Personalized Christmas Gifts for Kids

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The holidays are sneaking up on us. And with that comes the search for the perfect Christmas gift for kids.

Personalized Christmas gifts show your child how special and unique they are since each gift is customized just for them.

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We Are Taking the 21-Day Read Aloud Challenge

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*This post was written for Momaha.com. Read on and then click link below to read full article.*

I’ve always had a love of books.

So when I became a first-time mom almost 12 years ago, I wanted to share this love of reading with our son.

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Fun Fall Activities For Your Family

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Happy Fall Y’all!

We love this time of year! Pumpkins are everywhere, temps dip for cozy clothing and autumn smells are in the air.

No matter the age of your kids or grandkids, there are many fun fall activities to do as a family to connect during this season.

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Getting Ready to Become a Big Brother or Big Sister

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Preparing your child for a new sibling? It can be both exciting and scary to think of expanding your family.

While you are busy preparing the necessities of diapers, wipes and bottles, it’s important to also prepare your child to become a big brother or big sister.

Why? Because their (and your) whole world is about to change! More…

Top 5 Personalized Baptism Gifts

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Baptism is a special celebration of faith and family. Whether you’re a parent, godparent, aunt, uncle, relative or friend, the question of ‘What do I give as Baptism gifts?’ is a common one.

If looking for unique Baptism gift ideas to be keepsakes, or even heirlooms, personalized Baptism gifts are a great choice. These one-of-a- kind gifts will be cherished by both child and parent long after the celebration. More…

61 Ridiculously Cute Short Poems For Kids

The cutest short poems for kids to help you connect with your little one!


Edge Magazine Features MarbleSpark as Local Children’s Book Author

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Article written by Carole Sprunk of Edge Magazine

Photo by Christopher Tierney

“Build a Better Community.” These words are displayed all over Sump Memorial Library in Papillion. That is exactly what Omaha local authors Stacey and Phil Haussler, Kathy Rygg, and Bruce Arant are doing. More…

A Letter to My Middle Schooler

I wrote a letter (okay, more like a poem) to our oldest son who starts middle school this week. Yes, it’s sappy, but it was therapeutic to write. He gave me permission to post it. Perhaps other moms out there can relate to their children growing up…too quickly.   More…

Speaking Your Child’s Love Language

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“What’s your love language?” Phil asked one day early on in our marriage. I had no idea what he was talking about. “I don’t know?” was my response. I was intrigued to say the least.

It was then that I was first introduced to the book, The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. Side note: To date, this book has sold over 11 million copies!

Chapman concluded there are five emotional love languages or five ways people speak and understand love.

And understanding yours as well as those important to you can help you connect and improve your relationships.

Fast forward several years later to having kids. I was talking to a friend who mentioned the book, The 5 Love Languages of Children, also written by Gary Chapman. I thought to myself, “This guy is on to something. Of course a child has a love language, too!” More…

10 Tips for Traveling with Kids

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Summer is upon us! Yahooooo! Life slows down a bit for our family and it is a welcome change from the chaotic school year schedule.

Summer in our house also means traveling with our kids to see family, friends and new places.

Traveling with kids can be exhausting for children and parents alike. We all need an extra dose of patience! More…