Today you get a bit of practical teacher gift giving advice tempered with a reflection on motherhood. How bittersweet it is. Crafting and coming up with practical (and inexpensive) teacher gifts has become something of a challenge for me every year. ¬†Between the kids, we have nine teachers and aides. Throughout the year, I’m always…

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Every year, we look for a fun, meaningful and heartfelt way to tell our teachers (and Luke’s therapists!) how much they mean to our family. In year’s past, I’ve made mixes and given gift cards. This year, I opted to put my culinary and Pinterest pinning skills to work. For months, I’ve been pinning some…

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I think that right there is our quote of the week.¬† That and this gem from John Paul… “Dad, when do you get out of work for the summer?” The 2010-2011 school year is officially over. I thought we were on a pretty good pace until January hit. Since then, we never hit the brakes.…

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I’m all about gifts with meaning.  Teachers are a tough bunch to get the perfect gift for, I think.  We’ve done Starbucks and Barnes and Noble.  We’ve done gift cards and sweet treats.  But in the spirit of “the little things” this Advent, I thought it might be fun to put together a homemade gift…

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