The Perfect Pairing for Dinner- or, My Favorite Side Dishes

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Betty Crocker, a classic brand that most American households are familiar with, has a line of delicious and mouthwatering Specialty Potato side dishes  that can make any meal complete.  From Au Gratin to Classic Mashed Potatoes, Betty Crocker has something for every weeknight dinner. Now, many of you know that I'm not Betty Crocker.  I'm not ...

The Best Gift I Ever Received ($100 Kohls Giveaway)

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I think we all have a gift or two we've received that really just blew us away with the thought or the meaning.  For me, it was my first Cabbage Patch Kid.  I'd wanted one for SO LONG and all of my friends had them.  My mom had spent hours and hours in lines trying ...

Celebrating holiday MOMents with Sprout #SproutMOMent #CleverGirls #CGC

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Moms are lucky for so many reason, but one big reason is that they get to have some very special, and unique, moments with their kids. Now, not all of these moments are great ones - they can include temper tantrums, and having to be the one that says no to a begging child - ...

Holiday Traditions with Hickory Farms #HickoryTradition

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Holiday traditions are by far my favorite part of the holidays. I love looking forward to that special meal and time spent with family all season long; and knowing that all my favorite dishes will be served along with lots of laughter and of course, special new memories made. Hickory Farms gifts have been a classic ...

Sponsored Video: Baby’s First Christmas

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Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I can't even explain it. The magic of it all almost overwhelms me. Seeing it through the eyes of children just makes my heart sing. And part of that magic for me is how much kindness and goodwill there is in everyday life. If only it ...

Monsters University Disney Infinity Prize Pack #Giveaway

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Monsters University came out on BluRay and DVD earlier this week.  We love it.  But we also all love Monsters Inc. and always will.  After all, it's where we first met Mike and Sully and the gang.... only now, we get to see how their friendship began...along with a pig ride, lots of laughs, and ...

Under the Sea Parfait Recipe (The Little Mermaid Inspired)

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One of my all time favorite Disney movies is The Little Mermaid. My littlest one had a playdate with one of her little besties and since both of them adore Ariel, we decided we would make our playdate extra fun by making up an Little Mermaid inspired Under the Sea Parfait Recipe in honor of ...

And with the blink of an eye, summer is gone #CherishedChildhood

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It's over.  Summer, that is.  We did something new this summer, the kids and I, and had a blast.  We laughed, we played, we swam (a ton) and learned a lot.  We made new friends, visited with old, and have so many new memories. Memories that I will cherish - and hopefully, my kids will ...

Fun Kool-Aid Crafts and Recipes ($250 Prize Pack Giveaway)

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Growing up, we had Kool-Aid a lot. Well, maybe not a lot, but at parties, celebrations, we definitely did.  I remember we had these really cool Kool-Aid man mugs and I really really loved those mugs. We might have had a pitcher, too.  Whatever- they were AWESOME. Photo Credit for these beauties goes to Nothyme4Presents  (and excuse ...

How to Get Your Kids to Share What’s Good #ShareWhatsGood

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I participated in a campaign for Share What's Good on behalf of Mom Central Consultingfor Welch's. I received product samples to facilitate my review, a gift code to giveaway, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  My kids are back to school.  That means they are spending hours and hours away from me, and I ...