What Does The Real American Worker Look Like To You?

The Real American Worker

When I think about what the American worker looks like to me, I think of my dad. My dad was about as blue collar as you can get, yet I thought he was a rock star. My dad was a bus driver for the Cleveland public transit system in Ohio. He wore this uniform that ...

Shaun The Sheep Movie Marshmallows

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One of the perks of being a parent is being able to indulge yourself in childish things without being called out on it! You can play on the playground or eat an ice cream sundae for dinner or watch cartoons. You just need to be sure other kids are around, otherwise, people may look at ...

Why You Will Want To Use Amwell Online Health Care

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Compensation was provided by Amwell via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends. When my husband was laid off several years ago, we were left with no health insurance. That was one of the scariest times we have ever had to live ...

Summer Safety Tips

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Summer is a fun and exciting flurry of pool parties, bbq's, boating, picnics,  fireworks, beach days, and more for most of us.  With all the fun and activity unfortunately comes accidents- summer is known as trauma season among medical professionals and is also National Safety month.  The good news is that many issues can be avoided- ...

How To Avoid Summer Learning Loss

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There is a part of me that is glad to have the kids home for the summer. Being a kid at heart, I love hanging out with the kids. I have been known to get on the trampoline, play freeze tag or take a run down the slip-n-slide! What I hate is how much knowledge ...

hhgregg Salutes Everyday Heroes #MaytagSalutes #sweeps #HHGhero

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 Do you know one thing that's super important, that we should all do on a regular basis?  Honor our everyday heroes. We should.  Those who serve in our military, to protect the rights and freedoms that we so often take for granted- we need to honor and salute them regularly.  It's not just the individual ...

6 Reasons Vacation Rentals Are Better Than Hotels

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When my family and I were planning our annual Spring Break trip, I had the chore of choosing where we would be staying. A friend recommended we chose a vacation rental instead of a hotel. Because we always stay in a hotel, I had no idea about what a vacation rental was or how it ...

Have you ever….

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This blog post is sponsored by Mott’s and SocialMoms. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.Having kids in activities often means we’re on the go. Like many moms, multitasking and running all over is kind of the norm for me!!  With social media being such a prominent part of our lives, there’s almost ...

Free Willy, Underdogs and my Mom #PutYourHearttoPaper

My mom and me, circa 1979? and probably the last photo taken of us together.

Mother’s Day is in a few weeks. This year, as with many years, it’ll also be my birthday. A day of celebration, and a day of remembrance. Like so many others, it’s a bittersweet day. Celebrating my own motherhood, with my own children, but missing my mom, and missing the relationship my kids would have ...

How to Stay Connected With Family When Miles Separate You

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My Gram was one of my favorite people growing up. My sister and I would have sleep over parties at her house at least once a month. Gram taught me to put on make-up, introduced me to diet soda and made the best chocolate cake you have ever tasted. When I grew up and moved ...