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Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Is Magical, Don’t Miss It

We are so excited to Partner with Dolly Parton’s Stampede to bring you this Holiday Cheer!  Only a two-hour drive from Northwest Arkansas there is a spectacular Christmas show your whole family will love. I just went for the first time with my four sons, ages 10-5. Their eyes twinkled with delight from beginning to […]

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A Minimalist Christmas

Thankfully, currently, some of the trending life style words are SIMPLIFY, DOWN-SIZE, and MINIMALIST.  That’s great because I can pretend that’s our theme for Christmas this year.  In fact, due to circumstances, we are currently on a very tight budget, so I avoid the “what are you getting your kids for Christmas?” question by stating […]

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Celebrating the December Babies

As I came to say good-night to my 8-year-old one evening this past summer, I noticed she had been crying.  Of course, I sat down by her bedside and hugged her tight to me.  As I wiped her tears, I asked, “What’s the matter, Baby?”    She sighed deeply, shuttering a little like a child […]

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Expanding Their Horizons: Why this mom is okay with my kid’s trips away

A blogger I follow recently wrote a piece lamenting her kid’s trip to summer camp. She talked about crying the whole way home, putting hours and hours into special notes and care packages, and panicking about whether or not he was thriving while away from her watchful eye. “I get it,” my friend told me. […]

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Parallels in Parenting

When I was a little girl my dad used to take me to 7-Eleven every Sunday morning. He would put the radio on and find his favorite oldies station where he sang the words to every single song. My dad used to sing like there was no one else in the car and I watched […]

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