Seasonal

Three Quick Tips To Survive The Holiday Season

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. All opinions are our own. Holiday Party Season is Here With the holidays around the corner, there’s no better way to celebrate the year’s end than with a party, or two… or three! It …

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7 Fun Fall Activities For Families

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Fall into a New Routine After enjoying the outdoors during the hot summer months, it’s no surprise that our automatic reaction to cool, fall weather can be …

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Father's Day

Best Memorable Events to do on this Father’s Day

  This post has been sponsored by Winni. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A father contribute financially and physically to make his family life beautiful. He dedicates his complete life for the care of his family. He creates a healthy environment to give the best lifestyle to all the family members. The father’s …

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With the unofficial start to summer fast approaching, I took the liberty of gathering up five super fun outdoor family games to play this Memorial Day. With BBQ’s and get togethers on the horizon, you want to keep the kids (and adults!) entertained, and games that include everyone are the way to go! Here are some of my faves to play with friends and family when the weather starts to get warmer.

5 Super Fun Outdoor Family Games to Play This Memorial Day

With the unofficial start to summer fast approaching, I took the liberty of gathering up five super fun Memorial Day family games.  With BBQ’s and get together on the horizon, you want to keep the kids (and adults!) entertained, and games that include everyone are the way to go!  Here are some of my faves …

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10 Amazingly Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas She’ll Love

Can you believe Mother’s Day is practically here already? I’m having such a hard narrowing down my favorite thoughtful Mother’s Day gift ideas for my mom! I have so many ideas, but obviously can’t afford to buy them all! Check out what I’ve come up with so far and help me decide! Thoughtful Mother’s Day …

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Mom cooks you breakfast somewhere around 364 days a year, right? Well, why not return the favor and make her a delicious brunch recipe this Mother’s Day. Check out our huge collection of Mother’s Day brunch recipes!

Top 25 Best Brunch Recipes for Mother’s Day

Mom cooks you breakfast somewhere around 364 days a year, right? Well, why not return the favor and make her a delicious brunch recipe this Mother’s Day. Don’t have time to scour the internet for just the right recipe? No worries- we have gathered a huge list of sites that have a collection of Mother’s …

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If you're looking for the perfect time to share your big news, you can't get any better than THE day made for moms! Today, we're sharing some of our favorite pregnancy announcement ideas for Mother's Day! Let's check them out!

Ultimate List of Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Mother’s Day

If you’re looking for the perfect time to share your big news, you can’t get any better than THE day made for moms! Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite pregnancy announcement ideas for Mother’s Day! Let’s check them out! Sharing the news that you’re going to be a mother on the day created especially …

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Ready to tell the world your good news this spring? You have to check out these darling pregnancy announcement ideas for Easter! Looks like candy isn’t the only thing Peter Cottontail is bringing this year!

7 Darling Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Easter

Ready to tell the world your good news this spring? You have to check out these darling pregnancy announcement ideas for Easter! Looks like candy isn’t the only thing Peter Cottontail is bringing this year! It is such an exciting feeling when you get to share your pregnancy news with your loved ones. And what …

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We’ve got all the tips you need to rescue your barbecue grill and tools! See what I’m doing to make sure my BBQs are fondly remembered for great food and fun every time!

5 Essential Tips to Rescue Your Barbecue Grill and Tools (giveaway)

We partnered with Kingsford to bring you these tips to rescue your barbecue grill and tools! All opinions are our own. Ah, barbecue season! It’s my favorite time of the year! Food cooked outside on the grill under a sunny sky just tastes more delicious, don’t you think? When you barbecue, you’re not just making …

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Looking for cute DIY Easter basket ideas for your whole family that look absolutely amazing? These 15 ideas are pretty egg-cellent, if I do say so myself! Check them out!

15 Super Cute & Easy DIY Easter Basket Ideas That Look Like a Million Bucks!

Looking for cute DIY Easter basket ideas for your whole family that look absolutely amazing? These 15 ideas are pretty egg-cellent, if I do say so myself! Check them out! Every year since my son was little, I’ve sworn that I was going to cut back on the amount of money I spend on Easter. …

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Looking for a fun and unique Valentine's Day dessert recipe? This bubble gum cupcake isn't just crazy cute, it's pretty easy to make, too! Let's check it out!

Adorable Bubble Gum Cupcake Recipe for Valentine’s Day Dessert

Looking for a fun and unique Valentine’s Day dessert recipe? This bubble gum cupcake isn’t just crazy cute, it’s pretty easy to make, too! Let’s check it out! Seriously, how cute is this Valentine’s Day cupcake recipe? It’s perfect for everyone, from kids to colleagues! I plan to make a batch for our Valentine’s Day …

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Finding unique Valentine's Day gifts for him is always a bit of a challenge. Don't worry, we've got you covered! We're sharing our top 11 ideas that he'll absolutely love! Let's check them out!

11 Amazing & Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts that He’ll Absolutely Love

Finding unique Valentine’s Day gifts for him is always a bit of a challenge. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’re sharing our top 11 ideas that he’ll absolutely love! Let’s check them out!   Whether it is your boyfriend, husband, dad, brother, grandfather or uncle, you probably know by now that buying gifts for …

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Want your holiday donations to help kids not only survive, but thrive this holiday season? Give them these Survival Gifts from UNICEF Canada that will really bring them joy!

5 Amazing Survival Gifts That Help Kids in Need Really Thrive

This post is sponsored by UNICEF Canada. All opinions are our own. Want your holiday donations to help kids not only survive, but thrive this holiday season? Give them Survival Gifts from UNICEF Canada that will really bring them joy! Every child deserves the chance to just be a kid, but children living in developing …

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Did you know about all these delicious things to make with leftover candy canes? Check out 14 dessert ideas that we found! The hardest part is deciding which to try first!

14 Delicious Things to Make with Leftover Candy Canes

Did you know about all these delicious things to make with leftover candy canes? Check out 16 yummy Christmas dessert ideas that we found! The hardest part is deciding which to try first!     What is Christmas or the holiday season without candy canes? The fresh minty flavor that adds a holiday touch to …

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Set a festive table with red and green appetizers to get your guests in a holiday mood! These 14 yummy Christmas sides are sure to tempt your guests!

14 Festive Red & Green Appetizers for Your Holiday Parties

Set a festive table  with red and green appetizers to get your guests in a holiday mood! These 14 yummy Red & Green Appetizer Ideas range from sweet to savory, creamy to crunchy, and are sure to tempt you with their pretty Christmas colors and flavors. Whether you’re hosting a huge dinner party or a …

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Practical & Affordable Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Whole Family + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Church & Dwight. All opinions are our own. It happens every year! Just when you think you’ve wrapped up your holiday gift list without going over-budget, you realize that there are still stockings to stuff. Not to worry, we have you covered. Here’s a list of some of the best …

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5 Survival Gifts for Babies & Toddlers That Will Change Their Lives

This post is sponsored by UNICEF Canada. All opinions are our own.   As you’re making your list and checking it twice this holiday season, don’t forget to add a few gifts that give back and help kids in need. After all, giving to others is at the very heart of the holiday season. We …

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5 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Bays English Muffins + Holiday Sweepstakes!

This post is sponsored by Bays English Muffins. All opinions are our own. I love the holiday season. Like capital LOVE, loading up the DVR with Christmas movies, playing carols in the car love it.  The only thing I don’t love is the pressure to fit as much holly jolly into just one month as …

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No one will laugh and call you names when you pull out these darling Rudolph Cupcakes at your holiday party! Check them out and grab the recipe!

Insanely Adorable Rudolph Cupcakes Christmas Recipe for Kids

No one will laugh and call you names when you pull out these darling Rudolph Cupcakes at your holiday party! Check them out and grab the recipe! Fun  Christmas fact: did you know that Rudolph was originally going to be named Reginald? True story! You can call these cupcakes Reggie, Randal, Rowena, or Roger and …

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Need a few fun holiday gift ideas for elementary school students? We’re in love with these 10 top toys and games! Check them out!

10 Extraordinary Holiday Gift Ideas for Elementary School Kids

Need a few fun holiday gift ideas for elementary school students? We’re in love with these 10 top toys and games! Check them out! I absolutely LOVE buying gifts for this age group! First, it seems like everything that was hot when I was young is back in, so there’s the whole nostalgia factor. Second, …

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Looking for a few yummy gingerbread recipes to make for Christmas this year? Check out these 15 totally delectable delights! YUM!

15 Amazing Gingerbread Recipes to Make This Christmas

Looking for a few yummy gingerbread recipes to make for Christmas this year? Check out these 15 totally delectable delights! YUM!   Gingerbread is one of the most basic (and delicious) holiday flavors. Sweet, gooey, and spicy the flavor makes everything  from pancakes to popcorn taste yummy and sets the holiday mood. I have gathered …

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Looking for a few very different ways to spend Christmas this year! Check out these 4 amazing family vacation ideas!

4 Very Different Ways to Spend this Christmas

Looking for a few different ways to spend Christmas with your family this year? I hear you.  As much as we love our traditions, sometime you just want to shake things up a bit, right? If the idea of spending another holiday season stressing over everything from decorations to dessert makes you want to pull …

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We’ve got the perfect gift ideas for toddlers! Check out ten toys that should be on every parent’s list to buy this year!

10 Terrific Holiday Gift Ideas Your Toddler Totally Needs!

We’ve got the perfect gift ideas for toddlers! Check out ten toys that should be on every parent’s list to buy this year!   I’ve always loved buying toys for toddlers. They’re at that age where they’re learning through play and just love pretty much anything you give them. Totally low stress shopping! Plus, they’re …

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Looking for a few great Christmas gift ideas for expectant moms? Check out ten outstanding gifts that she'll absolutely cherish!

10 Outstanding Christmas Gift Ideas for Expectant Moms

Looking for a few great Christmas gift ideas for expectant moms? Check out ten outstanding gifts that she’ll absolutely cherish!     Is there a mom-to-be on your Christmas list this year? Whether she is your wife, sister, daughter or best friend, finding the right gift for her just got a whole lot easier. We …

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Survive those marathon holiday shopping sprees with tiny tots thanks to these 5 innovative product helpers! Check them out!

5 Innovative Products to Help You Survive Holiday Shopping with Tots + Giveaway

Survive those marathon holiday shopping sprees with tiny tots thanks to these 5 innovative product helpers! Check them out!       It puts dread in every parent’s heart. Having to do a major holiday shopping trip with your kids in tow <<shudder>> but sometimes you have no choice. Have no fear! You can get …

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Take your annual family gathering to whole new levels of fun with these 15 fabulous Christmas party ideas for adults! Perfect for office parties, too! Check them out!

15 Fabulous Christmas Party Ideas That Take Your Family Gathering to Whole New Levels of Fun

Take your annual family gathering to whole new levels of fun with these 15 fabulous Christmas party ideas for adults! Perfect for office parties, too! Check them out! Every year, we host a huge gathering for family and friends right before the holidays. It’s pretty much the only time of the year that most of …

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Looking for amazing MESS-FREE stocking stuffers that will encourage creativity in your kids? Check out our top three picks from Kwik Stix!

3 Must-Have Stocking Stuffers for Mess-Free Fun! + Giveaway

This post is brought to you in partnership with Kwik Stix, the ultimate stocking stuffer idea for kids! All opinions are our own. Looking for amazing stocking stuffers for your kids that will encourage them to create stunning works of art without creating a mess in the process? It’s no secret that we are HUGE …

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How precious are these Christmas gift ideas for first time moms? They're such a great way to honor that brand new mama in your life

10 Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas for First Time Moms

How precious are these Christmas gift ideas for first time moms? They’re such a great way to honor that brand new mama in your life with a gift that she’ll absolutely treasure (or find totally helpful!). Let’s check them out! When you’re considering Christmas gift ideas for first time moms, you can go in one …

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Make your Halloween dinner an event to remember with a tricked out dining table. Whether hosting for your family or the whole neighborhood, the right decor will get everyone in the mood to celebrate. 

