10 Helpful Ways to Get Ready School

Top 10 Helpful Ways to Get Ready for School

10 Helpful Ways to Get Ready School

As we head into a new school year, you know that Summer is closing up and school is peeking around the corner. School has actually started for many of our readers and their children. Here are some ideas to help with the inevitable transition. Make sure to read our article on 10 Ways to Make […]

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How to Take Your Own Cake Smash Photos

How to Cake Smash DIY Photos

Our son recently turned one and after we started our photography business this summer, we decided to do a cake smash photo session with him for his first birthday. We shot our session with our Canon Rebel T3i DLSR Camera, which we highly recommend.  However, if you don’t have a professional grade digital camera, it […]

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How To Help Your ADD/ADHD Child in School

How Help ADD ADHD Child School

Today I was talking to a friend who has a child in school, and that child has ADD. I realized after eighteen years of teaching there are some real tips that might help parents of children that are struggling with ADD/ADHD.  Please note that I am not a doctor, and I do not have the […]

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How to Keep Your Car Smelling Fresh Year Round #LoveAmericanHome #AD

Keep Car Fresh Yankee Candle American Home

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveAmericanHome #CollectiveBias When school starts our van becomes more like an extra room in the house versus a vehicle. We pretty much live in our car every day between school, home, soccer practice, and other family activities. It […]

Pixels Movie Review

Movie Review – Pixels (PG-13)

Pixels Movie Review

Pixels, PG-13 (2015) Movie Review – Not Spoilers Included   4-scale Popcorn Rating:  4 Did we like it?  3 It was fun for the hubby and I, and we didn’t feel like it was a waste of money at the drive-in. Will we see it again?  2 Maybe, in a year or so, with our […]

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No-Tie Shoelaces: Introducing HICKIES #Spon

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Blogger was compensated with a free product, however, all opinions are entirely my own. We had the privilege to try out this solution to frustrating shoe laces. Introducing… shoe HICKIES!! My 10-year old, Veronica, can tie her own shoelaces – but she is always on the go – and would rather NOT deal with them. Meanwhile, […]

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My Struggle With Alcohol: One Woman’s Story (Guest Post)

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“I Remember the Morning” It was another lonely night in an otherwise full house.  My husband and the step kids were downstairs watching a movie.  The Sunday night family dinner was over, the leftovers and dishes were put away and my wine cup was washed and put away. I had a few drinks while preparing and cleaning […]

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Avengers: Age of Ultron, Blu-ray Combo Pack 10/2

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We are an avid Avenger household. My son dressed up like every super hero imaginable when he was little. Halloween was his favorite time to pick a new costume to have at home when pretending to defend someone against the next evil villain. He’s pretty excited that Avengers: Age of Ultron is coming out in a […]

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Pudding Popsicles

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Here is another fun and simple summer snack to try. Ingredients: – Pudding cup (any flavor) – Popsicle stick Remove and separate the pudding cups from the cardboard container. Do not remove the lid. Place the stick into the pudding, straight up, through the thin lid. Put the pudding into the freezer, on a flat […]

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Ant-Man Screening With Paul Rudd (PG-13, 2015)

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Ant-Man PG-13 (2015) Movie Review – No Spoilers Included I had the incredible privilege of attending a New York City blogger-exclusive screening of the latest Marvel superhero movie, Ant-Man!!!! Being a fan of the Marvel universe and its large and small screen productions (Iron Man, Capt. America, Agents of Shield, Agent Carter, and Avengers, to […]

Camp Google

Free Online Camp Google – Starting 7/13

Camp Google

An ad for the free summer Camp Google came across my screen and grabbed my attention immediately. I knew my very inquisitive 10-year old daughter would love it.   After taking an initial peek, I decided to introduce it to her this morning. We watched the ‘New to camp? Watch this.’ video and she was […]

Minions Movie Review 2015

Minions (2015) Movie Review

Minions Movie Review 2015

NO SPOILERS INCLUDED   Warning: Eat and drink at your own risk. The Minion characters are so hilarious, that viewers may explode with laughter, pee their pants, snort, spit their drink out of their nose or mouth, or choke on popcorn, etc. Those who have obnoxious and silly laughs will entertain the audience for minutes […]

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First Day Of School

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Many of you know that I’m a teacher by day and a blogger by night! I start school this coming Thursday, and I know several of you have kiddos that have already started! I know how I feel on the first day of school, so I’m sharing my Top 10 Tips to Making Your Child […]

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS at Comic-Con 2015

Comic Con 2015

How excited are you about the new Star Wars coming out December 18th!!  Is that date posted on your calendar, as it is mine??  My husband and I still have our beloved mini figures from the late 70’s-early 80’s.  My AT-AT model is displayed on a shelf next to my husband’s Tiefighter. I feel very […]

Working out on a Budget

How to Exercise on a Budget

Working out on a Budget

This is me at Christmas with my son, who was six months at the time. The first year you have a baby, you don’t have a  lot of time, money, and sleep. Even though I could technically afford a gym membership (we have one in our area that is $10 per month), I truly did […]

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Depend Silhouette Active Fit Free Sample #underwareness #ad

Depend Silhouette Free Sample

Many of our readers know that we have an adopted son who is almost in double digits! However, my other son was born in June of last year after our IVF cycle. While I loved every minute of being pregnant, there were definitely times, especially after the baby dropped, that I struggled with bladder leakage […]

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Soufeel Charm Bracelet & My Bucket List + Coupon Code #ad

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Blogger received the charms and bracelet free of charge in return this review. However, all opinions are my own. I was recently given the opportunity to check out Soufeel charms and bracelets.  I have been wanting to create charm bracelet with my travel bucket list, where I include only charms showing places I have either already […]