Parenting

How to Gift Shop with Your Toddler

by jessicaturner on May 14, 2014

My love language is probably gift giving. I LOVE to give gifts. As Elias and Adeline have been getting older, I have been looking for ways to involve them in gift giving. Hallmark recently sent me a gift card, so I decided to take the kids’ shopping to buy some gifts. Adeline shopped for her […]

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With Thanksgiving just three weeks away, I have been scouring Pinterest for some fun Thanksgiving and turkey crafts to do with the kids. It turns out that the folks from the new movie Free Birds (released November 1) were also thinking turkey crafts when they emailed me about this new spin on a handprint turkey.  […]

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Parenting Tips Wanted: Shopping with Toddlers

by jessicaturner on September 25, 2013

Y’all, I need your tips. Shopping with Adeline these days is a nightmare. She is like the Tazmanian Devil everywhere I take her. She wants to run from rack to rack, destroying everything in her path. I’ll try to convince her to ride in the cart, and sometimes it works (usually at the start of […]

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I must admit, I have been SO excited for William and Kate since the announcement that they were expecting. One of the things I have learned since becoming a mother is that the tribe of motherhood is strong, and we love to share our advice with one another. So I thought it would be fun […]

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Tips and Tricks for Party Planning in Advance

by jessicaturner on May 15, 2013

I have been planning Elias’s Pirate birthday party since the fall (his birthday is July 12) and Adeline’s Sesame Street party since about Christmas time (her birthday is June 23). Not anything major. But little bits here and there. I love party planning WAY in advance for so many reasons. I know that as your […]

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Tips Needed: How to be a Soccer Mom

by jessicaturner on February 25, 2013

Elias is starting soccer in a few weeks. He will have one practice and one game a week for two months. He is so excited. I’m excited too. But I’m also a little nervous. Y’all I have never played a sport in my life. Sports have never been that thing. I don’t know the first […]

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Allowance: What Works for You?

by jessicaturner on January 16, 2013

Elias is four and a half. We’d like to do some sort of chore chart/allowance system for him. I’m curious – what works for your family? Are there certain products that you love? How much do you give your kids? I have no idea what the going rate is for allowances these days – especially […]

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20 Christmas Season Memories

by jessicaturner on December 20, 2012

The kids with the best Santa I’ve ever seen. Clothes from Zulily. I cannot believe it is Christmas next week. This month has FLOWN by. Here’s a list of 20 Christmas memories we’ve made: We had a blast decorating our new home for Christmas. We have two big trees and four small trees up! The […]

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Deeper Family: Gut Parenting (Video)

by jessicaturner on November 26, 2012

Love this photo of our family together yesterday Matthew and I have our second video on Deeper Family today. In it we discuss times when we had to go with our gut and make sometimes tough decisions. Can you relate? Would love for you to hop on over there and view the video and share […]

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Motherhood Monday: Savoring the Little Moments

by jessicaturner on November 5, 2012

This weekend I was in Kansas City supporting my friends Ann and Angie at Women of Faith. It was a great, quick getaway weekend. I left Friday night after work and got home yesterday at 8:30 am. As much fun as I had in Kansas City, I couldn’t wait to be home with my sweet […]

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