but two!, almost-surprise parties for me on Sunday.  How wonderful to be fully …

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Layered Ice Cream Cake – A Birthday Tradition

This cake has become our family "biRthDaY" tradition. I love this cake because it's easy, it's yummy, it looks fancy, and it's customizable to the birthday kid because you can pick whatever their favorite ice cream flavors are! Here's the recipe: Layered Ice Cream Cake 18 oreos 1 -2 T milk 9 ice cream sandwiches 3 pints ice …

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Chore Chart Idea

We've gone through periods of using a chore chart and periods of not using a chore chart.  Overall, I am in favor of using a chore chart for our family and associating it with the kids' allowance.  But sometimes it just gets old and we'll ditch it for a while.  But it seems to always …

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Under Attack

If you are a fellow mama, please watch this... abercrombie.kids.bikini.cnn Our children are under attack.  And don't think that if you just have boys that this isn't just as serious an issue for you.  Boys are certainly also impacted negatively by the premature sexualizing of young girls.    We are given an opportunity to raise these …

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