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Explaining Santa.  LOVE this!  It's a great explanation for adults as well!

The secret of santa explanation from mom and dad. My mom told me something very similar when I "discovered". I'll of course add a part about looking for the red tinted star on Christmas eve, the spirit of Santa and all :)

i love this. it goes right to how i try to explain to lou that i believe teaching children about santa claus is a part of getting them to just believe.

Pretty sure Abby knows the truth. I'm thinking this year will be a good year for the Santa letter. Santa Letter, for when the kids find out.absolutely LOVE this

Printable Summer Rules from

Printable Summer Rules

I'm excited to have a more lax schedule, but summer always scares me a bit because of that. Here's my solution --- this printable summer rules sheet.

Mama and Me Journal. Great way to communicate about things kids might not want to say in person.

Especially as we head into those "tween" years. Great way to communicate with your child and build writing skills.

Screen time chores

What an awesome idea! Saving this for when baby girl is older and wanting screen time.

Preparing your kids for the adult world. If only every parent did this.

Interesting List of tasks children can master, by age, to gradually gain independence. I think I will take a few of these for the kids chore charts!

Free Printable Lunchbox Notes at The Crafted Sparrow

Free Printable Lunchbox Notes

Pack those healthy school lunches with some extra fun, add one of these Free Printable Lunchbox Notes & Jokes!

Never to early to plan for graduation...Im totally doing this for Paigey!!!

67 Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids Before Age 10

Write a letter to your child or grandchild each year and include money for grad gift. I like this idea of writing a letter, and even adding money, but I think it'd be better to go longer than a grad gift. Wedding, first home, first child?

Wonderful reminder! #Parenting101

Wonderful reminder! #Parenting101