5 Frightfully Fun Ways to Trick out Your Dinner Table this Halloween

Make your Halloween dinner an event to remember with a tricked out dining table. Whether hosting for your family or the whole neighborhood, the right decor will get everyone in the mood to celebrate. As much as I love decorating my house for Halloween, this year I just haven’t had the time to go all …

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From scary houses to scarily priced costumes, we’ve got your must-know tips for surviving Halloween horrors with kids! Check them out!

Halloween Horrors: 3 Tips for Surviving the Most Frightful Holiday of the Year!

Halloween horrors aren’t just reserved for haunted houses. From finding the perfect costume for your little one to convincing the kids that the candy fairy really does exist, Halloween can be a frightful time of year for any parent! We partnered with Church & Dwight to bring you three tips that will turn tricks into treats! Let’s …

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We've rounded up five of the top Halloween games and toys that kids of all ages will love! Check them out,

Top 5 Halloween Games & Toys for Kids of All Ages + Giveaway

When you think of Halloween, I bet you think mostly about candy and costumes, right? As much as we love those, there are so many other fun (and educational) ways to get kids into the spirit of the spooky holiday! We’ve rounded up five of the top Halloween games and toys that kids of all …

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Chase away the ghastly October chill with this fun Witch’s Brew hot cocoa! It’s such a fun Halloween recipe for kids and adults alike! Check it out!

Delicious & Easy Witch’s Brew Cocoa Halloween Drink Recipe

Chase away the ghastly October chill with this fun Witch’s Brew hot cocoa! It’s such a fun Halloween drink recipe for kids and adults alike! How much do you love this fun Witch’s Brew cocoa? I have to admit, I really adore it. I’ve seen a lot of great cold Halloween drink recipes over the …

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Check two things off your back to school to-do list at once with Boston Market's $1.99 whole rotisserie chicken deal! Check it out!

10 School Lunches You Can Make with Boston Market’s ($1.99) Rotisserie Chicken

This post is brought to you by Boston Market. All opinions are our own.   Is anyone else totally overwhelmed by their massive back-to-school to-do list? Between shopping for new wardrobes (why do kids have to grow SO fast?), tackling massive supply lists and trying to get everyone back into some sort of routine, I …

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Mornings don’t have to be a struggle. With these easy back to school morning routines, you’ll be out the door before you know it. Check them out!

5 Easy Morning Routines for Back to School

Mornings don’t have to be a struggle. With these easy back to school morning routines, you’ll be out the door before you know it. Check them out! Let’s be honest – getting back into the swing of the school year is tricky. Going from sleeping in to needing to be up and at ‘em in …

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Check out my top 3 reasons for why Boscov’s is a back to school shopping procrastinator’s dream come true! You won’t believe how little I paid for my huge haul!

3 Reasons Why You NEED to Shop Boscov’s for All Your Back to School Gear

This back to school post is sponsored by Boscov’s. All opinion are our own. Have you started your back to school shopping yet? I’m always so late to the game. Every year, I swear I’ll get started earlier, then end up rushing out at the last minute! Last year, I was literally bouncing from store …

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It’s time to say goodbye to summer and get kids back into the school mindset! Check out our 5 favorite parenting tips & tricks to do it!

5 Ways to Get Kids Back In the School Mindset

It’s time to say goodbye to summer and get kids back into the school mindset! I know it’s not easy, but we’re sharing our top five favorite parenting tips to help you do it! Summer is coming to an end quickly and your kids have had the time of their lives during their vacation. Now …

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We're sharing a few of our favorite tips to really soak up every little bit of summer fun while still helping out kids get ready for the school year. Let's check them out!

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of the Last Days of Summer

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Can you believe that summer is already coming to an end? It’s almost time to put away the swimming gear, pack up the flip-flops and sandals, and start your back to school shopping. Almost. We …

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Heading off to university but don’t know what to bring beyond the basics? Check out 7 must-have gear college freshmen!

7 Must-Have Gear For College Freshmen That You Might Be Forgetting

Heading off to university but don’t know what to bring beyond the basics? We’ve gathered up seven must-have gear for college freshmen, and I bet there are at least a few on the list that you’re forgetting! If you’re getting ready to go off to college (or a parent sending your teen off), you probably …

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Get a head start on your fall shopping and grab the coolest back to school supplies for all ages before they're sold out! We've rounded up our top picks from K-12! Check them out!

9 of the Coolest Must-Have Back to School Supplies for K-12

Get a head start on your fall shopping and grab the coolest back to school supplies for all ages before they’re sold out! We’ve rounded up our top picks from K-12! Let’s check them out!   Can you believe it’s already time to start shopping for back to school supplies? Every year, I make the …

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Looking for creative ways to stay organized during the school year? You need to check out these super creative back to school bulletin boards!

11 Creative Back to School Bulletin Boards to Get You Organized Fast

Looking for creative ways to stay organized during the school year? You need to check out these super creative back to school bulletin boards! I bet you’ll find the perfect solution to keeping all of your family’s must-have information in one convenient (and pretty!) spot!   While it is still the middle of summer, back …

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5 Must-Have Summer Escape Travel Kits: Don’t Leave Home Without Them!

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.   Planning a summer escape? Now is the perfect time for it! June was unseasonably cool at times, but July is already shaping up to be a scorcher! It’s time to wipe the cobwebs …

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Show off your American pride & turn your 4th of July dessert table into a work of art with our patriotic cupcakes recipe! Check it out!

Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe: Red White and Blue Never Looked So Tasty!

Show off your American pride & turn your 4th of July dessert table into a work of art with our patriotic cupcakes recipe! You won’t believe how easy they are to make! The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Aside from the fact that I love all the red, white and blue …

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In honor of Father's Day, we're sharing 5 of those most touching pictures of dads holding their babies that will totally melt your heart! Check them out!

6 Touching Photos of Dads with Babies that Will Melt Your Heart!

  Is there anything more touching than seeing a dad hold his baby for the first time? I remember when my son was born, we couldn’t hold him for two days. He was an itty bitty preemie! Since we had to wait so long, I of course got to hold him first. My husband had …

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3 Reasons to Stock Up on Wet Ones® Hand Wipes for Your Summer Activities + Summer Fun Giveaway

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® Hand Wipes. The opinions and text are all mine.   Summertime is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited! We love to fill our day with fun family activities! From playing outside in the park to enjoying an ice-cream treat together, we’re …

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29 Hilarious Tweets from Dads That Will Crack You Up

Need a great Father’s Day laugh? Check out these 29 hilarious tweets from dads that will totally crack you up! Like motherhood, fatherhood definitely comes with its up and downs. Dads have a spectacular way of turning the downs into comedic gold. These funny tweets prove that dad definitely has a major sense of humor and …

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See how to turn your backyard into a stunning summer oasis without spending a fortune! Check out 5 budget-friendly backyard décor tips!

5 Cheap Ways to Create an Amazing Backyard Oasis

Every year, I promise myself that this will be the year I finally upgrade my backyard into a summer oasis. Then spring comes around and I either get too busy to work on it or realize that I don’t have enough money for even a fraction of the ideas floating around in my head. This year, …

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Planning a special meal for dad on his big day? Check out these 9 delicious Father’s Day brunch ideas that he’ll gobble up!

9 Delicious Father’s Day Brunch Ideas for Your Amazing Dad

If your family is anything like mine, hosting brunch translates to having a feast!  Is there anything more wonderful than the combination of salty and sweet dishes that make up a perfect brunch menu?  I think not!  Why not put together a fantastic brunch this Father’s Day with these delicious Father’s Day brunch ideas?  Father’s …

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These Father’s Day craft ideas are perfect for making with the whole family! You can even include dad himself for a special holiday activity! Check them out!

7 Fabulous Father’s Day Craft Ideas to Make with Kids

With June fast approaching (yes, already!), what better time to make an awesome Father’s Day craft for all the dads in your life. Let dad know just how much he means to you by enlisting the kids to help make him something extra special! Homemade gifts are always a big hit in our home. These crafts …

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Looking for a creative DIY Father's Day gift idea? Check out this cute tutorial for balloon popping reasons we love dad!

Balloon Popping Reasons We Love Dad DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea [with video]

Looking for a creative DIY Father’s Day gift idea? He’ll love this “balloon popping reasons we love dad” idea! It’s like a party game and a gift all in one! Plus it’s super easy for kids to help you make. Let’s be honest a minute, buying gifts for men can be difficult, or at least it’s …

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Celebrate your dazzling mom with 5 extraordinary Mother's Day gift ideas from Kay Jewelers! Check them out!

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Dazzling Mom with Gifts from Kay Jewelers #MomIs

This post is sponsored by Kay Jewelers. All opinions are my own. Can you describe your mom in just one word? It’s hard, right? Moms are so many things. Our role models, protectors, cheerleaders. Our sounding boards, our advisors. How do you narrow down so many attributes into one word? Then it hit me. One word that …

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Still need the perfect Mother’s Day gift? You can stop looking! Edible Arrangements Mother’s Day Swizzle Bouquet is the one! Check out 5 reasons why!

5 Reasons Why Edible Arrangements Mother’s Day Swizzle Bouquet Is the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift #EdibleCelebratesMom

This post is brought to you by Edible Arrangements®. All opinions are our own. Still searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Well, you can stop because I found it for you! It’s the Mother’s Day Swizzle Bouquet from Edible Arrangements® and it’s everything you could possibly want in a gift.  Think about it: what …

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Want to treat mom like the royalty that she is with a special meal? Check out these 15 perfect Mother’s Day brunch ideas that you’ll both love!

15 Delicious Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas You’ll Both Love

If you’re looking for amazing Mother’s Day brunch ideas that you and your mom will both love, I’ve got you covered. After all, it’s your special day, too! I’ve always wondered, why brunch? Seriously! Haven’t you? What made brunch the official meal of Mother’s Day? I suppose it makes sense, though. It’s kind of a …

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This Mother’s Day, don’t forget those new moms in the making! Check out 5 Mother’s Day perfect gifts for mom-to-be!

5 Best Mother’s Day Gifts for the Mom-to-Be

  With Mother’s Day right around the corner, not only do we celebrate moms, the day is also the perfect day to celebrate moms-to-be! If you have a soon-to-be-mother in your life, there are all sorts of gifts that you can choose from to congratulate and celebrate the future mom. While baby showers are also …

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This Mother’s Day, show mom you’re proud to be “Just Like her” with a stunning bouquet from Teleflora! Check out our faves!

Tell Mom You’re Proud to Be “Just Like Her” with Flowers from Teleflora + Giveaway #ImJustLikeHer

This post is brought to you by Teleflora. All opinions are my own. As a teenager, I didn’t want to hear that I was just like my mom. I was my own person, I didn’t want to be “just like” anyone! Yes, I was a bit of a rebel. As I got older, though, I …

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These 8 DIY Mother’s Day gifts are so perfect, you’ll want to keep them for yourself! No worries! They’re easy enough to make two! Check them out!

8 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts So Perfect You’ll Want to Keep Them for Yourself!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so what better time to start planning a perfect DIY gift for the moms in your life?  From your own mother to your mother in law, to a good friend who’s just become a mom herself: moms need to feel pampered and appreciated too! Here are a few of our …

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Let kids make a meaningful gift that mom will treasure forever with these five easy Mother’s Day crafts! Check them out and make them right now!

10 Amazing Mother’s Day Crafts to Make Right Now

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, everyone wants to buy mom a special present to thank mom for being the person she is! If you have a young child or if you want to allow your child to create something for a special mom in his/her life, there are plenty of DIY crafts that …

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There’s a huge dark side of mom on mom shaming. Find out what it is and start supporting each other instead!

