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 ...

Giving comfort during cancer treatments

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This year, more than 1.6 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer. 1.6 million.  Just this year.  Chances are, you know someone who's living with cancer. Or giving care to someone with cancer.  I know I do.  My neighbors do.  My friends do.  My Facebook friends do.  As if the cancer wasn't ...

Max Steel brings us Superhero 2.0

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I participated in this sponsored campaign viewing party and toy review of Max Steel for One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.   The idea of superheroes has long fascinated so many of us- in print, television, the big screen- everyday life- the superhero represents the ultimate Good vs. Evil battles we'd all love to win- ...

Should you try Grain-Free Cat Food? #HillsPet #Giveaway

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When you welcome a pet into your family, you also welcome all that comes with it.  The care and keeping of pets includes many things- love, affection, veterinary care...feeding.  We want our pets to have a healthy, happy life, and one way to make sure they have a healthy life is by choosing food that ...

Are YOU the biggest Thomas the Train fan? (Prize Pack #Giveaway)

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They're 2, they're 4, they're 6 they're 8, shunting trucks and hauling freight.... Red and green and brown and blue, they're a really useful crew! Disclaimer: This Thomas the train post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own If you know that song, you've probably got a Thomas the Train fan in your ...

Nick Jr premieres Julius Jr. for preschoolers #JuliusJr

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Have a preschooler with a BIG imagination?  If you do, you're going to want to mark your calendar and set your DVR for Sunday, September 29th.  There's an adorable new group of friends coming to Nick Jr!  Julius Jr. is an inventive little monkey who's taken a cardboard box and turned it into a playhouse--- ...