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On Being “That” Mom

There's just something about being "that mom" in the grocery store – you know, the plain one with the unwashed hair and no time to accessorize, trying to handle a yelping 1yo who wants to walk through the bulk candy aisle by herself and a 4yo who WILL. NOT. STOP. "mom, mom, momming" long enough to let her put two things in the cart that actually go together. The mom who is trying to gather a few things to get through until Friday (hello, coffee creamer) and can't think of a single good idea ... [read more]

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Homemade “Buttermilk” Ranch Kefir Dressing #KefirCreations #Shop

This post about Lifeway Kefir with probiotics has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I loathe Ranch dressing. It's not about the taste, but rather the whole idea of Ranch as a staple for kids at every meal. Far too often, it's used to drown foods and hide veggies, while getting kids used to something that tastes highly processed. And if you know anyone who works in a restaurant, I'd be ... [read more]

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Homemade_Kefir_Ranch

Homemade “Buttermilk” Ranch Kefir Dressing #KefirCreations #Shop

This post about Lifeway Kefir with probiotics has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I loathe Ranch dressing. It's not about the taste, but rather ... [read more]

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Zucchini Shepherd’s Pie

And so it begins. The zucchini onslaught. In fact, it's almost Sneak Some Zucchini onto your Neighbor's Porch Day. (Although that usually works better at night.) See, at this time of year, at least here in Pennsylvania, zucchini plants are in ... [read more]

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Family & Parenting

On Being “That” Mom

There’s just something about being “that mom” in the grocery store – you know, the plain one with the unwashed hair and no time to accessorize, trying to handle a yelping 1yo who wants to walk through the bulk candy aisle by herself and a 4yo who WILL. NOT. STOP. “mom, mom, momming” long enough… [read more]

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SuperMom? Well, no. (But I do have some smart parenting tips.)

Thanks to Huggies for sponsoring this article on time-saving parenting tips. All opinions are my own. Read on to see how to save $12 when buying Huggies diapers online. So, you know how we’re kind of a green-leaning family? Yeah, we try. A lot, actually. But I have a confession to make. About a week… [read more]

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3 Ways We’re Cutting TV Time

This post was brought to you by NCircle Entertainment, who provided the DVD to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. When you’re walking through the grocery store and your kid shrieks, “MOM! They have the kind with extra-absorbent THIRST POCKETS!”, you might need to start limiting TV time.  My kids don’t watch a… [read more]

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How to be a less crappy friend (with some help from @Hallmark #ValueCards)

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop about creative card ideas has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. We all know that when you have a new baby, you kind of get a “pass” when it comes to what’s going on… [read more]

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Crafts & DIY

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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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Garden Cabinet Makeover Made Easy with @HomeRight Finish Max

Disclosure: This DIY post and the feeling of satisfaction that came from finishing something–ANYthing–were sponsored by HomeRight, who provided the Finish Max Fine Finish Paint Sprayer for my review. We all know the feeling, right? You write up a huge to-do list and start the day with the best intentions, but by day’s end you’re… [read more]

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