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Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 20 years, our three wild and wonderfully different boys, five totally spoiled little dogs, a plethora of wild cats, and I live at Miller Manor! It is a 100 year old Colonial Style Farmhouse that is surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland, in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.

Each month, I will send in a neat unit study that coordinates with fun and sometimes wacky Holidays for the upcoming month.  In addition to tips, ideas, and thoughts, I will also include links to some fun things to learn about in your homeschool.  Don’t homeschool?  No big deal!  Spend time with your kids during …

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Does your child erase and redo homework over and over again until it’s just right? Is anything less than 100% not good enough?  Welcome to the world of perfectionism, where unrealistic expectations are daily and unrelenting. Perfectionists engage in frequent hypercritical self-talk, bringing themselves down and creating a whole lot of stress within the family. …

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Cats loathe costumes, but some dogs positively revel in dressing up for Halloween. Strap on a pair of fairy wings and they begin to strut their stuff, eager to trick-or-treat like a little kid. Dressing up your dachshund can get pretty pricey, however, without sewing skills or a big budget. Here’s a list of easy …

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One of my favorite things about using natural cleaner recipes for your home is choosing my own personal scent. When you purchase cleaners at the store you are stuck with whatever scent the company is using at the time. Sometimes we get so used to the smell of commercial cleaners that we start equating that …

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Here are a few swapping suggestions: Los Angeles Costume Swap The Los Angeles Costume Swap is one of the largest active costume swaps and is set to take place on October 9. The event features raffles, face painting, guest speakers and other events to keep both kids and adults entertained. You can also feel good …

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Halloween is a celebration of make-believe, pumpkins, autumn, and most of all…candy. While kids wait all year for this holiday of endless sugar, it can often be a nightmare for parents. What is a parent to do if they are worried about tooth decay from all this candy consumption? Candy usually contains sugar, which is …

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In honor of the happiest-place-on-earth’s 40th anniversary on October 1, the folks at social travel site Gogobot put together this list of the keys to the kingdom: Top Insider Tips to Making the Most of Disney. Here are the top 5 insider tips from Gogobot users: 1.  For the older family: Keys to the Kingdom Tour …

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It is almost Halloween, that means parties and gifts.  So, I am making some cute little buckets for the Teachers.  I was going to fill them with candy, but decided that spa goodies might be more useful for the them!  They can take the spa stuff home and keep the bucket on their desk for …

Read More about Elmers Teacher Gift: Halloween Bucket of Goodies! #GlueNGlitter

In addition to my cookbook addiction and my big card file box of handwritten (or cut and pasted) recipes, you should see the millions of bookmarks, my new Pinterest account, my kid friendly recipes index, emails, and folders on my computer.  I was starting to get a bit frazzled and figured I couldn’t be the …

Read More about #Recipe #Organization (Part 1): How to Organize Printed Recipes!