•   Do you have more mornings that you dread going to work than you do looking forward to it?  Maybe you live in a snowy climate and have to risk your safety and your vehicle every day to earn a living, and you’re starting to wonder if it’s even worth the hassle.  Maybe you have… [Continue Reading]

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  • Let’s kick off the wonderful baking season with some delicious Pumpkin & Oatmeal No Bake Cookies! These are a great cookie to serve warm or to give as gifts. Have the kids help in the kitchen by letting them measure, pour and mix. (Makes approx. 1.5 dozen cookies) Ingredients: 1 c. pumpkin puree 2 tsp. cinnamon… [Continue Reading]

    No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
  • I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for Huggies and Target. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   With two kids still in diapers, we go through a lot of diapers AND wipes. The messes just get… [Continue Reading]

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  •   Aging is an inevitable fact of life and, for many, one of the facts of aging is that they may reach a point where they can no longer take care of themselves. For some it could simply be the normal effects of aging making it more difficult to live independently; for others it could… [Continue Reading]

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  • Hi Selena. You don’t know me, and we will probably never get to meet each other. I’m Mandi, 27, and a mom to three children, one of whom thinks you are pretty cute (he’s nine, by the way). In a very recent interview, you touched base on your “haters”, whom you described as “grown ups”. So… [Continue Reading]

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Selena Gomez: Here’s What I Was Doing At 15, 18 and 21.

Hi Selena. You don't know me, and we will probably never get to meet each other. I'm Mandi, 27, and a mom to three children, one of whom thinks you are pretty cute (he's nine, by the way). In a very recent interview, you touched base on your "haters", whom you described as "grown ups". So I ask, if you are 22, aren't you a "grown up" as well? Or perhaps, you don't view yourself as such or have some different view on what a "grown up" really is. Here's what I'm referring to: "I get picked on by … [Read More...]

Halloween Mummy Dogs

Halloween Mummy Dogs

  My kids are already huge fans of "pigs in a blanket",  turning them into mummies seems like a no brainer for Halloween! You'll love these super easy directions for creating your own little Halloween Mummy Dogs. They make a great dinner for trick-or-treat night! Halloween Mummy Dogs 1 package of hot dogs, any brand 1 package of crescent rolls, any brand ketchup & mustard for dipping Directions  #1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment … [Read More...]

We All Scream for Ice Cream! Support Curious Creamery’s No-Machine, Natural Ice Cream Kickstarter!

The Curious Creamery No-Machine Natural Ice Cream

  It’s going to be an ice party at my home every weekend. Exciting news! Curious Creamery, the market’s first at-home, natural ice-cream system needs your help! This new ice cream system allows anyone with a sweet tooth to make real, premium ice cream in any flavor, in a matter of minutes. Currently in its kickstarter phase (with just 26 days left), this new ice cream system needs to meet 50k in funding to bring easy ice cream making to households nationwide! Curious Creamery allows … [Read More...]

Potty Training With Doc McStuffins and the Pull-Ups® Big Kid Academy

Potty Training with the Pull-Ups Big Kid Academy

  Potty training our oldest was a struggle. Because of his cognitive disabilities and speech apraxia, it was just a down and out rough road. It took a lot longer than what I was reading about, and when it did finally click we were SO relieved. We had tried rewards - stickers, candies, even money, but the lack of successes led to the diminishing of those rewards and it just wasn't fun. I'll admit, we weren't very patient with him. We tried to understand that it would take longer, take … [Read More...]