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DIY Halloween Mummy Trick or Treat Bowl This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one of these links, I will make a small commission - at no extra cost to you! This allows me to keep creating and sharing free tutorials and content for you. Thank you! I love that this Halloween trick or treat bowl took all of five minutes to make and it is super simple.

Reading Aloud to Children: 6 Reasons to Keep Reading Aloud to Your Big Kid Reading aloud to children is a wonderful bonding and learning experience, and in many homes it is commonplace. Many parents can remember re-reading the same book over and over night after night to their eager toddlers. Then we move on to more complicated picture books and early novels, and then our children learn to read on their own.

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Radiant skin for older women, using organic botanicals Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. I'm Jacqui - a 40+ journalist, blogger and mum to two funny and spirited girls; Big Sis, born summer 2008, and Lil Sis, born autumn 2010. We live just outside London and are about to embark on a big, messy, long-awaited home renovation.

Could Stepmom Be Part of Your Life's Lesson? What if divorce and/or step parenting / co-parenting is exactly what you need? What if the awful experience you are currently having with your ex, or your ex's fiance or your fiance's ex is actually a lesson in disguise?

Homemade Healthy Roasted Tomato Soup…. My homemade roasted tomato soup is absolutely amazing and I guarantee that once you've made it once, you'll make it again and again! I love the smell of tomatoes that are sold on the vine as it reminds me of watering the tomatoes with my dad in his greenhouse when I was a child.

Unschooling Not all children / people learn the same, so why is it that there is only one curriculum for all students? That doesn't make any sense to me at all, unless they just wanted to raise a bunch of people that are circles but what if they were pentagons to begin with.

Free Halloween Writing Paper Last week I shared some free autumn writing paper and so many of you liked it, thank you. Some people also got in touch asking for Halloween paper, and so here we are today sharing some free Halloween writing paper. If you ask, then you shall receive!

Essential Christmas Dates - Get Them in Your Diary Now #Christmas #Christmasplanning Normal service will then resume from Friday 27th December. Lots of delivery slots are open now, but the ones closest to Christmas are booking up fast. Just pop a bottle of Champagne over £25 in your trolley and check out, then you have up to around 24 hours before delivery to amend your order.

Chapter 45: Playtime How do you spend your time with your kids? There are a lot of things you can do to entertain them… Oh boy, do kids need to be entertained constantly. So what's a good way to keep them happy? My daughter loves to sing, dance, jump, scream and laugh as loud as possible.

Review: When Life Gives You Pears by Jeannie Gaffigan I hate that this is the third review I'm going to write about a book wherein I call a book about cancer / tumors funny, but there it is. When Life Gives You Pears is hilarious. I'm going to admit that I don't know much about Jim Gaffigan besides someone I follow posting quotes from him occasionally.

Bringing back a love of writing letters & finding penpals Finding penpals and writing letters was a thing when I was little. Now my 6yr daughter has found a whole bunch if penpals and is forever writing! Cute!

Wale Talks Parenting, Reveals Struggles With Emotionally Connecting To Daughter He said it stems from how he was raised, but the way he shows his love may be different than others. Wow… That's Crazy has been a hit with fans as Wale celebrates his Jeremih-assisted single, 'On Chill' going Gold. The DMV rapper's sixth studio album was a labor of love that shares the hills and v…

Who Do You Inspire? Sometimes it is the younger ones who inspire the older ones. My daughter has decided to return to school to earn her degree. She is doing very well in her first semester back. My son decided to join the United States Air Force and is doing extremely well and will graduate soon.

What if my kids aren't spoiled? Do you think it's too late? You see, I desperately want them to be. I've come to realize that nearly everything I love about myself is there because I was "spoiled". There was a time in my life that I had a "friend" who couldn't believe how freely I call attention to myself and speak my mind.

6 Things Word Travel Holds In It Travel brings a lot of things with it. Word travel contain these things. Which includes taste, reduction, ability, vision, excitement and learning. Travel makes your tongue to taste different flavors. Every place has its own unique savors. Your taste buds meet new varieties of food.

Funny Bits With The Girl The girl is often full of herself, and she's had quite a few funny moments over the past week. Here are a few of them:. Baby Girl told me about playing with another little girl at recess. Baby Girl is 41 inches tall and this little girl, who is just a year older, is almost five feet tall.

The Ultimate Letdown For those of you who are nursing or have breastfed, you know why that is one of my favorite double-meanings. And I raise a toast to you for that! But this post is about the milk that has already been spilt. I tried and I'm tired.

15 Best Parenting Podcasts For Moms That Just Get It When I looked for podcasts about parenthood, I realized there are about as many different kinds of podcasts as there are mothers. Potty-mouthed moms and mindful moms, sensual moms and career-minded moms all have a place in this world, as these these parenting podcasts show us.

The top 5 London museums #familyfun The top 5 London museums for family fun - from free visits to paid for fun or just a case of underground surfing and exploring!

Free Parenting Classes Being Offered Being a parent is a role that can bring tremendous joy and happiness to anyone. Yet, it can also be extremely challenging. That is why the Crane School District's Great Beginning Preschool is teaming up with Arizona's Children Association to offer free parenting classes.

Jimmy Fallon Gave Parenting Advice to Justin Timberlake, is Baffled By Silas' Chic Outfits 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon has some words of wisdom for his pop star pal and fellow funny dad, Justin Timberlake.

Could your junk mail save you money? I know I've touched on how something that you might class as 'junk mail' can actually save you money a few times before in my weekly five frugal things post but today, I thought we'd give it a whole post of its own.

Attaining perfect beauty rules For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone….

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