Four Steps To Choosing the Right Mother’s Day Gift #Shopswell #Giveaway

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Mother's Day is coming.  Super soon.  (Just so you know, it's also my birthday this year...sometimes that's kind of fun). Most of us either want to celebrate being a mom, or celebrate our own moms.  But how do you find the right gift? If you don't have suggestions from the mom in your life but ...

Join us for the #SpreadtheLove #TwitterParty 4/30! #UltraHug

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. There is something so special about a hug between a mom and her baby. Those first moments with my own sweet babies are ones I will forever treasure. New HUGGIES® Snug & Dry Ultra help harness ...

Six Road Safety Tips For Kids #SaveKidsLives #Safies

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As a parent of  elementary school kids, I look back on when mine were babies and I have to giggle. When the kids were babies, we took such extreme care to be sure they were safe. If we only knew then what we know now! Keeping a baby safe is a piece of cake compared ...

Free Willy, Underdogs and my Mom #PutYourHearttoPaper

My mom and me, circa 1979? and probably the last photo taken of us together.

Mother’s Day is in a few weeks. This year, as with many years, it’ll also be my birthday. A day of celebration, and a day of remembrance. Like so many others, it’s a bittersweet day. Celebrating my own motherhood, with my own children, but missing my mom, and missing the relationship my kids would have ...

Italian Chopped Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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For a summer meal that’s fun to make and easy to eat (no more wrestling with large, leafy pieces of lettuce) try an Italian Chopped Salad. Each forkful is a delight, with bite-size pieces of chicken, salami, cheese, olives, and vegetables. Tossed with a homemade balsamic dressing right before serving, this salad will be a ...

10 Fun Bear Facts

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Bears are awesome. Seriously awesome. We fell in love with them watching the Disneynature Bears movie when it came out... and now we love watching and learning more and more about these amazing creatures.  They are the largest carnivore of the land mammals and look like they are the cuddliest. How can one animal look ...

Hit a grand slam with Rice Krispies Treats®

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Tomorrow marks the opening day of our town''s baseball, softball and t-ball season.  For the first time, my husband is an official coach.. and my blog is actually an official sponsor of a team!  It's all very exciting.  While Opening Day for our beloved Red Sox was a few weeks ago, as with the rest ...

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 ...