HAMILTON is coming to TOLEDO and tickets are available!

And so it begins! That feeling within when you know something exciting is going to happen in the future. That anticipation, the intense kind, the kind that can only be likened to a child eagerly awaiting Christmas morning. That, that’s the feeling that begins to rise within me when I know I will be enjoying a live performance in the near future. And not just any live performance, THE live performance of the year, HAMILTON!!! Join me in this childlike anticipation, I promise you from now until the performance date, no matter how bad of a day you might be having, just knowing you’re going to see HAMILTON will add that glimmer of hope to even your darkest hour. Why? The experience of a live performance actually begins the day you purchase your tickets so why not get those positive endorphins and anticipation started today? 

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Home Organization Tips and Tricks for Busy Moms

Being a mom is a full-time job, and if you tack on other responsibilities and obligations, you have more than a full plate. Things are bound to fall through the cracks. It’s understandable.

But when things start to spin too out of control, it could create unnecessary stress and anxiety, and places like your home could suffer. Check out these tips and tricks for busy moms to better organize their homes.

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LOT of FREE things to do at the Ohio State Fair 2022

Where else can you learn how to fish, clean a fish, cook a fish, & sample said cooked fish, learn how to kayak, enjoy the serenity in a butterfly house, watch a magic show, street performers, bands, parade, tour a gallery filled with fine art, visit a petting zoo, and more ALL in one day and for FREE? talk about a great VALUE! We value our time, family, and finances, and the Ohio State Fair respects and accommodates all three! For a family of four to do all of that in one day and only cost $34 (free parking) is amazing!

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Where Is the Best-Tasting Salmon Found in the World?

When you’re dining out and you order salmon, you know you’re in for a treat. No matter how it’s prepared, salmon is always sure to delight the palate with its richness and firm texture. It makes for the perfect entrée, especially when paired with any dressing or sauce. 

Top-quality restaurants will always tell you where they source their salmon. This gives customers a significant advantage in knowing just how excellent the fish will be. This then begs the question of where you can find the best-tasting salmon in the world. Let’s explore this question together to see where you can find the best salmon.

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Ways To Determine Your Child’s Learning Style

Every child is unique. They have their own interests, likes, dislikes, and talents. Put a group of kids together in a classroom, and it becomes easy to notice which students are engaged and happy to learn and those who seem disinterested, frustrated, or bored. This may have to do with how a lesson is presented and whether it fits with a child’s individual way of learning. Here are some ways to determine your child’s learning style. 

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Heroes of Tomorrow: 5 Tips To Help Empower Children

If you ask any parent what they desire most for their children, it’s to see them at their happiest and doing what they love. Kids are blank slates and sponges who absorb so much influence from the adult figures they’re around most. 

Fostering positive behaviors and attitudes while creating a nurturing environment can establish a safe, loving place for young ones to develop belief in themselves. These positive affirmations help show kids they can make the most of their capabilities and achieve their goals.

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Top Tips To Help Your Teen Be a Safer Driver

You now have to consider giving your kids the keys to the family automobile after years of defending them from various risks both on and off the road. It’s time for them to start driving lessons. Are you ready? We can work with you to make your adolescent a capable and safe driver, provided you follow our tips. Read on to learn some of the top tips to help your teen be a safer driver!

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Moms’ Night-Out Ideas To Beat The Stress

It’s almost becoming cliché when people say motherhood is a tough job. Undoubtedly, it is and probably explains why 28% of mothers are more likely to experience burnout. Although some women have found ways to cope with the tough parenting role, it never seems enough. If you feel that way, perhaps, now is the time to review your relaxation activities, if you have any at all. Having a mom’s night out is a great way to relieve stress, get back to what you do best, and look forward to the next night out. Here are some ideas.

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What to Do When Pests Invade Your Property

Pests are, as the name suggests, a pest. They invade homes, gardens, and commercial properties alike. They can be destructive, unhygienic, and unsightly. For example, if you’re trying to help your garden grow, then getting rid of any pests is one of the first things you need to do. 

The good news is that, while pests might be attracted to your property, there are things that you can do to discourage them or get rid of them. Here are some tips to help you to deal with any pests invading your property.

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Ways To Help Children With Special Needs Stay Active

Now that summer weather is here, you and your family don’t want to stay cooped up indoors all season. However, if you’re having trouble finding family-friendly activities for children of all ability levels, it might seem like playing indoors is all you can do. Get outdoors with these fun and unique ways you can help children with special needs stay active and engaged with the whole family this summer.

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15 Summer Date Night Destinations in Toledo!!

Date Night!! The two words every couple looks forward to, especially those with kids. It means a night away from the kiddos, reconnecting with your spouse, and remembering why you fell in love in the first place. It is easy to get caught up in the responsibilities of adulthood & parenthood. That is why it is so important that you step away from it all for a few hours and have some fun, remember the fun, that thing you did before you had a job, mortgage, kids, you know before you had major responsibilities!?

Here are some FUN Date Night destinations you and your significant other are certain to enjoy:

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How To Plan Those Big Birthday Parties In 12 Steps

It’s that time of year again! The time to start planning a birthday party. Whether it’s a sweet sixteen, twenty-first, thirty, forty, or fiftieth birthday celebration, there’s a lot of pressure to make sure the event is perfect. After all, it’s only once a year that this special day comes around.

