Parenting

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Mar
27
2014

Why You Are Not a Failure As A Mom

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You may have never said it out loud, but deep down you feel like a failure and you’ve created a long checklist of why you fail as a mom.     1.  You don’t feed your children 100% all natural food and have actually served macaroni and cheese from a box. 2. You have piles […]

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Feb
27
2014

Free Online Game for Kids from National Geographic

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Are you looking for a fun, safe, free online game for your kids? Animal Jam is an online virtual playground for children who love animals and the outdoors, and is the result of an ongoing creative collaboration between Smart Bomb Interactive and National Geographic Society. Their goal is to provide a fun, exciting, and safe environment […]

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Feb
17
2014

Love Louder: My Week 3 Projects

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Love Louder Project - The Peaceful Mom

It’s February and this year I have decided to celebrate the entire month by intentionally loving my family better with my Love Louder Project. My goals for this project are to share my love with my family in a “louder” way — to be more intentional and obvious about letting them know how much I […]

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Feb
11
2014

Love Louder: My Week 2 Projects

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Monte Cristo Sandwich with Fontina Cheese from The-Peaceful-Mom

I’m celebrating the entire month of February by intentionally loving my family better with my Love Louder Project. My goal for this project is to love my family in a “louder” way – to be more intentional and obvious about letting them know how much I care for and appreciate them. For the next four […]

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Feb
06
2014

Send More Love!

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Love Louder Project - The Peaceful Mom

This post brought to you by Treat.com. All opinions are 100% mine. This week as a part of my Love Louder Project “Encouraging Words” theme, I decided to mail Valentine’s Day cards to my family. Yes, I could simply hand them to my family members, but I mailed them because it”s much more fun to get something […]

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Feb
03
2014

Love Louder: My Week 1 Projects

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Love Notes 1 - The Peaceful Mom

It’s February and this year I have decided to celebrate the entire month by intentionally loving my family better with my Love Louder Project. My goal for this project is to share my love with my family in a “louder” way – to be more intentional and obvious about letting them know how much I […]

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Jan
31
2014

Love Louder Project: Love Your Family + Win $50!

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Love Louder Project - The Peaceful Mom

It’s almost February and time for Valentine’s Day, which just happens to be my all-time favorite holiday. What’s not to love? Chocolate, flowers, hearts and the color pink! This year I have decided to celebrate the entire month, but not by indulging in heart-shaped candy. I plan on celebrating by intentionally loving my family better […]

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Nov
22
2013

Free Online Chore Chart for Kids!

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If you are a busy mom (what mom isn’t?), then you know the challenges of keeping your home clean and organized. It’s important to get your entire family involved. My Job Chart is a FREE online chore chart that motivates your kids and allows them to earn rewards that they can save, donate to charity, or […]

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Oct
16
2013

Purposeful Parenting: A Lesson I Learned This Week

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Breyer Horses

If you read the Breyer Horse story, then you know that my daughter is a HUGE horse lover and Breyer Horse fan. Unfortunately Breyer Horses can be quite expensive, and especially the accessories, so we have just waited and prayed about items that my daughter wants. A couple of months ago, a sweet friend gave […]

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Sep
05
2013

FREE Printable Kids Chore Organizers

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Now that school is back in session, you are probably trying to get your family back into a routine. Toni from a Bowl Full of Lemons has a great set of FREE printable kids chore organizers to help you get your kids on track for the new school year. Click here to print yours.   Don’t […]

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Aug
26
2013

Life with an Aspie (How I Manage the Teen Years)

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Aspergers The Teen Years

My teenage son has Asperger’s Sydrome (an autism spectrum disorder). I don’t write very much about it for privacy reasons, but I know there are many families dealing with Aspergers and I thought that maybe I could be an encouragement to some of you with a few things that I have learned over the years.

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Aug
13
2013

Back to School: Organize Your Middle Schooler

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Back To School Ideas & Fun!

Editor’s Note: Whether you are a public school or home school mom, organizing your middle schooler can be one of the toughest parts of your job. Today’s Guest Post by Lisa Woodruff from Organize 365 can help you do just that! ________________________________ My Organization Story When my children were younger, I used every ounce of […]

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Jul
11
2013

Summer Crafts for Teens: Twine Covered Bottle

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Crafts for Teens-Twine Covered Bottle (1)--The Peaceful Mom

Summer Crafts for Teens:    Want to connect with your teens and pre-teens this summer? To help you, I am sharing electronic-free, budget-friendly crafts for you and your teens to do together (or for them to do alone if you like). Our versions tend to be more “girly”, but you can easily adapt the crafts to […]

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Jul
04
2013

Summer Crafts for Teens: How To Make A MiniZine

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How To Make a MiniZine--The Peaceful Mom

Summer Crafts for Teens:  How To Make A MiniZine Want to connect with your teens and pre-teens this summer? For the next few weeks I will be sharing electronic-free, budget friendly crafts for you and your teens to do together (or for them to do alone if you like). See all the Summer Crafts for Teens posts  here. […]

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Jun
25
2013

Summer Crafts for Teens: Memory Jar

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Summer Crafts for Teens--Memory Jar (1)--The Peaceful Mom

Summer Crafts for Teens: Memory Jar Want to connect with your teens and pre-teens this summer? For the next few weeks I will be sharing electronic-free, budget friendly crafts for you and your teens to do together (or for them to do alone if you like). Our versions tend to be more “girly”, but you […]

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