Tips for Traveling with Kids: Happy Kids, Happy Ride

Tips for Traveling with Kids

I remember the days before kids when road trips had a totally different meaning than they do today, with 5 kids in the back two rows of seats.  In my early 20's one of my best friends moved several states away.  We'd leave late in the day, drive all night long listening to loud music ...

Grandma’s Cleaning Tips Still Work Today!

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This post is sponsored by the maker of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda You know, our grandparents and many generations before them all managed to keep their houses pretty well and they didn't have today's modern conveniences nor did they have technology.  BUT...you know what I've found? Most of the tricks I learned from my ...

How to host a holiday cookie swap they won’t forget!

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It's the most wonderful time of the year... we've all heard the songs.  Sang the songs.  We've also shopped the shops and baked the goodies.  One thing I haven't done myself, although I've attended and loved when others hosted, is to host a holiday cookie swap.  When Tiny Prints reached out and asked if I'd like ...

5 advantages to shopping small business

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When I was little, we lived in a pretty close knit neighborhood. A few times a week, my mom would give my sister and I $.50 (yes, that is two quarters) to spend at the corner store. This was the hub of the neighborhood. The best way to explain it is if you were to ...

5 Cleaning Tips to Make Your Life Easier

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Cleaning-It's something that is necessary but not many of us love (or have the time) to do. With kids, pets, spouses, and busy schedules it often falls to the bottom of the priority list. You can make it a little easier and speed it up by keeping 5 things in mind. I used my Dyson ...

Family Homework Station

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We just redid our kitchen. Well, everything except the ceiling. The floors were redone, new cabinets, counters, kitchen sink...it's all new, it's all freshly organized...and we have so much more cabinet space. Tons more. Enough that I was able to save some space for a family homework station to have everything the kids need for ...

How Speed Queen Washers and Dryers are Made

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You know, I've never been to the inside of  a factory before. I've never honestly stopped to think about how things are made that we use every single day.  I think that's kind of sad.  Last week, I got to fly out to Ripon, Wisconsin for a quick overnight in order to meet the PR ...

Simple Pool Care Tips

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the HTH® Brand. I received promotional items and HTH® products and/or compensation in exchange for my participation. The opinions and text are mine. Having a pool in the yard makes for many, many hours of summer fun.  There are endless ways to enjoy a pool.  Especially ...

What Are You Doing To Protect Your Personal Data?

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One of my hobbies is photography. I take photos of just about everything, but my favorite subjects are my kids! I document virtually all of their moments on my digital camera or my smartphone. Their memories, our memories. My family teases me that I am really great at capturing even the smallest milestone. Hey! At ...

7 Secrets for Successful Butterfly Gardens

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If you want to draw a lot of beautiful butterflies to your yard you have to make it very inviting for them.  Just like you want a fluffy bed at the hotel, a good hot breakfast, and other comforts they require some key features to be attacted to your garden spread. Buffet, comfy places to ...