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Helping Your Child Through the Loss of a Pet

When our sweet Maya (our beautiful golden retriever) died in March, it was quite traumatic. Months later, we’re still talking about our “MaeMae” and how much we miss her, how much we loved her, and how neurotic she was. Even now, Harlyn will randomly talk about Maya and will say things like, “If I had […]

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Maverick’s Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

Our sweet boy turned THREE last week…and the only thing this little man requested for his party was a Mickey cake. So we went on the hunt for Mickey party supplies to make his birthday party perfect! Thankfully, Walmart came through 🙂 We never go “all out” for birthday parties–it’s just not something I’m interested […]

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White Christians, We’ve Got to Do Better

Today, you may decide you don’t like me. That’s okay. I’ve got some stuff on my mind, and since this is my little home on the Internet, I’m going to say it…because it matters. First things first: If you haven’t been around long enough to know this–I’m a white Christian woman. I’m 34. I grew […]

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First Grade Readiness: Weekly Summer Checklist

Today, I’m sharing my First Grade Readiness Weekly Summer Checklist printable with you! The School of These Average Parents is now closed for summer! That’s right–we made it to the end of Kindergarten, during a pandemic, and lived to tell the tale! All kidding aside though, homeschooling our daughter did shed a lot of light […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Birthdays: Quarantine Style

Just two short months ago, none of us would have ever known what the heck a social distancing/quarantine birthday celebration was. Just two short months ago, we were thinking we’d have our normal family party for our big SIX year old, complete with Jersey Mike’s subs, patio-sittin’, and plenty of laughs and present opening. But […]

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The Coronavirus Blues

I’m going to talk about the Coronavirus today. But before I get started, I’d like to just give a sort of disclaimer on this whole thing. Yes, I am going to talk about my feelings. NO, that does not mean I do not understand that there are people out there truly suffering. I know there […]

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4 Reasons to Get Outside During the Coronavirus

If  there’s one thing I’ve learned the past few weeks , it’s that going outside saves sanity during social distancing. My kids haven’t left the house in three weeks, so they fight constantly. My almost 6 year old acts like a 2 year old half the time. My 2 year old bites, hits, and pinches […]

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7 Tips for Surviving Social Distancing

Welllll…WOW. It’s been a wild few weeks, hasn’t it? We’ve been lying low over here. Our kids haven’t left our neighborhood in probably two weeks or so, and we only go out to get groceries and to go to work. Anyway. I thought we’d talk about surviving social distancing and how to make it easier […]

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5 Tips for a Great Kid-Free Day at Disneyland

**Hi friends, Several weeks ago, Brandon and I went to Disney. This blog post has been written, scheduled, and images done for weeks. At this time, I have chosen to still post this blog post–not because I’m insensitive to what’s going on in our world right now, but because I believe we need a little […]

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Top 5 Takeaways from Social Media Marketing World 2020

Last week, I had the privilege of attending Social Media Marketing World for the second year. And for the second year in a row, it blew me away. If you missed my post “The Introvert’s Guide to Attending a Conference” from last year, you can find that HERE!  This year, I wanted to give my […]

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I'm Meghan. I am an average mom.

I'm Meghan. I am an average mom.

I am a wife and mama of two, just trying to keep everyone decently happy and content. I love scrapbooking, reading, the elusive date night, and iced coffees.
I'm Meghan. I am an average mom.