Baby Memories

Your baby grows up quicker than you think, and you'll want to remember every memory. These easy scrapbook and memory-making ideas will help you record every milestone.

Fall is the Perfect Time to Start Family Traditions

I have to admit, this is probably one of my favorite times of year. I love living in a region where the seasons change, the air cools, and leaves undergo a beautiful transformation before piling up on our lawn. It’s also the time when families start thinking about traditions – new and old – as the holidays begin the not-so-slow creep up on us.

A Week Full of Milestones

Do you ever have moments in life when you just wish you had a pause button? You just want to stop time for just a moment so you can soak it all in. This week Macks hit not one, not two, not even three, but four milestones. Yes four, all in one week.

Con Fe, Confianza y un poco de Polvo de Hadas Todo se Puede

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Me tomó mucho tiempo para averiguar lo que quería ser “cuando sea grande.” De chef pastelero pase entonces a diseñadora de moda, luego maestra, administrador de empresas y, por último, la manejo de hoteles y restaurantes. Mientras más mayor más me alejé de mis sueños y en su lugar concentre en la realidad de las situaciones. Necesitaba dinero, así que necesitaba trabajar, lo que significaba que necesitaba un trabajo. ¿El trabajo tiene beneficios, tiempo de vacaciones, días de enfermedad, días a feriado pagadas, ¿cuáles son las horas, ¿hay espacio para crecimiento o avance. Me obsesione con ganar bien pero nunca hacía nada que amaba.

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All You Need is Faith, Trust and a Little Pixie Dust

alicia gibbs: chica fashion blog

It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to be “when I grow up.” I went from chef to pastry chef; then it was a fashion designer, teacher, business administrator, and lastly hotel and restaurant management. The older I got, the farther I drifted away from dreams and instead focused on the reality of situations. I needed money, so I needed to work–which meant I needed a job. Does the job have benefits? Vacation time, sick days, and paid holidays? What are the hours? Is there room for growth or advancement? I became fixated on earning well, but I was never doing anything I loved.

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Paint Pumpkins with Baby This Halloween!

My kids love painting. We always have to keep painting supplies on hand so that they can get creative at a moment’s notice.

A couple of years ago, when Liam was still a baby, we bought a giant pumpkin and stripped Liam down to his diaper. We went outside and let him have so much fun painting the pumpkin (and himself). He loved it, and he really loved being able to play with the hose after while we cleaned him off. 

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