8 Tips to Help You Save Money this Christmas

    It’s the time of year when many of us are thinking with our hearts as opposed to with our heads. We allow our hearts to do the shopping, ...

Take Back the Joy this Christmas with this Awesome Countdown

“It’s that time of year, when the world falls in love…every song you hear seems to say, Merry Christmas…”, The Christmas Waltz, by Frank Sinatra hums in the background, spiced ...

10 Christmas Experiences for Kids in Toledo

It’s funny, I couldn’t tell you what I wore the Christmas of 1990 (I’m sure it was a gorgeous dressed that matched my siblings and we all looked adorable, mom), ...

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University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History

Huge shout out and thank you to everyone who provided suggestions and recommendations on where to go on the kiddos day off. We placed them all in a hat and pulled one, (drum roll, please)….University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History!!   We hit the road at 10am and by 10:20am someone already had to […]

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7 Kid-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities in Toledo

What Kids Can Learn From Volunteering   A sense of responsibility. Kids and teens learn what it means to make and keep a commitment. They learn how to be on time for a job, do their best, and be proud of the results. But they also learn that, ultimately, we’re all responsible for the well-being […]

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8 Personalized Christmas Gifts to Order Right Now

It never fails; you research awesome personalized and custom made gifts to no end, finally find that perfect gift, and then realize you just missed the deadline to have the order shipped before Christmas. NOT THIS YEAR! Here are 8 awesome personalized Christmas gifts to order today! Custom a Retro Viewer with your own Photos! […]

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What’s the Deal with Teal on Halloween

“Can I have something out of the treasure chest even if I’m not allergic to candy?” requested an adorable little trick-or-treater last year. I have to be honest, in a million years I would have never thought that stickers, play-dough, silly glasses, etc. would ever be more enticing than candy!! It turns out the Teal Pumpkin Project is […]

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One of the Best Mom’s Day Out Ideas in Toledo

10 moms, 2 hours, 1 awesome downtown! We arrived at 320 N Ontario at exactly 3pm on an overcast windy October Sunday with anticipation in our souls! We parked our cars and eagerly hopped aboard the HandleBar Toledo. Once everyone was on their bicycle seats, beverages in cup holders, and feet placed on pedal we […]

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5 Tips on How to Avoid an Ugly Cry Meltdown in the Hobby Lobby Parking-lot

“You’re the worst mom ever! Don’t you know how to be responsible? You signed the sheet acknowledging your commitment to the rehearsals. Now your daughter will never be the ballerina that she has longed to be, you killed her dreams!” was what my guilty mom conscious heard. But what was actuality said was, “Didn’t you […]

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Clean Music, Clean Moves, REFIT! The future of fitness is here! (1st class is FREE)

“Pop it, Pop it, & Thrust!” the instructed blared in her microphone. I glanced over at my 11 year old daughter and our eyes met, she gave me the ‘this is SO awkward’ glare, followed by a strong double eye roll! What did I sign us up for!?! I thought this would be a fun […]

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Toledo’s Coffee Guide: Toledo Knows Good Coffee

“We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.” -Jerry Seinfeld-   The aroma of coffee always transports me back to childhood; I can practically see my father pouring a […]

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30+ Fall Family Favorites in Toledo!!

As I sit here collating this list of AWESOME fun fall family activities I find myself longing for Fall….the gorgeous colors, soft comforting embrace of a sweater, smooth warm cappuccino on a dewy October morning, picking apples, carving pumpkins, pumpkin pie, apple fritters, adorable little kiddos in their Halloween costumes, fall festivals, and so much […]

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10 Awesome Ladies Night Out Destinations in Toledo

  Gasps….OMG! How could she do that? What about her family? How could a mom do that!? Those were a few of the responses others gave when judging that mom who made national news a few years back for driving her van into the ocean. What every mom was afraid of saying was, “wow, she […]

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