Amazon Gift Cards Are Easy To Load On Your Account

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Loading an Amazon.com gift card to your Amazon.com account is very easy!  This is much better than printing off your Amazon gift codes only to misplace them. Here are some step-by-step instructions for you: Head over to Amazon.com Make sure you are signed in to your account before continuing to the next step. Once you have logged in, click on “Your Account” located near the top of the right-hand corner. After that, scroll down to the … [Read more...]

Tips For Selecting The Perfect Morph Suit

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My boys are both wearing Morph Suits this year for Halloween which gave me a chance to learn more about them through our experiences.  Have a look at both of their faces, you can see through the white face of the younger child, whereas you can't see the facial characteristics of the oldest one.  This is the same for the ones wearing the suits, whereas the youngest can see far better than the older one who has darker colors across his line of … [Read more...]

Morphsuits.com Helps With Tuxedo Morph Suit

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As you can see from the picture above, my son LOVES his Tuxedo Morph Suit.  We purchased this Tuxedo Morph Suit at a local Party City store, but when we tried it on, we had a few complications so I took it back to the store for an easy return but unfortunately returned back home with the same Tuxedo Morph Suit as I had taken with me to the store to return.  Once I got home, I wrote the following letter to the contact info located on the Party … [Read more...]

Be Prepared: Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

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Do you remember when you were younger and you put on your Halloween costume and all their Halloween makeup about 5 hours prior to leaving the house to go knock on neighbors’ doors and collect your candy?  We’ve all been there, and now our children want to do the same thing!  While we want trick-or-treating to be a fun experience for them, we also want it to be a safe experience. I have heard tons of horror stories, ranging from poisoned candy … [Read more...]

Get Your Online Shopping Under Control

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I love it when readers send in stories to share on the mom blog.  The following story was sent in by Amanda Wall.  She wants to share with you how she got her online shopping under control.  Since the time to start our holiday shopping is right around the corner, I thought this may come in handy - enjoy! How I Got My Online Shopping Under Control I don’t know about the rest of you, but I get product research burn-out.  I start out … [Read more...]

How To Use Skype For Those Special Moments

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Do you remember reading my Skype post and how to create your own account to talk to family and friends who are in different areas than you?  Well, here’s a real-life example about how Skype helped my friend Jessica share a special moment with her husband, Justin, who is in the Marine Corps and could not make it to the anatomy scan of their first successful pregnancy.  Justin is currently serving his third deployment for the Marine Corps.  He’s in … [Read more...]

Prepare: Halloween Makeup Safety Tips

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Painting your face for Halloween is so much fun!  It lets your creative juices flow, and it’s cheaper than buying a Halloween mask!  However, there can be some uncomfortable side effects of using Halloween face paint and makeup.  You need to make sure that you apply it exactly as the directions say to.  Do not add any decorative items to your face that are not made for skin contact.  This can leave a rash or irritation that can be very … [Read more...]

What To Do When You’ve Lost Your Cell Phone

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Losing a cell phone can be so upsetting, with all the buy-back programs and information that is stored in your phone.  The last thing you want is for someone to find your phone, set it up on their account for their personal use or sell it through one of the many phone buy back programs. Find iPhone App If you have an iPhone, there is a must have app called "Find iPhone."  This app will help you locate your phone as long as there is still a … [Read more...]

Did You Participate In International Walk To School Day

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Yesterday, October 9, 2014 was International Walk To School Day.  Of course, living close enough to walk to school, my son and I had to participate, although we cheated a little and rode our bikes.  The walking trail was slam packed with people on bikes, scooters, skateboards and dogs on leashes.  It was a mad house!  I about got wrecked by a small boy that came in way to close to me on his bike when slipping past me on the trail.  We were close … [Read more...]

Time For Halloween Decorations

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Last weekend my husband and the boys got all the Halloween decorations placed in the yard.  We've had the wooden pumpkin signs for many years now.  We found those at a nearby craft show when my youngest was still in a stroller.  Now he is eight and loves to decorate our yard and the inside of our house for Halloween. Here is his blow up cat.  He picked that out last year and couldn't wait to get it up this year.  The cat's eyes blink … [Read more...]

Infographic: Top Ten Healthiest States

Check out the following infographic from UIC Online‬‬.  I found it interesting that my home state of Texas wasn't listed as one of the top ten healthiest states.  I had never seen so many people running, biking, walking, etc. as I did when I first moved here from Louisiana.  I thought I was right in the middle of "health central!" ‬‬ ‪Looking at the map above, here's the top ten healthiest states:  Hawaii, Vermont, Minnesota, Massachusetts, … [Read more...]

Unique Gifts for Dad’s Birthday

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Staying creative and thoughtful for Father's Day, Christmas, and dad's birthday is challenging. Dads can only tolerate so many ties and socks.  This year make dad happy like the guy in the picture above! It's important to continually show our love and appreciation, so if you're drawing a blank on dad's next gift, consider these unique ideas that tie into any dad's hobbies: For the Gadget Enthusiast Even if dad's a whizz with his cellphone … [Read more...]

Start Your Christmas Shopping List

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Start making your Christmas lists now.  I write my Christmas shopping list on the notepad in my cell phone.  This ensures that the list is always with me and I don't have to worry about someone accidentally finding my list.  It is horrible to wait so long to start shopping that you feel as if you are buying gifts just so you will have presents for your family to open.  Gifts are so much better when they are planned out. I have been making a … [Read more...]

Tips For Cleaning With Coffee Grounds

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Coffee makes the world go around, well for most of us anyway.  That hot steamy cup of productivity is hard to resist.  Are you concerned with the amount of grounds you throw away?  How much damage it could do sitting in a landfill?   You don’t have to pitch those used coffee grounds in the trash anymore.  You can recycle the coffee grounds, and put them to good use.  Be friendly to the planet, while saving money and time which is always a … [Read more...]

Car Remote Starter: Life Saver for Immense Heat / Cold Temperatures

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Have you ever wished that you had a remote starter on your car?  The other day I caught a glimpse of my son's basketball coach as he walked outside the basketball gym, clicked his remote from his key chain and walked back inside.  He had turned on his car to let it cool down from an afternoon of immense Texas heat.  When he came back outside, I had a few questions for him about his remote system and was quite impressed with his new car and its' … [Read more...]