Ways to Stretch Your Budget for Children’s Clothing

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It seems like no matter what you do, your kids will outgrow their clothes at twice the speed you buy them. Always. The younger they are, the faster they outgrow their things! The most important aspect for a child's clothes, however, is comfort. If your child is in clothes that are outgrown, and no longer ...

David Burke Prime at Foxwoods

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I've never really had strong feelings about beef before, particularly steak.  I just was kind of blase about it.  That all changed when I had lunch at David Burke Prime at Foxwoods after enjoying some spa time at Norwich Spa at Foxwoods. Renowned Chef David Burke brings his creative, whimsical style to Foxwoods Resort Casino with ...

Homemade Hot Pockets Recipe

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Do you know I used to LOVE Hot Pockets? They were definitely a favorite snack in high school. As I've gotten older I've gotten away from eating them, but I think the kids would love to be able to bring them for lunch and stuff. I just want to control what goes into them and ...

Adult braces? Maybe

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Ever felt uncomfortable in your own skin?   I think that this is something that everyone; whether male or female, goes through at some point. No matter who you are, there is bound to be a time in your life when you felt insecure about some aspect of your appearance.   For me, it was public speaking. I absolutely ...

Chocolate Cough Medicine #DrCocoaReliefwithaSmile

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We're coming into that time of year where I'm giving a serious side eye to each and every cough, sneeze, and sniffle I hear. With flu season just around the corner I'm not taking any chances. I know that I can't protect my kids every single moment of every single day (aside from putting them ...

National School Lunch Week #NSLW

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Happy National School Lunch Week!  Did you know that we've been celebrating NSLW since 1962? Those who work to organize, plan and prepare school lunches have a tough job to do, especially with funding being so tight across the country.  Take the time this week (PLEASE!) to say THANK YOU to those who do work ...

Delta Temp2O Shower Head #DeltaFaucet #HappiMess #giveaway

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Life gets messy.  In my house, kids get messy.  Really messy. Truthfully, we all do, especially when we play together, which is something we put a lot of emphasis on. Weather permitting, we play outside together before and/or after dinner each day. Even if it's raining or snowing. We figure it's more important to be ...

Energy Bites Recipe: For the love of play

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Quaker has asked me to talk to you about their For the Love of Play campaign, in partnership with the NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60, designed to help fuel healthy families so they an get out and be active for 60 minutes of play a day.  Physical activity, in combination with good nutrition, is ...

New game teaches responsibility and respect

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Besides protecting our children from harm and keeping them safe, perhaps the most important job as a parent is to teach our children to fare well in the world alone, once they’ve outgrown our care. This doesn’t just mean teaching them to survive; but to contribute- To be decent human beings, and give back to ...

DIY Chevron Trinket Box

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Here's a fun little DIY chevron print trinket box that you can make for a small gift, a treasure box or just for fun.  It's simple, inexpensive and looks pretty without a lot of time or effort.  Just how I like my crafts! Chevron Trinket Box Materials Needed -   1 small cardboard box – I found mine at ...