On being a Girl Scout Leader #ICantWaitTo

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You know that feeling when you just can’t wait for tomorrow? When you’re with friends, and you’re talking about all the fun things that could happen? We love that feeling! So let’s do all the cool stuff you imagined – like trying a bunch of new things, making new friends and sharing what makes you ...

Barbie’s Moved into the new Barbie Dream House! #BarbieisMoving

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What's pink, purple, just about 3 feet tall and likely to cause shrieks of delight when a child sees it?  The new Barbie Dream House! Barbie's been saving up her hard earned pennies (as a vet, doctor, teacher, lawyer, swim teacher, dolphin trainer, ballerina, and what else does she do for careers?) and she's got ...

Girls Unstoppable Event 10/5: Don’t miss it!

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When I was a little girl, I had so much confidence.  Somewhere along the line, I lost it.  For far too long.  Really, it's sad I lost it at all.  So many girls do.  I look at my kids- all three of them, so FULL of confidence in their ability to learn, master and succeed ...

$100 Target Gift Card #Giveaway

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Welcome to the Target Giveaway! Target is the perfect place to stock up on fall necessities, comfort foods and even including Halloween goodies. One lucky winner will receive a $100 Target gift card and it could be you!   Prize: $100 Target Gift Card   Sponsors: Life's Cheap Thrills, This Mama Loves, couponing4you, Debt Free Spending, jenns blah blah blog, TheItMom.com, Coupons In Motion, A Helicopter Mom, Military Wives ...

I’ll show you mine if you show me yours #DunkinMugUp

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  Happy Fall, my friends.  Happy October! I can't even believe it's October already, largely in part due to my denial and also because it's 75 degrees here in Connecticut today.  The only surefire signs that fall is here are the sounds of the leaves rustling on the trees as they get drier and drier, and the lovely ...

Pumpkin Spice M&Ms Chocolate Cookie Recipe

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My family loves to bake together.  Cook, bake, it doesn't matter.  The kids love to help in the kitchen- and I love to let them (usually).  So, when I see fun new things like Pumpkin Spice M&Ms at the store, I look at them and think, OK, how can we make something fun, quick and ...

Did you catch Julius Jr on Nick Jr this weekend? #JuliusJr

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There's a new little monkey pal on Nick Jr and he's stealing out hearts.  Julius Jr premiered on Sunday morning (although we viewed much later in the day since we were at church!) and my little one is just delighted with this show.  He's so cute! She tells me.  They go on a squiggly line ...

Share What’s Good with Welch’s and win $5000 #Sharewhatsgood

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch's “Share what’s good” photo contest. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Welch’s believes in the magic of “kitchen table” moments, and has been helping families enjoy them for generations. I’m also a believer in everyday moments being ...

How to install stair gates

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This is a guest post from Ryan, dad of 2 and owner of Safe Nest Babyproofing Atlanta.  He's written this article about how to install stair gates for my readers. One of the most common questions I get as a professional babyproofer is about how to install stair gates. Once the excitement of a child starting ...

Fun Halloween Crafts Roundup!

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The Mavens of Money have come together again to bring you a round-up of our best Halloween Crafts. How to Make a Rag Wreath by A Frugal Chick Frankenstein Monster Box by Coupons are Great DIY Halloween Marquee Letters by Madame Deals Toilet Paper Pumpkin Decor by Mom on Dealz Handprint Pumpkin Craft by Saving Toward a Better Life Spooky Sparkle ...