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The Catch

 I used to hate bugs, and if they sneak up on me, I. Will. End. Them. But watching my guys explore the woods and streams, pull out bug and lizard encyclopedias to identify species, use their scientific minds to learn more about nature? #loveit

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Spring Parks

Spring has arrived in Happy Valley, at least for the time being. With the first golden rays of springtime sunshine peaking through the windows, my entire household bolts out to the nearest park to soak up the sun. We are lucky that Centre County has so many great local parks...

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Real Mom Review: The Best Bear

I only ever had one, one little bear that was a present from my Aunt Adeline. His name was Snuffles and his pure white snowy plush, little impish smile, and button brown nose were so adorable. I snuggled the stuffing out of that little bear.

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Man's Best Friend

The [canine] boys have loved our tiny human from day number one. When we brought Nora home from the hospital, she became “their baby.” I’ll admit, I was slightly nervous as to how the initial introduction would go down, but our boys made us proud. They have been nothing but gentle, patient, and protective of our sweet girl.

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Be Perfect

 Are you new to the classroom Valentine's Day card routine? Do you need some guidelines for sending in the perfect treats and cards? You came to the right place! I have a trove of tips and ideas so your little one can have an amazing Valentine’s Day. 

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Bear, Bat, or Bumblebee

So the other day while I was saying “farewell” to our tree ornaments and Christmas lights, it occurred to me that I can’t imagine raising our daughter anywhere else. She’s a lucky lady to grow up in a place where she will get to know and hopefully love all four seasons. My plan, as her mom, is to do my best to avoid negative seasonal commentary...

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Stir Crazy!

Being stuck inside all winter can make the kiddos (and parents!) go a bit stir crazy, so I like to have some great activities ready. My boys love science, arts, and crafts and our favorite winter mix-it-up experiment combines all three.

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Goalie

New Year's Resolutions don't really work for me, I prefer to set and reach goals constantly, challenging myself on a regular basis, particularly when it comes to my family and community. So, what does 2014 have in store for you? Are you looking for some kid-friendly New Year's Resolutions? Look no further. 

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Making Time

Having a child really puts “time” into perspective. Time has become more personal to me now that I truly understand the value of it – how quickly it comes and goes… how powerless we are to stop it from slipping by. The only control we have lies in what we choose to DO with the time we are given.

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Household Icky-ness

Talk to any parent, and one thing we all seem to have in common is that utterly helpless feeling you get when your child is sick. The glassy eyes. The runny nose. The rattley chest.

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