Fun ways to spark conversation with your kids

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How many of you have asked your kids a question and gotten a one word answer?   How many of you have carefully worded your question so that the response will clearly need more than a one word answer?   How many of you have kids who can still turn any question into a one word answer?   That happens here ...

An historic chocolate tour of Monticello #ChocolateHistory

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Fall is by far my favorite time of year and fall in America means harvest time.  This past weekend, as part of a paid SocialMoms and American Heritage blogging program, I had the opportunity to visit Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, and attend the annual Heritage Harvest Festival.  We celebrated the harvest and the legacy ...

Enter the Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge! #TheBoxtrollsCC #TheBoxtrolls

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Focus Features, the creative minds behind The Boxtrolls movie, set to open in just a week (eek!), has partnered with the Imagination Foundation. The mission of the Imagination Foundation is to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world. Focus is working with the Imagination Foundation to sponsor a Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge, where kids ...

Fun new menu options at Ruby Tuesday

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When I think of a place to visit for dinner with the family, Ruby Tuesday is one of the first things that pops in my mind. Any other place, and my family is left arguing about who “has a taste for” what, and what things sounds “absolutely revolting” to others… yeah, nobody has time for ...

Baseball Decor – DIY Baseball Wreath

DIY Baseball Wreath

Our family loves everything baseball, especially Boston Red Sox Baseball and Baseball Decor like this DIY Baseball Wreath.  We have tons of baseballs around our house but none that my son was willing to part with and I really wanted the baseballs to look aged and well used so I headed to the thrift stores ...

Hello, love. #HelloKeurig #Giveaway

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Ask my kids what happens before mommy has coffee in the morning.  All three will tell you that NOTHING happens before mommy has coffee.  I've often heard whispered conversations trying to figure out if I have indeed had any or all of my first cup of coffee, or if the question is better left unasked ...

Family Tent – Sleeps 6 – 10 People

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The weather finally warmed up and all the snow melted.  We were able to set up the Sportz SUV Tent with Screen Room that was sent to us for this review by Napier Outdoors.  This tent was very easy to set up with the help of a 4 year old and a 9 year old.  ...

Nutrition Support for Kids

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I'm writing this post about nutrition support for kids because I'm a PediaSure sponsored blog partner.     We all want what's best for our kids.  I have yet to meet a parent who doesn't. I can safely say that just about every parent I've come across in my life has wanted to offer their kids advantages ...

Join the “Livin the Gouda Life” #twitterparty #TheGoudaLife

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I have to tell you something and you might hate me for it. Wendy’s® is "Livin the Gouda Life" with their new Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche. They are so excited about it, they're having a party, and they've asked me to help out with the party and TELL YOU GUYS about it. It has dijon aoioli. And ...