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Links Patricia Loves

Six great stories to prepare you for the holidays. 1. How to throw a dinner party like a Parisian. 2. A guide to finding the right fragrance. 3. Airbnb’s most popular listing, ever. 4. Here's how long it will take you to read any book. 5. 10 moms on their screen time rules versus reality. 6. Can stress ever be good for you. Stay connected with us! 

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Hello Monday - Love: Summer Reading For Tweens

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Hello Monday - Love: Summer Reading For Tweens

Here are three books recommended by one of our sparkle tribe tween. She's been reading since she was five and still reads a book a week. Bottom line: She knows her stuff. We love her recommendations and hope you do too.  The Land of Stories - The Wishing Spell - The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about....

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Hello Monday - Love: Slowing Down This Summer And A Few Essentials

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Hello Monday - Love: Slowing Down This Summer And A Few Essentials

We're excited that our kids are out of school! This summer we plan to slow down (no camps, no schedules, no hurry ups, no come on.. let's go...) and spend some quality time with the family. As parents we forget sometimes to slow down and just simply enjoy our kids even as simple as watching them play with dirt in the backyard. Here is a great post on trying out slow parenting. What are your plans for this summer?   Camping trip Family Activity Ideas - Well Played Panama straw hat (and coffee of course)     TOPSHOP Hawaii CrissCross Sandal   Coola Sport Sunblock  ...

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4 Great Reads About Tweens And Emotions

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4 Great Reads About Tweens And Emotions

Fall is in full swing and we've survived back to school! We've got this. Everyone's all good, teachers are good, activities scheduled, carpool worked out, even signed up to participate with upcoming fundraisers at school, this is going to be the most organized school year ever!! We ARE pros at this now!! The entire family is in a groove. YES!!!  Well kinda sorta... we didn't expect this: The "moody" tween.     Where did these emotions come from? Why is she acting this way? Every morning we aren't sure who is going to show up at the breakfast table. Same with...

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Our Fall Bucket List

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Our Fall Bucket List

Do you have anything you’re wanting to tackle this fall? We know that the answer is probably yes, but you’re just too busy to get anything done right? So we decided to write down our bucket list to get you mommies out there inspired. Write it down so we can help each other to at least check some off from the list. Even if it takes till the end of November to complete! Here is our top ten: 1. Weekend staycation with hubby – Patricia 2. Master a mean apple pie – Patricia 3. Foggy morning hike with the family...

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