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The Top Reasons You Need to Put Your Device Down Now

Put down those devices!

My son was given the opportunity to make a wish. A wish of mommy and daddy that we would grant, within reason. His wish? That we used our phones a lot less. Talk about pulling at the heartstrings. Given the opportunity to choose a night out at the movies with us, shopping at Toys R Us, game night etc… he chose to ask us to put down our phones. I … Read More →

It’s Almost Time to Pick That Pumpkin!

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It’s almost that time of year again, to pick the perfect little pumpkin and pick that scary, cute or funny face to carve into it! This is probably my favorite thing to DIY because you can be as creative as you want with your pumpkin! Last year we decided to step out of the “triangle pumpkin” face carving and try something a little more daring. I wasn’t in the mood … Read More →

Fall Family Fun: 10 Ideas to Take it Outside

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There is nothing quite like a gorgeous Fall day when the sun is shining and the leaves falling from the trees are every shade of red, yellow and orange. Even though the temperatures are also falling, this time of year is the perfect opportunity to take your family outside and make some lasting memories! 10 Ideas to Take Your Family Outside Hiking I guarantee there are hidden gems within a … Read More →

Top 10 Picks: Modern Hostess Gifts for $20 and Under!

Top Ten Modern Hostess Gifts Under $20

1. Lucky Us Book, $9.95, 2. Maelle Cookie Stamp, $12.00, 3. Rate Your Beer Letterpress Coasters,$10.00, 4. Around the World in 12 Tables Calendar, $20.00, 5. Balance Rose Gold Letter Holder, $9.95, 6. Geo Wine Charms, $15.00, 7. Portlandia Cook Book: Cook Like a Local, $17.70, 8. Illume Cheers Votive Candle, $11.25, 9. Single Initial Mini Valet, $15.00, 10. The Gentleman’s Deck, $8.39

Isis: When A Name Becomes The Focus Of Controversy

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What happens when the beautiful name you chose for your child becomes the target of a horrible world devastation? I recently came across an article about a family who is facing this problem head on. Their daughters name is ‘Isis’ which, ideally stems from a beautiful Egyptian goddess. Recently, with the turn of events with the extremist Islamic militant group spreading terror around the world, this little girls name has … Read More →

Easiest Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

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If you are on Pinterest you’ve probably seem the pin about the slow cooker chicken noodle soup. It’s making the rounds and I am sure pretty much every mom I know has pinned it.  I figured I should jump on the soup bandwagon and try it myself. The website that my friend pinned the recipe from is here – Jo Cooks. That recipe is fine, but maybe had a few … Read More →

Mean Girls: Sexist Stereotype or Reality?

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We’ve all heard the term “mean girls.” It refers to the notion that tween and teen girls are exclusively and irrationally mean to one another. A notion so popular that it was made into a movie, which was so popular they followed it up with the sequel, Mean girls 2. Personally, I find the term bothersome – though any generalization, particularly when it targets young women, makes me twitchy. Sure, … Read More →