Highlights Every Day App #HighlightsEveryDay #Giveaway

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Highlights Every Day App Highlights magazine was one of my first magazines to read, and my kids have enjoyed it as well. Our school's teachers suggest ordering it, and even our pediatrician has copies in the offices for kids to read while waiting for appointments.  The Highlights formula has stood the test of time and ...

Tips for Protecting Sensitive Skin in Summer

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I grew up on the lake and we spent nearly every day outside from dawn until dark.  Most days we were in bathing suits and in or around the water almost all day.  I rarely remember wearing sunscreen or having my skin protected from the sun.  I remember having terrible sunburns and all of us ...

Greet Your Baby with a Special Message #giveaway

Greet Your Baby with a Special Message

There isn't much that fills you with the kind of anticipation as waiting to meet your unborn child.  Becoming a parent, whether it's for the first time or the fifth, is an amazing experience and the days and weeks leading up to that moment are filled with so many feelings for the whole family.  Just ...

Choosing the right fish tank for your family

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My son really wanted a pet of his own, and my lovely sister got him all set up for his birthday last year.  A cool 1 1/2 gallon tank and a date with Auntie Cindy to choose gravel, plants, decor and a Betta fish were his birthday surprise. He was over the moon. My sister ...

Tips for Steam Cleaning for Allergies #Giveaway #happycleaning

Tips for Steam Cleaning for Allergies

Tips for Steam Cleaning for Allergies It may have taken its sweet time, but it looks like spring has finally sprung in northern Michigan.  We live in a small town in the heart of farm country so as much as we love the end of winter, we also know that the beautiful flowers blooming, the buds ...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Movie Poster- This Mama Loves

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 movie comes to theaters March 25! I'm looking forward to this one- when the first movie came out in 2002 (I wasn't even married yet- whoa!!) I loved it.  Romantic comedies are my favorite kind of movie. My absolute favorite. I love to laugh and have warm fuzzies. Plus, a ...

Speed Queen Washer Dryer #Giveaway #SpeedQueenHome #LaundryDayLove

Speed Queen Washer Dryer Giveaway This Mama Loves

Last summer, we visited Ripon, Wisconsin and got to tour the factory where Speed Queen laundry machines are made.  Then we were elated to have our very own machines brought to the house and set up by a small business near our home, and my laundry time has been much happier. We've shared some fun ...

#MangiaMoment Event in Napa + Giveaway

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Last fall, we had a lot of fun sharing tips for simplifying date night at home.  Apparently you all like simplifying things as much as we do because I am heading out to San Francisco this Friday through Sunday to join Bertolli for their 150th Anniversary Mania Moments event with some new and old blog friends! ...

Star Wars for Pets: Welcome to the Bark Side

Star Wars for Pets: Welcome to the Bark Side- This Mama Loves

Star Wars for Pets: Welcome to the Bark Side...these aren't the pets you've been looking for.  I'm pretty excited to share that Petco has invited me to be part of their Petco Community Ambassador program for the next few months.  We have lots of pets in our house- and are actually in the process of making ...

Wishes and Star Darlings, Disney’s new Tween series

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This post is sponsored by Disney Press.  Do you remember the first time you made a wish? It might have been at a birthday, after you blew out some birthday candles.  Maybe it was the first star you saw at night. Many of us have been making wishes in many forms for centuries- and the brand-new ...