The Dark Side Of Mom Shaming

Being a mom is such an adventure.  We’re so fortunate to live in a time where we can connect with other mothers from all over the world through social media.  But unfortunately, there is a dark side to being a mom these days: Mom Shaming. Oh sure, most moms have been given advice from a lot …

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Looking for a few good Easter egg hunt ideas for kids of all ages? Check out these 8 ideas that will ensure your guests have a blast!

8 Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for a Memorable Holiday

For kids and adults alike, Easter is all about spending time with family, dyeing eggs, eating plenty of yummy food, and of course going on Easter egg hunts! Kids of all ages look forward to hunting down eggs and, hopefully, finding a bit of a surprise inside! While you can go the simple route and …

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7 Easter Recipes You’ll Crave All Year Long

  When it comes to Easter recipes (or any holiday recipes, for that matter), there are just some that you crave all year long. My family has a secret soup recipe that they only make during Christmas, for example. Once it’s gone, it’s gone for the year. I start looking forward to it in January, …

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Need a few super creative Easter basket ideas to really elevate your holiday fun? Check out these 6 unique baskets!

6 Super Creative Unique Easter Basket Ideas

Are you searching for non-traditional Easter Basket ideas? Great! There are lots of them out there just waiting to be found. These creative baskets aren’t just a fun way to make the holiday more festive, they can also help you save money. Many of them either double as a gift or can be reused in …

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Throw a memorable spring bash that will have everyone talking with these 5 Egg-cellent Easter party games for families! Check them out!

5 Egg-cellent Easter Party Games for Families

Want to throw a memorable spring bash that will have everyone talking? We’re sharing our favorite 5 egg-cellent Easter party games for families! Easter is just around the corner, a hop… skip… and jump away. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it?  Seems like Christmas was just yesterday, and now it’s almost Spring already! The good news …

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Are you ready for spring? Check out three things you should be doing now to make the most of the warmer months later!

3 Things You Should Do Now to Get Ready For Spring

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.   Spring is almost here, warm weather lovers, and we’re sharing a few things you should do now to get ready for it! I feel like we’ve been getting spring teasers all winter long, with …

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Think outside the box of chocolates with these clever & fun Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas him and her! Check them out!

5 Clever & Fun Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him & Her

Looking for some clever & unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him and her that go beyond the plain old box of chocolates? Don’t get me wrong, chocolates are always appreciated, but sometimes you want to do something a little different! These gift ideas are definitely outside the box (well, except for that one, it’s technically in …

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Need a tasty boost to keep your energy going during pregnancy or while nursing? Whip up this yummy strawberry chocolate milk shake!

Strawberry Milkshake with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Recipe

Looking for a versatile recipe that is perfect for Valentine’s Day, a special after-school snack or a great way to satisfy cravings during pregnancy? This strawberry milkshake with chocolate hazelnut spread really does do it all! The recipe is super simple and it is a breeze to whip up, even on crazy weekday.  The recipe …

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Looking for a divinely wonderful homemade Valentine’s Day gift? Whip up a batch of this decadent raspberry lemonade sugar scrub!

Raspberry Lemonade Sugar Scrub Recipe for Valentine’s Day

Nothing is quite as special as giving and receiving homemade gifts. This raspberry lemonade sugar scrub is another great gift to add to your list of gifts to make. We see homemade Mother’s Day gifts all the time. However, Valentine’s Day tends to be a store bought holiday. I love flowers and conversations hearts as much …

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Looking for the perfect festive party food for the holidays? Check out these easy and tasty Christmas tree shaped cupcakes! Grab the recipe!

Festive & Tasty Christmas Tree Shaped Cupcake Recipe

Need the perfect holiday dessert idea? How cute are these Christmas tree shaped cupcakes? Wouldn’t they be perfect for your annual holiday party? If you want to send your guests into overdrive and really bring on the wow factor, you can serve them along with our easy Christmas tree shaped brownies! Hey, there’s no such thing …

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The holidays wouldn't be complete without eggnog, right? It's kind of a staple of the season! We have a delicious eggnog virgin drink that is just perfect for the kids (and non-drinking adults!) at your holiday parties!

Tis The Season for a Delicious Eggnog Virgin Drink Recipe!

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without eggnog, right? It’s kind of a staple of the season! Today, we’re sharing a delicious eggnog virgin drink that is just perfect for the kids (and non-drinking adults!) at your holiday parties! Did you know that, according to one theory about the origins of the drink, once upon a time, only …

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9 Adorable Reindeer Crafts That Will Make You Say Fa La La

Need some reindeer crafts to give your home that certain fa la la spirit? I’ve put together a list of fun craft projects you have got to try! Some of these are kids crafts, other are more home décor ideas and some could even double as handmade gifts! You are going to want to try …

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7 Perfect Gift Ideas for Science Fiction Fans

Looking for the perfect gift ideas for your favorite science fiction fans? As a sci-fi girl myself, I can honestly say that I’d be thrilled with pretty much anything on this list! I love that these ideas aren’t just your average t-shirt or bobble head. They’re actually useful things, like kitchen gadgets or tools. They just …

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Looking for great Christmas gift ideas for kids? These Trolls toys, games and more from the 2016 film are sure to be a hit this holiday season!

10 Awesome Trolls Toys, Games and More for Kids

Looking for great Christmas gift ideas for kids? These Trolls toys, games and more from the 2016 Trolls film are sure to be a hit this holiday season! If you haven’t heard of the movie, Trolls released into theaters on November 4th. It follows the adventures of Poppy and Branch, two trolls who are as …

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift ideas for your little one? These 10 personalized books for kids from Put Me In the Story make meaningful keepsake presents! Check them out!

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 10 Personalized Books for Kids!

This post is brought to you by Put Me In The Story. All opinions are our own. Looking for the perfect holiday gift ideas for young readers? Personalized books for kids make fabulous presents! They not only encourage your little one to read more (what child doesn’t love seeing themselves in a storybook?), they are amazing …

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11 Creative Christmas Trees You Have To Try This Year

Looking for ways to make more creative Christmas trees this year?  I just love how some people really use their imagination and come up with cool ideas. Whether you live in a small space and just don’t want a huge tree, or  you feel like you just want to try something new and fun this year, …

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5 Ultimate Indoor Grilling Gift Ideas & Giveaway

Finding gift ideas for the man in my life is no easy task. He does not want clothes, nor perfumes, nor gadgets. He wants to get these by himself. That does not leave me much left to choose. But since he enjoys cooking and grilling in particular, I thought I would get him an indoor …

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How can you make any place feel like home for the holidays? Check out 5 of our favorite tips, inspired by Finding Dory!

5 Ways Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory Inspires You to Make Any Place Feel Like Home for the Holidays

This post is brought to you by Disney. All opinions are my own. Being far from home during the holidays is never easy. As someone who spent two years clear across the world, I know how hard it is to miss out on all your treasured traditions. Today, I’m going to share with you a …

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Looking for great holiday gift ideas? Check out these 4 must-read picture books for kids! They make perfect stocking stuffers!

4 Must-Read Picture Books for Kids That Make Great Holiday Gifts

Looking for some really cute books that make the perfect holiday gift ideas? Check out four must-read picture books for kids from Sky Pony Publishing! From seasonal favorites like snow friends discovering a winter wonderland to year-round silly stories about a man so involved in writing that he doesn’t notice his beard has grown insanely …

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Looking for the perfect gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas? Check out these 5 adorable presents for your littlest one!

5 Great Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

If you have a brand new little one this year, I’m sure you’re trying to come up with great gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas.  It’s already such a blessing to have a little one come into your life, and now you’re already reaching your first milestone by giving your baby their first holiday experience. Don’t …

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7 Easy No Sew Christmas Decoration Ideas That Are Merry And Bright

There are so many cute holiday and home décor ideas for Christmas and the holidays, but sometimes it feels like if you are a no-sew girl, you are out of luck for projects. I have a small group of very talented friends who are all sewing together. While I marvel at the adorableness of their …

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9 Christmas Bulletin Boards To Spread Some Holiday Cheer

Whether you’re a teacher, a health specialist of any kind or a parent helper, you might find yourself in charge of making Christmas bulletin boards. These boards can be colorful, cheery and full of holiday spirit! Plus, you have to admit, they’re a festive way to stay organized!Below I’ve pulled together nine of my favorite …

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These Christmas jokes for kids will have your family rolling on the floor laughing! They're perfect for your Christmas party games too!

15 Hilariously Clever Christmas Jokes for Kids

Do your kids love telling jokes and riddles as much as mine do? I’ve been gathering up all the funniest Christmas jokes for kids that will have your whole family rolling on the floor laughing! They’re perfect for sharing in humorous handmade holiday cards,  breaking the ice at Christmas parties or just for when your …

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Stuck on what to get grandma and grandpa this year? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Check out 5 fabulous Christmas gift ideas for grandparents!

5 Wonderful Christmas Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Are you stuck on what to get grandma and grandpa this year? We understand that you want to think outside of the box and give them only the best of the best. Today, we put together a list of Christmas gift ideas for grandparents that’ll break traditional gift offerings… because nana doesn’t need another pair …

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Survive the holidays intact with these 7 brilliant Christmas hacks that help you save both time and money! Check them out!

7 Brilliant Christmas Hacks to Help You Survive the Holidays

Now that the busiest time of year has officially begun, I think we could all use a few Christmas hacks to help survive the holidays!  Between all the cooking, the parties, the decorating and the gift wrapping, the holidays are the time of year where you probably wish there were more hours in the day. …

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Need a few amazing Christmas desserts? We've got you covered with 25 of the best recipes for Christmas cookies around!

25+ of the Most Delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes Around

Anyone in the mood for Christmas cookies? I sure hope so, because we’ve rounded up the best holiday cookie recipes around for you! The holiday season is fast-approaching and we couldn’t be happier about it. Snow-covered trees, cozy nights reading by the fire, and endless amounts of hot chocolate: this time of the year is always …

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We're taking some of the stress out of your holiday shopping by sharing with you some wonderful Christmas books for kids! Check them out!

5 Wonderful Christmas Books For Kids

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is fast approaching… before we know it, many of us will be in full-on holiday preparation mode, frantically scrambling to get everything done! Let me help you take some of the stress out of your holiday shopping, by sharing with you some wonderful Christmas books for kids! Get out the hot …

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Having a hard time coming up with great Christmas gift ideas for husbands? Check out these five gifts that are perfect stocking stuffers!

5 Fabulous Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Your Hubby

Coming up with Christmas gift ideas for husbands is almost as hard as deciding what to put in your teen’s stocking! It’s time to get down to making our lists and checking it twice, though! Christmas is so close that I can almost smell the roasted chestnuts, nutmeg-infused eggnog, and the dozen freshly-baked sugar cookies that …

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Check out 27 amazing holiday pies that go perfectly with your big feast! From pumpkin to chocolate, there's something for everyone at the table!

27 of the Most Delicious Holiday Pies Ever Made

You can’t have a feast without dessert, right? What goes better with turkey or ham than yummy holiday pies? I found some amazing ideas that would be perfect for your upcoming holiday parties. From pumpkin pies to pecan tarts, there’s a little something for everyone in this round-up! The holidays can bring so much cheer. …

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Need some fun Christmas games for kids? These 5 ideas are festive yet inexpensive and perfect for all ages! Check them out!

5 Inexpensive & Festive Christmas Games for Kids of All Ages

Are you in charge of planning this year’s holiday party?  Are you in search of fun Christmas games for kids? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The following suggestions are very easy to put into play. Not only are they incredibly fun for everyone from tots to tweens, but they’re also very affordable! In …

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Looking for something cute yet inexpensive to give your neighbor for Christmas? Check out these 5 clever ideas!

5 Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas for Neighbors

Looking for a few Christmas gift ideas for neighbors that show you care without costing a fortune? We have you covered! The holiday season is all about kindness, selflessness, and letting others know that they’re in your thoughts. While it’s easy to get carried away with the hustle and bustle of this busy time of …

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Can you believe it's almost time to start planning your holiday festivities? Check out our list of fun & festive Christmas party games for adults!

5 Festive & Fun Christmas Party Games for Adults

The holidays are fast approaching. Can you believe it’s almost time to start planning your holiday party? Read through the following list of Christmas games for adults. Chances are, at least one or two of them will spark your interest. As you can see, all of them are fairly simple to put together and to play. …

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Get a head start on your homemade tree decorations with an easy Christmas craft that's perfect for kids and adults alike with our DIY pom-pom ornaments!

Sparkly Pom-Pom Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids

Get a head start on your homemade tree decorations with an easy Christmas craft that’s perfect for kids and adults alike. This DIY puff ball ornament project is super inexpensive, making it a great rainy day activity. It’s also a fun way to keep kids busy on Thanksgiving while you’re waiting for your feast to …

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Save on Halloween Fun for the Whole Family at Walmart.com

This post is brought to you by Walmart.com. All opinions are our own. Looking for great Halloween savings on everything from costumes to home decor? Walmart.com is your one-stop shop for all the coolest and spookiest seasonal goodies right at your fingertips. I’ve always been a huge fan of shopping online. My area has way too …

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Looking for great Christmas gift ideas for your tween's stocking? These three middle-grade reads full of excitement and adventure are sure to encourage your preteen to hit the books over the holiday break!

3 Awesome New Middle Grade Reads That Make Perfect Stocking Stuffers

  Looking for great Christmas gift ideas for your tween’s stocking? These three middle-grade reads  full of excitement and adventure are sure to encourage your preteen to hit the books over the holiday break! I always include at least a few books in my son’s stocking. Raising a reader is incredibly important to me. During …

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Looking for stocking stuffers for teens? Check out these 5 ideas and scratch at least one to-do item off your Christmas shopping list!

5 Perfect Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I’ve mainly got presents on my mind. I’ve made a list and will definitely have to be checking it twice. Of course, we always want to get our loved ones something special. I always tell myself: jot down an idea the moment it comes to mind …

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Looking for the best movies to watch on Thanksgiving 2016? Check out our picks for films that the whole family will enjoy snuggling up to after the feast!

Best Movies for Families to Watch On Thanksgiving

Looking for the best movies to watch on Thanksgiving 2016? We’ve got you covered! We’re sharing some of our favorite flicks from throughout the years that everyone will love! After the family fills up on turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, there’s nothing quite like cuddling up together on the sofa for a movie marathon! Watch one …

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Put Together a Gorgeous DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting

Put Together a Gorgeous DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been sharing different DIY projects that you can easily make to put together a gorgeous DIY Thanksgiving place setting for your holiday dinner party. Today is the day we show you how to pull it all together! Your guests are going to be so impressed. The best part? …

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How cute is this pumpkin candle craft? It’s one of my favorite fall decoration ideas! Check it out!

Essential Oil Pumpkin Candles Thanksgiving Decor Craft

Coming up with fun Thanksgiving decor ideas that don’t cost a fortune isn’t always easy, but that’s exactly what we did with this pumpkin candle craft. If you’ve ever shopped for neutral fall decor (versus Halloween decor), you know that the selections aren’t even half as good as other holidays! Besides, I really don’t want …

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Looking for the best Halloween books for adults? Check out our top picks & lose yourself in a spooky new world!

5 of the Best Halloween Books for Adults

There’s nothing quite like losing yourself in a scary story. I’m always on the hunt for the best Halloween books for adults to get me in the spirit (pun intended!) of the holiday. I love spending rainy days lounging on my comfy couch scaring the pants off myself with a terrifying tale! Of course, I …

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Looking for scary Halloween movies for adults to really get your adrenaline pumping? Check out our picks for the top 5 spookiest films ever!

5 of the Scariest Halloween Movies for Adults (with trailers!)

Want to really get your heart pounding and adrenaline flowing? Check out our favorite scary Halloween movies for adults! These flicks are just what you need to get you in the mood for the spookiest holiday of the year. Did you know that when you watch a horror film, your brain actually thinks you’re in …

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5 Fun Facts That Celebrate All The Joys of National Coffee Day

Woohoo, it’s almost here! The greatest day of the year! National Coffee Day is coming up on September 29th! Okay, okay, so maybe it’s not THE greatest day of the year, but if you understood my absolute love for coffee, you’d realize why it’s pretty close! Did you know that Canadians consume an average of …

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Looking for the best Halloween books for kids of all ages? We have you covered! Check out our top five picks!

5 of the Best Halloween Books for Kids of All Ages

Looking for the best Halloween books for kids of all ages? We have you covered! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so I’ve stocked my son’s library full of fun stories over the years. I even read him board books about the season as a baby and toddler! With hundreds, maybe even thousands, of …

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Today we have a super easy Halloween DIY project that I think you'll love! We're making spooky mini soaps! This craft literally cleans up after itself!

Easy Halloween DIY Project: Spooky Mini Soaps

Today we have a super easy Halloween DIY project that you’ll love! We’re making spooky mini soaps! I love to come up with practical ways to celebrate holidays. In other words, I don’t want to really go out of my way to make or buy something I won’t use or that will just be in …

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Looking for fun Halloween books for babies to read aloud to your littlest one? Check out our top 5 picks!

5 Fun Halloween Books to Read Aloud to Babies and Toddlers

Reading fun Halloween books for babies is a wonderful way to bond with your tiny tot, encourage a strong vocabulary and get even the littlest ones excited about the season.  While babies and young toddlers can’t really grasp the full concepts of what you’re reading to them, they certainly love picture books and pop-up books. Even …

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Get ready for another easy Halloween craft for kids! Today we're whipping up some fun & simple pipe cleaner spiders that you can use as spooky decor!

Easy Halloween Craft for Kids: Pipe Cleaner Spiders

Get ready for another easy Halloween craft for kids! Today we’re whipping up some fun & simple pipe cleaner spiders that you can use as spooky decor! I love spiders. My sister hates them and would rather burn her house down than deal with one. No, I don’t think she would actually burn her house down …

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Looking for super easy Halloween crafts for kids? You can't get much simpler than our DIY ghost suckers! Check them out!

Adorable & Easy DIY Ghost Suckers Halloween Craft for Kids

Looking for super easy Halloween crafts for kids? You can’t get much simpler than our DIY ghost suckers! They’re absolutely perfect for everything from trick or treat goodies to classroom parties! I’ve mentioned before that crafting isn’t really my thing, however, my mom and sisters are the bomb at it. I think I got skipped over …

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Get ready to laugh, because we have some of the funniest Halloween riddles for kids coming at you! They are sure to tickle some funny bones!

25 Hilariously Adorable Halloween Riddles for Kids

Get ready to laugh, because we have some of the funniest Halloween riddles for kids coming at you! If your kids are like mine, they love cracking everyone (and themselves) up with hilarious jokes! My kids went through a phase where literally every word out of their mouths was something completely zany and silly. There’s …

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7 Halloween Costume Trends Your Kids Will Love

Halloween is soon here, and you don’t want to be left out of the new trends! No one wants to be wearing the same old clown or pumpkin costume when they could have been something fantastic. This spooktacular holiday does only come once a year, and the themes for this year are looking mighty super. …

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Add a spooky flare to your table with our fun DIY bleeding candles Halloween décor craft! It’s super simple and cheap to make! Check it out!

DIY Bleeding Candles Halloween Décor Craft

Looking to add a spooky flair to your table or mantle? Our fun DIY bleeding candles Halloween décor craft is super simple and cheap to make! I don’t know about you but I love being able to buy a couple of things and create my own décor rather than pay a lot of money for a …

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10 Tips to Survive Back to School Madness

Anyone who says the holiday season is the busiest time of year doesn’t have kids going back to school. From supplies to clothes to nut free lunches, things can get crazy around this time of the year! I remember my daughter’s first back to school season; I was drained, exhausted and ill prepared. I didn’t label …

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DIY Back to School Décor: Pencil Vase with Cute Burlap Bow

Today’s fun DIY back to school decor project is literally a pencil holder! Why? Because it’s actually made from pencils! Clever, right? Okay, so not JUST pencils, but still!  I’m not really the artsy crafty type. I love doing them, don’t get me wrong, I’m just not the best at it so I usually try and …

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I love quotes, they always help motive and inspire me! Check out these great quotes about education and school!

13 Inspirational Back To School Quotes to Motivate You for the New Year

Need some help getting motivated for the new year? Check out these fabulous back to school quotes! Print them out and hang them in your child’s homework station, jot them down in your planner, or just repeat a few to yourself on those days when you’re feeling completely overwhelmed with shopping for school supplies. Going …

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5 Creative Back To School Crafts For Preschoolers They’ll Love

Back to school is around the corner, and creating crafts for your preschooler to try is a fun way to start the next year. My little one loves any opportunity to be creative, so crafts are the perfect way to get her excited for the new year. I also know when it was her first …

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4 Fun Back to School Essentials for Kids of All Ages

Can you believe that it’s almost September? I have to be honest, I am so behind on buying back to school supplies! I haven’t even bought a single notebook yet, and my son starts back on August 29th. I don’t even have his class list! Like always, I thought I had so much more time. …

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Make going back to class a little easier on your whole family with these seven must-know back to school tips! Check them out now!

7 Back to School Tips & Hacks You Need to Know

As sad as it is to admit, summer is coming to an end. I feel your pain, my friend. That’s why I’m sharing a few of my favorite back to school tips to help get you ready for the busy days ahead. Let’s be honest, no one is ever really ready to go back, especially …

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Need a fun back to school craft to get your kids excited about heading back? This DIY personalized pencil holder is as cute as it is functional!

Back to School Craft: DIY Personalized Pencil Holder

Looking for a fun back to school craft to get your kids excited about heading back for a new year? This DIY personalized pencil holder is as cute as it is functional! It’s perfect for your homework station! While nothing can make kids actually look forward to homework, you can make it more bearable by …

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5 Colorful Back To School Bulletin Boards To Spark Your Imagination

With school right around the corner, it’s time to get organized! Papers, projects, and goals are staring right at us. Now is the time to set-up a family command center that helps your family keep it all together. I know I struggle with keeping all the deadlines and papers straight, even with much of the …

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Cute & Useful DIY Crayon Candy Dish Teacher Gift Idea

Looking for an easy and useful DIY teacher gift idea that will make a great first impression when your child heads back to school? This Crayon Candy Dish is adorable and practical! Teachers can use it for small school supplies or little rewards in the classroom, or at home for candy or jewelry. I love …

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We found the best back to school backpacks for your kids! Check out our favorites for both boys and girls of all ages! Did yours make our list?

11 Best Back to School Backpacks for Boys & Girls of All Ages

Looking for the best back to school backpacks?  I did the research for you!  Backpacks are a necessary school item (long gone are the days of tying your books up with a burlap rope).  They need to accommodate more than just a few books, notebooks, and pencils. Kids take more and more things to school …

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Our Favorite Tips to Banish Back to School Shopping Stress

This post is brought to you by Fruit of the Loom. All opinions are our own. Back to school season is such a bittersweet time for me. On the one hand, I’m so sad that summer is coming to an end. I’ll miss the freedom of waking up late, jumping in the car for a …

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Even if you already started your back to school supplies shopping, you’ll want to make room on your list for these 5 awesome extras! Your child will love them!

5 Fun Back to School Supplies You Didn’t Know You Needed

You may have started your shopping already, but you might want to save a little room in your budget for these super cute back to school supplies you didn’t know you needed. They kind of make me wish I was still in school myself!   I like to browse online, I always seem to find …

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9 Versatile Back To School Outfit Ideas For Your Favorite Kid

It’s that time of year where I unwillingly drag my child to the store to find back to school outfits. Sometimes my kid is a willing participate and we have a fun day deciding what she’ll wear during those first few months. Most of the time, though, she wants nothing to do with it. I …

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5 Heavenly Summer Slow Cooker Recipes For When It’s Too Hot

I have a secret weapon for keeping summer dinnertimes slow and lovely:  summer slow cooker recipes! Yes, I know we all think of the slow cooker in the winter because it makes excellent hot soups which aren’t exactly summer food. Your slow cooker can do so much more! In the summer, I like to keep …

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3 Tips to Help You Have a Worry-Free Summer + $10,000 Sweepstakes!

Summer is all about fun: family vacations, day trips, hiking new trails and splashing the day away in the community pool. My family looks forward to our extra time together all year. We don’t want anything to get in the way of our good times! Unfortunately, summer also comes with a few not-so-fun surprises that …

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Looking for a few famous 4th of July quotes to help remind you of the true meaning of the holiday? We've got you covered with the best patriotic quotes throughout history!

7 of the Most Famous 4th of July Quotes in History

  Looking for a few famous 4th of July quotes to help remind you of the true meaning of the holiday? We’ve got you covered with the best patriotic quotes throughout history! The 4th of July is the celebration of the day in 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 members of …

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5 Sweet Canada Day Recipes To Make That Your Family Will Love

When I think of Canada Day, I think of the sunshine, patriotism to a wonderful country and delicious food celebrating with my family. While I can’t guarantee the sunshine, I can help you out with some recipes that will make your celebrations extra special. Check out some of my favorite Canada Day recipes below to delight your …

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5 Fun Family Picnic Games Everyone Will Love

Summer is here, and I’ve been looking for fun family picnic games that a mix of ages can play. Luckily there are so many outdoor games that are fun! Whether you are planning a backyard BBQ or a picnic at a park, I’ve got a list of family picnic games you’re going to want to …

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5 Of The Best Fourth Of July Crafts To Start Your Holiday With A Bang

There was a loud kaboom sound, followed by oohs and sparkle. We’re not watching the fireworks yet! I’m checking out some fabulous Fourth of July crafts you can do with your kids. Whether you’re trying to get them excited about the fireworks (even the little kiddos, eep!) or want to make a craft, you can …

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Planning a getaway with your family? Check out 5 perfect summer vacation ideas!

5 Perfect Summer Vacation Ideas for Families + $10,000 Prizes!

Now that school’s out, it’s time to start planning your family summer vacation! Whether you decide to stay close to home or go on a thrilling overseas adventure, summer is all about trying new things and bonding as a family. Of course, when you have different personalities in the same family, choosing the perfect summer …

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Want to see the most amazing fireworks show in the country? Check out the best places to celebrate the 4th of July!

Best Places in the United States to Celebrate the 4th of July

Looking for some of the best places to celebrate the 4th of July? We have you covered! The 4th of July is a great time for parades, fireworks and barbecues. While most towns do their own mini-celebrations with fabulous fireworks shows, if you want to see the absolute most amazing displays, you may want to …

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One of the best things to do in summer is to head to one of the country's most popular state fairs. These fairs began in the 19th century as a way of promoting agriculture. State fairs not only include livestock exhibitions, but also live entertainment, amusement rides, carnival games and food vendors. Here are some of the best state fairs to check out this summer.

The Best State Fairs to Check Out This Summer

One of the best things to do in summer is to head to one of the country’s most popular state fairs. These fairs began in the 19th century as a way of promoting agriculture. State fairs not only include livestock exhibitions, but also live entertainment, amusement rides, carnival games and food vendors. Here are some …

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The beautiful thing about this nail art design is that it's supposed to look splattered and a little messy, so you really can't make a mistake! I love all the different 4th of July nail designs out there, but some of them can get a little complicated, especially when you're short on time. These nail designs are all about easy breezy fun, just the way summer is meant to be!

Easy Breezy 4th of July Red White and Blue Splatter Nail Art

  You don’t have to go to the nail salon to have pretty nails for the Fourth! Just follow our step by step tutorial and you will be set in no time! I love painting my nails during those lazy summer days. I usually do it early afternoon while sipping a delicious cold mocktail drink! …

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10 Fabulous Summer Sandals You’ll Fall in Love With

Sandals are one of my favorite things about summer. With so many stylish and comfy options, I can wear a different pair every week and never get bored. I’ll be honest, I’m not usually a shoe person. I have one pair of boots and one pair of sneakers. Sandals are the exception! I must have …

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Need some inspiration to help you tell dad how awesome he is? Borrow a few lines from some of these best Father's Day quotes from movies! Hollywood is filled with inspirational dads, from Lion Kings to intergalactic pops. Those dads have imparted so many words of wisdom that stay with us long after we leave the theater. Use these quotes to help inspire you to tell your own dad how awesome he is in your handmade cards. Here are some of the best Father’s Day quotes from movies.

5 Best Father’s Day Quotes from Movies

Need some inspiration to help you tell dad how awesome he is? Borrow a few lines from some of these best Father’s Day quotes from movies! Hollywood is filled with inspirational dads, from Lion Kings to intergalactic pops. Those dads have imparted so many words of wisdom that stay with us long after we leave …

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5 Father’s Day Gifts From Teens That Will Make Dad Feel Loved

If you need Father’s Day gifts from teens, you’re in the right place for ideas! It can be tough to find the perfect gift for Dad, and sometimes your favorite teen just needs a nudge in the right direction. While your teen wants to show Dad how much you love him, most don’t have a …

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7 Father’s Day Cards Because Dad Deserves The Best

It’s time to celebrate Dad which probably means you are looking for Father’s Day cards. I usually like to go with a card that is funny or goofy to make Dad laugh, but everyone’s Dad is different! My family usually celebrates with a Father’s Day BBQ or brunch, which is when the funny cards come …

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3 Easy DIY Father’s Day Crafts Perfect For Toddlers

It’s time to start getting creative and find fun Father’s Day Crafts for toddlers to make. I’ve made it easy for you by throwing together a couple of my favorite homemade gifts for Father’s Day. These Father’s Day crafts for toddlers all come together pretty easily with big results. Even better, most of these supplies …

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Want to really make dad's day? Spend the afternoon watching some of these best Father's Day movies with him! Most dads really don’t want anything big or flashy on their special day. It’s not that they don’t want to be celebrated, it is just that they want things simple. Spending time with the people they love is the best gift of all. So, grab some popcorn and your dear old dad, and snuggle up with these best Father’s Day movies to watch with dad.

Best Fathers Day Movies To Watch With Dad

Want to really make dad’s day? Spend the afternoon watching some of these best Father’s Day movies with him! Most dads really don’t want anything big or flashy on their special day.  It’s not that they don’t want to be celebrated, it is just that they want things simple. Spending time with the people they love …

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This Father's Day, skip the mad rush at the restaurant and throw your own bash for the special guy in your life. Plan a few fun Father's Day party games, fire up the grill, gather the family and make it a day to remember. You can invite just your family or make it a huge event for all the special dads in the neighborhood. We have some fun games to help kick off the festivities while you're waiting for that awesome BBQ chicken to cook up! Let's check them out!

3 Fun Father’s Day Party Game Ideas He’ll Love

This Father’s Day, skip the mad rush at the restaurant and throw your own bash for the special guy in your life. Plan a few fun Father’s Day party games, fire up the grill, gather the family and make it a day to remember. You can invite just your family or make it a huge …

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4 Swoon-Worthy Celebrity Dads Who Really Embrace Fatherhood

Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to honor some of the most popular celebrity dads in Hollywood! While there are tons of famous fathers in Tinsel Town, it seems like there are a few dads that really embrace the role of fatherhood as their most important ever. …

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7 Summer Hacks You Need to Keep Your Cool!

  Who’s ready for summer? We’re sharing seven clever hot weather hacks for summer to help you keep your cool when the temperature really starts to rise! Let’s be honest: as much as we LOVE summer, it comes with its fair share of complaints. On the one hand, we love the longer days and the breezy …

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11 Amazing Summer Reading Book Ideas To Spark Your Kid’s Imagination

Helping your child fill their shelf with fantastic summer reading book ideas can help take them anywhere. Over the summer, reading decline can happen from being out of practice. Simply by reading enjoyable books over the summer, you can help your child stay sharp for the next school year. Check out these eleven picks, and …

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Summer struggles of the SAHM are very real, my friends! Check out tips on getting over the hurdles so everyone has a happier summer!

Summer Struggles Every SAHM Totally Understands!

  Summer struggles of the SAHM are very real, my friends! Not only for the SAHM but also for us work-at-home moms too!  How do you keep the kiddos entertained all summer?  Do you really need to schedule a million activities to keep them busy?  How do you keep a balance of getting your work done (house …

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Save time and money during your get-togethers with these 7 spectacular summer BBQ hacks that will change the way you grill forever!

7 Summer BBQ Hacks To Rock That Backyard Party!

  Today we’re sharing our favorite summer BBQ hacks to really rock your back yard party! Is there anything more relaxing than hanging out with family and friends on your back deck enjoying a barbecue? They’re my favorite types of parties! A casual atmosphere, good food and great conversation: all you need for a fun …

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Personalized gifts from the heart for Mother's Day from Shutterfly

Give Mom Personalized Gifts from the Heart for Mother’s Day

*This post is sponsored by Shutterfly. Show mom how much you care this Mother’s Day with the perfect, customizable photo gift made with Shutterfly.   Mother’s Day is on its way soon and I am going to be on top of it. I haven’t always had the best track record with finding a beautiful gift …

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Thinking of sending your kids to summer camp? Check out these tips to decide if it's worth the cost, plus 7 ways to work it into your budget!

7 Brilliant Ways to Work Summer Camp into the Budget

  Summer camp is an awesome experience for kids, there’s no denying that! The big question, though: is it REALLY worth the extra strain on your budget? To answer this question, you need to think about more than just your wallet. Dig deep and decide not only if you CAN afford summer camp, but if …

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7 Mother’s Day Crafts You Can Make In Five Minutes Or Less

Mother’s Day crafts you can make in five minutes or less some years are super important. Everyone wants to give their favorite mom (or grandma or other mom in your life!) something special for Mother’s Day. Some years you just don’t have the time to glue together a glass mosaic. (Though if you do have …

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Give mom the gift of relaxation with this easy DIY Vanilla lavender bath salts Mother's Day gift idea! It's easy to make yet so luxurious!

Luxurious Vanilla Lavender Bath Salt Recipe for Mother’s Day

When it comes to handmade Mother’s Day gifts, there’s nothing simpler yet more divine than luxurious bath salts. This Vanilla Lavender bath salts recipe takes just a few minutes to put together yet offers mom hours of relaxation! When I say that this is an easy Mother’s Day craft, I promise you, I’m not kidding. The …

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Looking for a beautiful yet simple Mother's Day craft idea? This pink lollipop paper plate craft is so charming and perfect for all ages!

Say “I Love You, Mom” with a Charming DIY Pink Lollipop Craft!

  Looking for a simple yet beautiful Mother’s Day craft idea for kids and adults? This pink lollipop paper plate craft is lovely and super versatile! Use it to brighten up a potted plant, write a sweet Mother’s Day quote on the back and use it as a card, or just give it as is! …

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7 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $20 That Every Mom Will Love

Mother’s Day gift ideas under $20 can be tough to find if you don’t know what you have in mind. Whoever you are shopping for be it mom, grandma, a step-mom or another person in your life who is a mom, we want all of them to feel special on Mother’s Day. Well, hold the …

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Make mom a beautiful and unique DIY Mother's Day card from the heart using supplies you already have in your house. Check out how to make!

