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Friday Amy Update: Emily Get’s her Driver’s License… Finally

Emily is driving!! So if back-to-school week wasn’t hectic enough, we obtained Emily’s Driver’s License as well! It has been QUITE an ordeal, I must say. The state of South Carolina has a lot of rules when it comes to new drivers. First, she had to get her Learners Permit by taking a written test […]

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Response to “The Seven Best Gratitude Quotes” by Melanie Greenberg PhD

We are always looking for any excuse to encourage gratitude! That’s why we were so excited to find this article about how just thinking about things you are grateful for can be beneficial to you. Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, life coach and expert on life change. Greenberg published an article titled “The […]

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Friday Amy Update: Back to School

It’s back to school week! Some of us are a bit more excited than others to see this week arrive but it is here none the less. We’ve been working hard gathering all our supplies, clothes and all the other school gear over the last few weeks. Now we can check everything off the lists! […]

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Gluten Free and Dairy Free Children’s Party Ideas for Snacks

Kids these days seem to have way more allergies than ever before. If your child has food restrictions, you probably already know what to serve and how to adapt meals to get rid of the offensive ingredients. But what if you’re just having a birthday party and want everyone to feel welcome?  Here are some childrens […]

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Friday Amy Update: Introducing Pepe!

On August 11, 2014 our family welcomed our new little dog, Pepe! He was my grandmother’s beloved pet and after she passed away a few weeks ago, we were honored to inherit him. Pepe is a Bichon Frise who was found on the side of the road a number of years ago. We think he […]

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Baby Shower Ideas: How to Encourage Thankfulness

Baby showers, as sweet as they can be, may come with a little bit of stress. As a host, you’ll probably feel pressure to ensure everyone feels welcome, well-fed/watered and comfortable. The mommy-to-be will most likely feel slightly self-conscious as all eyes in the room watch her open a plethora of gifts. Will she like […]

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Friday Amy Update: Richmond House

One of the first few designs that I drew for Amy Adele was of a little Cape Cod house drawn in memory of the sweet little house I grew up in. I call it the Richmond House. My house was located at 2938 Lawrence Drive in Falls Church, Virginia which is just outside the city […]

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Raising Thankful Kids

 Although children can be taught to say “Please” and “Thank you” at a very young age, many of those children may not feel truly grateful or understand the concept of feel thankful towards receiving that new gift, or at having family members visit them from out of state, or any other scenarios you could think […]

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Gem Mining with the Kids

Wednesday morning, we skipped school and work, packed up the car and headed to the North Carolina mountains. My parents-in-law live up there and wanted to visit a new gem mine store that recently opened in Brevard, NC. Brevard is a sweet little mountain town full of quaint restaurants, gift stores, and toy stores. It was […]

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Organizing Kid’s Clothing and Toys

With school coming back in session and your little monkey is getting more independent everyday.  They are dressing themselves more.  They are finding their own  You want to encourage that independence.  And yet every time you turn around, your little monkey has stripped of their clothes and has a new outfit on.   You need […]

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