Category: At Home

History of Santa Claus; Where the Tradition Came From, and Why We Shouldn’t Forget

Santa Claus – a household name. But where did it come from? When the dreaded time comes where we have to explain to the kids that Santa is “make believe” – what do we say? Is it really made up? The answer is NO! And the history of where Santa Claus came from is actually […]

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The Ultimate 2017 Gift Guide for Kids – Great Deals on Presents They Will Love

Kids now a days have SO MANY toys. I have heard so many times that we should try to give experiences instead of gifts. Although I think that experiences are so much more valuable for children than things, when it comes down to it, all children want to open something on Christmas. Instead of overloading […]

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Baby/Toddler 2017 Gift Guide – Presents little ones LOVE

OK – it is no secret, I am a huge online shopper. I am also a very last minute lady; a hot mess, if you will. But everything gets done on time. Yes, I only have part of my Christmas shopping done. But I am not worried. If you are like me, you might need […]

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Weaning the Un-Wean-able Baby – Patience and the Right Bottles

My third child was by far the hardest to wean. I breastfed all three of my girls; I have experience in introducing new foods and cow’s milk, replacing nursing time with cuddles, reasonable amounts of crying it out mixed with distractions – you name it. I have done it all. Do you think any of […]

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Top 7 Non-Candy Advent Calendars for this Christmas, and One Really Yummy One!

There are so many more options now a days when it comes to advent calendars. December 1 is less than a week away, but there is still time to get an amazing advent calendar unique to your child’s interests. My oldest is a classic chocolate eater, but the other two are a different story. My […]

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20+ Elf On The Shelf ideas! It’s Almost Time to Break These Guys Out!

The Elf on the Shelf is such a fun family tradition. We just started it last year, after much procrastination, because to be honest, it is tiring for mom to think of new things to do with these elves every single day! But honestly, it is so worth it. The kids think its so much […]

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Budsies – This is the Coolest Company for Custom Stuffies, You Won’t Find This Anywhere Else

Coolest company for unique gifts. BUDSIES (visit their site HERE) Turn your child’s artwork into a toy? Done. Make your pet (or late pet) into a stuffed animal? Done.   Make your kids stuffies of themselves? Done.   Make your best friend/sibling, or selfie into a stuffie? Done. I found this company last year around […]

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Great Alternative to Regular Christmas Cards, Make it Fun This Year!

I want to say that I make time to have Holiday photos taken every year, but that would be a lie. Life gets so busy around here with all three kids. Don’t get me wrong, I have lots of pictures of my kids. I just have never been organized enough to get updated family photos […]

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Easy Things To Pack For the Kids For Lunch and Not Hear Complaints

I got a note sent home with my oldest daughter when she was in kindergarten, asking me to kindly only send only healthy snacks to school with my child. With three picky kids, school guidelines to follow, and umpteen packed school lunches later, here are some mom-approved snacks for lunch that won’t get you a […]

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It’s All About Teaching Our Children From a Young Age, When it Comes To The Whole Harvey Weinstein Issue

It may seem like these issues are a world away, with the stories all coming to light in the USA about Harvey Weinstein, but the truth is, it’s here too. It’s the unwanted touches, unwanted advances, and pressure, from someone in power or just your peer. Statistics of women that experience an unwanted sexual encounter […]

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