Making Memories with Kids on National Teddy Bear Day

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Build-A-Bear Workshop. I received compensation in exchange for my post; however, all opinions stated are my own.Making Memories with Kids on National Teddy Bear Day Back to school is such a great feeling..... til the long nights of homework begin! Well, there is one thing I love right after school starts, it's National Teddy Bear Day! On September 9th, I will take the kids to our Build-A-Bear Workshop to create some memories and build a limited edition ...

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Critical Considerations When Choosing Hospice Care at Home

We chose to have our loved live out her final days with us and to be the providers of hospice care at home

Inside: Making the decision to care for a dying loved one is not easy. We are sharing our critical considerations when deciding if hospice care at home was the right choice for our family.My husband's grandmother came to live with us 5 months ago and now she is dying.When my mother in law first approached me with the idea for Nana to come live with us, my internal response was quick. Of course, as I typically do, I also expressed my response to my family just as quickly.Yes, ...

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Canning Recipe for Peach Salsa

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Canning Recipe for Peach Salsa For the last three summers, Cathy and I have jumped into the world of canning. We started off small, just doing applesauce and sliced peaches. Last year we experimented with peach salsa. It was fabulous! We have also canned pickles, peach jam, blueberry jam, apple butter, apple pie filling and apple jelly in the past. It is so delightful to have these goodies in the middle of winter!Last weekend, I went to purchase the peaches for our peach salsa. I originally ...

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Who Else Wants Cheap and Healthy Nut Free Lunch Options?

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Who Else Wants Cheap and Healthy Nut Free Lunch Options?As your kids head back to school. We are faced with two issues one is our budget, and the other is they hate everything. Okay, maybe it is my kids that hate everything I packed and then I had to unpacked rotten lunches that smelled worse than my son's shoes after he plays soccer in them. That was until I figured out a secret. It all has to do with presentation. I also learned the 80/ 20 rule. It is powerful stuff.This is what ...

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How to sort through discourse to get to the marriage you want

How to sort out through discourse to get to the marriage you want

How to sort through discourse to get to the marriage you wantYour eyes are squeezed tight. You are thinking, hoping, and trying not to cry. You wonder how you got into this life sentence that echoes more of jail sentences than a fairy tale. You have seen the movies the ones where the guy rescues the girl, and she rescues him back. You realize that would mean that two people would have to communicate.Communication is key if the key goes into that lock.You wonder if your dormant ...

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Free Printable Back to School Checklist for Parents!


Free Printable Back to School Checklist for Parents!A new school year is almost upon us! I don't know about you, but I'm always afraid I'm going to miss something so I made this back to school checklist to keep myself on track, and I thought some of you would benefit from having it as well! Back to school time is exciting and a little crazy too right? My little one keeps going back and forth between being excited and being scared. I like to make sure she is part of the back to school ...

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Macy’s Back to School Event

Macy's Back to School Event

Macy's Back to School EventIt's that time of year again Moms and Dads! That's right it is the most wonderful time of the year: Not Christmas... Back to School! Though just like at Christmas, Macy's has you covered when it comes to the nonstop revolving door that is kid's fashion. If you have ever been back to school shopping with a kid you have certainly heard that you know nothing about what is cool. Luckily, Macy's knows cool and knows that you do as well. Remember back in the 90's when ...

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Be A Hunger Hero During The Hunger Heroes Tyson Back To School Program

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. Be A Hunger Hero During The Hunger Heroes Tyson Back To School ProgramAs summer draws closer and closer to a close, it's time to start thinking about our back to school routine. We are about to trade in our late night snacks for early morning breakfast before jumping in the car and starting our day. We are not only in the middle of moving, we are getting geared up to go to a new school ...

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