You’ve Been Hugged Valentine Surprise

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Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends.  Valentine's Day is coming and with it, all of the yummy Valentine's Day candies and treats and chocolates. Hershey makes a whole bunch of my favorite candies, and sent ...

Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Southwestern Shepherd's Pie Recipe- This Mama Loves

We are in the thick of winter here. I'm loving so much of winter but am also kind of feeling like I need more dinner ideas. My family absolutely loves Shepherd's Pie, and they request it once a week if not more often. But to be honest... I get tired of making it the same ...

Shopkins Valentines Day Cards {Printable}

Printable Shopkins Valentines Day Cards- This Mama Loves

Shopkins.  Shopkins, Shopkins, Shopkins.  They're little, they're adorable, and they are EVERYWHERE.  They are figures, they are games, they are collectibles, they are hard to find, they're in blind bags, they're on underwear, bags, shirts, dresses, pajamas, sheets, and yes, there's an app for them (it's actually a super cute app and even kids who ...

Semi-Homemade Rice Krispies Valentine Hearts

Semi-Homemade Valentine Rice Krispies Treats- This Mama Loves

I can't even believe I'm writing this- but Valentine's Day will be here before we know it. If you are like me...no matter how much you plan ahead, the final days leading up to the day will fly and you'll be caught in need of a something to send someplace with a kid or 3, ...

Join us tonight for the #NormoftheNorthSweeps #TwitterParty 7pm ET!

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We are getting ready to party and #ShakeYourBearThing with Norm from Norm of the North and his artic pals. We're hoping you'll come over to twitter and join us for the party!! I'm co-hosting so I'll be tweeting for the whole hour :)  Can't wait to see you- good luck! If you're wanting to REALLY ...

Grieving a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's Disease takes it all from them, but those of us left behind can #ShareTheirMemories to keep them alive. - This Mama Loves

I was at the grocery store today, opening the door to put my groceries away. I turned, and saw a man walking across the parking lot who could have been my dad 10 years ago.  A puffy winter coat, and a russian-style winter hat set above his ears, just like dad always wore. It was ...

Star Wars Non Candy Valentines: Light Saber Cards

Printable Star Wars Non Candy Valentines- This Mama Loves Blog

We may be one of four families left in the US who haven't seen Star Wars.  It's actually really sad, because we've enjoyed the movies for years, just haven't had the time.  In any case, the kids are enamored with all things Star Wars, and with Valentine's Day coming, want to bring some fun Star ...

Making Realistic Resolutions

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I need to lose weight and get more active, and of course every year my resolution is to eat healthier and exercise more- just like millions of other Americans. But by mid February January ( let's be real here) I have fallen off the healthy wagon. I haven't made realistic resolutions in the past. This ...

Easy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe: Make and Take

Easy oatmeal breakfast bar recipe- This Mama Loves

Breakfast is one of my least favorite things for myself. By the time I get the family fed, I'm doing lunches and making sure people are doing what they need to do to get out the door on time and quite frankly, I'm usually the last one to eat... and often I kind of skip ...

Wishes and Star Darlings, Disney’s new Tween series

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This post is sponsored by Disney Press.  Do you remember the first time you made a wish? It might have been at a birthday, after you blew out some birthday candles.  Maybe it was the first star you saw at night. Many of us have been making wishes in many forms for centuries- and the brand-new ...