Homemade Butterscotch Sauce {Great Holiday Gift Idea!}

December 9, 2014
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When I told my kids that I wanted to try making homemade butterscotch sauce for the holidays this year- they weren’t at all sure that this was a good idea. They tried to talk me into whipping up a batch of homemade hot fudge instead- but I would not be drawn into their evil plan. […]

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Healthy Eating During the Holidays

December 8, 2014
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Between the homemade baked goods, the candy canes, the chocolate chex mix and the peppermint bark- it can be really hard to make sure that I am eating healthy balanced meals during the holiday season… and even harder to make sure that my kids are getting enough healthy veggies in their diets! And even though […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Believing in Santa!

December 5, 2014
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Are your kids hitting that age where they are not sure if they still believe, but are kind of afraid not to believe for fear of missing out on presents Christmas morning? Are you hoping to have just one last year of a magical Christmas? I know I am! So there are a few things […]

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Do My Kids Have Too Many Toys?

December 4, 2014
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Anyone with kids knows that between what you give to your little one as gifts, what the grandparents buy, and what they receive as birthday presents from friends- the amount of toys a child owns is enormous. Pile on top of that the stuff they collect as prizes for kiddie meals, favor bags at parties, […]

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Give the Holiday Gift That Lasts All Year! A Beautiful Healthy Smile!

December 3, 2014
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Steve and I don’t usually exchange holiday gifts. I know…. it’s not very romantic- but with six kids to buy for, trying to think of the perfect gift to give your spouse during this crazy busy time of year feels like added stress rather than romance. And when I know he is off spending hours […]

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8 Great Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids! {Giveaway!}

December 2, 2014
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Are stocking stuffers a complete after-thought at your house? As in… “Oops…. I bought and wrapped all of the gifts and I just now remembered that the kids plan to hang up stockings on Christmas Eve?” Yep- it’s happened to me before too. So now when I make my holiday gift list for my family, I […]

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5 Great Board Games for Holiday Gifts

December 2, 2014
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You know- my family can be a little hit or miss when it comes to board games. Over the years, we’ve received tons of games as birthday party gifts, but most of them don’t get played very often. Most nights we would rather watch a movie together or maybe even play a video game as […]

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Cheddar Cheese Tartlets {A Perfect Holiday Appetizer!}

December 1, 2014
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In life, there are those that love cheese and want to make it a part of every meal, and those that don’t. And if you are part of the latter group…. this post just isn’t for you. As for me, I absolutely adore cheese! I can’t imagine my burger without it, I put it on […]

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Keep Your BIgger Goals in Mind!

November 28, 2014
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As I sit here with my family watching a few of our favorite TV shows, I am struck by the number of ads that capture our attention and make us want to own more “stuff”. For the kids- it’s movies, video games, and toys. For me, I see these cool commercials where the wife or […]

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What made you happy this year? {$75 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!}

November 28, 2014
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This time of year we spend so much time running around trying to make the holidays great for our families, that it can be hard to find time to reflect on the past year. And then come January, we are all focused on making some new (good) habits, and choosing our “Word of the Year”, […]

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