The one author your young children NEED to be reading

Assortment of Mo Willems Books

Mo Willems, in my opinion, should be the newest member of the legendary children’s authors hall of fame. I was first introduced to his books as a kindergarten teacher about 10 years ago and I have continued to follow his hilarious and lovable characters through their ups and downs ever since. What makes Mo Willems’… [Read More]

Quick and Easy Canvas Crafts for Kids

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I love giving handmade gifts. The problem is I’m not actually all that artistically inclined. I can kind of dress things up and make them look nice, but free hand art, sewing and building? Not up my alley. Not to mention, some of those things take a lot of time, which I always seems to… [Read More]

6 Books That Make Great Gifts

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Relaxing with a good book is something so many of us wish we had more time for. That’s one of the many things that makes a book the perfect gift. You’re asking someone to take a little time to sit and enjoy the carefully crafted story on the pages in front of them. To help… [Read More]

Great Children’s Books for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday. To be honest, it’s a close race for first place, but Christmas still takes the cake. I think that Thanksgiving kicking the door wide open to the Christmas season is one of the reasons I love it so much. I really love Thanksgiving though, because it reminds each and… [Read More]

Trolls Movie Delivers All the Feels, A Must See

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I walked into Trolls expecting a sweet kids movie with a good soundtrack (With Justin Timberlake producing the album, I felt that was a safe bet!). What I got was SO much more. Trolls brought on all the feels for me in a colorful, kid friendly way and delivered a message that was way more relevant and… [Read More]

Fun Fall Activities for Your Family

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I’m a huge fan of local pumpkin patches, apple orchards and, of course, here in NC, the State Fair. There are so many ways you can enjoy fall with your family. Here are a few of my favorite ideas to get you started. Bring Some Love to the Local Fire Station In addition to being… [Read More]

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

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I lost my first family pet when I was in 7th grade. I cried, my mom cried, and it was one of the times I remember seeing my dad cry. We loved Allie, our family dog, for 13 years. Then, all of a sudden, one day she was gone. Losing a pet sucks. That’s not very… [Read More]