There are so many ways to make a family garden. This year I've started my garden for $50. Here's how to make an inexpensive upcycled family garden.

How to make an Inexpensive Upcycled Family Garden

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Putting in a family garden has been a long-standing family tradition and is something I love doing. During World War II, the family garden was called a victory garden because it allowed more of the country’s resources to be devoted to feeding and outfitting those in the military. Not only is the family garden a tradition, it is a very …

Here's the conversation every couple needs to have before baby arrives, for the health of the mommy and the sanity of the daddy.

The Conversation Every Couple Needs to Have Before Baby arrives

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Having a baby is such an amazing, terrifying, wonderful, life-changing, emotional roller-coaster event in a couple’s life. Every birth is a miracle – and something amazingly sacred and special. But, sometime between finding out that there’s going to be an addition to the family and that addition actually coming, there is a conversation every couple needs to have before baby …

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Yummy Homemade Graham Cracker S’mores

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Cooking and Recipes 10 Comments

The other day, while searching for a yummy after school treats, I came across a recipe for homemade graham crackers, and the added bonus – the crackers are actually soft and cookie-ish. These crackers are actually my favorite rendition of a graham cracker. Well, I was in the middle of making these when the school kids came home. We usually …

There is a silent women's health issue that is stealing health, happiness, and the enjoyment of life from many women, myself included. Are you affected to?

The Silent Women’s Health Issue

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There’s been a lot of awareness-raising about women’s health issues recently. There’s one, though, that is hard to recognize, but it’s very common. It steals time, enjoyment, energy, and health from those who suffer from it – yet its causes are not well known. Women are five to eight times more likely to have this disease than men. What is this …

Gratitude is a skill that needs to be taught, and taught when chidlren are young. Here are four keys to teaching toddlers gratitude.

Four Keys to Teaching Toddlers Gratitude

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Gratitude, it seems, doesn’t come naturally to young children. They are born completely helpless, and honestly, completely selfish. This makes sense. Their very survival depends on their needs being met. So, of course, they are self-centered. However, teaching toddlers gratitude can be done, if certain keys are followed. First of all, it is very important to model an attitude of …

With so much attention on goals for the upcoming year, I thought setting a few backwards New Year’s Resolutions would help celebrate the old year.

Backwards New Year’s Resolutions

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This year to go along with my New Year’s resolutions, I decided to do backwards New Year’s Resolutions. What is a backward New Year’s Resolution? A backward New Year’s Resolution involves reflecting on the past year and looking for what is working, what went well, and what was helping the family. Then, it involves resolving to keep those behaviors as …

The Best Craft, Education, & Parenting Posts of 2015 from the Kid Blogger Network.

Best Posts from the Most Awesome Bloggers in 2015

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Collaborative posts, Family Fun, Kids Crafts, Parenting, School, STEAM 0 Comments

Hello All! I am thrilled to be a part of the Kid Blogger Network!  They are an awesome group of bloggers.  As we start 2016, we decided to look back at all of the posts that we wrote in 2015, and share our best posts.  We write posts in many different topics, so today you can see them sorted by …