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Dads. They have their own special brand of humor, don’t they? I don’t know if this is something that is innate or learned; if you have to have so many years of fatherhood under your belt before these lovely pearls, these dadisms come flowing readily off the tongue. Regardless, that dad humor is…(Read More)

Originally printed in the June 2016 issue of Simply Family Magazine It’s the day in which we come together as a country, unabashedly patriotic, and let freedom ring with celebrations of all kinds from parades and rodeos to magnificent fireworks. So pull out your red, white, and blue and let SFM help you plan…(Read More)

We heart Summer! And we’re pretty sure you guys do, too. (You know, once you get over the initial shock of having the kiddos home Every. Single. Day.) We thought it would be fun to put together a Summer Fun Bucket List (for the kiddos and the mamas and the papas) to help us…(Read More)

Although fathers have only had their own recognized holiday since 1910, they have played an integral part in childhood development since the very first father existed. The timeline on that may be arguable, but the importance of a father’s role in his children’s lives is not. Many men have had the good fortune…(Read More)

With that beautiful last day of school looming, it’s time again for this mama to reflect on the lessons I’ve learned this 3rd grade year (a tradition started back in kindergarten). This schoolyear was a bit of a rollercoaster ride for our girl, and every time my mama bear worries threatened to overwhelm…(Read More)

Summertime is practically upon us, which means that school is quickly coming to a close. Is it normal to feel both completely ecstatic and yet completely terrified all at the same time? I’m new to this “preschool mom” gig, and I have no earthly idea how I am going to keep my almost 4…(Read More)

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. (It’s Sunday…Like, this Sunday, May 8…Just in case you didn’t know, and you haven’t bought your mom a card yet — you might want to get on that.) This Mother’s Day is especially poignant for me — this is the last Mother’s Day before…(Read More)

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and it has me thinking about how endlessly grateful I am for those who teach my children! Theirs is a job I don’t envy and can honestly say I’m not equipped for. The patience, persistence, encouragement and joy for lifelong learning they are instilling…(Read More)

Not all DIY projects are complicated and drawn out; that would be pretty daunting.  If you’re a bath lover and in need of a quick project this Earth Day (or any day, really), this reclaimed wood bath caddy is right up your alley. DIY: Reclaimed Bath Tub Shelf To create a shelf to hold…(Read More)

The job of “teacher” is one that’s vastly underestimated. The hours are great, people say. How ‘bout those summers off, huh? Just…no. We’ll count our blessings that teachers have the summer to recharge, though many pick up other work during their “time off.” And, I kid you not, when the bell rings…(Read More)