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Adorable Holiday Photo Shoot Set Up

I am a firm believer in keeping things simple and classic for the holidays.  This weekend, I had the opportunity to visit photographer Desirae and her rustic Christmas truck photo set up.  In previous years, my family has worked with portrait studios and photographers, and the wait time between taking the pictures and getting the […]

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an easy apple cake

An Easy Apple Cake: A Family Fall Tradition

When I think of fall, I can recall many memories of my family that centered around apples. Growing up in Northeast Ohio, apples are a part of our culture.  Cities spend weekends celebrating apples and apple butter at festival, fairs, and family gatherings. Markets are full of apple products every fall from apple cider donuts […]

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say yes to the next MNO Invite

Say YES to That Next MNO Invite

Did you just get that Mom’s Night Out Evite asking you out for drinks?  Does saying “yes” to a random invite make your stomach turn? Are you unsure what to expect?  Is it even worth your time? I believe if you say yes to that invite, you will definitely benefit from an evening out of […]

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argument for perfect attendance

The Argument for Perfect Attendance

There are many articles out there today that have moms boasting about how they keep their kids home from school.  In an attempt to curb stress, parents allow their children special days to wander museums or sit on the couch and watch TV. They argue this helps their children’s mental health and exposes them to […]

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What Moms Need to Know About Kids and Vaping

As a middle school teacher, I see my share of goofy and/or dangerous trends. Kids have needlessly planked across desks, swallowed spoonfuls of cinnamon, and spontaneously burst into Fortnight dances in the middle of class. The most current trend however, vaping, is more common (and dangerous) than you think.   What is it? Vaping, or e-cigarettes, […]

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Engage Your Child with Kiwi Crate

There is nothing my five year old son loves more than getting mail.  When we received a Kiwi Crate box on our doorstep, he was over the moon with excitement. The Kiwi Kit offers a great lesson in science. And as a mom, I found something educational to do with my child. The Kit This […]

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