7.14.2013

Disney's new movie Planes & $100 Fandango Gift Card Give-Away


A couple months back my husband and I took our kids to California to go to Disneyland and California Adventure!
We loved all of both parks but I'm pretty sure Chesney's favorite was Radiator Springs Racers! She LOVED it, along with everyone else there! :)
While we were visiting Disneyland we heard about the new Disney movie Planes. We loved Cars so I'm sure we're going to love Planes!
Today I have the opportunity to tell you a little about some of the characters in the new movie Planes, I've taken some time over the last few days and read all about the characters, it's fun to read about them and relate them to people I know, like my children!
One of the characters in Planes is Roper, Roper reminds me of my daughter Chesney. Roper is funny but firm in his dealings with the race and racers. This totally fits Chesney, she likes to go have fun with her friends but boy oh boy if someone does something she thinks isn't right, watch out! This can be a challenging personality to deal with, but maybe I have a little bit of that in myself so we seem to get along...okay. :)
Chug is another one of the characters in the movie, his characteristics remind me of my baby Brayden. He's a guys guy who plays hard and has a big personality. As I type this post Brayden is on the floor playing hard. He's a fun little guy but wow, he's so much different than a little girl! He's been a challenge for me because he's so rough but I think we'll keep him!
We are so excited to see the new Disney movie Planes, and maybe someday we'll be taking our kids back to Disneyland and visiting the Planes characters.
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112 comments:

  1. I challenged my children by enroll ing them into many activities when they wer young and let them pick the ones that they wanted to continue with. I chose one other activity and made them do it to encourage them that they can't just give up on something because they did nt like it Life is not always fair and some things are not to our liking.

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  2. "How do you challenge your children to follow their dreams?"
    My husband and I let them try things they might fail at because they have desire to give them a go. We encourage them to be dedicated and to give it their best effort even if it is challenging. We are firm about not quitting or giving up halfway through because it is harder than they thought, but we are also ready to weep with them if they are disappointed about the outcome. We rejoice when they accomplish a step closer to their goal, and push them to go farther than they may have started out to go.
    mindingmomma (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. I encourage my kids by giving them plenty of positive comments about their interest and accomplishments. I also try new hobbies and interest of my own which encourages them.

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  4. You let them make mistakes so they can learn. Now they ate both grown, educated , on their own, self sufficient and still enjoy our company. I cannot ask for more but it was a challenging road.

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  5. I encourage their interests, challenge them to try new things, go to new and interesting places, and celebrate their accomplishments.

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  6. By encouraging him to make mistakes - and to learn from them. To question, to read, to experience everything he can as fully as he can.

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  7. My kids are all grown but we encouraged them by trying to buy "tools" instead of toys. Tools can be musical instruments, sewing machines, paints, cameras, wrenches/hammers/screwdrivers etc. When one of my daughters showed an interest in baking, we took a cake decorating class together. I have a daughter that is a nurse, one is a photographer, one is in the military, and my son is an auto tech.

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  8. My husband and I allowed our children to try just about everything! My daughter played boys ice hockey, she's a junior black belt, played 3 instruments in high school, played field hockey, and soft ball in high school and college - due to injuries she can no longer peruse her athletics - she's going to school to be an athletic trainer! My son always loved planes as a boy we would take him to the local small airport to watch the planes take off and land - he started working at that airport when he was 16 mowing the grass, went to school for aviation got his masters in business and now 10 yrs later he is the head ground school flight instructor! Looking back I would say it is all about planting the seeds when they are little and encouraging them along the way. I'm a proud momma!

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  9. We encourage our children to try anything they are interested in. For example, our oldest has enjoyed such activities as student government, writing a novel, youth city council and playing and teaching piano. Another daughter had a desire to run track and we fully supported her in that endeavor. We've found the best way to support them is to say, "ok, you want to do this, now let's figure out how." We work together to accomplish their goal.

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  10. I encourage my kids to try new things all the time. The more experiences they have, the easier it is to face challenges. We've seen that dreams often are at the end of a difficult journey. We want them to be able to persevere.

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  11. You guys are so cute!
    Stefanie

    PS...don't enter me in the giveaway! I just wanted pop in and say "HI!"

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  12. I don't have children of my own, but I have a beautiful niece. I always remind her that she has the opportunity to do anything she wants with her life. When she is down or upset, I remind her that there is always someone out there who is suffering and dealing with much worse than she is and to be thankful of everything she has. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  13. I don't have children yet :(. But I encourage my hubby by being supportive or his going back to school.

