The Help opens today, 8/10- my thoughts, my reactions, my tissues..

the help

The Help is an amazing novel written by Kathryn Stockett and turned into what I think will be THE movie of the summer by her childhood friend Tate Taylor. I'd heard of The Help for a long, long time before reading it- always good things, and I knew I had to read the book before I saw ...

American Girl introduces Cecile & Marie-Grace Historical Characters

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American Girl has introduced two different historical characters- Cecile Rey, an African American, and Marie-Grace Gardner a Caucasian, who "reach across the boundaries of race and calss to help their beloved city of New Orleans in 1853." I think its really cool that they are introducing two characters at once- and in such a great way.  ...

Cupcake Diaries from Simon & Schuster (Prize Pack Giveaway)

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 Simon & Schuster sent us a sweet and adorable board book called Who's My Cupcake and two chapter books from the Cupcake Diaries,  Katie and the Cupcake Cure and  Mia in the Mix. Introducing the Cupcake Books: Middle school can be hard… some days you need a cupcake. Katie Brown is miserable when her best friend is invited to join the ...

National S’mores Day – Kids Frugal Fun style

Each week Momondealz brings us a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. August 10th is National S'mores Day and since I LOVE s'mores I thought this would be a cute activity-and a yummy one! Sun Baked S'mores Materials: Shoe Box Plastic Wrap Tin Foil 1 Sheet of Black Construction Paper Graham Crackers Hershey's Chocolate Bars (save $1/2 with this coupon) Marshmallows Craft Knife (adult use ...

Girl Frenzy Designs Address Stamp Giveaway

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You already know I LOVE personalized things.  I've not told you but I've always wanted an address stamp.  I love my labels, but there is just something about a stamp that has always made me want one- and of course, with today's world, there are a billion options and colors and shapes and sizes...Lucky for ...

GoodNites® for Good Mornings (Prize Pack Giveaway $100 Amex GC)

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My oldest was not night trained until she was well over 5 1/2 years old.  She was day trained at 22 months, but the nighttime thing, well, it just wasn't there, no matter what, until quite recently.  She was, right up until she night trained, a very heavy wetter, which meant that we very quickly ...

Mars Needs Moms BluRay 3D Combo pack (Activities, a Coupon & a Giveaway)

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Mars Needs Moms is a family movie about a young boy's intergalactic adventure to find his mom who was Martian-nabbed. This Disney film is adventure packed and fun for the whole family. It is rated PG. Mars Needs Moms features Seth Green as 9 year old Milo and Joan Cusack as his mom. The Martians have ...

Pressman Toys Pretty Ponies and Silly Socks (Giveaway)

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Summer is full of so many things to do outside  when the weather cooperates- but for those days when the weather doesn't cooperate and we do have to be inside, crafts and games have been the first things I turn to.  My kids will all three of them sit at the table and color, glue, use stickers, ...