10 Tips for Planning the Perfect Children’s Birthday Party #TimeforHoodsie

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Children’s birthday parties are the perfect time to make memories and celebrate another year of your child growing older. Creating a birthday party that is both memorable and fun can be easy when you give these 10 tips for planning the perfect children’s birthday party a try. The key to a great party is keeping ...

Enter the Chiquita Jingle Contest! #ChiquitaSingOff

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chiquita Bananas for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Chiquita is reintroducing the legendary Chiquita Jingle... the one I grew up with, and chances are, you did too.  To celebrate the reintroduction, they are holding the Chiquita Jingle Contest.  All you need to enter are yourself ...

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 ...

Celebrate Spring Snoopy Style

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Happy Spring!! It finally is starting to look a little bit like spring may make an arrival here in Connecticut soon. Most of the snow is even melted at long last... Snoopy = Spring! Celebrate the end of cold weather (if you had any—looking at you, Californians!) with a perfect Peanuts springtime package. The ...

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 ...

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 ...

Garth Brooks loves moms #GarthLovesMom

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Sigh... I already loved me some Garth Brooks having been introduced to his talents in high school (I cannot even tell you how many times we watched his videos on VHS) whoot! That man has some energy and soul that shows through in his voice with every song he sings from a gut wrenching ballad to ...

Nokia Lumia 830 Can Make Your Holiday Brighter #MoreLumia #Cortana

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Five Ways the Nokia Lumia 830 Can Make Your Holiday Brighter   Is it okay if I admit I am freaking out just a little because Christmas is officially this week!? So much to do and so little time! I think that is the anthem of pretty much any busy mom on the planet right now! I ...

Make Your Holiday Shopping Count: Show You Care With We-Care

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Make Your Holiday Shopping Count: Show You Care With We-Care   When the time allows, which is not often, I love to settle in and watch a little TV. Hey! It is cheap entertainment, right?! For 30 minutes or even a few hours, I get to lose myself in my favorite shows. If you like to keep ...

Teaching Kids To Accept Others

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For many of us, the holidays are about spreading joy, giving back, and loving others. We see the bell ringers at the red kettles all over town and see this as an opportunity to show our kids how to share what we have with others.  We see the trees with paper angles asking us to ...