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5 End of the School Year Gift Ideas

The end of the academic year is here and you might be looking for some unique or highly sought after gifts for teachers, staff, and coaches. Here are a few ideas for home run end of the year gifts. (Note: This is NOT a sponsored post). Unique treats – The not your run-of-the-mill food items […]

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no gifts

5 Things You Should Know About a “Please, No Gifts” Birthday Party

If you’re invited to a child’s birthday party and see the parents have requested your presence, not presents, here are five things you should know about kids’ no-gift birthday parties.  1.If the invitation says something to the tune of no gifts, respect the request. The hosts/parents actually mean it. It’s not a backhanded way to […]

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summer sangria

Cheers! Summer Sangria Recipe

Whether you’re celebrating an occasion or just enjoying some time at the pool, sangria is a perfect summer addition. Here’s a sweet recipe to keep you cheers-ing all summer long. Ingredients: 1.5 L red wine (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, zinfandel, etc.) Try using a combination of wines around the $10 mark. Using a combination will give […]

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Drive Thru

Now That’s My Kind of Drive-Thru: Healthier and Elevated Drive-Thru Restaurants

  For the days when you forgot to  pack a snack and your kids aren’t letting you forget it or you’re on mom-Uber duty running back and forth from summer camps to swim lessons, here are a few DRIVE-THRUS with some healthier and more sophisticated menu items.  D’Lite Healthy On The Go  – Check out their menu online before you […]

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Artwork

How to Save Your Child’s Artwork Without the Clutter

My daughter has built an empire of collected art projects from school. They are wonderful in the sense that she’s proud of them and they also tell me a story of how she’s progressed throughout her preschool year. (eg: Wow look at that scissor use! Impressive, animals now have eyes on their head instead of […]

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Friday Favorites {Sara}

I’m only two kids in, but I definitely have preferences and favorites for baby and toddler products. Here are a few of my favorites. Burt’s Baby Bee Multipurpose Ointment – This miracle ointment is so smooth and works like a charm on well, just a about anything! I’ve used this on both my kids and prefer it […]

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ValentinesDay

Down with February 14th: Seven reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a different day

Valentine’s Day comes with a lot of expectations – kids’ Valentine’s Day cards for classrooms, cards and or gifts for your spouse, flowers, chocolate, lovey-dovey notes to your kids, restaurant reservations, and babysitters. Why not skip the chaos of the evening on February 14, and choose to celebrate the love of your life throughout the month […]

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