Celebrate Love With These Kid-Approved Valentine's Day Traditions

Celebrate Love With These Kid-Approved Valentine's Day Traditions

I've always been a fan of Valentine's Day and not as a romantic holiday. I think it's because my parents always made it a special day for us, they made it about family and showing love to one another. I know, I know, we can show each other love any day (and we should) but I don't think you can ever go wrong with a special day that's all about expressing our love. I appreciated how my parents celebrated Valentine's Day with us and I plan to do the same with my son.

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50 Kid-Friendly Jokes That Will Have the Whole Family Laughing

50 Kid-Friendly Jokes That Will Have the Whole Family Laughing

One of my favorite things to do with kids is telling jokes or have them make up their own. I'm not sure if it's because laughter from kids is so joy-giving or if it's that I just really like a good corny joke (and let's be honest, most kid jokes are). But, either way, telling some jokes with kids is usually a whole lot of fun. So, the next time you're looking to pass some time with kids, try telling some jokes from this list of 50 kid-friendly jokes that the whole family can enjoy! 

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How One Forever Family Came to Be

How One Forever Family Came to Be

Our adoption journey has been a little different than most people's. My husband and I didn't struggle with infertility for years before deciding to adopt. We never tried at all to get pregnant before we decided to adopt. Adoption is something I have always wanted to do- it was our first choice, not our last resort.

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52 Things To Do With A Toddler

52 Things To Do With A Toddler

On January 1 of this year, I announced on my Instagram that I was going to go somewhere or do something new with my son every week of 2017. At first, I had to be intentional about planning an outing or a new activity but eventually, it just became second nature to plan something new and fun to do. But new experiences aren't just fun and games, they are important for helping toddlers build important skills and are also great for speech development. Since we enjoyed our adventures so much, I decided to make a list of 52 things to do with toddlers in the coming year! 

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What Every Kid Needs To Know About Adoption

What Every Kid Needs To Know About Adoption

When we neglect to teach our children about adoption, we are leaving too much room for our child to crush another child's spirit. Of course, there is no way to guarantee your child won't say something insensitive to another child but I believe that there are certain things every kid needs to know about adoption. Hopefully, by teaching them these things, it will decrease the chances of them saying something hurtful to another child.

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5 Places That Can Benefit From Kid-Friendly Donations

5 Places That Can Benefit From Kid-Friendly Donations

The thought of getting more toys and clothes on holidays and birthdays can be a little overwhelming for parents but these are actually great opportunities to go through your child's things and donate to other children or organizations that can benefit from them right now! Here are 5 places you can give kid-friendly donations to and know that someone in need will be using them. 

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