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With Christmas right around the corner, we've pulled together some fun, but simple activities you can do with your little ones. These ornaments are all simple to make, or things that kids will have fun helping you with. And the memories you'll make with your one-of-a-kind ornaments on the tree will be priceless! ...

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It's winter! Time for snowmen, hot cocoa, and snuggling with your little ones under the blanket. It's also time for bundling up, thick winter jackets, and safety checks for your car seat! In many parts of the country, winter brings with it icy roads and hazardous driving conditions. At the same ...

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A few months ago, I started a new "part-time" job that allows me to stay home, but also allows me to contribute a beautiful chunk of change to our family budget. It makes me giddy how perfect it is, and how much we needed it. As we prepare to buy our first house, it couldn't have come at a better time. However, it did come with a price. ...

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Christmas is a time of giving: that's something we try to drill into our children's heads so that we can trim down their Christmas list just a little bit more. And because it is the season of giving, people are more likely to step outside of their family circles and give to charity or other worthy causes. In fact, in 2014, 31% of all donations ...

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I know that with DSLRs so accessible to people these days, the allure of hiring a family photographer is diminishing. Making the investment in a camera and having a friend shoot your pics seems more economical than hiring a pricey photographer to do the capturing for you. I get that; I do. Time, money, effort -- all of it plays a role. With ...

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When it comes to Christmas shopping, it's easy to focus on what the little ones in your life will receive, but don't forget about Mom! There are tons of great options for new and expecting moms that will help make her life a little better. ...

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Just recently, as we anxiously scrolled the Paris news on our phones so as to not upset our kids, my husband and I had the conversation about what a scary world it was. And sometimes, I have to admit that I fear bringing even more babies into this world. I don't want to let terror be a deciding factor of anything in my life, but the truth is, ...

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This morning, I had to turn on the furnace — again. I am not pleased when the weather turns cold because I prefer to be in my happy season — the spring. When it's not too hot and not too cold, that's the season you'll find me at my happiest and most cheerful. I get ...

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The holidays are just a few weeks away! Your child's first Christmas is a special time -- and a great opportunity to stock up on toys, clothes, and other items your little one will need over the coming year. Check out this guide to great gifts for the littlest ones on your list. Since they can't ask Santa for items on their wish list ...

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Morning sickness -- all day and night and in between sickness, really is the worst. There is no relief, and that constant feeling of nausea, puking at all hours, and never having any relief whatsoever is like a form of torture. It's a wonder that humans exist at all, truly. I tried lots of remedies for morning sickness and had a lot of ...

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