5 Life Lessons You Can Learn from Disney

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When was the last time you watched a Disney movie and didn't come away from it learning something new about yourself or the world?  Walt Disney created a universe full of characters and stories that have been entertaining and teaching children and adults alike for decades. It's all about big dreams, big hearts, and big determination.  These life lessons have been transcending the silver screen and captivating audiences for generations, and … [Read more...]

#Win $50 Amazon Gift Card From TollFree

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As a blogger, I am always thrilled to be able to offer great giveaways to my readers.  It makes me feel good knowing that one of my readers will win great items from my blog.  As an entrant, I love the hopeful feeling of being able to possibly win an awesome prize pack!  As a matter of fact, today, August 29, I will be receiving an awesome flower arrangement and helium balloons for my birthday!  How do I know this?  I won a Teleflora $75 giftcard … [Read more...]

Slip In Exercise During Daily Routines

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There are days that you can’t possibly manage to fit in a full work out with such a busy schedule.  You need to stay healthy and exercise, but you can skip a few days of the week at the gym.  There are plenty of ways to get your exercise during your hectic daily routine without having to rush to the gym as well.  Exercise is essential! There are so many conveniences in today's society that limit the need to get OUT and be active.  Medicines … [Read more...]

National Geographic Kids Book #Review #Giveaway ENDS 9/15

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I was given several National Geographic books in order to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine and mine alone. My son is eight and LOVES these books.  He is picky about what he likes to read, but National Geographic definitely has him figured out!  The three books above were the first ones he chose to pick up.  We had lots of fun with the sticker books and spent a lot of time reading through the trivia questions.  We spend … [Read more...]

Baking Soda Beauty Tricks

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When I say “Baking Soda” what comes to mind?  More than likely you’re gonna say “baking.”  We all know that baking soda is an essential staple in every bakers cabinet, or you might possibly say “refrigerator freshener.”  Did you know that there are tons of things that baking soda is great for that doesn’t include baking or keeping your refrigerator fresh?  I’m pretty sure baking soda can do just about anything at this point. Face & Body … [Read more...]

Get Organized For School Days

Summer is over for most and kids are back in school and there is plenty to do, so get yourself organized!  Here are a few things that we do the night before school in order to be prepared for the next day: Lay out clothes for the next day, even socks and shoes! Organize our backpacks and have them laying by the door. Get lunch boxes together, all but the frozen ice packs and final touches. Know what everyone would like for … [Read more...]

Prevent Most Common Plumbing Issues

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Toilets Repair is my specialty! Years ago, we spent a lot of money on calls to the plumber, but then I started hovering over the plumber while he worked in order to pick up a few tips and tricks.  Once I got the basics down, I was able to save us some cash and take care of a lot of plumbing issues on my own.  Many people take home plumbing for granted until problems, which can be avoided through proper maintenance, start happening. Below are … [Read more...]

Fashion Tips & Tricks

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 Jean Length Did you know that you should always buy your jeans a little long?  After your jeans have been washed a couple of times, they always shrink in length.  They don’t shrink VERY much, so just get them maybe two fingers longer than normal.  That way they’ll be the size you need, and you won’t be stuck with jeans that don’t fit. No Washing Summer is still in full swing here with sticky muggy heat, so bathing suits are getting used … [Read more...]

Back To School With Mabel’s Labels

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I received a Stylish Scholars Combo pack from MabelsLabels.com to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine and mine alone! Since I have two boys that could both use these these labels for school, I decided to go with our last name so that everyone could use them without any arguments.  The size of these labels is just perfect.  My boys do not like to use large stickers, as they believe stickers to be for younger children, so … [Read more...]

Son’s First Freshman Assignment

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My oldest son just started his freshman year of high school on Monday.  His first Language Arts assignment was to write a poem.  He finished up tonight and after reading it, I knew that I had to share it with you on BlogWithMom.com. Since he eats, sleeps and breathes basketball, he added a basketball background to his footprint. His poem reads as follows:   I am smart and friendly I wonder what the world will become I … [Read more...]

Married Couples Can Save On Auto Insurance

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A couple who has just gotten married may be looking for ways to save on the monthly household budget.  Fortunately, there are several ways that a married couple can save on their monthly auto insurance payments. Here are a few examples: Share a Car A married couple may only need to own one car if they can coordinate their work schedules.  Owning one car means that the couple will pay less for car insurance than a couple who owns two or … [Read more...]

NASA: Space Center Houston

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Space Center Houston is located on 1601 Nasa Parkway, Houston Texas 77058.  Check out the picture above, this is the first thing you will see once you get to the Space Center Houston parking lot.  This was the perfect spot for a picture, the boys were excited about our visit and couldn't wait to get inside. Once we got inside, they were ready to harness up and jump off the top of this attraction.  A few adults climbed to the top, only to … [Read more...]

Easy After-School Snacks

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School is starting back, and my kids are always hungry after school.  They come in and want a snack before doing their homework.  Having something they like yet also easy to find ingredients, I put together some after school snacks that are easy and fun to make.  Hope you enjoy! Fruit Dip  1 c. low fat sour cream 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons lime juice sprinkle of cinnamon sugar 1. Mix your sour cream, brown sugar, and … [Read more...]

Fun & Educational Gift Ideas For Children

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Nature vs Nuture Choosing the right gifts for children can be tricky at the best of times, so I put together a quick list of ideas that are both fun and educational if you’re stuck between a rock and hard place trying to decide.  The best way to help children learn and develop is to sneak some education into their playtime, not only does this engage, but it will also give them a head start in the learning process and may even help your child … [Read more...]

Tips For Clearer Radiant Skin

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Having that zit pop up on your face certainly wasn’t on your to-do list, was it?  So, how did it make it's way there?  It seems to happen just at the worst moments.  Those days when there is something important to do or someone to see, Geez! Having healthy, clear skin isn’t something you have to spend a ton of money to achieve.  It’s simply about choosing the right products for your skin and keeping a routine. You need to be washing your face … [Read more...]

Where Do You Find Great Giveaways?

There are so many great giveaways out there and so many places to find them.  I don't have time to enter giveaways on a normal basis as some do, but I do make the time to enter great giveaways when I come across them.  Why not take a few minutes to enter to win a few of them each week?  I know there are many people that do not trust that there are true winners, but there are!  There are true winners and the winners are fairly selected.  I am not … [Read more...]