Educational Vacations for Families

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Looking to keep your children’s minds sharp during summer vacation? Trying to get away on a budget? Consider taking an educational trip to learn about our nation’s history, science, nature and more. Educational vacations are a great way to bond as a family while having fun learning. Whether you’re watching reenactments at Gettysburg, dressing up in Williamsburg or taking a day trip to the art … [Read more...]

Road Trip Boosters

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Car trips with kids can be tough. Little ones have so much energy and excitement that physically restraining them in a moving vehicle for hours on end can quickly take its toll. In an effort to avoid the endless barrage of 'are we there yet?', consider some new ways to entertain your kids in the car. Anything from booster seats to coloring books can help occupy kids on long car trips and are well … [Read more...]

How do you spend your tax refund? | $100 Giveaway

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Thanks to Coupons.com for making this post possible.  All opinions are my own. Ah, it's the time of year again: tax season! Whether you dread it (guilty!) or you look forward to getting a nice refund check every year, the April deadline will be here before we know it! If you haven't filed yet, be sure to take advantage of all the tax seasons deals to save some money on tax preparation. If you're … [Read more...]

Pass the wine!

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Single motherhood is for the birds.  I don't feel like that ALL the time, but lately I've been slightly resentful and discouraged about my solo parenting abilities. Motherhood is such a balancing act, and with three kids and only two hands, I'm not so sure that I've mastered it yet. Being the sole parent [most of the time] to discipline, clean, support, and keep three little kids happy and … [Read more...]

Get to bouncing! | Bounce House Giveaway

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The kids and I are SO ready to say goodbye to all this snow! We haven't seen the grass in months and that is getting a little depressing! With Spring [hopefully!!] right around the corner, I'll be the coolest mom on the block when I whip out our Magic Castle Bounce House! The Magic Castle Bounce House is the perfect size for my little clan and their little friends. It has the capacity to … [Read more...]

Fashionable Diaper Bags? Say it ain’t so! | Giveaway

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Confession: I hate diaper bags. I'm not the most fashion forward mama around, but I've never liked diaper bags because they are just so blah. The dark circles under my eyes and spit-up stained clothing screams BABY! enough, I don't need an over-sized, mint green with duckies catchall to solidify my mom look. And, let's face it: babies have enough stuff as it is. Shouldn't the bag you carry to … [Read more...]

Saving time in the kitchen

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Being a single mama of three littles, time is of the essence. Anything I can do to cut corners and save time before a nose needs wiped or a fight needs refereed, wins in my book. I've recently partnered with Mueller's Pasta to help save time in the kitchen. They've recently introduced their new Pot Sized Pasta - and it's kinda genius.   Pot-Sized Pasta is the same great taste you've … [Read more...]

Connecting on the go with OnStar

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You can do it at your home. You can do it at your favorite coffee spot. And now? You can do it virtually anywhere you go - thanks to OnStar! I've recently partnered with Social Moms and OnStar to spread the word about all the OnStar happenings this year. I am thrilled to share the first (and VERY exciting!!) OnStar news hot off the press: OnStar is equipping select 2015 Chevrolet vehicles with … [Read more...]

Love for Loacker

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Who doesn't love cookies and chocolates? I know I do! Just in time for Valentine's Day, Loacker, a cookie and treat company wildly popular in Europe, is celebrating their launch in the USA with a fun photo contest. There’s a place in the heart of the Alps, where the air and water are fresh and pure. At an altitude of over 3,000 feet, surrounded by the Dolomite Mountains, the Loacker family … [Read more...]

5 Ways Getting Organized Can Help You Save Money

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With the new year under way, this is a good time to strengthen your resolve to save money. Getting organized can help you minimize your expenses, stay on budget and strategize to reduce your expenses. Here are five ways you can streamline your efforts and save money in the process. 1. Sort out your bills. Whether you've tried to go paperless or not, you probably have a flurry of bills and … [Read more...]

15 Easy Homemade Valentine’s Ideas

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As we are going on our third snow day of the week (7th of the season) we are all going a bit stir crazy. I've been racking my brain to come up with activities to keep the kids occupied and from destroying the house. With Valentine's Day in just a couple short weeks, I've been exploring Pinterest for unique Valentine's ideas that will not only keep all of us busy, but would also be a hit in the … [Read more...]