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3 Tools to Help a Child Who Struggles With Handwriting

Learn how I am using 3 innovative resources to help a child who struggles with handwriting and how the New Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 Laptop that I received for review is the perfect tool to … [Read More...]

Quick Kielbasa and Rice Skillet

Quick Kielbasa and Rice Skillet

Can I just begin by saying that I am a tad overwhelmed right now? I have a feeling it will be that way until Christmas, but I am trying my hardest to get caught up on work so I can enjoy my kiddos … [Read More...]

Meatball Marinara Casserole

Meatball Marinara Casserole

Whether your game night includes cheering on your favorite team, rescuing the princess, or rolling dice to see who goes first, nothing says "It's game night" like a pizza. On game night, keeping it … [Read More...]

Turkey Larb

Turkey Larb with Gourmet Garden

There is nothing quite like cooking with fresh garden herbs and spices. Not all of us have the climate, space or green thumb for growing our own, so it is nice to be able to rely on brands such as … [Read More...]

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Dell Inspiron

3 Tools to Help a Child Who Struggles With Handwriting

Learn how I am using 3 innovative resources to help a child who struggles with handwriting and how the New Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 Laptop that I received for review is the perfect tool to help me do it. As a mom, a preschool teacher and a classroom helper at my son's school, I see … [Read More...]

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Lake Enchilada: A “Kids and Electronics” Disaster Story (With a Happy Ending)

It was a regular Tuesday morning. The air was crisp and cool and Fall was on its way. I had a pot full of hot enchilada sauce cooking away in the slow cooker and life was good. My little girl, about 18 months old at the time, was just learning about the joys of climbing. And she was quick! As I had … [Read More...]

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Joe Boxer Pajamas for the Whole Family

I have 27 nieces and nephews, and every Christmas my kids exchange pajamas with their cousins. I do a random drawing and give each family their assigned cousins they need to buy pajamas for. Because most of my siblings and I live in different states, we mail out the packages and the kids get to open … [Read More...]

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New App Feature Helps Families Monitor Shared Data Plans

Does your family share a data plan? If so, check out the latest feature from my sponsors at "My Data Manager" App that will help you avoid costly overage charges In the fast paced world that we live in, it seems like the need for information on the go is a growing necessity. Whether it's getting … [Read More...]

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My Kind of Travel

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Disney World: 3 Parks in One Day

With only one day to do Disney World, you've got to have a lot of energy and a plan of attack. Luckily my boy and I had a full day to spend at Hollywood Studios, so we only needed to divide our time and attention between 3 parks: Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom. I'm going to tell you how we … [Read More...]

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Family Vacation Planning with Kissimmee Guest Services (KGS): Our Day at Hollywood Studios

As I have mentioned in some recent travel posts, my big boy and I went on the ultimate mommy/son date to Florida. Universal Studios, Disney World, good food and fun! After our day at Universal Studios and checking out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we headed over to Hollywood Studios for a day … [Read More...]

Diagon Alley

Experiencing the new Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade at Universal Studios

As big Harry Potter fans, my oldest son and I were thrilled to get to visit Universal Studios and experience the new Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, with our own private tour. Diagon Alley can be found in Universal Studios' main park, while Hogsmeade is in Universal's Islands of Adventure. … [Read More...]

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Vivo Italian Kitchen for Tasty Dining on the Universal CityWalk

The night my son and I arrived to Orlando, Florida, we were treated to a magnificent meal at Vivo Italian Kitchen on the Universal CityWalk®. I am a sucker for some really good Italian, and not all Italian is really good Italian. I can say for certain that Vivo fits that bill. How can you go … [Read More...]

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Product Reviews

Dell Inspiron

3 Tools to Help a Child Who Struggles With Handwriting

Learn how I am using 3 innovative resources to help a child who struggles with handwriting and how the New Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 Laptop that I received for review is the perfect tool to … [Read More...]

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Gift of Gab With MagicJack + Giveaway

One of my favorite things about Christmas is that we always take the time on Christmas Day to call my extended family who lives across the country and across the world. With everyone's busy schedules, … [Read More...]

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New App Feature Helps Families Monitor Shared Data Plans

Does your family share a data plan? If so, check out the latest feature from my sponsors at "My Data Manager" App that will help you avoid costly overage charges In the fast paced world that we … [Read More...]

