Why I Don't Worry About My Kid Watching TV

This morning, while I was getting ready for the day, my daughter came into my room and said, "Mommy!  Skye!"  This is code for, "Mommy, I want to watch Paw Patrol!".  So, I tossed her up on my bed and turned on "Zoboomafoo" instead, because she's already seen the pups rescue Timmy's tooth four times this week.  There was a time when I swore this would never happen.  I would not let the TV babysit my kid.  But I don't really worry about it anymore.  Here's why:

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Send Your Teacher Back to School in Style!

 "A Note From the Teacher" Subscription Box from Teacher Peach

***I received this box for free from Teacher Peach in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.  This article includes affiliate links to the Teacher Peach website for your convenience.  If you click a link and order a subscription box this site receives a small commission for the sale.  This in no way affects the price you pay for the subscription.***

It's that time of year again that parents love--back-to-school!  As your teacher is feverishly trying to put the last minute touches on her classroom, why not get her started off in style with "A Note From the Teacher!" subscription box from Teacher Peach?

Teacher Peach sent a free box to my house for my mom and I to review together.  My mom has been teaching elementary school for almost 30 years, so I was interested to find out what her thoughts were about the box.  So we met together for a snack at McDonalds and unboxed "A Note From the Teacher!" together.

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What to Do When People Think Your Little Girl is a Boy

What to Do When People Think Your Little Girl is a Boy | Higdons' Happy Home

My daughter is a tomboy.  This morning she went to daycare wearing a Honda Pit Crew t-shirt and a black skirt.  Last weekend she "worked" on her PowerWheels trike with her plastic Craftsman tools and brought home two trophies from a bike show for her effort.  When she's in a dress, I have to remind her that it is not a napkin to wipe chocolate off her face.  Lady-like is not really her strong point.

So it probably doesn't surprise anyone that I have lots of people tell me what a cute little boy I have.  I think every parent has been there.  For some parents it last longer than for others.  Here are some of the the ways my husband and I handle these incidents.

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12 Months of Christmas: August

12 Months of Christmas, August:  "Wow!" Gifts

This month's item is probably the most important gift of the year:  the "WOW" gift.

What is a wow gift you ask?  Think back to Christmas with your kids.  The wow gift is the present your child opened and said, "WOW!".  The one you purposely saved back for last because you knew once they had opened it, the only thing on their mind would be to try out this amazing gift.  That's a wow gift.

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Cleaning Sheep: A Fair Time Devotional

Cleaning Sheep: A Fair Time Devotional | Higdons' Happy Home

This week, while eating lunch with my dad, we watched as the parking lot, and then the lobby of the restaurant we were eating at filled with families taking a break from getting their animals ready for our local, county fair.  As a former 4-Her, I know that during the fair time, few things are as great as air conditioning and a cold drink--except for maybe a Grand Champion ribbon!  Raising animals is hard work all year long, but during the fair there is a lot of extra work to be done!

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