Friday Night is Family Night! #HossomeBurgerFest

Ever since my husband and I started dating, Friday night has been restaurant night. Fancy, casual, bar atmosphere, whatever happened to strike our Friday fancy…as long as it didn’t require me cooking. Of course, when our kids came along, we had to find some new, family-friendly restaurant choices (which isn’t always easy.) But two things have not…

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Why Kitchen Toys are the Best Toys! (and Free Recipe Card Printable for Kids)

This shop about the Target Toy Emporium has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Just when I thought I couldn’t love Target anymore, they’ve introduced their new Toy Emporium. Be still my toy-lovin’ heart. What’s the Target Toy Emporium? Only the BEST place to get all the…

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A Little About My Cray Side with Ancestry.com #surnameproject

Thanks to Ancestry.com for sponsoring today’s post and helping me create a family tree! A funny thing has been happening to my last name lately. Have you seen it? (The t-shirt is from Kohl’s.) Yup, my last name is Cray. Well, my maiden name, but I still use it much of the time. I always…

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FROZEN Craft and Summer Sensory Activity #FrozenFun #shop

This FROZEN craft post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. FROZEN the movie? Yeah, it’s *kind of* a machine. About 8 months ago, we found out my son would have to go under general anesthesia for some oral surgery, and I promised him a color-changing Elsa toy….

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Family Road Trip: Visiting Baltimore's Inner Harbor @BaltimoreMD

Many thanks to Visit Baltimore, who provided guest passes to facilitate our review.  If you’ve been following along, you might recall my recent post about our trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Well, that wasn’t all we did that day! I’ve been meaning to tell you about the rest of our East Coast family…

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Family Road Trip: the National Aquarium in Baltimore

Many thanks to the National Aquarium in Baltimore for providing tickets to facilitate our visit. I’ve been to the National Aquarium in Baltimore many times, and it’s always a great trip. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is beautiful and vibrant with lots to do, and the aquarium is always filled with new exhibits and tons of wildlife friends…

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PA Family Attraction: The Turkey Hill Experience (with 4-pack Tickets Giveaway)

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This post was brought to you by Turkey Hill Dairy, who sponsored our trip to The Turkey Hill Experience. All opinions are my own and honest based on our visit. We’re keeping our travels local this year, which is OK by me because we live in, like, the best state EVER: Pennsylvania! No, it’s true….

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Magic Castle Bounce House Review and #Giveaway (5 winners)

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After months of this Polar Vortex nonsense, my kids are bouncing off the walls. Well, we decided to put that energy to better use and let them bounce where they’re supposed to: in a Magic Castle Inflatable Bounce House! We recently got one to review, and while we’ll have to wait until it warms up…

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Happy 45th Anniversary to The Very Hungry Caterpillar! {Giveaway}

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We’re a reading household. As a long-time writer and literature major, most of my life revolves around the written word. My husband burns through library cards like crazy, and we’re happy to report that the kids seem to be picking up our love of books! My son is even starting to read and he’s picking…

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