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The grown ups (that’s you!)

image source When you think “kid-friendly holiday”, New Year’s Eve probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind.  But […]

Bet you didn’t think the words “gratitude” “chore” and “game” really went together did you?  With all the holiday stuff […]

Happy Friday guys – hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! Now that the sugar-rush has (hopefully) subsided, I wanted to […]

Fourteen hours, two young children, and two parents packed into one car. This obviously calls for a survival guide. Every […]

It’s mid-week pals – how are you doing?  The concept of a new feature, Midweek Musings, has been stewing for […]

I finally did it – I got rid of the old green couch (which was essentially a glorified dog bed) […]

Happy New Year everyone!  How was your New Year’s Eve?  If you’re an MPMK facebook fan, then you already know […]

Raising confident, capable, creative kids… don’t you just love that idea?  That one sentence pretty much sums up everything I’m […]

(images via refashion co-op and Freshly Picked) I mentioned yesterday we recently celebrated C’s 4th birthday.  The day after he […]

I’ve shared here before that our son goes to an all outdoor preschool, but only briefly.  In case you missed […]

Last month I told you guys all about Dove’s upcoming self-esteem weekend. Well, it happened last weekend – did you […]

Being a parent is a test of efficiency.  It reminds of waiting tables many years ago.  You have a million […]

One of my boys was blessed with my very over active imagination, which can be fun during the day, but […]

Like it or not, it’s back-to-school time.  Just as you prep your kids with new clothes and school supplies, now […]

I’m still working away on the site redesign and the closer we get to launch, the closer we also get […]