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5 Ways to Stretch Your Tax Return (including Unlimited Talk Text & Web) #MaxYourTax

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions about Walmart Best Plans are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias Poor February. It's snowy and cold, the kids are over it, and that first crocus is still weeks away. BUT, the one thing that usually redeems this mediocre month is the arrival of the long-awaited tax return.  For years, I've planned big things for those checks, but it looks like this year is going to be different. Since I am a ... [read more]

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Roasted Pineapple Poblano Dip Recipe #GameDayGrub

This dip recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias I love being a parent, but I can't say there aren't a few things I miss from my child-free days. Sleep, showering, and asparagus tips are among them (my kids always steal the tips!) but this time of year, one thing in particular always creeps into the back of my mind, beckoning me from afar... Sports bar food. I won't lie. I miss it. Watching ... [read more]

MyCharge Limited Edition RazorPlus Bundle Giveaway

I might be a *leeeeetle* bit addicted to my phone. But I'm not alone... Did you know that the average smartphone user checks their phone 110 times per day and that 2.7 hours of that is just for fun? Did you also know that, without an available power source, 77% of phone users will have a dead battery by 4pm? (Definitely a problem while traveling or conference hopping.) Whether at work or play all of these things can be a huge strain on your phone's battery – and that's where myCharge ... [read more]

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Jewelry With a Purpose: Count Me Healthy Bangle Bracelets

I feel like I should probably be writing about what I did for Valentine's Day, or maybe even looking forward to Mother's Day gifts, but honestly, all I want to tell you about today is a recent gift – a pretty bangle bracelet – that has been keeping me focused on my New Year's resolutions. Ha! Resolutions...remember those? It wasn't even that long ago... Every year, I make the same resolution: to wear more accessories. I know, a little weird, right? See, I don't believe in exclusive ... [read more]

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A Winter Reading List: 6 Books to Beat the Winter Blahs (and a giveaway!)

I'm not quite sure what a doldrum is, exactly, but I think they've invaded my home. Now that the holidays are over, I'm just ready for spring. I think I'm out of luck, though, because this marathon is just beginning. I have a few secret weapons, though – a pile of books that I'm relying on to help me think spring for the next three long months. Gardening books blooming with plans for your spring seeds, creative idea books spilling over with crafts and activities to keep the kids busy, books ... [read more]

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Easy Button Board Toddler and Preschooler Activity

This post contains affiliate links. Hey, you know what's really fun to play with? (Hint: it's not the big toys that my kids found under the tree last month.) What's really fun is making a robot out of an old box. Or yelling into a paper towel roll. Or banging on a pot with a spoon. I think sometimes we complicate activities for kids, when the simplest often rise to the top of the most-played list. And a jar full of buttons is extra fun, apparently, because that's what my kids have been ... [read more]

Recipes

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Roasted Pineapple Poblano Dip Recipe #GameDayGrub

This dip recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias I love being a parent, but I can't say there aren't a few things I miss from my child-free days. ... [read more]

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Skillet Baked Apples Stuffed with SNICKERS #BigGameTreats

This game day dessert recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias Woohoo! It's football season! \m/ > < \m/  <-- do you know what this is? ... [read more]

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Moving On Up: Muslin and Baby Milestones!

Thanks to aden + anais for softening the blow of our latest milestone with muslin swaddle blankets for our review.  I started last week knowing that I should be writing a post to rave about our new aden + anais cotton muslin swaddle blankets. But then life took over and our week went bananas, as… [read more]

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Kids Sports Are Coming (Somebody Hold Me) #AflacSweeps #ad

Until now, my kids have been too young for organized sports. But the time is coming. My son has been talking about karate, soccer, baseball. Plus, he’s a serious climber with no fear. For a mom like me, who gets a knot in her stomach at the thought of her kids jumping in leaf piles… [read more]

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Easy Button Board Toddler and Preschooler Activity

This post contains affiliate links. Hey, you know what’s really fun to play with? (Hint: it’s not the big toys that my kids found under the tree last month.) What’s really fun is making a robot out of an old box. Or yelling into a paper towel roll. Or banging on a pot with a spoon. I think… [read more]

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Kitchen Hack: How to Keep Your Tablet Safe and Clean in the Kitchen #IntelTablets

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. The countdown to Christmas is getting super short, and my holiday baking has only just begun! I have so much catching up to do, but it’s been… [read more]

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