Easy dinner for swim meets that the whole family will love

Cold pizza for dinner, you bet

Thank you Ellio's Pizza for sponsoring this post. Visit your local retailer to pick up your own Ellio's Pizza for a pizza night in! Ok, so what I am about to share with you may surprise you just a bit. Sometimes, I feed my family cold pizza for dinner.  Yes, you read that right...cold pizza for dinner. Let me explain. Imagine it is Wednesday afternoon in the middle of June, in the middle of Virginia. The temperature is scorching and will be for the rest of the evening.  You spent the ...

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10 Ways to Use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

10 ways to use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Disclaimer: "This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.” The day in the life of a mom and a wife. It is 6 am and here we go three children, in my bed asking mom where do we go? Go where you ask? I often wonder how they do not know it is time for school. I get up with a start only to see a big mess staring at me. You know the mess that only P&G products can make disappear. I give ...

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Military Costs You Need to Know About

Military Costs You Need to Know About

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Credit Karma® and The Motherhood, all opinions expressed here are mine. Military Costs You Need to Know About When you sign up to serve and protect your country, you fail to realize that there will be cases when being in the military is far more expensive than being a civilian. The financial implications of your spending decisions will be felt at each station where you're deployed. There are a lot of military deployment costs associated with a ...

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10 Fun Prom Proposal Ideas

10 Fun Prom Proposal Ideas

10 Fun Prom Proposal Ideas It's may, which means it's officially prom season! Prom has been a right of passage for high school students for generations, and it's a celebration of the end of the year that everyone can enjoy. 10 years later and I still remember everything about my prom! We had ours at a swanky hotel and then the school provided an after party on a dinner boat, it was loads of fun!  ...

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How to Save Money Gardening

How to save money gardening

How to Save Money Gardening There are many ways in which gardening can save you money. There's the obvious mark up that many grocery stores carry because they brick-and-mortar businesses with their own price points they have to meet before profit. So when you buy your produce from them you're also paying their rent, electricity, and employees. There is also the markup from the manufacturer who's had to package and market their product as well. Even bananas that don't require packaging have ...

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Recycling Dental Floss Containers + printable Lego storage labels

No more rooting around at the bottom of the bin for the tiny pieces.

Recycling in the bathroom? Say what? Do you remember to recycle empty bottles and containers that you use in the bathroom? This is one of those areas that I would like to try and be better about recycling. In the kitchen, it is easier because the recycling bin is near by. But in the bathroom, especially if it is a smaller container I often just toss it in the trash without thinking instead of taking it out to the recycling bin. I have a few ideas to help myself and my family to do a better job ...

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Quick Tips on Packing for Vacation with Kids

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Quick Tips on Packing for Vacation with Kids OshKosh B'Gosh #BreakForSpring Spring Break is around the corner and packing for a vacation can be stressful. What do I need to bring and how can I pack the most into one suitcase. I have some tips I would like to share with you on how I pack for family vacation with kids. Its time to #BreakForSpring Packing for my daughter is the ...

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What I learned doing my own tax return

You can do your own tax return

I have been doing my own tax return since I got my first job at the age of 16. That means I have been doing my own tax return for (dare I admit it?) more than 20 years. With one exception, I did not do my own tax return the year when we bought our first home. I'll admit it I was scared, too much new stuff that I did not know. But after paying several hundred dollars to have some one else prepare my tax return that year I was determine to figure out the whole mortgage piece of it and continue ...

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Spring Cleaning Tips with Free Printable Deep House Cleaning Checklist

Free Printable Deep House Cleaning Checklist

Disclosure: This spring cleaning post is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood, but all opinions expressed here are mine and I hope you like them. Spring Cleaning Tips Springtime is finally here! One of my favorite things about spring is opening my windows, letting the light in, and sprucing everything up! You know what I'm talking about, Spring Cleaning time! I know I know, most people don't like cleaning, but something about spring cleaning makes your house feel new and fresh, and ...

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