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Putting Health Screenings Back On My To-Do List

Today's task: write about women's wellness. After years of researching and writing about all aspects of health and wellness at my day job, this should be no problem, right? Sure, I can give you facts and numbers, statistics and health screening recommendations, but is that what you really want? I'm guessing you get enough of that stuff from your doctor. So I think what I should really be writing about is the ton of bricks that hit you when you become a new mom, and how to take care of the new ... [read more]

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Holiday Gift: Disney FROZEN Giveaway (Singalong Edition DVD)

When it comes to holiday gifts this year, Disney FROZEN is a slam dunk. Dolls, toys, PJs, anything. Heck, I even want the elusive stuffed Sven. The DVD really makes the perfect stocking stuffer, but now there's a new version – an even better version – just in time for gift giving. And if I've gotta know every word like it's my job, I'm taking one of you lucky readers with me. Read on to get the details on some new Disney business, then enter to win my Disney FROZEN giveaway ... [read more]

Recipes

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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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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 ... [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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Reviews

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Holiday Gift: Disney FROZEN Giveaway (Singalong Edition DVD)

When it comes to holiday gifts this year, Disney FROZEN is a slam dunk. Dolls, toys, PJs, anything. Heck, I even want the elusive stuffed Sven. The DVD really makes the perfect stocking stuffer, but now there’s a new version – an even better version – just in time for gift giving. And if I’ve gotta… [read more]

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Our #LeapTV Party: Gaming Just Got Smarter! #MommyParties #spon @LeapFrog

Thanks to LeapFrog for supplying the LeapTV gaming system for our review. My son is five. FIVE. Oh. My. Gah. Last weekend, we held a party in our backyard. We ate pizza like Ninja Turtles. We blew out candles. We piñata’ed. But best of all? We got our game on with the new LeapTV gaming system!… [read more]

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Crafts & DIY

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Kids’ Craft: Calming Treasure Jar

This post was brought to you by DollarTree.com. I don’t profess to be a master crafter, but I do OK. I used to be much better at creative projects, but kids’ crafts are a whole different animal. The distractions, the spills and messes, mommy trying to take photos… Luckily, my kids don’t care about any of… [read more]

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Five Dollar Halloween Bat Tree Centerpiece

What do you do when your kid asks for Halloween decorations on a week when you’re flat busted broke? You head to the Dollar Tree and you make something COOL. Yup, I was down to about 5 dollars. Seriously. Freelance life has its perks, but getting paid on time isn’t one of them. But I… [read more]

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