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4 Year Old Boy

Oh, those chubby cheeks get me every time! I could just kiss Cooper’s little face every time I walk past him. We threw him a family party to celebrate his 4th birthday last Sunday. Stephen and I were excited to give him his treasure map, spyglass, and pirate sword and hat. Cooper has been loving… Read More 4 Year Old Boy

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Money 101

Silas has been drooling over the Lego “Gray Avenger Ship” for months now, but recently decided he’d like to get the “Blue Avenger Ship” instead. We’re letting him earn money for simple jobs and {hopefully} teaching him some diligence, discipline and patience in the process. The concepts of pennies, dollars, and how much things cost are rather hard for… Read More Money 101

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Of Valentine Ninjas and Mountain Men

I think I’ve created a new holiday character. Introducing—-the Valentine Ninja! Here’s the story… Back in my Utah days, my roomie Tara and I hosted a Valentine sleepover for the teen and tween girls at the school where we were teaching. That night Tara introduced us all to a “heart attack” as we forked the teen… Read More Of Valentine Ninjas and Mountain Men

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Silas is 5

My firstborn is now 5 years old. As an emotional mommy, I kind of wanted to feel sad because it’s what mommys do. But, Silas was so thrilled to be five that I couldn’t help but be excited and happy for him. He had a great 5th birthday! On the Saturday before his birthday, Silas… Read More Silas is 5