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Back to School 2014

home school

This year, we’re not home schooling. It has been bittersweet, this past year and my decision. There are so many factors that have gone into this choice that I couldn’t possibly give you the full explanation. In the end, at this stage of my life, it was not something I could continue with. I definitely endorse home school with all the potential it offers. I hope one day to revisit the opportunity. I initially wrote out a detailed blog post going into my reasons, but ultimately decided that it was my personal choice that did not need explaining. “You can do anything, but not everything.” With that being said, we’ve been pretty excited about starting at a new school much … Continue reading

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Uncommon Good Gifts You’ll Love to Give

birth announcement pillow

I like to consider myself a great gift-giver.  Do people even say that about themselves? I just did, but give me a chance to explain.  I think I give great gifts because, when I have the time, I put a lot of thought and care into selecting and crafting a gift for the recipient.  It doesn’t require fancy or expensive items.  A great gift should simply be unique and truly speak to the recipient. I was all in when Uncommon Goods asked me check out their awesome personalized selection, gifts for women, and personalized jewelery. Uncommon Goods is one of those great companies that you can feel good about purchasing from and supporting.  They feature handcrafted and unique designs that … Continue reading

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First Day of Ramadan Gift Basket

Ramadan Morning Gift Basket

Ramadan traditions are starting to become a big deal around here.  Growing up we didn’t really do anything for Ramadan besides, well, fast.  I want to be able to start traditions with my girls that they’ll grow up to possibly continue with their children and also to look back on these cherished memories. The great thing about Ramadan is that we’re all inspired to make more of an effort for the sake of our families. Regular day to day duties and stress can bring us – or at least me – down.  There’s nothing like the month of mercy and compassion to bring out the best in this tired-but-still-trying-to-make-it mom. Last year the idea of Ramadan Morning Gift Sets came … Continue reading

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Parent of a Teen Survival Kit

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My teenage years aren’t too far behind me.  Just about coughadecadecough or so ago.  Those were some tough years.  Grueling.  My poor, poor mama.  Why are we so deaf, dumb, and blind as teens?  Thinking like we have the whole world figured out? Perhaps it was just me.  No need to go into detail, right? My poor, poor Mama.  So grateful those years are far – well not that far – behind. My best friend’s daughter recently turned 13.  ThirTEEN.  In an attempt to prep my BFF for these tumultuous years, I pulled together a few items intended to possibly ease the journey for both mother and teenage daughter. Contents: Journal – To record the good memories and the bad … Continue reading

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