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Stay Powered Up with MyCharge {iPad Mini Giveaway}

If you follow me on any of my social media channels, you might have noticed that I've been doing some traveling lately. Several conferences this year, a few trade shows, some local trips with the family. Once I left my day job, I decided that I was going to try to make the most of the little bit of new freedom I had. It's been a blast, but it's also been really busy (and tiring!) but I know you all can relate to that. Most of you out there are also busy, on-the-go moms who need to stay powered ... [read more]

Adventures in Eating: 8 Weird Garden Foods to Try

I'm a big believer in traditional garden staple veggies, but my husband is an explorer. We usually meet in the middle, so I get my plain old green peas and the kids get to try lots of fun new things. Today, I'm sharing a little inspiration to make your next garden more interesting. We've grown 4 of these already – the cucamelons were my favorite!   The Weirdest Foods You Can Grow In Your Garden [Infographic] by the team at Heiton Buckley What's the oddest thing you've grown in ... [read more]

Recipes

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Halloween Spiderweb Quesadilla with Black Olive Spiders

Olives are fun food. One of my clearest memories as a kid is sitting at the Thanksgiving table with a big black olive on each of my ten fingers, waving them around happily as my mom tried to get me to eat anything else. (It didn't work. I just ate ... [read more]

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Grill Recipes: Grilled Peach and Onion Chutney #StartYourGrill #Shop

This post about sausage recipes for the grill has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias "Happy wife, happy life."  True story, for sure. But you know what else is true? ... [read more]

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Family & Parenting

SomedayPayForward

A Moment Between Mothers

Someday, I will be the old woman who walks up to an overwhelmed mother in a parking lot as she juggles two small children, bags of groceries and a cart that won’t stay put.  I won’t notice that she has broken a sweat, but rather how beautiful it is that her rosy-cheeked, teething baby is sleeping peacefully against… [read more]

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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… [read more]

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Reviews

Stay Powered Up with MyCharge {iPad Mini Giveaway}

If you follow me on any of my social media channels, you might have noticed that I’ve been doing some traveling lately. Several conferences this year, a few trade shows, some local trips with the family. Once I left my day job, I decided that I was going to try to make the most of… [read more]

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Shop, Save, Fundraise with @Schoola

Back-to-school shopping can be daunting, but not half as daunting as the realization that all the new clothes you buy might not fit a month from now. I know. Debbie Downer. But it’s true! Kids grow fast, and they burn through clothes at warp speed. It can be really frustrating because if you buy new, you… [read more]

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Crafts & DIY

FrozenCrinkleCraft

FROZEN Summer Sensory Activity and Craft #FrozenFun #shop

This shop about FROZEN toys 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… [read more]

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One Perk of Getting Older (with @Moen)

This post about bathroom sink faucets was brought to you by Moen, who provided the product to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. My birthday is this week. I’m getting up into “yikes” territory, but to be honest, I’m pretty OK with it. Being this age (we’ll just call it “this age” for… [read more]

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