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Gift Guide

Toddler Easter Basket Gift Guide

I’m in the camp of moms who enjoys the thinking, the research, the price comparisons, and the shopping involved in gift-giving. For those moms who either don’t enjoy this or who don’t have the time, gift guides and one-click shopping can be a beautiful thing. Just ask my husband how beautiful it is that I […]

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A Chaee Filled Life-

A Chaee Filled Life: My Crash Course Into Iranian Culture

How many of you can remember watching ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ and laughing at how Greeks use Windex to cure everything? I know I certainly did. Well, in my house it’s not Windex, it’s chaee (‘tea’ in Farsi). I didn’t have a big fat Persian wedding (I’ll save that for another post), but I […]

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32 Valentine's For the Classroom- You'll fall in love with this collection of creative Valentine cards for the classroom! Easy crafts kids can put together themselves or work together with mom, including lots of fun free printables!

32 Valentines for Kids

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  If you had forgotten about it, don’t feel too badly–it completely slipped my mind as well! With so much going on and expected of us mamas daily, who has time to remember any holiday for that matter?   Remember when we were kids and our Moms took us to the local […]

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Explaining Life {and Death}

Explaining Life (and Death) to a Toddler

I began writing a piece about a month and a half ago about why, for a mom of 3 littles, the ‘Holiday Season’ is not always the ‘most wonderful time of year.’ It was to be cheeky and lighthearted. As in, “Why, oh why, can’t strangers stop offering my kids sweets/junk wherever we go?!” And […]

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grandparents

Grandparents and the Holidays

Grandparents come in maybe shapes, sizes, and family dysfunctions.  No matter whether the grandparents are near or far, involved or not, there is usually a holiday component to your interaction with them.  For the most part grandparents want to participate in their grandchildren’s holidays, thats usually a given.   Sometimes its hard to predict the […]

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Tolerance

My Thanksgiving Wish

There are so many concerns in our day to day lives. As Moms, we have our kids, spouse, health, family, friends, dishes, laundry, housekeeping, this week’s holiday bake sale and 10,000 other things on our minds 10,000 times a day. This isn’t even including the ‘macro’ things like politics, war, race and gender issues, etc. […]

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