Finances and Parenting

The following post is from Madison of My Dollar Plan and Kids and Money at about.com: I recently met with a group of moms and talked with them about finances and parenting. It was a helpful and fun discussion. Here are some of the questions asked and the discussion that we had about each topic.…

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11 Tricks for Photographing Babies and Toddlers

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: We have four kids who all arrived within five years.  There was a season of my life that all I knew were pre-schoolers, toddlers, and babies.  Like any mom, I took oodles of photos in those days and felt the frustration of babies that can’t…

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Bookmaking for Kids: Accordion Envelope Books

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: Bookmaking is a simple and fun way to get kids excited about reading and writing. When I was an elementary school teacher, bookmaking was always a favorite activity. I've recently started making books with my five year old, and he is now obsessed! Simple accordion envelope…

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The one-pile cleaning method for kids

We’re traveling this week and next, so I’m sharing some of my favorite posts from the archives. This method continues to work wonders for us, and our 8-year-old even makes these piles herself to help everybody get started! Despite carrying both Sean and my genes, sometimes our girls simply don't see the mess around them. It's…

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6 lessons I’ve learned about kids in the kitchen

We're traveling this week and next, so I'm sharing some of my favorite posts from the archives. Since I talked a little bit about our new "assigned meal prep days" in Monday's post, this seemed like an appropriate follow-up! Our girls are constantly asking to help in the kitchen, and—if I'm honest—I still cringe a little…

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Learning to fight {and why we argue in front of our kids}

I've never really liked the advice that you shouldn't fight in front of your kids. While I agree it's important to make sure children feel safe and secure, I've never viewed not fighting as the key to that security. In fact, I think that hiding our fights can ultimately lead to more tension and fear, an…

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