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Nov01
The Best DIY Birthday Cakes

The Best DIY Birthday Cakes

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My daughter has a birthday coming up in a couple weeks. More precisely 20,043 minutes, not that we’re counting. My husband usually tackles the birthday cakes in our family and based on how my Halloween party cupcakes turned out, it’s probably for the best. However, I do think it’s possible to make simple birthday cakes […]

Oct30
Another Halloween Tradition: Trunk-Or-Treat

Another Halloween Tradition: Trunk-Or-Treat

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I swear, I moved literally one mile north and all the activities are different. First we encountered the Halloween Boo, now we’ve discovered the Trunk Or Treat event. Our last elementary school celebrated Halloween with a PTA sponsored party in the evening. This party was great fun for the kids with tons of candy, cupcakes, […]

Oct25
Great Halloween Crafts

Great Halloween Crafts

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You may not know this, based on the tone of my summer time Burning Daylight series. I like doing things with my kids I just don’t like doing things with my kids 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Which is what my kids think life should be like in the summer: a non-stop […]

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Oct23
The Best Halloween Cupcakes

The Best Halloween Cupcakes

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Remember a while ago when our own Alice Bradley spoke about the term Alpha Mom on television? “I think an alpha mom is somebody who is smart, who is plugged in, who is not afraid to admit that they don’t know what they’re doing all the time but they’re gonna go out there and find […]

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Oct18
How to Start A Kid’s Book Club

How to Start A Kid’s Book Club

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My kid’s new school is currently a construction area. Actually the school is not a construction area but the playground is. They are currently building the first new elementary school in our district since 1964 and although we’re all very excited to have not just a new building but a building which doesn’t leak in […]

Oct16
How To Take Great Halloween Photos

How To Take Great Halloween Photos

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I have had varying degrees of luck getting halloween photos of the kids in the past. Usually the evening passes in a blur resulting in shots like this picture of my wound up little devil. I thought it might be worth while, now that we’re exactly half way (!) to halloween to share some Halloween […]

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