ACL Injury Screens Are Available


Do you know what an ACL is and why it's crucial to your health?  ACL is short for anterior cruciate ligament and it is located in the middle of the knee.  The ACL is very important to the knee joint because it gives it stability.  When an ACL gets torn, it wrecks havoc on the entire knee.  American Academy of Pediatrics ran a recent study that shows that specific types of physical training has been shown to reduce the risk of ACL injury by as … [Read more...]

TIPS: How To Soften Yarn


We love getting things cheap around here, that's including yarn.  Most crochet tutorials call for expensive yarn, but when you're crocheting something big it's going to cost you an arm and a leg.  You can always supplement their choice of yarn with something much cheaper.  That's why I love Red Heart yarn which can be bought at Walmart for less than $3 a skein. The only downfall to buying cheap yarn is the texture.  Cheap yarn especially the … [Read more...]

Finding the Best Options For Your Teen’s First Car


Are you considering purchasing a car for your teenager? There are a lot of options out there, and you need to weigh the pros and cons of each.   While the car above would definitely catch the attention of a teenage girl, it is not necessarily the best choice for a teen's first car.  We bought a sporty car thinking we'd pass it on to our son when he turned 16, but after driving it for awhile, we realized it had way too much speed and could easily … [Read more...]

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

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Did you know you are supposed to wash your makeup brushes at least every 2 – 4 weeks?  By doing this, you are washing off packed-on makeup (this can result in your makeup not actually being applied, but sticking to the old makeup on the brush).  You will also be killing any and (mostly) all bacteria that have been collected on the brushes.  This bacteria is really yucky and you can eventually get an infection from it if it touches an open wound … [Read more...]

Enter More Giveaways For Chance At Winning!

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Keep on entering those giveaways, sooner or later you should find a winning email in your inbox.  I just won a $75 giftcard to Teleflora.  I spent at least an hour running through everything Teleflora had to offer until I finally made my decision on what I'd like to order with my winnings.  Since my birthday is coming up at the end of this month, I chose a great plant and a bouquet of birthday balloons which will be delivered to my door on the … [Read more...]

Kids Took The Cinnamon Roll Challenge

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Just one more week before school starts for us, so we have been taste testing cinnamon rolls for the last few mornings.  This idea came about when our grocery store was sold out of our favorite cinnamon rolls for two visits in a row.  Bobby really wanted to make some cinnamon rolls and he decided that he couldn't wait around for our grocery to restock their shelves so we grabbed a few other packages of cinnamon rolls and headed home. Out … [Read more...]

Pediatric Dentists Put Kids At Ease

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I wish I would've had a dentist like this when I was a little girl.  I was so afraid of my dentist and made myself absolutely sick each time I had to go for a check up.  Check out my boys' pediatric dentist, all the kids can go at once!  Have a look at the ceiling, you will see a mounted television which makes it possible for the kids to watch television throughout their dentist appointment.   My boys never take this option, but there are always … [Read more...]

Thorlos Sock Review #Giveaway – #Win 2 Pairs ENDS 9/1

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I received socks from for my family in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.  Thorlos says "Your Feet Will Feel Better Or Your Money Back!" Thorlos offers different types of socks in order to meet almost everyone's needs. While setting up this sock review, I told Thorlos a little bit about each of my family members that helped them to select the perfect pair of socks for each of us. Here's the Thorlos … [Read more...]

Keep Past School Picture Order Forms

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I decided to clean off my computer desk, which had a huge stack of papers that had been pushed aside and I found school picture order forms for both of my sons.  This made me very upset to think that I had been so busy that I had missed the school photo ordering deadlines.  I decided to call and see if I could still order school photos, but of course no answer.  I hopped on the photo website and entered in my child's promo code and happily I was … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Cut Monthly Costs and Create Savings

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Having a family is tough work. There is so much to do in a day that it's easy to lose focus on some of the problems that crop up every day.  One of the most common mistakes that families make is not creating enough savings. There are a number of issues that can arise when it comes to raising kids, and emergency costs are certainly at the top.  Not only that, but raising money for college and making sure that your child is prepared for college … [Read more...]

Quick DIY Makeup Brush Holder


  Are you looking for a cute yet inexpensive way to store your makeup brushes?  The possibilities are ENDLESS!  You only need a few supplies, and you can find them practically anywhere.  If you are on a budget, you can find them at Walmart or your local dollar store.  If you have a little more to spend, try going to Target for some nicer looking supplies!  Who knows, it is quite possible that you already have these materials laying … [Read more...]

#Giveaway: #Win $100 Cookies Kids Clothing Gift Certificate

Welcome to Cookies Kids Giveaway Sponsor: Uplifting Families Cookies Kids carries quality children’s clothing for less.  You can find brand such as Nautica, Carters, French Toast, Guess, NBA, US Polo and many other great brands.  They have been in business since 1975 in New York and then expanded their market online.  You can find everything from school uniforms, clothing, shoes, and toys all in one convenient location for less.  They focus … [Read more...]

What Does “Birthday Lickin’s” Mean To You?


  My son plays on a basketball team which is made up of many kids from different ethnic backgrounds.  While everyone is able to fully communicate, sometimes small language barriers occur when it comes to US "slang."  My son's birthday was coming up and the coach announced to the players that they should all get their birthday lickin's in at the next practice because Travis would be turning fourteen over the weekend. As the … [Read more...]

3 Must Know Tricks for Healthy Nails

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We’ve all had our share of nail blunders:  broken nails, red cuticles, a hangnail… you name it.  I admit I get my hair caught in my nails a lot, which end up making my nails snag and tear from time to time.  My nails used to be very weak and chipped easily, especially if I washed dishes or my hair, the prolonged exposure to the water was a nail catastrophe. So, how do we keep our nails healthy, nourished and keep them safe from becoming … [Read more...]

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Trays WORK! #Giveaway Ends 8/25

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I was given a Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine alone. It only took five days to receive the above results and that was with one day of rest in between treatments.  I could have whitened my teeth even more, but it was my choice to stop at this point.  I have seen teeth that have been whitened to such a bright white that look unnatural, so when I hit the point where I was happy, I stopped … [Read more...]

Use Reviews To Shop?

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How often do you read reviews on products that you shop for online?  This morning I caught my husband reading through the reviews on a new dentist that he wanted to try out.  This is a great idea, because trying out a new dentist can always be a little worrisome. Once you find a good dentist, I say stick with them, but sometimes the best dentists retire or move away, and then you have to shop around for a new one.  Word of mouth is a great way to … [Read more...]