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9 Boredom Busters To Keep Kids Busy, And Keep Mommy Sane

The kids are home and I’m about to lose it. Don’t get me wrong, I love my little hyperactive, feral children, but I’m about to lose my mind. If my son asks for ONE MORE extra meal, or my daughter proclaims AGAIN in that piercing, whiny voice, “I’m bored,” I’m going to lose a little …

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25 Magical Summer Mocktails Everyone Can Enjoy

Summers to me are all about enjoying the great outdoors:  fresh crisp air, the warm sunny days, being outside, the fresh smell of flowers in the air, enjoying bbqs with family and friends and enjoying refreshing drinks! When I think of summer refreshing drinks, the first thing that comes to my mind are mocktails. These …

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Taco Bell Has A Watermelon Freeze, And It’s Like Summer In A Cup

I am obsessed with all things watermelon. To say it is my favorite fruit is an understatement. When summer is on the way, I know watermelon season is near, and glee abounds. Give me all the watermelon things! I have tried to grow watermelons, but sadly, it doesn’t work out well for me. I’m not …

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The Live Action Dora The Explorer Trailer Is Out, And I Don’t Hate It

Dora the Explorer is banned from our house. Be it the theme song, stuffed animals, or pretend play, none of it is allowed. I went through too many years of the obsession every toddler and preschooler seems to have with this curious girl and her monkey. When my daughter was about 3 or 4, she …

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Amazon’s New Cartoon, Danger & Eggs, Is Everything It’s Cracked Up To Be!

Being a parent means a lot of things, but one of the big ones is finding yourself watching episode after episode of annoying cartoons. It. Is. Tedious. And for many of us completely unavoidable. Kids like what they like and as a parent it might seem like you’re just along for the ride. The very …

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Stay-At-Home Mom’s Viral Post About Summer With Kids Is Painfully Relatable

It’s July and by this point you’ve crafted, painted, planted, and probably taken the kids to at least a couple of snow cone stands. And it’s hot. So hot. So you’re a mom, staying home with the kids, in the heat, and because they’re bored they basically fight every single waking moment. That’s exactly what …

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10 Brilliant Ideas For A Fun Under The Sun Staycation

Vacations are awesome. Vacations give us that much needed rest and relaxation. Vacations also give us huge bills, and if traveling with kids, let’s be real, it’s not a vacation, it’s a trip. Staycations though, are where it’s at. Really, they rock. Here are 10 brilliant ideas for a fun under the sun staycation. 10 Brilliant …

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This Premature Baby Hippo Is All I Care About This Summer

While a lot of you were obsessed about a pregnant giraffe, I’ve been over here following along with the story of Fiona, a baby Nile hippo born around three months premature. Let’s be honest, babies are just about the most globally captivating thing, so I understand the people glued to their screens for a chance to …

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Summer Prep: How Sunblock Saved Me From The C-Word

I’ll never forget the day I sat in my doctor’s office and he said that someday I would get skin cancer. Not might. Not maybe. Not it can happen. Would. Summer Prep: How Sunblock Saved Me From The C-Word I was in middle school and it was required to get a routine physical to participate …

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10 Reasons To Be Excited Summer Is Over

When did summer stop being a break where students and moms could take a breather from rigid schedules? Was it when the kids hit middle school age, with fall sports tryouts on the horizon? When they spent months figuring out which to go out for during the next school year and which to finally let go …

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Why Are You So Happy To See Them Go?

Over the summer, my family took a road trip. Seven hours of confinement with three other people who would rather be anywhere else. It’s a lot like prison, except you have to pay for your own meals and in prison it’s generally expected that someone will get shanked. Society tends to frown on fathers stabbing …

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Mosquitos Bugging You? Here Are 10 Solutions That Actually Work!

It’s that time of year again…sunny days, splashing in the pool, bar-b-ques with the neighbors, and, of course, mosquitos. It’s like those little jerks know when we’re starting to have a good time and can’t wait to ruin it by sucking the life out of us. Plus, with worries of West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, …

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Ranty Rant: Why The Bleep Are Swimsuits So Expensive?!?

So maybe it’s been a while since I’ve bought a swimsuit, but what in the heck happened with the prices? Today I went online to buy my first swimsuit in over ten years and I was expected to pay maybe $30 – $40 for something cute, and beach-worthy…instead, most of the suits ranged from at …

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Toasted Tuna Salad Sandwich – Fast Food Done Right

Dear Parents: Summer is here and I’m guessing your little darlings are already starting to press buttons you didn’t even know you possess. Next time your kids are chanting, “We’re hungry! We want fast food!” reach for the cabinet instead of the car keys. That’s right, folks, a Toasted Tuna Salad Sandwich is fast food …

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30 Refreshingly Fruity Summer Drink Recipes

Nothing says summer quite like condensation dripping off an ice cold glass and a delicious drink to cool down with on those hot, sticky days. We love the sun, the outdoors, the picnics, and nights spent out on the porch and these 30 Refreshingly Fruity Summer Drink Recipes are the perfect blend of delicious and naught to …

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Gluten Free Chicken Sausage Corndog

With kids getting out of school soon, I’m looking forward to all the summer slumber parties and the fun we’ll be having. Part of the fun of slumber parties is having great food for the kids to enjoy, so I planning on serving up these delicious, gluten-free Chicken Sausage Corndogs. What’s awesome about these is …

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25 Must Have Picnic Recipes

Summertime is built for picnics and these 25 Must Have Picnic Recipes will become your new picnic favorites. Sure, you probably usually pack sandwiches, and chips, soda, things like that…but have you ever tried packing muffuletta? Or how about  cheesecake in a jar, or maybe even (if you’re really wanting those sandwiches) the easiest quick …

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