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Kids in the Garden: Watch them Grow

Kids in the Garden: Watch them Grow

I am proud to say that I have a guest post up over on the Happy Family Blog.  It’s all about two of my favorite topics – my kids and our garden.  I would super-duper appreciate it if you would hop over and leave a comment.  Happy Family is one of our favorite organic food companies – the kids love their smoothie pouches – I freeze them and put them in their lunches, so they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Garden, Go Green, Guest Blogger, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

Stitch Fix for the Fashion-Challenged

Stitch Fix for the Fashion-Challenged

From the pre-teen years when everyone had leather jackets and swatch watches except me, to high school when I rotated the same 7ish outfits very carefully on a schedule, and on into motherhood, when my five year old daughter told me, “I want to be like you mom and not care about what I wear – you know, not very fashiony.” I am not very stylish. I never have been. And then my husband read an article … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mommyhood, Product Reviews

Setting Sail on the Titanic in Branson (review)

Setting Sail on the Titanic in Branson (review)

Last weekend my family and I headed down to Branson to take advantage of the special area appreciation rates that the Titanic Museum in Branson was offering.  However, we ended up visiting at no charge because I am writing this post about our visit.  Aside from our free admission, I did not receive any compensation or special treatment while at the museum.  All opinions contained herein belong solely to myself and my family. The Titanic Museum … Read entire article »

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5 Things I Like: The Kids’ Music Edition

5 Things I Like: The Kids’ Music Edition

My kids are 5 and 7, and already I am starting to see their music tastes change, but they are still lovers of the music that we spent their preschool years listening to.  I wanted to share a list of our top five children’s music albums. From my kids to yours – enjoy! 5. Laurie Berkner – Best of the Laurie Berkner Band - We listened to a lot of different Laurie Berkner albums (we checked them … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Mommyhood, Travel

Try Technology Tickets to Trim TV Time

Try Technology Tickets to Trim TV Time

First, I just want to say that part of the reason I love blogging is because I get to come up with goofy post titles. *grin* We started using technology tickets last school year to help keep track of how much “screen time” our kids were getting.  Today, I’m sharing how to make and use a technology ticket system over at my friend Rhonda’s Blog, Bramell, Party of Five. If you need to tame the technology … Read entire article »

Filed under: Guest Blogger, Homemaking, Mommyhood

DIY Teething Survival Kit

DIY Teething Survival Kit

After potty training, teething can be one of the more stressful stages of child rearing, yes?  So, I thought you might be interested in this little gift idea. Today over on the Little Grins Dental blog, I shared the recipe for putting together your own Teething Survival Kit, including different ingredients you can include and what they are good for. These little kits are easy and fun to put together, and they make a great gift for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood