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Capturing Memories in a Photobook AND a Promo Code @GrooveBookApp

April 15, 2013
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Capturing Memories in a Photobook AND a Promo Code @GrooveBookApp

If I have ever been asked the questions “What would you take out of your home in the case of a fire or natural disaster?”, my answer is “After I have safely escorted my family out of the house, I would take as many photo albums as I could carry.” You see photos are...
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Posted in and coupons, Christmas, coupons, Deals, discounts, English Memories, Family, family fun, Halloween, holiday, holidays, mealtimes, Movies, Musings on Family, Thanksgiving | 2 Comments »

Is There Anything Worse Than the Anonyspill? @Clorox #Icktionary

April 10, 2013
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Is There Anything Worse Than the Anonyspill? @Clorox #Icktionary

This a sponsored post through a SocialMoms.com and Clorox blogging program. Is this a familiar scenario to you? You walk through the kitchen, or perhaps the kids’ bathroom. Your mind is abuzz with plans for the day. You need to make lunch so that you and the kids can go to the park before school pickup....
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Posted in and coupons, Cooking/Eating, coupons, Daily Routine, Deals, discounts, Family, family fun, family strife, food, home, home improvements, Household Repairs, housekeeping, mealtimes, Moms, Musings on Family, Reviews, shopping | No Comments »

Social Media Moms Doing Social Good #JerseyLove

April 8, 2013
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Social Media Moms Doing Social Good #JerseyLove

Last October we pressed pause. Briefly. I knew that something awful was coming. Not a family issue or anything to do with jobs, but a change was coming. The second to last week of that month we braced. We prepped for a weather issue of unknown proportions. I’m not trying to be dramatic. Not...
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Posted in family strife, finances, home, home improvements, Household Repairs, housekeeping, life-changing moment, Musings from Me, Social Good, weather | No Comments »

Wordless Wednesday: Medieval Times!

April 3, 2013
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Wordless Wednesday: Medieval Times!

My son and husband visited Medieval Times as part of a Cub Scout trip earned from selling the most popcorn in their pack. My son is a Medieval Times veteran. Here’s a writeup I did about the time we took him when two close friends of my parents were visiting from England. Another time...
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Reading, Singing, Learning, and Playing Music Is Easy with Mibblio

March 28, 2013
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Reading, Singing, Learning, and Playing Music Is Easy with Mibblio

                  I’m not a “get down on the floor and play blocks” type of mom. I do get on the floor and play wth my kids, but I much prefer reading to them or playing music. In fact, many of my fondest memories are of the...
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Wordless Wednesday: A Good Day Well Spent

March 20, 2013
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Wordless Wednesday: A Good Day Well Spent

About 2 weeks ago, we celebrated my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. My sister and I were deep in planning mode from last summer onwards. We sifted through restaurants. Created the invitation. Pored over the guest list. Planned the menu. All under the nose of my parents. Yep, we did it…we pulled off a SURPRISE...
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Posted in Cooking/Eating, Entertainment, Family, family fun, holiday, holidays, mealtimes, Musings on Family, Wordless Wednesday | No Comments »

Birthday Parties Ideas for Home Parties for Babies and Toddlers

March 15, 2013
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Birthday Parties Ideas for Home Parties for Babies and Toddlers

If I sat down I could add up the number of birthday parties I have held. So how many have I hosted for my kids? Since I have hosted birthday parties since the mid 90s, sometimes it is hard to remember each party in detail. But suffice it to say, I’ve held well over...
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Posted in Babies, Children, Entertainment, Family, family fun, holiday, holidays, mealtimes, Musings on Family, preschools, Reviews, Toddlers, toys | 3 Comments »

Wordless Wednesday: I’m Skiing in the Rain!

March 13, 2013
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Wordless Wednesday: I’m Skiing in the Rain!


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Today Was a Stay in Your Jammies Kind of Day

March 5, 2013
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Day two of my “no morning carpool week” dawned. I could feel the weight lift off my shoulders. I didn’t have to leave the house at the crack of dawn with my two kids and pick up two other kids en route to first one school and then a second school before heading home. Now don’t get...
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Did We Do a Good Job on the Listerine #21-Day Challenge?

March 2, 2013
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Did We Do a Good Job on the Listerine #21-Day Challenge?

Two weeks ago I had one of those days where I rocked. I made breakfast and lunches quickly. All the kids were picked up or dropped off at school on time. I wrote two blogposts in short order. My day was on pace to be a good one. As the clock struck 12 I...
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