Make Mom a Unique DIY Mother’s Day Card from the Heart

Looking for a fun and unique DIY Mother’s Day card idea? Our “bag into card” craft is really easy for anyone to do. Kids can put one together for you or grandma, or you can add your own sophisticated flare to it for a card for your own mom. The great thing about this Mother’s Day …

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7 Absolutely Egg-cellent Easter Party Games for Your Kids

Who’s ready for some fun Easter party games for kids? I absolutely love our annual family Easter get-together. Unlike our Christmas party, I don’t feel pressured to buy gifts for everyone or bake 20 different kinds of cookies, for one thing! Plus it’s usually semi-nice outside, so we can take advantage of that to plan …

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7 Spectacular Family-Friendly Easter Movies for Spring Break Movie Nights

  Looking for some good family friendly Easter movies to fill your spring break movie nights? We’re sharing both secular and non-secular Easter films that everyone can enjoy. The religious Easter movies are a great way to share your faith with your older kids (the scenes may be too intense for really young children) in …

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Your Unforgettable Easter Starts with These 3 Party Games for Adults!

    Want to host the most memorable Easter celebration ever? Plan a few Easter party games for adults! It seems like when we plan for the holiday, we come up with dozens of cool egg hunts and other games for the kids, but the grown-ups are left on the sidelines just watching. This year, …

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From epic monologues to simple one-liners, the most romantic movie quotes of all time seem to take on a life of their own. Check out a few of our favorites!

Most Romantic Movie Quotes of all Time

  Ever watch a great love story and just swoon over one of the lines? You know what I’m talking about, right? Those incredible, romantic movie quotes that can make even a so-so movie memorable? From epic monologs to simple one-liners, the most romantic movie quotes of all time seem to take on a life of …

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Get ready to reconnect with your partner away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of these best Valentine's Day escapes for 2016!

3 Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Escapes for Couples

  Taking a Valentine’s Day escape is such a romantic and fun way to reconnect with your partner. Just the two of you alone, away from the hustle nad bustle of your everyday life and focusing on each other, sounds like the perfect weekend to me! While you can certainly have a fun date night …

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Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids

  Just because it is Valentine’s Day, doesn’t mean kids have to be loaded up with sugary sweets. There are so many other alternatives out there that are fun but not candy-related. Here are some non-candy Valentine’s Day ideas for kids. These little trinkets and treats can be placed in small Ziploc bags and signs …

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7 Super Simple DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

  Have you picked out your Valentine’s Day cards yet for that special someone in your life? Nope, I have not yet either. I am on my game when it comes to other holidays but Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on me. That’s why this year I am looking for some inspiration to …

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What to do with Your Leftover Valentine’s Day Flowers

  Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic holidays of the year, second only to your anniversary! When it comes to flowers, though,  it can also be a wasteful holiday. Within a few days, that beautiful bouquet that had you gushing starts wilting and looking a little depressing. What do you do with those leftover Valentine’s …

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Looking for the best Valentine’s Day movies for kids on Netflix that the whole family (even your tweens) will enjoy? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites! Let’s check them out!

10 Epic Valentine’s Day Movies on Netflix (For the whole family)

Looking for the best Valentine’s Day movies for kids on Netflix that the whole family (even your tweens) will enjoy? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites! Let’s check them out! Valentine’s Day is a great time to get the family together for a night of movies. Netflix has some terrific family-friendly love stories that the whole …

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7 Delightful Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

Want a great alternative (or companion, if you prefer!) to candy as a gift? These children’s books for Valentine’s Day are super sweet, no sugar needed! Books are such a great gift to give because they help foster a love of learning and literacy. Reading opens up whole new worlds to kids. What better way to …

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7 Valentine’s Day Gifts You DON’T Want

I have been on the receiving end of some terrible gifts and trust me these are Valentine’s Day Gifts You, DON’T Want. My husband does pretty well, but during my dating years, I received some real gems, bless their hearts. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be fancy, but it should be thoughtful. Here is my …

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8 Cute Valentine’s Day Cards to DIY

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get crafty with the kids and create greetings that will bring smiles to the faces of friends and family! This year if you are considering skipping the standard kids valentine cards in favor of something handmade, you won’t want to miss these 8 Valentine Cards to DIY! Related: Cute …

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Cute & Simple Pom Pom Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids

Need a great idea to keep kids busy on those cold, winter days? This Pom Pom Valentine’s Day craft for kids is so cute and super simple to make! Chances are, you already have most of the supplies on hand. For those you don’t, here’s a hint: since Valentine’s Day and Christmas share red as …

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Cast Iron Scampi- Valentine’s Day Dinner by Your Guy

Have your significant other spoil you with a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner recipe! Our cast-iron Shrimp Scampi is easy to make and very romantic! It’s perfect for a Valentine’s Day night in!

Get a gift that you don't want? Before you pass it off to your neighbor, consider regifting pros and cons with our savvy tips.

Regifting Pros And Cons For The Savvy Hostess

  All of us have been there as you stared at a gift you do not want at all. Mentally you are calculating the regifting pros and cons for the gift, or at very least wondering what to do with it! You say thank you and perhaps try to convince the gift giver that you …

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Will You Be Chasing Dreams At 91 Years Old? BMO’s #HelpGiven Story

*This blog post was sponsored by BMO but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience.   Dreams can come in any size, at any time and at any age. Whether you are a kid just starting to come up with ideas or 91 years old, everyone should be able to work towards and …

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7 Deliciously Decadent Recipes For Hot Chocolate

The first snowflakes have started to fall near me and that means it’s time to dig out some recipes for Hot Chocolate! Warm hot chocolate is a must in our house, and every member of our family likes to make theirs a little different. Hot chocolate is our favorite go-to treat after an afternoon in …

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How to Keep Kids from Over Indulging During the Holidays #TruMoo #TryItHot

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Chocolate Milk for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite tips to keep kids from over indulging during the holidays,. As parents, most of the year we try to be diligent about what our kids eat. …

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Getting ready to take your holiday photo? Check out our favorite family photo shoot outfit ideas, plus get tips from a pro on snapping a perfect shot!

Family Photo Shoot Outfit Ideas + Snap A Picture Perfect Holiday Family Portrait

  With the holidays fast approaching, we are all starting to feel, amongst many things, anxiety. Shopping, cooking, over scheduling, and let’s not forget, the sometimes dreaded holiday cards, especially when it comes to the photograph. Maybe it’s just not in the cards this year to leave that to a professional, but the thought of …

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Help Save Lives with UNICEF CANADA Survival Gifts & UNICEF 360°

When I hear about children displaced by the Syrian crisis, from the comfort of my home, I cannot grasp how desperate a situation they’re in. These displaced children and their families are in need of basic things. They need clean water, education, basic food items, medicine – all things that we take for granted in …

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Give the Gift of Sweet History with Great Moments in Chocolate History + Giveaway (US) #chocolatehistory

This post is brought to you by American Heritage. All opinions are our own. Looking for a great gift idea for that history lover with a sweet tooth in your life? We have something super special for you today! You know American Heritage Chocolate, right? They make amazing chocolates from a recipe that dates back …

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How Christmas is Celebrated Around the World

  More than 2 billion people around the world celebrate Christmas. Each country has their traditions when it comes to the holiday. Isn’t it interesting and enlightening to discover how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Learning about other cultures and traditions opens minds and helps us understand things. Discussing with our children about other …

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Who doesn't love a good holiday festival? Check out our picks for the best Christmas parades in the US and plan your family travel to one of these places!

Best Christmas Parades in the United States

  Christmas just doesn’t seem quite the same without a parade. The colorful floats, the marching bands and of course, Santa Claus. Christmas parades appear to capture the Christmas spirit in all of us. It’s best to watch them live but even catching them on TV is quite fascinating. My kids love attending these parades …

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Friskies Pull ’n Play Combo Pack Stocking Stuffer Gift for Cats

Friskies Pull ’n Play Combo Pack: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer Gift for Cats! + Giveaway (US)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Friskies for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love picking up holiday presents for my feline friends. They bring me so much joy all year long, so I want to make sure they feel included in all the festivities. This holiday season, treat …

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Best Christmas Events Throughout the U.S.

  One of my favorite things about Christmas season is the decoration, the lights, the atmosphere. It makes me feel good and relaxed. I don’t know about you, but I feel some kind of magic in the air. You can capture this magic in some U.S cities. So if you are thinking about taking a vacation …

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Spend the night laughing out loud with your family watching one of these funniest Christmas movies of all time! Check them out now!

Funniest Christmas Movies of all Time

  As much as we love those tearjerker sentimental Christmas flicks in my family, sometimes we just want a good laugh! That’s when we turn to one of these funniest Christmas movies of all time! They’re just what we need after a long day at work or school. Perfect for Friday night movie night! We …

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Most Famous Christmas Movie Quotes

  One thing that makes Christmas movies so special is their quotes. In some way or another they remind us all what Christmas is really all about and that is giving. Out of the hundreds of Christmas movies it is hard to decide which ones are the best, but there are a few that will …

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Start a new tradition & have a handmade holiday with these 7 adorable DIY gifts for kids that you can make this weekend! Some are easy for kids to make too!

7 Adorable DIY Gifts for kids

  This year I would love to DIY gifts for the special people in my life. I wanted to include the kids on my list of people to create something for. I found 7 Gifts to DIY for Kids that I can’t wait to make for some special people on my holiday list. Related: Handmade Christmas …

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Cool Secret Santa Gift Ideas That Show You Put Some Thought Into It!

  Each year as the holidays come around; people work themselves into a panic over what to buy for their friends, family, and coworkers. Whether you are the type to go above and beyond for your annual Secret Santa or simply wish to spread a little cheer in an economical way, there are loads of …

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Dull Weather? Dull Hair? A Simple Trick to Make You Feel Fabulous!

  I haven’t met a woman (yet) who is happy with her hair. It is too short, too curly, too flat. There is always a ”too.” Until the age of 19, I was unhappy with my hair: too thick, too curly, etc. Until I met my significant other. He loves my hair and I started …

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Looking for a fun DIY teacher's gift idea that your children can help make? This Christmas cup craft for kids is perfect for anyone on your list & easy too!

DIY Winter Coffer Cup Gift: A Fun Christmas Craft for Kids!

  Want to keep little ones busy while you get ready for Christmas? How about making this easy Christmas cup craft for kids. It is a great way to practise their fine motor skill. It is also great gift idea too. Nothing like a homemade Christmas gift to put a smile on someone’s face. Teachers, …

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Essential Cookware You Need for the Holidays

  Today we’re sharing all the essential cookware you need for the holidays, because guess what? It’s that time of year again! Can you believe it? It seems like once Halloween passes, it’s non-stop holiday cooking! From Diwali to Thanksgiving in November, then party after party in December, the kitchen is always busy! You need cookware that can …

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Christmas Ice Breaker Party Games for Adults

  It’s not too early to plan your Christmas party. I find when I plan ahead of time, things go smoother.  Whether you are looking to plan a priceless company Christmas party or your own Christmas mixer at home, there are some creative and fun games you can play to keep things lively without getting …

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Check out our picks for the best Thanksgiving Day parades in the U.S.! Perfect for planning a little fall break getaway with the family!

The Best Thanksgiving Day Parades in the U.S.

  While Thanksgiving is about food, family and friends, parades are also a big part of the holiday. Kids and older ones will enjoy the marching bands, colors, costumes. While parades can be fun to watch, it is important to remember some safety rules during these events. If a parade is too crowded, consider watching …

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Looking for a few fun facts about Thanksgiving for that big family trivia game after the turkey dinner? Check out these great bits of info you didn't know!

Fun and Interesting Facts About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday that centers on spending time with those we love. It is also a time for us to give thanks for the blessings we have in our lives. However, there are probably some things you don’t know about Thanksgiving. Here are some fun and interesting facts about Thanksgiving. Fun And Interesting Facts …

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Give gifts that give back this holiday season with World Vision Canada. Choose from many beautiful gifts that help communities become stronger. Learn more!

