Raising These Littles

How to Have the Best Summer Picnic Birthday Party

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Our twins turned ONE last week! So many feelings about that. Goodness, it is just unreal. For their first birthday, I really wanted to keep things simple and celebrate with just our family but it needed to be special and memorable too. We opted for a birthday party at the park and if you have …

How to Help a New TWIN MOM in the First Year

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My boy/girl twins are turning ONE this week! It hardly seems even possible. At this moment, the year feels like it has flown by. But, I know there were so many times that I felt like time was standing completely still, and the chaos around me was going to completely swallow me. Being a mom …

6 Reasons we LOVED The Inn at Bay Harbor for our Family Vacation

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This summer we decided to take our kids on a family vacation to Northern Michigan. We were looking for a spot on Lake Michigan where we could swim, see beautiful sunsets, and take in beautiful summer days unplugged. I have lived in Michigan my whole life and grew up in a beach town but had …

How All About Reading Saved Our Homeschool

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Since we are all in homeschool planning mode right now, and you are all searching for the right reading program for you, I thought it would be helpful to share our experience. If you are new to homeschooling or just trying to find a better approach to teaching reading, you are in the right place. …

Homeschool Field Trip – Junior Baker

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Recently we went on a fantastic field trip for our little baker, and I wanted to share how fun it was. One of the reasons we have fallen in love with homeschooling is the flexibility that we have had to experience a bunch of fun field trips with other homeschool friends. We have learned so …

What I Learned my 1st Year of being a TWIN Mom

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This month our twins will be one year old! Oh my goodness.. how has this year been the fastest and slowest year ever?!.. The last 11 months have given so much meaning to the phrase, “The days are long, but the years are short.” Becoming a mom of twins was a surprise for us and …

What I Learned from Our 1st Year of Homeschooling

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When M was in 2nd grade, I found out I was pregnant. With TWINS! While we were excited with the surprise, I was overwhelmed with the idea of being able to manage two babies at one time plus make sure to make time for my 2nd grader. I was scared. Really scared. As the year …

10 Fathers Day Ideas to Make Memories with Kids

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Do you have a hard time shopping for Dad and time is running out? Don’t worry! I know it is this weekend. But, there is still time! My kids are little- 9 years old & 10 month old twins. I have had a bunch of father’s days now to try and find the perfect sentimental …

Summer Reading Rewards for Kids 2017

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We are so excited about summer reading this year! M has progressed leaps and bounds this first year of homeschooling with reading. Now she is on to her own chapter books and independently reading for longer periods of time. There has even been some times where I find her reading on her own without being …

How to SCRAPBOOK with your iPhone in Minutes

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How much of your valuable time do you spend scrapbooking your memories? I used to spend hours scrapbooking and oh man I treasure those beautiful albums. Life with an only child gave me the luxury of being able to do journaling on all of my pages by hand. I carefully cut and cropped printed photos …