How New Moms Can Maintain Their Friendships

How New Moms Can Maintain Their Friendships

Becoming a mother has a wide range of challenges. Being a mom means facing issues that may have never been faced before and learning to find a rhythm that works for everyone. These unexpected issues can take a real toll on new moms, making their job a lot more difficult than it should be. One of the issues that new moms commonly face but do not think about ahead of time is maintaining their friendships after their new baby arrives. A new mom’s … [Read more...]

Elf On The Shelf Gets A Jersey

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This is our Elf on the Shelf, his name is Zachary.  He has been with us for two years now.  Each December he surprises us every morning when we find his new hang out for the day.  Check him out, he loves to hang upside down.  We figure this is because our boys are so competitive in sports.  Zachary is just trying to fit in with the rest of the guys in our home. This morning  we woke to a huge surprise!  Zachary was wearing a sports jersey! … [Read more...]

Are You Ready For Christmas?

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Are you ready for Christmas?  Are all your Christmas decorations displayed throughout your home?  Here's the biggest question:  Is all your shopping done?  All our our Christmas decorations are up and all those boxes and tubs are shoved back up into the attic.  We're ready to cook up some of our favorite holiday desserts next week when the kids get out of school, but of course, shopping is not done.  Each year this happens, I try to be prepared, … [Read more...]

Six City Safety Tips for Your Kids

Six City Safety Tips for Your Kids

Every parents desire is for their home to be the safest place their children know. It is the place filled with your most prized possessions—the top of the list being your precious children. While you can help to keep them as safe as possible indoors with the help of a security system from Frontpoint Security Solutions, when it comes to the outside world, there are a myriad of factors that could endanger your children. Whether it is a trip, a … [Read more...]

My Amazon Return Was A Snap!

I have a hard time finding tall jeans in the stores so I figured I'd grab a pair of tall jeans through Amazon and save myself the time.  I used to wear Lee and I know those tall sizes fit, so I grabbed a pair and waited for them to arrive in the mail.  Of course, I ordered a "fit" that I had never tried on before and they were too tight.  Not just tight enough that you could lose a little weight and then be able to wear, but tight enough that I … [Read more...]

Maintain Weight Over The Holidays

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Maintaining weight over the holidays is the trending discussion among most at this time of year when the holidays are in full swing.  I’m talking about the season when cookies, jelly doughnuts, chocolates and all sort of foods loaded with refined sugars tend to add extra pounds to your weight by the New Year.  How do we avoid a tremendous holiday weight gain? For me, I choose not to avoid my favorite holiday dishes, but to cut down on the … [Read more...]

Create A Nursery For Less

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Child’s room – A Place Where New Memories Begin...... At some point in our lives, we all start thinking about starting a family.  It might be a cute baby that we saw in a restaurant the other day or a pair of those small pink baby shoes that made us think about starting a family.  And especially when we feel that we find the right person to create that family with, the thoughts do not leave us alone even if we feel that we are not ready yet. … [Read more...]

Our Latest Appliance Purchase Was A Nightmare

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Eight years ago we sold our house and the final deal was that I had to leave my washer and dryer set for the new owners.  My set was pretty new, but I really wanted to sell my house, so I agreed and left my Kenmore washer and dryer in the home when we moved out.  We had so many expenses at the time, that I didn't want to purchase a new washer and dryer set so I found a used one from an area website.  It was a Maytag washer and dryer set  with a … [Read more...]

The Original Worm #Review

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I was sent an Original Worm from www.theoriginalworm.com to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are 100% mine. Be sure to check out The Original Worm Body Roller Massager.  It has so many uses as you can see from the video below. I was very curious to try out The Original Worm which was shipped so quickly to my house and even came in it's own mesh carrying bag.  I go to the gym throughout the week and often have sore muscles … [Read more...]

Christmas #HoneyBakedHoliday #ad

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I was given a gift card to purchase my Christmas HoneyBaked Ham meal shown below in order to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Check it out!  We had a great tasting meal from the HoneyBaked store that didn't require me to stay in the kitchen cooking all morning!  We had a four pound boneless ham, macaroni & cheese, cornbread dressing, a can of biscuits that I had on hand and a HUGE 3.5 pound carrot … [Read more...]

TeenSafe $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway ENDS 12/25

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TeenSafe is on a roll!  They are giving away another $50 Amazon gift card, did you enter in the past?  If so, get this month's entries in now!  If you haven't entered one of their past giveaways make sure you don't forget to enter this one!  Everyone could use a $50 Amazon gift card. I have been doing a lot of my Christmas shopping on Amazon this month and of course I've found a few things that I'd like for myself.  There's so many cute earring … [Read more...]

Tattoo Removal Is Possible

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We’ve all been there; you have just turned 18 and you are ready to make your first real “adult decision.” More than likely, you are heading out to get a tattoo! Since you are young (yet old enough) to venture out on your own and don’t need parental consent for this very big (and mostly permanent) decision, you probably won’t do much research about where you go, and who the tattoo artist is. You probably won’t even look at all of their work to … [Read more...]

Time For A Pantry Cleanout

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Have you ever done the “Pantry Cleanout” to try and cut down on your grocery bill?  I just read about it, and I think it would be a great thing to do at the end of every month.  If you shop for groceries weekly, try to do your regular trips for the first three weeks.  That last week, before heading out to the store, pull EVERYTHING out of your pantry and try to plan meals with it.  Soups can be used for many meal starters, check out my soup meal … [Read more...]

Using Canned Soup as Starters for Meals

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Everyone has those moments when dinner needs to be cooked, but it’s been a busy day and any ounce of culinary imagination is gone.   On nights like those, it’s nice to be able to go into the pantry and whip something up, like these enchiladas. It’s good to stock up on a variety of canned soups when they’re on sale because they can be used for more than just a one-person meal.  With the addition of various ingredients (leftovers are great!), … [Read more...]

DIY: Homemade Christmas Paper

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Have you ever tried making or using handmade Christmas gift-wrapping paper?  There are a TON of ways you can get creative and make your own wrapping paper for the holidays!  For example, if you get the Sunday paper make sure you save the comics!  Comics are a fun way to wrap a present. The person receiving the present may want to try and read them before opening their gift!  It looks great, and it’s easy to save a few weeks’ worth of comics to … [Read more...]

Yoga Addict Bag Review: Thumbs Up!

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 I received this yoga bag from www.Yoga-Addict.com to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine. I go to the gym during the week and my group workout classes fill up very quick.  Sometimes all the mats are taken before I get there, so I like to pack my own yoga mat to the classes to ensure that I always have one when this becomes an issue.  I always used hair bands to hold my yoga mat together when carrying it back and forth, … [Read more...]