Make a Skirt a Day: Book Review

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Pattern drafting is something I have enjoyed playing around with since I was a teenager. Many, many months ago – right when we first got to California – I was sent a review copy of Nicole Smith’s delightful pattern drafting book, Skirt a Day (affiliate link – items purchased through this link may earn this […]

Exploring Maine with Kids: Rockport and Camden

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Today we are touring the beautiful towns of Rockport, Maine, as well as the neighboring town of Camden with Laura of PlayDrMom, a mother of 2 who is also a psychologist specializing in children and Play Therapy. She has been a practicing therapist since 1999 and obtained her doctorate in psychology (PsyD) in 2005 from […]

Easy No-Sew Fleece Blanket Tutorial – Single Layer

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When Anna was born, the teenage girls at church made her a very simple, single-layer fleece blanket. It was the perfect stroller blanket, as well as a great play on the floor blanket, and Anna still loves to take naps with it! I thought the design was very clever, and I hadn’t seen it before. […]

Saving Money: Teaching Kids Money Management

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You Magazine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #lifeforless http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV. Teaching Kids Money Management Money management is an important life skill, but credit cards and online billing can make teaching kids to save money a bit […]

Learning to Read With BOB Books

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We own several sets of BOB Books, and they have played a strong role in my three older kids learning to read, so we were thrilled to review some of their new Kindle books (the same books you buy in print, but available for Kindle – links are affiliate links, and anything purchased through them […]