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Kelli France is a busy woman! Her degree in Elementary Education comes into play as a mother of three, children's photographer, and online mentor to photographers. She loves what she does because it gives her a creative outlet. Kelli also likes to read (including lots of parenting books!), rock her aerobics class, and enjoy weekly date nights (for her personal sanity) with her husband. She currently resides in Colorado Springs.

Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Last year, I did something a little naughty when it comes to parenting…but my kids LOVED it! I served CANDY for breakfast (along with a couple of healthy things)! I thought it would be fun to surprise my kids with a special Valentine’s Day breakfast. I woke up early and made waffles for breakfast and […]

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Why my daughter likes to go to the dentist

A few years back, my daughter randomly said, “I wish we could go to the dentist again.”  WHAAAAAAT???? Since that was the weirdest thing I’d ever heard a 6 year old say, I asked her why she had said that. She told me that she wanted to go back to the dentist so she could […]

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Winter boredom cure: Shrinky-dinks

A while back when my kids and I visited an old friend, her kids introduced my kids to the magical world of Shrinky-dinks! My children were instantly fascinated and spent the next two hours designing and shrinking Shrinky-dinks. If you don’t know what I am talking about, Shrinky-dinks are a children’s toy/activity kit consisting of […]

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Trudy ~ the naughty little Christmas elf

A couple of years ago, my sister-in-law sent us Trudy, the naughty little elf.  She came with magical dust that makes her come to life in the middle of the night.  When she comes to life, she is NAUGH-TY!  She tips over chairs, dumps out the laundry basket, pulls down the stockings, etc.  She even […]

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Christmas Jar

To help my children think beyond what they will be “getting” for Christmas, we started doing a “Christmas Jar” a few years back to help them serve others during Christmas.  We use an empty canning jar for our “Christmas Jar” and fill it up with loose change throughout the year.  Then as Christmas draws nearer, […]

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Easy and enduring sticker charts that work!

I have been using this same sticker chart for the past 3 years with my kids now and it STILL works! The reason it is successful is because it is simple and easy to implement on a daily basis. HOW IT WORKS: Using the good, old-fashioned pencil and paper method, I draw a picture of […]

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