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A Day in the Life of my Phone: the Huawei Ascend Mate2

If I am being perfectly honest, I love my phone. I am the type of person who uses her phone for EVERYTHING! Here is a quick look at what a day in the life of my phone looks like. Time to wake … [Read More...]

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Bites

Quick Kielbasa and Rice Skillet

Quick Kielbasa and Rice Skillet

Can I just begin by saying that I am a tad overwhelmed right now? I have a feeling it will be that way until Christmas, but I am trying my hardest to get caught up on work so I can enjoy my kiddos … [Read More...]

Meatball Marinara Casserole

Meatball Marinara Casserole

Whether your game night includes cheering on your favorite team, rescuing the princess, or rolling dice to see who goes first, nothing says "It's game night" like a pizza. On game night, keeping it … [Read More...]

Turkey Larb

Turkey Larb with Gourmet Garden

There is nothing quite like cooking with fresh garden herbs and spices. Not all of us have the climate, space or green thumb for growing our own, so it is nice to be able to rely on brands such as … [Read More...]

Apple Blondie Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

Apple Blondie Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

  Every Thanksgiving we try to introduce at least one new recipe to the table. This year we went with a delicious looking dessert that ended up being the family favorite. Apple Blondie … [Read More...]

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DIY

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Encouragement for a Poopy Day: DIY Baby Shower Gift with Free Printable

This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine.   Having a new baby is a wonderful and amazing experience that changes our lives for the better. However, when you … [Read More...]

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Building Friendship While Building Boxtrolls To Win a Trip for Four to LA

Read how I turned a fun weekend activity with the kids into a chance to win an amazing trip to LA (and how you can too) thanks to my sponsors at Focus Films and The Boxtrolls A few weekends ago I … [Read More...]

Homemade Chalkboard Paint

3 Secrets to Painting Built-in Furniture + Homemade Chalkboard Paint

This post brought to you by FrogTape. All opinions are 100% mine.   My "baby" girl is not such a "baby" anymore. She is growing up so fast, and we thought it was time for her to get a cool … [Read More...]

Easy Kid Craft: DIY Derby Track

Easy Kids Craft: DIY Derby Track Inspired by The Boxtrolls and Special Sweepstakes

Learn how to make this easy DIY Derby Track with your kids, and read how I was inspired by my sponsors at Focus Films and "The Boxtrolls" to run a family Derby Race! To top it off, they are running an … [Read More...]

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Movies & Entertainment

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything is Moving, Emotional and Funny

Still in theaters is The Theory of Everything. With the holidays here and so many great movie releases, one that I recommend attending at the theater is The Theory of Everything. This movie is … [Read More...]

Maleficent Holiday Gift Guide

Maleficent: An Unsuspecting Love Story (Giveaway)

As you all know, I am a huge fan of movies because I love to escape reality for a couple of hours, just to revel in the beauty of make believe. Some make believe is better than others, and … [Read More...]

Kids Dressed as Astronauts

Our Day in Space: INTERSTELLAR in Theaters This Week!

Going to the movies is my way of escaping the realities of life for a couple of hours, and reveling in the beauty of make belief. There were a couple of months this year where I was … [Read More...]

Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Awakening a Classic with Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition on DVD/ Blu-Ray + Giveaway

Check out why Disney's Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition (which I received for review) made this year's Holiday Gift Guide, and enter to win a copy to give to a special princess in your life! If … [Read More...]

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My Story of Infant Loss

7 things EVery New MO Should Know About RSV

7 Things Every New Moms Should Know About RSV

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my … [Read More...]

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Celebrating an Angel’s 5th Birthday at the Cemetery

Yesterday, May 29, 2013, marked my little angel's 5th birthday. I truly cannot believe it has been 5 years since I gave birth to a little girl with one of the most amazing spirits ever! In case you … [Read More...]

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Giving Birth After Infant Loss

Giving Birth After Infant Loss My last post on infant loss discussed the decision to get pregnant after losing a baby. If you haven't already, you can read from the beginning of my story (<--click … [Read More...]

Pregnancy After Child Loss

It has been a while since I have talked about my story of losing Gianna. I thought it was time to add to it with my pregnancy after child loss. Just a reminder that this is a continuation of my story … [Read More...]

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