World Vision Canada: Building a Better World for Our Children #MeaningfulGifts

  Have you ever wished you could help those in need but don’t really know how?  Or maybe your concern was where your money was really going to go?  World Vision Canada is the organization you have been looking for! Last year, we shared a few great World Vision gifts that give back that cost …

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Setting the Stage for Spooky Food Fun with TruMoo #TruMooHalloween

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Milk for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Halloween offers so many opportunities to play with your food and get a little silly! From crescent mummy dogs to orange “brain” snacks, there’s no shortage of fun ways to make your food Halloween-party …

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These musical toys for toddlers are sure to inspire your little one's inner Beethoven! Check them out and add them to your Christmas toy shopping list now!

The Musical Toys for Your Toddler to Inspire Their Inner Beethoven

  Toddlers love music and jamming to the beat. When my kids were younger, they used to play for hours with their musical toys. I know, I know, it can be sometimes nerve wrecking for our adult ears, but if we set some rules, you will both have lots of fun. To help you decide …

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Play All Day Elmo: This Holiday’s Hottest Toy for Kids!

  Play All Day Elmo is the newest Elmo interactive learning toy from Hasbro, and is bound to be on many holiday wish lists this upcoming season!  Some of my fondest memories as a child are of getting up early and watching Sesame Street, waiting to see my favourite little red friend, Elmo.  Who doesn’t …

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The Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe Your Guests Are Craving!

  Are you ready for a delicious Thanksgiving dessert recipe?  This pumpkin pie will impress your guests. This dessert recipe will finish the Thanksgiving meal in style. It is a perfect addition to the Turkey, Bacon and dried cranberries Thanksgiving recipe. When I bake pies, I usually make my own dough. If you don’t have …

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6 Cookbooks to Help Make Your Thanksgiving Meal the Best Ever

  Cookbooks aren’t just for beginner cooks you know? Even the most seasoned cooks need to use a cookbook every now and then. I am always looking for new recipes. With the digital era, some may think that cookbooks are old fashioned. I don’t think so. A good cookbook is a great addition to the …

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5 Thanksgiving Activities for Kids To Keep Them Busy

  When you plan few Thanksgiving activities for kids, you are killing two birds with one stone. You keep them busy and entertained while you finish prepping and you get them into the spirit of the holiday. I find it is important that children and all the family members take part in these activities. It …

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With this list of essential bakeware you need for the holidays, you can whip up just about anything for the season, from simple sugar cookies to incredibly rich and complicated 12-course dinners!

Essential Bakeware You Need for the Holidays

  With this list of essential bakeware you need for the holidays,  you can whip up just about anything for the season, from simple sugar cookies to incredibly rich and complicated 12-course dinners! A well-stocked kitchen doesn’t have to be full of clutter. Just having the basics on hand can take you a long way. Related: 10 Holiday …

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Looking for easy Halloween wreaths to liven up your front door for the fall season? Check out these 5 easy tutorials that are simple enough for all levels of crafting skill!

5 Easy Peasy Halloween Wreaths

  Wreaths are one of those things that just seem to complete a front door, and a Halloween wreath is no different!  It is elegant yet fun and spooky at the same time.  You can get so creative with wreaths, from detailed to simple and spooky and fun and colorful.  Here are a few of …

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Don't want your kids to hide from you on Trick or Treat night because your get-up is so embarrassing? Check out these awesome Halloween costumes for adults!

Halloween Costumes for Adults (That Won’t Embarrass the Kids)

  Adult Halloween costumes can run the spectrum of appropriateness.  We have all seen the scantily clad nurses and police officers.  Let’s be honest, as parents, we just want a really cool Halloween costume that is not going to embarrass the kids while trick or treating or handing out candy.  You can find appropriate adult …

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Looking for non-turkey Thanksgiving crafts for kids? We heard your pleas and rounded up 8 adorable ideas! Check them out and getting crafty!

8 Totally Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

  I found 8 fun ways to get the little ones creating Thanksgiving crafts for kids that don’t involve turkeys! We love turkey crafts, don’t get me wrong, but we want to explore other aspects of the holiday too! While you are preparing your holiday, set the kids with few supplies you have on hand and let them …

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We have pulled together five great ideas for Halloween costumes you can pull together in just minutes from your closet.

5 Quick Halloween Costumes Anyone Can Make From Their Closet

  Wearing a Halloween costume is one of the most fun parts about Halloween. I see so many moms hiding in their fleece jackets during trick or treat. I get it! Every year I aspire to have amazing costumes like Neil Patrick Harris’s family, but I am lucky if I manage a pumpkin temporary tattoo. …

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These Thanksgiving dinner shortcuts will help save you time in the kitchen so you can spend more time with your family on the holiday! Check them out!

Thanksgiving Dinner Shortcuts to Save You Time

    If you are in charge of cooking dinner this Thanksgiving, you should know that it is not an easy task. Between roasting a juicy turkey to finding room to cook all the side dishes on the stove to rolling endless amounts of pie dough, you are probably going to appreciate some help. Here …

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Halloween Decoration Ideas That Sparkle and Scare

Coming up with Halloween decoration ideas is one of my favorite things to do!  I love to get my daughter involved in some crafts that helps deck the house out in a spooky yet cool and kid-friendly manner.  Of course we do all the construction paper decorations like witches and pumpkins, but what is really fun …

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Fall babies have more fun! Check our or tips for planning the best ever Halloween Themed Birthday party for kids.

How To Throw The Best EVER Halloween Themed Birthday Party

  So your kid’s birthday is near Halloween? You are in luck Mom because you can throw the best ever Halloween themed birthday party! Halloween is a really fun holiday and easily adapts to make a very memorable birthday party. Here are some of my favorite ideas for making your kid’s spooky celebration the BEST …

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Check out our top picks for the best Halloween movies that kids can watch too & plan your family movies night to get in the holiday spirit!

Fun Family Halloween Movies That Kids Can Watch Too!

These Halloween movies that kids can watch are going to be favorites in your house this year! Halloween is often too scary for kids to watch the popular movies and shows. This list gives you something great your kids will enjoy, and so will you. Classics from your childhood along with modern movies make this …

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Want to really stump your friends with your knowledge of cool Halloween facts? Read on for everything you ever wanted to know about the spookiest, most intriguing holiday of the year.

11 Fun Halloween Facts You Really Want to Know

  Want to really stump your friends with your knowledge of cool Halloween facts? Read on for everything you ever wanted to know about the spookiest, most intriguing holiday of the year. These fun trivia facts are great for planning Halloween party games, lesson plans for kids and so much more. Let’s check them out! …

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Halloween is a common time for superstitions and they date back thousands of years. Check out some spooky Halloween superstitions!

The Spookiest Halloween Superstitions from Around the Globe

  A superstition is defined as a belief that is not consistent with things that are considered to be true. Halloween is a common time for superstitions and they date back thousands of years. Check out some spooky Halloween superstitions! Related: How Halloween is Celebrated Around the World Spooky Halloween Superstitions Black Cats & Bats, Oh My! …

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Get your spooky on with our roundup of 9 fun Halloween crafts for kids.

9 Spooky & Fun Halloween Crafts For Kids

Halloween is almost here and it is time to get into the spirit. Making a craft or two with my kiddo always gets me in the mood for this spooky time of year. I took a look around the web and have rounded up some of the cutest and spookiest crafts. These projects are fun …

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Planning a little fall family travel? Check out our favorite Halloween events in the United States for families to add to your itinerary!

Best Halloween Events in the U.S. for Families

Halloween is a holiday that is fun, exciting and mysterious all at the same time. All throughout the United States, people celebrate Halloween with various events like parades and festivals. If you want to do a little traveling during the holiday, check out some of the  best Halloween events in the U.S. for families. Related: How …

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Looking for a fun Halloween lunch for kids to send with them on the last school day of October? This Monster Bento Lunch Box idea is super fun yet healthy.

Monster Bento Lunch Box Halloween Recipe for Kids

Looking for a fun Halloween lunch for kids to send along with them on the last school day of October? This Monster Bento Lunch Box idea is super fun yet also incredibly healthy. It’s the perfect way to bring the spirit of Halloween into your children’s day without breaking the “no-sugar” rules at school (or your …

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Got a brand new baby that you want to show off on October 31st? Check out these super cute ideas for Halloween costumes for newborns!

Super Cute Halloween Costumes for Newborns

These Super Cute Halloween Costumes For Newborns are just what you need to show off how cute your new addition to the family is this year. So many super fun options for the baby in your life, and of course these can even easily match a family theme if needed. Grab a few of these …

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Love to have the pants scared off you? Check out our picks for the top 5 scary Halloween movies for adults & plan your horror movie marathon!

Halloween Movies That Make You Sleep with the Lights on For Months!

Love a good scary Halloween movie? I’m not talking about the family-friendly Casper variety, I mean the horror movies that make you jump and spill your popcorn across the room! If so, you’re going to love these scary Halloween movies for adults! They’ll have you sleeping with the lights on long after the trick or …

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Discover Gildan for Your Back to School Clothing Essentials

The back to school shopping madness has begun! I’ve been going crazy trying to find THE coolest backpacks, lunch boxes and folders for my 10-year-old son. It hasn’t been easy, since he’s at that age where he wants “cool” but not “character cool,” if you know what I mean. One thing I’m grateful for, though, …

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Wondering how Halloween is celebrated around the world? Check out our easy guide & plan fun party themes, lesson plans & more with the information!

How Halloween is Celebrated Around the World

Did you know that Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays? It’s true! It dates back to ancient times! The Ancient Celts are credited with starting what we know as the “original” Halloween. they celebrated it as Samhain (pronounced more like sow-en, but softer, it’s hard to explain, but it’s most certainly NOT Sam-Hain). …

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Grab the Cauldron & Bubble Up a Witches Brew Halloween Drink For Kids

Get out the cauldrons, it’s time to bubble up a delicious witches brew Halloween drink for kids! We promise, it’s easy! No toil and trouble here! Actually, you don’t even need to “fire” up anything. Okay, I totally blew that Macbeth reference!  Anyway, this is such a fun Halloween drink for kids because it takes so …

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Check out our favorite not so spooky yet still super fun Halloween family movies that are appropriate for kids of all ages too!

Not So Spooky, But Oh So Fun Halloween Family Movies

Gather around the cauldron and get ready to brew up some fun with these Halloween family movies that the kids will love! Let’s face it, while there are loads of great Halloween movies out there for grownups, they’re often way too scary for the little ones. Unless you plan on co-sleeping until your child is …

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Looking for the hottest new trends in Halloween costumes for kids in 2015? Look no further than our list of all the coolest characters from every hit movie!

New Trends In Halloween Costumes For Kids In 2015

These New Trends In Halloween Costumes For Kids In 2015 are all about the hottest movies of the last year. Everyone loves dressing up as their favorite character, and this year the characters are awesome. With blockbuster movies everywhere in the last couple of years, this year kids are coming as their favorite movie characters …

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Take a look at a news story where some feel a school dress code is discriminatory to female students. Others feel you should follow the school's rules.

School Dress Code Policies: Are Girls Singled Out?

  A short while back, we saw a news story that we posted on the Our Family World Facebook page that involved a teenage student who is given a detention in a New Brunswick school because she wore a dress that exposed her back and shoulders. The school deemed her attire inappropriate, saying that she …

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Crazy Cute Minion Costumes for Kids at Costume Express

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links In the words of a wise Minion, “I love ordering things online because when they arrive, it’s like a present from me to me.” Well said, Minion. Well said. This is precisely why I’m ordering …

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Get ready for cooler days and breezy nights with thees 12 must haves to transition your outfits from summer to fall in the ultimate style!

12 Must Haves To Transition Your Outfits From Summer To Fall

  Through the flurry of the back to school shopping and plans, I am eying my own closet. The last few hot summer days are ending and fall will be here soon. I need clothes that layer and colors that blend. I want outfits that still feel a bit breezy to transition from warm summer …

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Looking for fun ways to dress up your baby bump this year? Check out our favorite Halloween maternity costumes, from classy to hilarious!