Here are twelve helpful tips to make sure your birthday party planning goes as smooth as possible and that you end up with an event to remember:

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Horseshoe Bend

It was hard to leave Antelope Canyon X, like literally exhausting walking up and out of that canyon. With that 2:30pm Arizona sun beating down on us, and the heat radiating up from the sand and the sides of the canyon it felt like an oven. The actual temperature was 103 degrees and it had to of been at least 5 or more degrees warmer as we walked out of the canyon. And by that point of the tour we were down to our last few sips of water, my best advice, conserve your water for your walk up and out of the canyon. And take your time walking up, continue to embrace the beauty and breathe, in through the nose and out through the mouth…don’t over exhaust yourself because there will still be some daylight left (I believe their latest tour time is 2 or 3pm) and there’s SO MUCH of Arizona to see! Our next stop is Horseshoe Bend!

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Why Do Dogs Smell Everything During Their Walk?

Human beings don’t always appreciate what our five senses give us each day, especially the sense of smell. However, our furry best friends make the most out of that power when you take them around the neighborhood. Learning why dogs smell everything during their walk helps you become more patient as they explore the same tree stump repeatedly. 

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How To Encourage Your Kids To Stick to Their Hobbies

There have likely been countless times in your adulthood when you wondered where you would be if you had stuck to that hobby you loved. Many people would agree that their childhood is the best time to discover the things they love. Even with all the freedoms in the world, it’s natural that children will struggle to stick to hobbies they love. However, there are things you can do to gently encourage your kids to stick to their hobbies.

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The Best Watches for Outdoor Activities: How to Choose the Right One

If you love being in the great outdoors, then you probably have a passion for one or more outdoor activities. Whether it’s hiking, climbing, backpacking, or skiing that gets your blood pumping – you’re likely to spend a lot of time exploring the great outdoors. Even if you don’t consider yourself an ‘outdoorsy’ sort of person, there are plenty of benefits from getting fresh air and exploring the natural world. Getting outside is good for your physical and mental health. It can also help improve your concentration, coordination, and general focus. The challenge is how best to make the most of your time spent in nature… And what better way than by investing in the right outdoor activity watch? On My Gift Stop, you can find quality sports watches.

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Grand Canyon National Park

We were up and at ’em early this morning in order to get to the park before there was a lineup. (See our Itinerary HERE)It’s suggested that you arrive between 9 and 10AM, otherwise, you could be waiting to get into the park. Also, there isn’t much in the way of rest stops, restrooms, and fast-food establishments between Flagstaff and the park (quick side note, don’t read or look at your phone along this journey, the views are epic, like nothing you’d EVER see in NW Ohio), so we made certain we packed our lunch and took tiny sips of our coffees along the way. Though I apparently didn’t take tiny enough sips or perhaps it was my 40+-year-old bladder and the fact that it’s had 3 large babies sitting on it at some point, but I had to go so bad, thus, our first stop, once we were in the park, was the restrooms!

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Useful Tips To Help Moms Save Money While Shopping

Online shopping is a wonderful thing. You can get whatever you need online, and the best part is that online shops have all sorts of discounts and deals to help you save money! But if online shopping isn’t your thing, then there are other ways to save on what you buy at stores too. Here are 6 tips for moms who want to make their family’s life easier and more affordable.

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Habits That Can Affect the Health of Your Child

Some of the earliest experiences and established childhood habits will shape and influence an individual into adulthood. Therefore, the earlier a parent introduces and establishes good habits during their child’s formative years, the better. 

Instilling healthy habits—and nipping poor ones in the bud—is essential for preventing growth, development, or wellness problems. Here are a few habits to pay attention to that can affect the health of your child. 

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How To Protect Your Kid’s Privacy Online

We cannot deny that technology is a massive part of our lives, from tablets to TVs and phones. Some technological devices like our phones are necessary and allow our children to contact us no matter where they are. A phone gives us peace of mind, but it isn’t a device that is without danger, and the same goes for any device that connects to the internet. As such, we must do everything we can to protect our kid’s privacy online.

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The Best Ways to Preserve Your Kids’ Childhood Memories

When your kids are young, their world feels like it will last forever. But as they get older, you can see the end coming sooner than they would probably like. Before you know it, they’ll be grown up and moving on with their lives. There are different ways to preserve your kids’ memories so that when they grow up, you can look back together and remember what it was like when they were a child. If preserving memories of your kids is important to you — and it should be! — there are many ways to do so. So if you’re ready to save those memories for you and your children, read on for some helpful advice on how to do just that.

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Family Discussions To Have Before Adopting a Puppy

Adopting a new pet isn’t a decision to make on a whim; in fact, your family should have no doubts about it if you decide to go through with it. Although some unexpected things are bound to happen eventually, excessive excitement and enthusiasm from your entire family are telltale signs it’s worth a conversation. Whether you’re unsure or ecstatic about getting a dog, these important family discussions to have before adopting a puppy will help you determine whether it’s the right decision.

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4 Tips To Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

Some babies fall asleep when their little heads touch the pillow, but other little ones fight sleep with every bit of their being. A tired baby is cranky, and no new parent wants to deal with a fussy infant as they grasp the basics of parenthood. Plus, sleep is vital and helps your little one grow strong. Keep reading this article for guidance and tips to help your baby sleep through the night.

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Hocking Hills Trip With the Kids Post-Divorce Papers

Do you have a place, a destination, or a trip you’ve always wanted to take either with your family or spouse? Hocking Hills was my place. I’d always wanted to go. We talked about it multiple times over the course of 19 years of marriage but something always came up, often other financial obligations that took precedence over a trip to Hocking Hills. An excuse always presented itself, such is life. We tend to put off the things that will really matter in the long run, like planning family vacations and getaways with your spouse to reconnect, spend quality time together and make the memories that strengthen the marital bond. Ultimately putting off what is vital for the family and marriage for some other short-term gain or for something we assume should take priority over the need to take a break from all the work and really remember why we do all the work we do, who we do it for, what we do it for, we’re so American! 

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