So many times: I Wish I had a Wet Ones

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Times that I "Wish I had a Wet Ones" on hand....they are many... ...when my kids touched animals at the zoo when I touched animals at the zoo when my son picked up a sick bird when I pet a llama when my husband pulled a huge slug off my dog's back when I removed a tick from the cat when my ...

Baby Shower on a Budget

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Throwing a baby shower doesn't have to mean big bucks spent. You really need 3 main components: food, atmosphere and guests (friends and family). Once you have those main components and a willing guest of honor, you're good to go. Well, maybe not that simple. Chances are, you have a budget of some sort for ...

Homemade Cheez-Its

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This Mama Loves Kids in the Kitchen as much as they love being in there! My kids beg for snacks all day long and while I don't mind tossing them the occassional packaged bag of cookies or chips I prefer that the majority of their snacks be healthier- these homemade Cheez-its are made with much ...

4 Reasons to get Surface 3 for Students

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I was talking to a friend recently about what it was like when we were in high school. If we had to write a paper that required us to research a subject, we had to dig through a stack of books in the library. If you had to type up said report, you had to ...

Be prepared for surprises no matter where you are!

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After a winter hiatus, I'm back to doing the Couch 2 5k program.  I'm plugging along, at my "perky walk" pace, but in my mind, plugging along counts regardless of how fast you are.  I may never meet my awesome cousin's running pace, but I'm totally ok with that.  I have to be honest though, ...

Sponsored Video: Country Crock – #WhenWeBake #Giveaway

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The Country Crock® “So Much Good Happens When We Bake” campaign celebrates family togetherness in the kitchen and around the dinner table. We actually do a lot of baking as a family- every Saturday morning, we make pancakes "from scrap" as the kids say. The kids love to bake- breads, biscuits, cookies, muffins, cakes... they ...

Being a prepared mom #MomsFirst

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was an expectant mom for the first time, I read anything and everything. I joined forums. I educated myself (ad nauseum). I was prepared.  Then the baby was actually outside of my body and I realized, I wasn't ...

The Game of Life Game Inspires Career Choices in Kids

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When I was a kid, one of my favorite times was family game night. I looked forward to the laughter and the good-natured competition. We would pit the boys against the girls or the adults versus the kids. Among the classic board games we played was The Game of Life game. I remember taking so ...

Burt’s Bees Renewal Line #28DayFaceCleanse

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So, in a few weeks, I'm turning 41.  While I had a baby face for most of my life, having kids put me on a fast track to looking my age.  I'm kind of wanting to slow that process down, and while exercising, drinking lots of water and eating healthier options does help, it's not ...

Where to Camp in Alaska

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Alaska has an amazing network of camping options for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you are tent camping or RVing it through this incredibly beautiful state, Alaska’s campground don’t disappoint. Alaska is an ideal location for campers, as they tend to have camping options right on the water or in the middle of a forest. Most ...