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  14. I encourage my kids to participate in sports and clubs that they enjoy and I practice with them so they can improve their skills.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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    https://twitter.com/kellydsaver/status/356852110459023360

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  16. When our children were young, we enrolled them in sports, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading... anything that they wanted to try. Eventually .they found their gift and we encouraged them to continue in that. Thanks for the giveaway

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  17. I encourage my children to follow their passions for art and music. My 8 year old is a budding artist, my 10 year old plays guitar and drums, and my 3 year old daughter takes ballet. I applaud their accomplishments and motivate them to keep doing their best.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/356890964360572928

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  19. I would encourage them to do what interests them and research about it, praise them when they have done good.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  20. When my children were younger I always encouraged them to try new things & to follow their dreams. They are all grown & gone now, but am a very proud Mother.

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  21. I don’t have kids, but I encourage my niece by telling her she can do anything she sets her mind to.
    austma7@aol.com

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  22. I remind my kids that they can do anything they want and that God made everybody with a purpose.

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  23. We let them pursue whatever they want within limits.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  24. By letting her to try as many avenues as possible.

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  25. https://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/356971163521519616

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  26. I encourage my child by supporting his ideas and dreams and by teaching him to work hard

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  27. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/356975352230330368

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  28. I try to watch my kids and the things they naturally seem to be interested in and then encourage them to dig deeper and explore more in those areas. If there's a class or activity in our community that is related I try to get them involved in that. Mostly just listening to them express their interests and encouraging them to follow and explore those ideas.

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  29. I applaud their efforts and encourage them to take the next step.

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    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/357160839511420929

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  31. I just make sure they know they are supported

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  32. we encourage our daughter to follow her dreams riding her horses

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  33. we homeschool and let the kids study what interests them
    pry.school.1@gmail.com

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  34. I have no kids. I would let me just play and learn about interacting with others in sport and fun

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  35. I take the time to listen to my son when he talks about his dreams and passions, even though he is just 7 years old. Even though some may not make sense, I encourage him, and remember that these are his dreams. :)

    HilLesha(at)twc(dot)com

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  36. we cheer them on really loudly

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  37. I always cheer my son on and clap! when he falls i always give him a helping hand and a smile and tell him he did awesome

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  38. I encourage my daughter to try new things–types of sports or activities and when I see she is really interested in something I push her to do the best she can at it and constantly be supportive of her in any decision she makes!


    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  39. tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/357569437785784320

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  40. By letting them try new things -- and seeing what suits them.

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  41. I don’t have any kids, but I have two little cousins who I try to help guide in the right direction. I try to present them with new opportunities and activities when I see them. I want to show them the many possibilities that are out there. I want them to reach for the stars.

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  42. https://twitter.com/HiddenDarkness4/status/357658571627958273

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  43. I have two nieces and I don't encourage them. However, I do try to inspire them and open them up to new interests by taking them on day trips to local museums, concerts, and storytelling events at the library. We participate in arts and crafts classes once a month and bake together. I spend every Saturday morning and afternoon with them while my brother and his wife work so we try to make it a fun experience each time!

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  44. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/357710701294387200

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  45. I challenge my children by enrolling them in sports.

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  46. I encourage them to follow their dreams by always being positive about the things they show an interest in, and telling them to always follow what is in their hearts.

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

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  47. https://twitter.com/mmalavec/status/358262268238118912

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

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  49. I encourage our kids to follow their dreams by being positive in the things that they like and seem to show interest in. BTW - I agree with Chesney - Radiator Spring's Racers was the best! Too bad the lines were so long :(

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  50. I challenge them by giving them steps to follow in order to reach their goals They want to go to the anime convention, then first they have to do chores to earn the money to get there! It's not just about giving them work to do though It's also about supporting and encouraging them and helping them find ways to get to where they want to go :)

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  51. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/358403876124237825

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  52. I encourage my daughter to keep trying even when she thinks it's too difficult to go on. I let her know anything that is truely important to her is worth fighting for to press on.

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  53. I like to make sure my kids know how proud I am of the things they do. When they know they have momma's approval, they feel like they can do anything.

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  54. I encourage my kiddos by doing lots of different activities with them to foster a love of trying new things! I also sign them up for classes to help them learn and grow and find undiscovered talents!

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  55. Tweet!
    https://twitter.com/KaizenFashion/status/358661310067650561

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  56. I try to speak as positively as possible and not knock down their ideas.

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  57. I encourage and support them to experience all they like, enjoy the process of trial and error. It was not always pleasant and smooth, however I do believe you got to give them chances to grow.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  58. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/359154687993323520

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  59. I tell them I’m proud of them. Encourage them to spend their time doing things at which they feel competent and valued
    navygravY@hotmail.com

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  60. https://twitter.com/Merle0304/status/359727411526504449
    navygravY@hotmail.com

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  61. i think the key is to have them try many things, whether it's in the arts, sports, or intellectual pursuits, and see what they spark to or are good at--even if it's not necessarily what you desire. it's best that they find something that they're passionate about, not what they feel pushed into doing!

