On set with The Longest Ride cast

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I've been a fan of Nicholas Sparks' writing for years so when I was offered a chance to interview him and see the set of his latest movie, The Longest Ride, opening in theaters April 10th, I couldn't say yes fast enough.  A sweet story of two star crossed lovers, Luke and Sophia, their lives ...

Five Ways Mom Can Win At Snack Time

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Being a parent is a responsibility many of us have and take on wholeheartedly. As they say, it is one of the hardest non-paying jobs but can be so much fun as well. If you have multiple children in your house, like I do, you know how different your kids can be. One kid wants ...

Pouring my heart out to my dad

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When you think of your most important relationships, both romantic and non-romantic, what comes to mind? Are there certain things you wish to say? This Valentine’s Day, Hallmark is challenging fans to “put your heart to paper” when it comes to those relationships we hold nearest and dearest. The obvious choice here would be for me ...

Homemade Brownies Heart Stacks

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Need a last minute Valentine Snack?  Check out these cute, FUN made-from-scratch brownie hearts!!  So good, and so festive. You can, of course, use any shape you want for any holiday or theme.  But since it's February, I figured we would stick with Valentine's Day.  Valentine Brownie Heart Stacks Ingredients ¾ C. butter 1 ¾ C. sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp. ...

Peanuts Valentine’s Day

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I can’t think of any better way to celebrate than with Peanuts—where Sally loves Linus, Charlie Brown loves his Little Red-Haired Girl, and everyone loves Snoopy! So I’ve got a great Peanuts Valentine’s Day giveaway for you. You don't know this, but my bedroom growing up had a pink and ...

Disney’s Imagicademy

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We recently learned about the Disney Imagicademy apps and got to have a fun party to learn all about them and find yet another way to fall in love with all things Disney.  The idea of the Imagicademy is to encourage kids ages 3-8 to learn by creating, doing and making- driven by technology- Mickey's Magical Math ...

Printable LEGO Valentines

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My friend's son was having a hard time deciding on Valentines to give his classmates.  He's a super cool kid but also kind of shy so a lot of the store bought cards he's seeing just didn't appeal to him.  I asked my friend Elizabeth to make some LEGO Valentines cards- printables- for me that ...

Teaching Teens About Finances

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As parents, from the moment we have that precious bundle placed into our arms, we take on a huge responsibility. We are charged with taking care of this little human, teaching them right from wrong, educating them, keeping them safe from harm and doing what we can to raise them to be the best people ...

Grapefruit Vinaigrette

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If you love the bright, fresh, citrus flavor of red grapefruit this easy to throw together spinach salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette will delight your taste buds.  The dressing pulls together with just 4 ingredients. Why grapefruit? Well, I feel like grapefruit is like the forgotten citrus.  It doesn't always get a fair shake when speaking ...

The Ins and Outs of Open Enrollment

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Figuring out the whole health care issue can be a huge headache. By the time you cut through all the big words and long definitions, you are not sure where you stand, what you need, how much you will spend and a million other questions you probably have. This is part of the reason a ...