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Easy Upcycled Halloween Craft: Spiderweb Wall Hanging

Sheesh…where did all these holidays come from?! I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting to celebrate them all with my kids, making cute crafts and fun treats…but who has time?! Definitely no time here. But for the kids’ sake, I have to make some. So today I’m sharing this 100% easy upcycled Halloween craft that…

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Pear and Brie Pastry Bites with Salted Caramel

Salted Caramel and Pear Pastry Bites (with @StonewalKitchen Giveaway

I participated in the Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received Stonewall Kitchen products to facilitate my review. This morning, I had the best coffee and pancakes I’ve ever had in my life. I’m not even being dramatic. Those pancakes were the things dreams are made of (it’s the…

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ZINK Label Maker

Seed Library Craft for Kids (with @ZINKhAppy Giveaway)

This project was sponsored by ZINK Imaging. All opinions are my own. I hope you’re here today, craft creators, scrapbook fans, label lovers and organization fanatics, because this post is for YOU. Meet the ZINK hAppy Smart App Printer™. What is it? Well, it’s a portable, Wi-Fi® printer that lets you design and print directly from your…

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kohler caramel box

Gourmet Gift: The Art of Kohler Chocolates (@TheAmericanClub Giveaway)

I participated in the Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received Kohler Chocolates to facilitate my review. See that name up there? Kohler? Ring any bells? Yup, you got it – the same name that you associate with quality kitchen and bath fixtures is also synonymous with top-quality handcrafted chocolates! KOHLER…

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“Stow and Go” Travel Toys for Kids

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Playskool. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. The clutter. Oh, the clutter. And the worst of it is in my car. I feel like every time we go anywhere, we bring…

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Old-Fashioned Checkerboard Sandwiches

Thanks to Nature’s Harvest® for sponsoring this post about easy checkerboard sandwiches. All opinions are my own. Everything I needed to know about making sandwiches, I learned when I was five. This was my mother’s cookbook when she was little, and she passed it on to me. ( I may be exaggerating just a bit when I…

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How to Plan a Not-So-Scary Halloween for Preschoolers

We were not compensated for this post, but did receive a sample DVD for review purposes. Getting scared on Halloween is half the fun, but that isn’t always true if you’re still a tiny trick-or-treater. Never fear, wee ones! There are lots of ways to plan a fun Halloween for preschoolers and toddlers without giving…

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Maple Butternut Squash Hummus

I participated in the Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received Mary’s Gone Crackers® products to facilitate my review and Butternut Squash Hummus Recipe. This is Mary, and she’s gone crackers. Or, more accurately, she’s the Mary behind Mary’s Gone Crackers, one of our Mom Blog Tour sponsors….

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Honey Wheat Beehive Sammies with Grape Bees

Thanks to Nature’s Harvest® for sponsoring this post about sandwich art. All opinions are my own. To bento or not to bento? Does anyone really have time for fancy sandwich landscapes? It may seem like most moms are on one side or the other when it comes to Pinteresty food art, but I’m of the opinion that…

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Family & Parenting

Laxmi Pal, 12 years old, sits on her bed in the Udaan Girls School in Hardoi, India. She was a featured girl in CARE's "International Day of the Girl" art exhibition in Atlanta, GA. 
The Udaan Girls School provides girls with a core curriculum in language, math, and environmental science subjects. Udaan teachers also interweave activities such as morning assembly, sports (volleyball, soccer), bicycle riding and computer usage. Photo by Josh Estey.

Barriers to Girls’ Education and What You Can Do to Help

I’m about to hit a major milestone. No, I don’t mean sending my first child off to Kindergarten this week. This milestone is mine alone. Next month, I’m planning to pay off my final student loan. As a woman who was fortunate enough to be able to put myself through college and earn the degree…

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Let’s Rally! Join the Fight for Fair Education Funding #FairFundingPA

I’m teaming up with the Campaign for Fair Education Funding to speak out for students across Pennsylvania. Although I am receiving some form of compensation, all opinions remain my own. #FairFundingPA We moved to our current home about four years ago. At the time, I was considering leaving my job and long commute behind, so I put my…

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Homemade Puffy Paint Activity (Inspired by The Hulk!) #AvengersUnite

This easy craft ideas for kids post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias In our house, superhero movies are kind of a big deal. And superhero movies that feature several of our favorite heroes joining forces? Well, that’s a SUPER big deal, so I have…

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