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  63. I let them make their own choices, (within reason) good or bad, and let them learn from their mistakes and their triumphs. :-) gkbccb at yahoo DOT com

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  64. https://twitter.com/1caseycolette/status/361560073442570241

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  65. I challenge my children to follow their dreams by giving positive reinforcement, motivating them often, and enrolling them in classes or teams that help make those dreams become more a reality. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. I tell them to give it their all and to try their best.

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  67. I help my kids by opening them up to new opportunities. For example, my son loves playing video games which would sometimes drive me crazy since I would have to yell to get him off of the PS3. So this summer, instead of yelling, I signed him up for a summer computer programming camp for kids at our local University and it’s been awesome! He’s programmed his own ninja video game and has found something that he truly loves and wants to continue learning about!
    pauline15_01(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  68. By being supportive and positive with them.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  69. we try to expose them to different opportunities to find out what they like

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  70. We encourage them to take classes and to pursue independent projects, especially art-related projects.

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  71. tell them to work hard, and to never give up and don't listen to what anyone says.

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  72. We encourage them to try new things and believe in themselves.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  73. I give my daughter the freedom to try things in a different way and use her imagination.

    cgies25 at hotmail

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  74. My kids are older, so the encouragement frequently consists of being a sounding board as they think out pros and cons, ins and outs of different things. I sometimes point out things they don't seem to have considered, but it is pretty self-directed by now.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail . com

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  75. By teaching them critical thinking and supporting their decisions.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  76. https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/365998433905025026

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  77. I encourage my kids by being their biggest and loudest cheerleader! I always let them know that anything can be accomplished if you work hard enough at it and I support them every step of they way!!

    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  78. I encourage my daughter to practice her piano.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  79. I challenge my kids to follow their dreams by interacting with them on a daily basis in their imaginative play and encouraging them to try new things to achieve results.

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  80. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/kissxmonkeybutt/status/366266224608411648

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  81. By setting a good example and being their biggest support.

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  82. by giving them individual tasks based on their strong point to help them excel
    star95011atyahoodotcom

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  83. We teach them to think outside of the box :)

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  84. I just let them know if they want it then they have to work for it.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  85. We give them small tasks that they can complete so they feel confident.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. i do not have kids but i live when my nephew learn somehing new and trying to find his way in the world

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  87. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/366670966505484289

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  88. I encourage them by helping them build confidence in themselves.

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  89. My children are adults now but I always tried to find ways to let them achieve small steps on the way to a big goal.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  90. I encourage them to tell me anything. And when they do, I never ever talk them down.

    jbodawg at outlook dot com

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  91. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/366816232923598850

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  92. I make sure my kids never give up and try hard for what they want.

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  93. I encourage them to overcome their fears, celebrate their successes & walk with them through their failures

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  94. I encourage my children to achieve their goals by supporting them and by encouraging creativity and confidence

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  95. I encourage our kids to reach for their goals by asking them how they are doing, what they want to do and how they plan to do it!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  96. I don't have kids but if I did I would encourage them to be themselves, try new things, work hard and no matter what I will always be proud of them,

    ohsmiledarling at gmail dot com

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  97. By encouraging them to follow their dreams, try different things and to challenge themselves

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  98. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/366985091576111104

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  99. I always tell them how good they are doing and that I believe in them

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  100. I encourage my kids my kids by encouraging them to do anything they set their mind to. My motto to them is the bible verse "With God all things are possible."

    heatherstamper09@aol.com

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  101. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/366995981956427779

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  102. I always tell them to believe in themselves and that you wont know if you like something or not unless you try it!
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com


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  103. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/367018241241006080
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  104. I tell my kids they can be anything they want if they put the hard work in.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  105. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/367019311618985984

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  106. we tell her she can be whatever she wants to be when she grows up.

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  107. Encourage their creativity and allow them to dream big!

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  108. we homeschool so our kids can focus on subjects that they enjoy and have opportunities to follow their own dreams in life

    pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  109. tweeted https://twitter.com/pryfamily5/status/367083463758725120
    pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  110. I encourage him to try new things and expose him to many new things - granted he's only 8 months, but new book, new toys, new textures, rain on his skin, puddles after the warm summer storms, sandy beaches etc
    You never know what you'll want to be or do in life until you know what's out there!

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  111. https://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/status/367725082811969536

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