Jennifer

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I am married to a wonderful cook named Bret(Thank goodness because I love to eat but not cook). I have two boys that started Kindergarten and Pre-school this year. I am thankful they are fed at school as they try to eat us out of house and home. We love to hike, game, swim, watch Bluey and anything with Superheroes and read. Currently, I teach history at Southern New Hampshire University online. Summer and Fall are my favorite seasons as I love the heat but also watching the leaves change and the nights turn crisp. Halloween and Christmas are my favorite holidays, and my house is decorated from September to the New Year.
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How To Recover from the Holidays

Ok, so we made it through December and the New Year (or if you’re like me, Halloween to the end of the year). All the holidays, parties, festivals, lights, and such are over. We...
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Kindness Elves: Unexpected Lessons

Last year, my husband and I decided to try something new for our littles during the Christmas Holiday season: Kindness Elves. We had seen “Elf on a Shelf” from Facebook and heard stories from...
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Missing my Dad this Thanksgiving

This is the first year we will not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with my dad. He died last year in the beginning of December. His birthday is November 24. Sometimes, Thanksgiving would fall on...
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Helping my Son Love to Read by Being Engaged

Love to Read My husband and I love to read. We read everything from history to sci-fi and horror. We both read some of the same books and like to talk about them and other...
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Tips on Making a Budget Bearable

I hate budgeting. It is my dream to be able to live within our means intuitively with no need to count the dollars. However, that is not my reality, so I dutifully create a...
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Tips to taking Littles to Protests, Rallies and Marches

I had never planned to take my children to protests. I had thought that road was long behind me in my twenties. Naively, I thought there would be no need. I thought about getting a...
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The Celebration of Juneteenth

Schools did not teach Juneteenth when I was growing up (including college). In fact, I only heard about the celebration at a history conference. I was intrigued by the little-known celebration also called Jubilee...
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The Importance of Mother’s Day and Connections

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are big deals in our house. We do not just exchange presents, have breakfast, or go to the movies. It is a day, weekend, or longer to bond with...
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Ideas for Moms’ Night Out In Colorado Springs: Think Outside the Box!

Every mom deserves a Moms' Night Out. Raising littles is hard work. Getting together with other parents and friends to unwind and have a little fun without littles really helps to relieve stress. It is also...
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How to Answer Littles’ Endless Questions without Turning to Duct Tape

The concept of answering questions can seem like a no brainer. Of course, you should answer your littles’ questions, so they learn new things. But what about the "why" questions that seem nonsensical, obvious,...