Fun Halloween Costumes For Your Baby Bump

Here are some fabulous Fun Halloween Maternity Costumes For Your Baby Bump this year. No matter where you are in your pregnancy, these costumes will be fun and playful for you to wear. Show off your growing baby with pride while having fun at your next Halloween costume party! Related: Halloween Costumes for Adults that are …

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These 7 Great DIY Teacher Gifts are a perfect way to make your kids teachers know how important they are this fall.

7 Great DIY Teacher Gift Ideas for Back to School

These 7 Great DIY Teacher Gifts are a perfect way to make your kids teachers know how important they are this fall. Back to school means new teachers for your kids. There is no better time to show them how much you value their hard work than at the beginning of the school year. Set …

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Check out these easy back to college beauty hacks for dorm living that keep you looking great in little spaces , then grab a BOGO free coupon for Schick!

5 Must-Know Beauty Hacks for College + BOGO Schick Razors Coupon!

This post is brought to you by Schick. All opinions and beauty hacks are our own. Heading off the college is such an exciting time. It’s also a little overwhelming and scary. I remember when I went away to college, I wanted to pack everything I owned! My campus was four hours away from home …

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Let your kids show off their personality even with a strict dress code with these super cool must-have back to school accessories for all ages!

Must Have Back To School Accessories for Kids of All Ages

These Must Have Back To School Accessories allow your teen to have their own unique style even if they have to wear uniforms. From a cool backpack to fun socks or great earrings, your kids can make their personality shine through no matter what the school uniform rules may be. Check to make sure you …

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Get ready for the first day of the new school year with these great back to school organization ideas for your whole family! We've got you covered from lunch to paperwork!

Back to School Organization Ideas for Your Family

It is that time of year again, and you need to get your family organized for another school year!  What does organization look like?  What can you do to make things a little more easy, make things flow a little more smoothly?  I always feel more at peace when I am organized and know what …

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Stock your pantry with these delicious perfect organic back to school snacks for kids & start the school year off right! Plus get tips on how to save on these snacks at Amazon.

20 Perfect Organic Kid-Friendly Snacks for Back to School

      Choosing organic back to school snacks for kids can be tricky. On the one hand, we want to send our kids off to school with something healthy that won’t give them a nasty sugar high and subsequent crash! On the other hand, we want them to actually enjoy the snack and not …

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School uniforms can have personality and still stay within the dress code! Check out our 11 ideas for fashionable back to school uniforms for teens.

11 Back To School Uniform Ideas For Fashionable Kids & Teens (Under $18!)

Back to School season is here and it is time to start filling your kids’ closets with clothes for the new school year. If your school has a uniform policy restricting  fashion, it can make it tough to up your teen’s style game. Luckily we have you covered and have rounded up some of the most …

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Let your kids express their personalities and give an inexpensive lunch kit a new look with this easy DIY back to school lunchbox makeover idea!

Easy Back to School Lunchbox Makeover Craft for Kids #TruMoo

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Milk. All opinions are 100% mine. Back to school season officially here, it’s time to start gathering up all those supplies! Now that Jake is growing up he wants things that reflect his personality a bit more. He had a really rough year …

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Keep your whole family organized in style with these spectacular back to school bulletin boards and command centers! Track appointments, activities and more.

Keep Your Family Organized with Back to School Bulletin Boards

It is getting to be that time of year again, the kids go back to school and this year you want to be organized and have a bulletin board.  Life would be blissful, everything would be organized and everyone would get along swimmingly and the kids would never fight.  Back to reality!  I know an …

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Looking for a delicious back to school snack for kids? Try this yummy and easy nutty granola trail mix! It's super simple to make and customize for kids!

Yummy Back to School Nutty Granola Trail Mix for Kids

  Looking for a delicious back to school snack for kids? Try this yummy and easy nutty granola trail mix! It’s super simple to make and you can customize it based on what your child loves most. The oats, fruits and nuts pack a powerful energy punch to help get them through the afternoon slump. It’s …

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Looking for back to school gift ideas for teachers? Check out our favorites that won't get tossed in the rubbish bin after the first day of school!

5 World’s Best Teacher’s Gifts That Won’t Get Thrown Away

These 5 World’s Best Teacher’s Gifts That Won’t Get Thrown Away this year are perfect for you to help your kids make! Coffee mugs are so last year, but these are fun and adorable gifts that no teacher will consider throwing away or regifting. Back to School Gifts for Teachers Easy Homemade Bookmark Craft: Teachers …

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Kids come home from school hungry and tired. Check out our roundup of seven after school snacks that are both delicious and nut free to refuel your child.

7 Back To School Snacks For Hungry Kids (Nut Free!)

With school starting just around the corner, you may have started thinking about ideas to feed your hungry kids after school. After a long day, kids arrive both hungry and impatient. I have been on the hunt for delicious snack recipes that will refuel your child. Check out my favorite finds! Nut-Free Back to School …

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Back To School Craft: Personalized Pencil And Art Supplies Cup

As we prepare for back to school, I like to try to do a few activities with my kid to help get her excited about the new school year around the corner. She is still little and her list of back to school items is short so far. So far the teachers are just warming …

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Fretting over the rising cost of school clothes for your child? Check out our five easy ways to save on back-to-school uniforms & start stocking up now!

5 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Uniforms

School uniforms are a double edged sword when it comes to school clothing.  They are great because it is a no brainer during the morning chaos.  You don’t have to deal with your child wanting the latest fashions (as much anyways) because everyone in school is wearing the same thing.  However, they can be costly. …

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Are You Packing These Hidden Dangers in Your Child’s Lunchbox?

If you have kids, you have brought them to grocery store at one time or another (and if you haven’t, well, lucky you and we will never be friends).  You are trying to purchase things you know they will eat, so at least they eat.  But are you aware of the hidden dangers you are …

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Keep your whole family safe from harmful skin damage during your favorite outdoor summer activities & adventures with a few simple sun safety tips from Banana Boat!

Be a Smart Adventurer During Outdoor Summer Activities with Sun Safety Tips

Last week, I told you about a few of my favorite spontaneous summer fun activities that I like to sneak into a work day at home. Of course, I don’t spend my entire summer indoors behind a computer! My son and I love to go on adventures whenever we can! Fortunately, we live near a …

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Give your buffet a patriotic makeover with these easy 4th of July table decorating ideas! Make your own DIY decorations or buy pieces and put them together!

Give Your Table a Patriotic Makeover for the 4th of July!

Nothing pulls together a party decor theme better than the table that holds all the yummy treats, right? Fortunately, decorating your table with the spirit of the 4th of July is easily done with red, white and blue decorations. From flags to pinwheels, these 4th of July table decorating ideas will show of your patriotism! …

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Looking for the perfect Canada Day recipe for your dessert table? These cherry vanilla cupcakes aren't just delicious, they look festive & fun too!

Canada Day Recipe: Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes

Looking for a delicious Canada Day recipe for your celebration’s dessert table? These Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes not only taste amazing, they look festive too!  Summer is a time for patriotic holidays in North America. Up here in the Great White North, we celebrate Canada Day. For those of you in other countries, Canada Day is …

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Get the little ones into the patriotic spirit and keep them busy until the fireworks display with these fun and easy 4th of July crafts for toddlers!

Super Cute 4th Of July Crafts For Toddlers

These great 4th of July Crafts For Toddlers are some of our favorites.  We love finding fun items that kids can make with us, that can also be used to teach them something.  With the 4th of July just around the corner, it is a great time to use some awesome crafts to teach them …

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Looking for meaningful words to add to dad's card? Check out a few of our favorite Fathers Day quotes and sayings. Perfect for DIY cards, letters and more.

Best Father’s Day Quotes and Sayings

Our dads are the strength that keeps our families together. They are our protectors and work their tail to the bones to support the family. Whether your dad is biological or not, here are some of the best Father’s Day quotes and sayings. These quotes are perfect to write in your store-bought cards to help …

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Want to show off your love of country? Check out these 27 fun patriotic crafts for all skill levels! Includes many that can be adapted for Canada Day!

27 Fun Patriotic Crafts Tutorials for 4th of July & Canada Day

Whether you’re getting ready to celebrate Canada Day or the 4th of July, summer is all about patriotism!  Show off your country pride with a few fun patriotic crafts for kids and adults! More than a few, actually. We have 27 different great patriotic crafts from all our favorite bloggers to get you in the …

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This Father's Day, give dad a nostalgic trip down memory lane by restoring and rejuvenating some of his favorite mementos left over from his glory days!

Give Dad a Walk Down Memory Lane for Father’s Day

Looking for a fun way to make Dad’s day special on Father’s Day? How about taking him for a walk down memory lane? Chances are, dad has a few special items tucked away from the “good ol’ days.” Why not get them out and restore them to their glory days, then sit with dad and …

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Looking for a cute homemade Father's Day gift idea that you won't cost you a fortune in supplies? Check out this adorable DIY Natural Wood Planter! It's a fun and easy dollar store craft that kids can make almost on their own, with just a little help from mom. Even if dad isn't a gardener, he'll love this fun Father's Day craft because it comes from the heart!

DIY Natural Wood Planter for Father’s Day

Looking for a cute homemade Father’s Day gift idea that you won’t cost you a fortune in supplies? Check out this adorable DIY Natural Wood Planter! It’s a fun and easy dollar store craft that kids can make almost on their own, with just a little help from mom. Even if dad isn’t a gardener, …

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Looking for fun and unique Father's Day card ideas? Check out a few of our favorites, from witty to classy! Then put your own spin on them & give to Dad!

Unique Custom DIY Father’s Day Card Ideas

  This year you can use these Great Father’s Day Card Ideas to create just what the Daddy in your life will love.  From kids making homemade cards, to you creating specialty photo cards to send to a father who lives out of town, these are some of our favorite ways to show Dad you …

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This Mother's Day, give mom a gift that makes feel really good: the gift of helping other moms through The World Vision Canada Mother's Day Gift Guide.

Give Mom a Gift that Helps Other Moms Around the World #worldvisiongifts

  As Mother’s Day World Vision Canada bloggers this year, we are happy to share the vision they have to celebrate the special women in our lives who helped raise us.  The World Vision Canada Mother’s Day Gift Guide is a perfect place to find something unique for mom, while giving back to moms around …

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Great Fathers Day Gifts From Baby

Great Father’s Day Gifts From Baby

First time Dads totally need these Great Father’s Day Gifts From Baby this year!  It’s tough to find specific items that are for first Father’s Days, but we have rounded up some things we feel are just right for gifting to the new dad in your life from his new baby. Related: First Father’s Day Gift …

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Mother’s Day Tea Brunch: No Cooking Required! #DollarGeneral

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. Looking for a super easy way to make Mother’s Day special without spending the entire afternoon in the kitchen? How about scheduling in a tea with mom brunch before the big meal? I’ll be honest with you, …

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A Mother Is Someone You Never Outgrow

A Mother Is Someone You Never Outgrow #PutYourHeartToPaper

This post is brought to you by Hallmark but all my opinions are mine Being the youngest of 4 kids, you would think I was close to my mom as a child, but I was not. It wasn’t until I became an adult that we really bonded. As a child, I was actually closest to …

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Don't have time or money for a pool membership? Skip the crowds and fees, get a backyard pool in your budget and splash away anytime you want!

Stay Cool All Summer with Your Own Backyard Pool

With warm temperatures finally on the horizon, it is time to think about the Best Backyard Pool For Every Budget.  For many families, a simple pool in the backyard can be a great way to spend long hot summer days.  Whether it is something just for the kids, or large enough the whole family can …

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Need an easy handmade Mother's Day gift idea for you or the kids? Check out our painted bottle DIY project! It's cute and customizable to your skills!

Painted Glass Bottle Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Idea

For this upcoming Mother’s Day, I decided to go with a homemade gift idea for my mom.  As the years pass, I find it hard to get her a creative gift that will put a smile on her face. I thought a nice decorated glass bottle will be a great idea and will add a …

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