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Family Approved Childrens Books Christmas

5 Family Approved Christmas Books [December Edition]


For this months edition of family approved books I am sharing our list of family approved Christmas books. In our house it is all about Christmas and we love reading our favorite holiday books. These are the books that we have read year after year.  They are part of our traditions. Did your favorites make the list?

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Holiday Gift for Kids

Holiday Gifts for Kids


This year I want to share fun Holiday Gifts for Kids that you can really use.  I want the gifts to be thoughtful, fun, affordable, and last through the year. This year I want to minimize the stuff and buy gifts that have a better purpose.  I look around my house and see many “I need that” Christmas gifts that haven’t been…

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Lessons Learned from Disney’s Moana


Most Disney films come with a lesson, but nothing as powerful as the lessons from Disney’s Moana. I have been waiting for this movie to open ever since I saw the first trailer over the summer.  I knew there was something special about it.  Moana’s character resonated with me as a mom and incorporates the lessons I want for my…

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Holiday Gift Guide Mom

Holiday Gift Guide | What Mom Really Wants


What does Mom really want this holiday season?  It’s a tough question. Most moms go out and buy what they want.  Some even go as far as wrapping it and putting it under the tree.  What is on your Moms holiday gift list? See what is on my holiday wish list and surprise your mom with a little something under the tree that I…

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holiday activity countdown

25 Christmas Countdown Activities | Plus 5 Bonus Ideas


I love celebrating the holidays.  Yes it can be stressful and yes I get overwhelmed with the to do list but I always try to make it about family time. I do this by using my Christmas countdown activities.  For the last 6 years we have been doing a Christmas Countdown.  (I was surprise how many years!) I really just love it!!…

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Holiday Gift for Dad | JORD Wood Watch


I love finding the perfect holiday gift for my husband.  The problem is it is not always easy.  My husband and I spend time searching online for great gifts for the kids but we often forget about each other. I am so happy that I discovered JORD Wood Watches. This year I am ready to wow him!

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teach thankfulness

7 Easy Ways to Teach Thankfulness


  November is a great month to teach thankfulness to our children.  It is such a little thing, but a thank you can mean so much.  I shared our list of Thankful Books with you last week. This week I wanted to share easy ways to teach thankfulness.  I like easy activities I can work into my life today.   I need something…

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Create an Awesome Family Movie Night


I love traditions! They are the memories I go back to in my own childhood and the moments I want my children to remember.  Family Movie Night in our house has become a family tradition.  It is a fun way to spend time together after a long week of school and work.  We have a movie night blanket that we…

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A Letter to the New Mom


This is to the new mom. The mom that has spit up on her clothes. The mom that has breast milk leaking through her shirt and is wearing the same clothes three days in a row. The mom who hasn’t showered or used the bathroom alone in years. The mom who locks herself in the bathroom crying because nobody told…

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Hello! Welcome to Five for the Road


Hello! Hello!  Welcome to Five for the Road.  My name is Leah. I am so excited to start this blog(thanks for reading!). I have always wanted to be a blogger but had no idea where to start.  I would start a blog and then not publish it.  I did this 3-4 times since my daughter was born in 2008.  That…

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family command center

How to Create Your Family Command Center


Back to school has finally arrived for most of the country and with it brings the excitement of new teachers, friends, and routine. It also brings lots and lots of paperwork. With 3 kids in school, 3rd, 1st, and preschool, I had to figure out a way to organize all the information coming into the house. After trying a few…

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