Zazzle.com Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Zazzle.com but all opinions expressed here are mine. It's coming. In the very near future as the weather starts to shift and the leaves start to turn your mailbox will start to fill itself with glittering envelopes inviting you and yours to celebrate the season! Grab a cup of eggnog and log into Zazzle.com to find a holiday gift that will let them know how thankful you are to be included in their celebrations. First things first: Let me ...

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10 Reasons The Tooth Fairy Forgot To Come Last Night

tooth fairy forgot to come

10 Reasons The Tooth Fairy Forgot To Come Last Night Alright supermoms, it happens to all of us at some point. We drop the ball. Whether it be a lunch we forgot to pack, a practice we forgot to attend, or a tooth fairy that did not appear. With everyone's busy life sometimes you just forget. And that's ok! Loosing a tooth is usually a big deal for kids. They feel like they are getting bigger, and that they have really accomplished something by getting that wiggly tooth out (you know, the ...

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Pirate Party

Pirate Party

Pirate Party I want to be that parent that makes learning fun, and I want a new tradition in my home. I am sure you are searching for something new to do with your kids. Life is about making memories! How about a Pirate party? Arr, that would make us the parents that parents want to be. You pick a date. Ahh! Inspiration how about having this Pirate party on Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th? ...

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4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Get Some Sleep

Ways to get some sleep

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Frette.com but all opinions are my own. 4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Get Some Sleep Are you tired? Do your eyes glaze over? I am. I am tired all the time. I asked my kids what would allow me to sleep better, and they told me my only chance is not to have kids. I decided that I liked my kids, so I needed to find other ways to sleep soundly. "Like a baby," if you will, except those of us that have had babies know that is a saying, is a ...

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How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out

How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out

How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out No savings, no emergency fund, nothing to fall back on.  That’s where we are now that necessary repairs to our paid off, ten-year old car have been made.  I’m sure many of you can relate.  Did you know that according to the Federal Reserve, 48% of Americans say they wouldn’t be able to come up with $400 in an emergency, and only 38% could handle an unexpected expense of $1000?  We are fortunate as we had $1,500 in an emergency fund. ...

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My heart is broken and it is my daughter’s fault

My heart is broken and it is my daughter's fault

My heart is broken, and it is my daughter's fault She likes her pink makeup and glitters and hair fully done with bows and flowers, and I like a cleaned face angel with her hair jetting in all locations like a sprinkler in the summer. She wants her freedom, and I want my little girl to stay little. What if there was a way to have both? I was anticipating the disruption that often comes at the exact moment that I run the shampoo through my hair. The window of time when you aren't able ...

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Why Taking A Weekend to Yourself Can Save the Best Part of You

Amee Cantagallo Lisa Niver

Best Ladies Weekend Getaways This post is about how to fill the hole created when you take care of everyone else all the time. Motherhood is like gum stuck on a shoe. Sometimes I never want to let them go, and sometimes I do not want to claim ownership. I have struggled for years with "Do I give them enough?" to the point where I felt like I gave them my all. I just want to be me so I looked for the best ladies weekend getaways each year. I receive an opportunity for a girl's weekend in ...

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You Have to Admit, We All Do It!

People Watching

People Watching... You Have to Admit, We All Do It! Who are all these people -- the ones waiting in the doctor’s office, in line at the grocery store, the DMV, or wandering aimlessly through the shopping mall? My mind starts to wander and suddenly I realize I’m doing it again. PEOPLE WATCHING! You have to admit, we all do it! How many times have you found yourself waiting somewhere with nothing better to do than watch people and start conjuring up what their lives are like? A friend ...

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How I Didn’t Lose My Mind Potty Training My Daughter!

Early Potty Training Tips

Disclosure: “This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Pampers Easy Ups. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine." How I didn't lose my mind potty training my daughter! Oh, the joys of potty training! My daughter was 17 months old, and I started early potty training her. Don't laugh! I was nine months pregnant and didn't want two kids in diapers! HA! She started to show interest as well. That was until my son was born! That ...

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An Open Letter To The People Who Want My Husband Dead

Open letter of a police wife

Disclaimer: This article is written by a police wife who wants to remain anonymous for their safety. An Open Letter To The People Who Want My Husband Dead My husband has been in law enforcement for over four years! Every year gets harder, and the hatred just keeps getting worse! It's sad that I kiss my husband goodbye for work like it could be our last! I pray with my kids for my husband's safety and others around him! We honestly do believe All lives matter! I'm not saying one life matters ...

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