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New Christmas Jammies!

December 9, 2014
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One sure-fire way to make sure that your children look nice on Christmas morning is to give them a brand spanking new pair of warm cozy jammies on Christmas Eve! This has long been a tradition in our household- but in years past it has only applied to the kiddos. But no longer! This year […]

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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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Are You Ready for Some Holiday Shopping?

November 26, 2014
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Are you planning on heading out to the stores to take advantage of the amazing deals? Or are you planning on staying in your pi’s all day and taking care of all of your shopping online? Or are you planning on burying your head under a pillow and just wishing the whole shopping season was […]

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10 Great Gifts for Imaginative Kids!

November 25, 2014
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I love toys that gets kids up and moving and encourages them to use their imagination at the same time! So when seeking out toys for this year’s holiday gift guide series, I knew that I wanted to build a whole list of toys that promote activity and imagination… so here are 10 Great Gifts […]

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5 Great Tech Gift Ideas for Kids! {with a Giveaway!}

November 18, 2014
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It almost doesn’t matter how old your kids are- tech gifts are pretty much on every child’s holiday wish list this year. My older kids are drooling over the Apple Watch that is due to come out in early 2015 and have decided to ask for money for Christmas so they can be ready to […]

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There Was Nothing Better Than Baking With a Light Bulb!

November 14, 2014
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The best gift I ever received as a kid was my olive green Easy Bake Oven. Oh, how I loved mixing the ingredients in that red plastic bowl, dabbing a little Crisco onto a paper towel to grease the metal pan and carefully popping the pan into the oven to bake. I loved watching my […]

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Creative Kids! {Plus a Giveaway!}

November 11, 2014
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There are so many great gifts out there this holiday season for the child who loves to be creative- be it through crafting, building, or just dreaming while reading. Earlier this fall I attended the Time to Play Magazine’s Holiday Showcase where I had the chance to check out the latest toy offerings for this […]

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Create Cooler Texts! (Zap Video Message Maker)

September 12, 2014
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When I was asked by my friends over at VolunteerSpot to try out a new video messaging app by ZapVM- I was excited to give it a try. It’s a free app that your download to your iPhone that accesses your photos and allows you to add a voiceover to a slideshow of your images […]

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