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To Zip the Coat Or Not? Letting Kids Fail and Grow #greatschools

June 17, 2014
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To Zip the Coat Or Not? Letting Kids Fail and Grow #greatschools

Disclosure: I was compensated for writing this post. I’ve done it. I’m sure you’ve done it too. As parents, we’ve all done it at one time or another. Scene: Your home. Your child struggles zipping his coat. You see your child tugging the zip up and down but not getting the coat zipped. He...
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Posted in Children, Daily Routine, Education, Elementary Schoolers, family strife, graduate school, Kids, Preschoolers, preschools, preteen, Preteens, Preteens and Tweens, School, Schools, teen years, Teens, Toddlers, Toddlers, Tweens | No Comments »

How To Do Laundry

June 14, 2014
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How To Do Laundry

I’m disorganized. I identify more with clutterers and hoarders than neatniks and Harriet Homemakers, but I love a clean room.┬áBUT don’t love cleaning. AT. ALL. A room piled to the rafters with stuff gives me anxiety. I get twitchy when I walk in to such a room. I have many such rooms in my...
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Wordless Wednesday: I Love My @DooneyandBourke Bag! #DisneySMMoms

June 11, 2014
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Wordless Wednesday: I Love My @DooneyandBourke Bag! #DisneySMMoms

Disclosure: I was invited to attend the DSMM Celebration. I paid my own conference fees and received gifts during the conference. All opinions, experiences, and thoughts are my own.
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Changing Track: Climbing Out of the Abyss of Daytime TV

June 9, 2014
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Changing Track: Climbing Out of the Abyss of Daytime TV

I’d always said that my child would not sit for hours in front of the TV. Nope, not my child. My child would NOT be a couch potato! No sir! I would read to my child. Do crafts with my child. Go to activities with my child. Play outside with my child. But…though I...
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Posted in Babies, Daily Routine, Entertainment, Kids, Musings on Family, Preschoolers, Seizing Family Time, Television, Toddlers | No Comments »

Vacation Disasters: My Kingdom for a Rental Car #travel #vacation #London #England

June 5, 2014
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Vacation Disasters: My Kingdom for a Rental Car #travel #vacation #London #England

Have you ever thought “Phew! At least nothing else can go wrong!”…and then it does? A few years ago, my family and I took a much anticipated vacation to my homeland. I had wanted to explore England with my children. I wanted to wait til all three of my children were old enough to...
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Posted in Family, family fun, family strife, Family Travel Time, holiday, holidays, Musings on Family, travel, vacation | No Comments »

Wordless Wednesday: I’m a Winner! @Hanes #DisneySMMoms

June 4, 2014
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Wordless Wednesday: I’m a Winner! @Hanes #DisneySMMoms

Disclosure: I was invited to attend the DSMM Celebration. I paid my own conference fees and received gifts during the conference. All opinions, experiences, and thoughts are my own.
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Wordless Wednesday: Oh, There You Are Perry! #PhineasandFerb #DisneySMMoms

May 28, 2014
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Wordless Wednesday: Oh, There You Are Perry! #PhineasandFerb #DisneySMMoms

Disclosure: I was invited to attend the DSMM Celebration. I paid my own conference fees and received gifts during the conference. All opinions, experiences, and thoughts are my own.
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Summer Grillin’! #ReadySetRibs #WeaveMade #Ad

May 26, 2014
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Summer Grillin’! #ReadySetRibs #WeaveMade #Ad

Disclosure: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media, and Farmland/Smithfield, but all my opinions are my own. #WeaveMade #ReadySetRibs http://my-disclosur.es/RgFrEH I’m not a good cook in the kitchen. I’m not even a good grill cook. I lack some sort of innate gene when it comes to...
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Wordless Wednesday: Nightime at #CaliforniaAdventure World of Color #DisneySMMoms

May 21, 2014
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Wordless Wednesday: Nightime at #CaliforniaAdventure World of Color #DisneySMMoms

Disclosure: I was invited to attend the DSMM Celebration. I paid my own conference fees and received gifts during the conference. All opinions, experiences, and thoughts are my own.
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Weekly Deals and Steals: Savings.com, HSN, #Huggies Pull-Ups, and #WhiteCloud

May 16, 2014
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Savings.com is giving away $750 worth of HSN eGift Cards! Go to Savings.com and enter now! Giveaway Details: Giveaway runs now through Saturday, May 17th at 9 p.m. ET. Fifteen (15) winners will receive a $50.00 Home Shopping Network eGift Card for use on either HSNTV or HSN.com Applicants only need to submit their...
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