The Lotterys Plus One

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The Lotterys Plus One is one of the most delightful books I’ve encountered in quite some time. Within a few pages I was openly grinning and giggling out loud. Aimed at 8-12 year-olds, I have to say I can think of some adults who could benefit from reading it as well. This is the story … Read more

Conversations With My Family

Conversation with my mom.   (A factory in our town is being bought by a huge corporation from Bangkok.)   My mom: The Chinese are taking over everything. Me: …I’m pretty sure Bangkok is in Thailand. My mom: That can’t be right. I’m sure it’s in China. Me: No, really. It’s the capital of Thailand. … Read more

Fall in Love With Luvs Diapers! $2 Off Coupon #SharetheLuv #ad

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This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. Diapers are one of my huge shopping frustrations. They’re so very necessary yet also often so expensive. And I’m not crunchy (or crazy!) enough to switch to cloth diapers, as much … Read more

Helping Our Water Babies Grow Olympic-Sized Dreams #LetsPowerTheirDreams

*This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. Our family is filled with girls, from babies to teens, and every one of them has turned out to be a water nymph. Nightly baths that stretch into soggy playtime adventures involving every toy they own are usually the only way to calm them down before bed. And … Read more

Fabulous Fourth Of July Table

I decided to do a test run of my table setting for the Fourth of July. I thought I’d challenge myself by just gathering things from around the house to fit the theme instead of rushing out to buy more stuff. Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in belongings, even while being grateful for the … Read more

Hallmark Father’s Day Prize Pack Giveaway Ends 6/25

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, I know there’s going to be some frantic scrambling. If your family is anything like mine, your Dad is one of the people you would most like to wow with a spectacular gift, yet he’s also the hardest to buy for. My Dad has the near-psychic ability to figure out … Read more

Healthy Baby Home Parties with Seventh Generation

This is my first year applying to host a Healthy Baby Home Party and I couldn’t be more excited! Seventh Generation’s home parties are powered by people like you who are focused on creating a healthy environment for the next generation. Developed with input from non-profit partner, Healthy Child Healthy World, they are a great … Read more

Huggies Little Snugglers: From the First Hug to the #SecondHug and a Million Hugs After #ad

In case of a zombie apocalypse, Sam’s Club is the place I want to be. Shopping malls may be a little shinier and more refined, but I’m much more comforted by the towering stacks featuring giant packages of..well, everything you could possibly want and some things you didn’t even realize you needed! In the meantime … Read more

Hallmark Puzzle Giveaway, Ends 02/12

Today is National Puzzle Day! This holiday was started in 2002 by Jodi Jill, a syndicated newspaper puzzle maker, to spread her love of puzzles. Puzzles not only stimulate the brain, helping to keep your mind active and giving you a sense of accomplishment- they can also bring you together with family and friends. My … Read more

A Month of Gratitude, Day 26: The Good Eggs

Holidays with my family are sort of like episodes of “I Survived”, but with less uplifting endings. You were thrown into a gully after being assaulted by a motorcycle gang? A wild boar gored you and a bear ate three of your fingers before you managed to crawl and claw your way back to safety? … Read more