Celebrating Family
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  • 10 Sandwich Alternatives for School Lunches
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  • The Successful Road Trip – Tips for Traveling With Kids
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Toyota Camry Hybrid: Family Travel and Beyond

Toyota recently let me drive the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid on our family road trip. I had never driven a hybrid before and I really was not sure what to expect. I have always assumed that hybrids were slow and awkward to drive. I love power in my vehicles, especially on the highway, but I decided to … [Read More...]

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Marvel’s Ant-Man

I did not grow up reading comic books like my husband did, so the first time I ever heard of Ant-Man was when my kiddos started watching a few animated Marvel Avengers series. The name Ant-Man does not exactly strike fear into anyone's soul and it seemed a little bit silly when I first heard it. … [Read More...]

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Eight Classic Road Trip Games (Free Printable)

My family took a lot of road trips when I was growing up and we did not have portable DVD players, mobile phones, or handheld video games to keep us busy. My mom had to be creative to keep me and my sisters from destroying each other and annoying her for countless highway hours. Like many other … [Read More...]

Cucumber Ranch Pasta

Cucumber Ranch Pasta

I am so excited to be working with Hidden Valley Ranch and Data Rank to bring you this recipe! I love family barbecues, especially if they are holiday oriented. Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day...you get the idea. The star of the barbecue is usually the meat and that always seems to be … [Read More...]

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Disney Pixar’s Inside Out

I almost did not attend the pre-screening of Disney Pixar's new animated family movie Inside Out. To tell you the truth, I thought it looked boring and childish. However, my daughter was very excited to go and so we went. It was a good lesson for me to never judge a movie by its brightly-colored … [Read More...]

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Mabel’s Labels: For Summer Camp and Beyond

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mabel’s Labels. I received a voucher to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Ah, summer! That time of year when families get a break from school and have some free time, … [Read More...]

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So, I Let Myself Get Fat

In the last year, I have put on 20 pounds. I could blame turning 40, my husband returning from a deployment, or genetics, but as the song goes "I know, it's my own damn fault." I start making better choices "tomorrow" almost everyday. But today, I ate an entire box of Dots at the movies. Awesome. … [Read More...]

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Children’s Book Author Spotlight: Kristi Grimm

When you first meet Kristi Grimm you notice right away that she loves people. She makes eye contact with you and reels you into a conversation that makes you feel like the things in life really matter. She has a lot of passion for people and for storytelling, too. Together with her husband, … [Read More...]

Family Fun and Activities

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Eight Classic Road Trip Games (Free Printable)

My family took a lot of road trips when I was growing up and we did not have portable DVD players, mobile phones, or handheld video games to keep us busy. My mom had to be creative to keep me and my sisters from destroying each other and annoying her … [Read More...]

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Children’s Book Week

This week, May 4-10, is Children's Book Week.  In honor of its 96th anniversary, I thought it would be fitting to share this list of some of my favorite children's books. I posted this list a few years ago, but I think it is worth sharing again. … [Read More...]

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Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron: Coloring Sheets Your Kids Will Love

The U.S. premiere of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is next week and I am so very excited. We have been on Avengers overload in my house. I think we have watched just about every iteration of Avengers available on Netflix and wherever else we find … [Read More...]

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Kid Friendly Crafts

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Gummy Bear Teacher Gift (Printable)

This post is sponsored by Haribo. All opinions are my … [Read More...]

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Southwestern Wreath – Christmas in the Desert

I have spent almost every Christmas of my life in the … [Read More...]

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Recipes and Food

Cucumber Ranch Pasta

Cucumber Ranch Pasta

I am so excited to be working with Hidden Valley Ranch … [Read More...]

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Buttermilk Biscuits from Scratch

My love for homemade biscuits cannot be overstated. I … [Read More...]

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