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Great American Road Trip – The Packing

I am a list maker. I have a running grocery list. I have a list of projects to complete at home, a list of gifts to buy, a list of sizes that the kids wear at the moment. I have a list of things I need to a girl’s weekend get away in 5 months. […]

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Yeah, You Can: Foster and Respite Care

When we first started the process of getting a foster license on our adoption journey, I heard two things with almost equal frequency. “I could never do that.” and “I’ve always wanted to do that.” More than 400,000 kids are in the U.S. foster care system — some live with extended family, some hope to […]

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10 DVDs Your Kids Should Find in Their Easter Baskets

My girls’ Easter baskets overflow. I know it looks like I go way overboard, but it’s mostly an illusion. Our baskets are far simpler than they look. I just take advantage of the opportunity to “gift” the girls the things they’re about to need for summer. They’ll get a swimsuit, new towels, flip-flops, and little […]

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Great American Road Trip: The Plan

The Fairy Tale Family is planning a trip. I am, along with NBF, packing up the teen, the tween and the littlest (8) and heading off for the Wild Wild West. We will leave our fair city of Indianapolis on a Thursday night and visit Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Yellowstone, Alcatraz, the Grand Canyon and […]

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Preparing for Brother

Now that we are through the holidays and into the new year, we’re shifting gears into a new phase of our lives. Paperwork has been officially submitted, and we begin our adoption classes this weekend. After that, it’s home study time. We haven’t really made any changes around here to get ready just yet, but […]

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3 Reasons I Hate Toys (And the New One That Won Me Over)

This post is sponsored by Pony Royale. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. Content & opinions expressed here are all my own. I have a love-hate relationship with my children’s toys. No, that’s not quite accurate. I just plain hate them. I would be content to stick with […]

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