Archive | 2017

Clever ways to Stuff a Stocking this Christmas

“What should we get the kids for Christmas?” tis the season for parents to be asked that $64,000 question repeatedly by relatives and friends. To answer the question parents often ponder a few things, (1) storage space, (2) battery consumption, and (3) ones sanity, before replying with their answer. 1- Storage Space: As each year […]

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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, decorating, wrapping, and giving without consulting our heads, a.k.a. logic & reason. Then in January our heads are back in the game and have to […]

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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 Awesome Personalized Christmas Gifts to Order Today

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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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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10 Awesome Ladies Night Out Destinations in Toledo

As moms and wives we are the one everyone comes to with request, complaints, clean laundry, food, TLC, etc. but what about moms? Where do they go to recharge, to be seen, heard, to have fun? 3 words, Ladies Night Out!!! Health experts say that maintaining positive relationships with friends should rank right up there […]

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The 1st Step to Buying a New Family Vehicle a.k.a. Mom Car

“Are you STILL looking for a new car!?” That’s the comment I would receive 8 times out of 10 when family and friends inquired how the new car search was going after a year. As many of you know I did finally settle down with a new Mom Car after much deliberation this past July. […]

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Classy decor on a SAHM budget!? How this store plus Groupon Coupons makes the Magic Happen

Messes happen! And with a house full of kids, pets, and activities this house sees its fair share of messes. So much so that my husband and I have come to the conclusion that we will never own anything nice again, or at least, not until the kids move out. I mean, who wants to […]

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