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Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola Recipe

I am always looking for easy, delicious, and healthy ways to provide the kids with snacks they love. Granola is great because it is super simple to throw together with whatever you have on hand and when stored properly will keep for awhile. It is also a very versatile snack-we eat ours straight from the [...]



Sports Laundry Hacks + $50 Amex Giveaway

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There's absolutely NOTHING I would rather be doing on a bright spring day than my family's massive mounds of laundry! Said no one ever. Laundry. That word brings to mind images of piles of dirty, smelly, sweat, grass, and food stained blechness. While we might dread laundry day (or laundry week, if your house is [...]

How bladders are like toddlers

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A toddler has no impulse control.   My bladder doesn't always have impulse control.   Toddlers need routine, and lots of practice to learn skills. Sometimes it seems things will never sink in.   My bladder has lots of routine (visits to the bathroom) and the skill of always holding all the pee in until [...]

Where to pitch a tent in PA

Where to Pitch a Tent in PA

Camping is a great way to bring the family together or perfect for just getting out of town and soaking up nature. Whether you are planning the epic guys weekend or the complete opposite, a romantic camping trip, there are some amazing places to camp in Pennsylvania. Here is a little guide to help you [...]

Getting nutrients you need as an adult #CentrumVitamins #ad

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I'm pretty good about feeding my family healthy meals. I am.  I'm even pretty good about giving my family multivitamins, and even probiotics.  And then it comes to me, and I... well, I am not so great at following my own advice. Getting enough nutrients- the right  nutrients? I'm not always so great about that. [...]

How to Prep for Your Overnight Babysitter

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In college and for a few years after, I did a lot of babysitting to supplement my (low) income.  Since I was over 22 and had my own vehicle, I quickly became a hot commodity in my sisters' circles of friends, and had a fairly steady stream of overnights, weekends, and even a few weeks [...]

Herb Garden Markers

Herb Garden Markers

There are few things I love to cook with more than fresh herbs.  Recently we've changed our cooking and eating due to some family health concerns and food allergies.  We've always prepared most of our meals at home but now we are making sure that what we cook is as natural and fresh as possible. [...]

10 Summer Essentials for Families

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Summer's official kickoff happens on Monday.  With summer comes warmer weather, cookouts, barbecues, different activities, and a whole lot of fun!  Getting prepared ahead of time with these 10 Summer Essentials for Families can help you  maximize your summertime funtime so you can spend more time relaxing. Kohls recently challenged me to find some summer [...]

9 Vacation Packing Hacks

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage. All opinions are 100% mine. In a very short time, my husband and I are traveling without the kids for the very first time on a press trip. Normally, we travel together as a family, although on our last trip, we had [...]

hhgregg Salutes Everyday Heroes #MaytagSalutes #sweeps #HHGhero

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 Do you know one thing that's super important, that we should all do on a regular basis?  Honor our everyday heroes. We should.  Those who serve in our military, to protect the rights and freedoms that we so often take for granted- we need to honor and salute them regularly.  It's not just the individual [...]

How to purify the air in your home

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holmes® Smart Air Purifier. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you suffer from allergies? Half of my household does and it can get pretty bad for them. One issue we have is the need to keep the windows closed then the weather is not [...]