Fun ways to spark conversation with your kids

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How many of you have asked your kids a question and gotten a one word answer?   How many of you have carefully worded your question so that the response will clearly need more than a one word answer?   How many of you have kids who can still turn any question into a one word answer?   That happens here ...

A Historic Chocolate Tour of Monticello

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Fall is by far my favorite time of year and fall in America means harvest time.  This past weekend, as part of a paid SocialMoms and American Heritage Chocolate blogging program, I had the opportunity to visit Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, and attend the annual Heritage Harvest Festival.  We celebrated the harvest and the legacy ...

Hello, love. #HelloKeurig #Giveaway

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Ask my kids what happens before mommy has coffee in the morning.  All three will tell you that NOTHING happens before mommy has coffee.  I've often heard whispered conversations trying to figure out if I have indeed had any or all of my first cup of coffee, or if the question is better left unasked ...

5 Ways to Save on Kids Clothes #MoxieBTS #Giveaway

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The thing about kids is they never stop growing. Ever. As soon as you get them all stocked up with the clothes they need, they either choose that moment to have a growth spurt or the seasons change. Either way, the conclusion is you end up buying more clothes. And more. Maybe even more ...

WeatherTech Floor Liners to Keep My Car Clean

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It was so exciting to return from a beach trip to find my new floor liners and cargo liner from WeatherTech.  We spend a lot of time on the car going from school to practice and taking road trips.  I wanted liners that would stand up to the use and sandy feet.  WeatherTech offers an ...

Back to school learning, memories and lunch! #PTPABTS

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The house is quiet, and I can actually hear myself think. You know what that means? School is now in session. I had mixed feelings about my children heading off to school this year. On one hand, summer was awesome and I hated to see it end. On the other hand, it’s nice to get ...

Back to School Shopping at Target #BTSwithTarget

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Target has everything child(ren) need for the Back to School season, from supplies to apparel. We got supplies a while ago, and the kids spent many, many hours organizing and reorganizing their backpacks before the first day of school.  I don't like to do supplies and clothes shopping all in the same day- I get ...

The little things

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This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine. As I sit here listening to the kids playing (nicely) together, hearing my husband putter away upstairs on a project, it's striking me how powerful the little things are in life. The big things are, for sure, also important, but so often, ...

Post Vacation Meal Ideas

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It’s summertime and vacation season is here! Whether you’re just getting ready for a vacation, just returning, or planning one a few months out, you know that feeling of returning home and not wanting to plan dinner. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that you need to have an idea for when you get home.   With that ...

LeapFrog LeapPad3 Tablet for Kids

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A few weeks ago, LeapFrog's new LeapPad3 tablet for kids arrived at our house for review.   We had the original LeapPad which we all enjoyed, and had actually shared with some friends of ours not long ago.  I was very intrigued by the release of the 3rd 'generation' of the LeapPad- toys from LeapFrog were ...