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The #HolidaysAreCalling (All the Way to Michigan!) with Walmart Best Plans

This shop about Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web from Walmart Family Mobile has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidaysAreCalling #CollectiveBias I have one brother. He and I are ten years apart, and we only lived under the same roof for about 8 years. I left home to go to school at 18, and by the time I returned (quite a few years later, to raise my family in my 30s) he was off on his own, a few states away. These days, I'm ... [read more]

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Clementine Basil Vinaigrette Recipe #HolidayMadeSimple

This shop about easy meals and holiday entertaining has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayMadeSimple #CollectiveBias Pizza was meant for parties, right? That's why you'll never catch us without a few frozen pizzas in the freezer, especially during the holiday season when the dreaded drop-in is a possibility at all times! Easy meals are a must during the hectic December rush, and you never know when you might be entertaining ... [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 so tough since our house is ripped apart from top to bottom. After we lost our basement to flooding, no room has gone untouched, and the kitchen is no exception. What a ... [read more]

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And We’re Off! Learning to Read with Rosetta Stone Kids Reading Program #RSKids

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Rosetta Stone. I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating. I thought I was nervous about my 5-year-old starting school. Then, when I realized that he was going to miss the cutoff and we'd have to wait another whole year, I got even more nervous. He's really ready to be learning things like reading and writing, and being responsible for keeping him challenged and interested for another ... [read more]

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Frozen Craft Idea: DIY Snowflake Mirror

This Frozen craft idea has been brought to you by DollarTree.com. The last time my son and I went into Dollar Tree, it was right when they were starting to bring out the Christmas and winter holiday decorations. Well, somebody on their team of buyers deserves a huge gold star because they had an entire endcap display of white snowflakes in all shapes and sizes, along with tons of craft supplies in that beautiful Elsa blue we're all seeing in our sleep! It was a FROZEN-inspired crafting ... [read more]

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Baby Groot Finger Puppet #OwntheGalaxy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OwnTheGalaxy #CollectiveBias Ever since our Elliette was born, Finn has been a fantastic big brother. But I've been getting little signs lately that despite how much he loves her, he needs some quality one-on-one time with Mommy and Daddy. One thing that gets him more excited than anything is watching superhero movies with Daddy (we're a family of long-time Marvel fans!), and new releases ... [read more]

Recipes

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Clementine Basil Vinaigrette Recipe #HolidayMadeSimple

This shop about easy meals and holiday entertaining has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayMadeSimple #CollectiveBias Pizza was meant for parties, right? That's why you'll never ... [read more]

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Pumpkin Pie Banana Pops Recipe #ChiquitaCookingLab

This post was brought to you by Moms Meet. How do you like your bananas? I think I'm in the minority, but I love them most just when the brown speckles hit. It doesn't happen often, though, because they're one of our favorite healthy snacks for ... [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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Crafts & DIY

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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]

Frozen-mirror-craft

Frozen Craft Idea: DIY Snowflake Mirror

This Frozen craft idea has been brought to you by DollarTree.com. The last time my son and I went into Dollar Tree, it was right when they were starting to bring out the Christmas and winter holiday decorations. Well, somebody on their team of buyers deserves a huge gold star because they had an entire… [read more]

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