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Married, aunt of two, writer at heart, love to travel, cook, and laugh. Sue Lobo

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One Million Moms wants Boycott of New Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

One Million Moms wants Boycott of New Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

| September 23, 2011 | 4 Comments

The conservative group One Million Moms is once again outraged by Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  They are calling for a boycott of the new flavor called “Schweddy Balls” which was inspired by a 1998 Saturday Night Live skit.  The alliance said on its website: “The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice […]

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Pumpkin Shortage 2011 – Get Your Pumpkins Early!

Pumpkin Shortage 2011 – Get Your Pumpkins Early!

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Although farmers in the Midwest will fill some of the void, there is no doubt that pumpkin crops in the Northeast were severely damaged by hurricane Irene.  As a matter of fact, some farmers reported that their entire patch of 15 to 20 thousand pumpkins were completely destroyed.  Therefore we anticipate a shortage and higher prices.  If […]

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East Coast Earthquake 2011

East Coast Earthquake 2011

| August 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

If you haven’t heard, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast of the United States around 2 p.m. today.  The earthquake’s center is in Virginia, but it was felt in Washington D.C., New York, Boston and as far north as Connecticut.
The Today show had an episode back in March with tips on how to […]

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Summer Tipping Guide

Summer Tipping Guide

| July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Going on vacation or sending kids to camp and not sure how much gratuity you should give? I know this is something that I struggle with all the time so here are some of the scenarios I have run into.

Person
The Tip
Additional notes

Airport Skycap

$1 to $3 per bag

If they do the curbside check-in for you or […]

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Baby Names: From Wacky to Illegal

Baby Names: From Wacky to Illegal

| July 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here in the U.S., you can name your baby just about anything, but governments in other countries have made it illegal to choose certain names.  Sweden has had the law in place since 1982.  Initially it was a small list, intended to stop people from naming their children after royalty, however changes have been made to the […]

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Blockbuster Free Trail for Netflix Customers

Blockbuster Free Trail for Netflix Customers

| July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Taking the family to the movies is quite expensive these days, which is why at home movie rentals has grown at such a rapid pace the past few years.  Netflix had a big share of this market, however their latest announcement to almost double their prices of DVD rentals, has started a social media outrage.  Customers have taken […]

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Family Vegetable Gardening

Family Vegetable Gardening

| July 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

Vegetable gardening is a great hobby for the entire family.  Not only will everyone eat healthier and spend quality time together, but there are lots of life’s lessons to be learned. Children will learn responsibility in watering the plants regularly, patience while waiting for the vegetables to grow, and then a sense of accomplishment when picking the vegetables […]

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Custom Party Invitations Just $2 from VistaPrint

Custom Party Invitations Just $2 from VistaPrint

| July 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

TODAY Only – July 7th VistaPrint is giving you the opportunity to order customized invitations for under $2.00. Invitations are available in 3 sizes and include premium 80 lb. card stock, with a choice of matte or glossy finish.  You can upload your own design or photo, or choose from over 1,000 popular styles. Once you […]

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Mom’s Summer Survival Guide

Mom’s Summer Survival Guide

| June 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Out of ideas on how to keep your kids busy this summer? Kohl’s just released a FREE app today just for mom’s who use an iPhone and/or iPad. Kohl’s and Arrow Schoolwear want you to have this FREE and handy guide for making this summer fun. The Summer Survival Guide will give you tips for a joyful, […]

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Protect Your Pets from Salmonella

Protect Your Pets from Salmonella

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

My dog is a member of the family, and although I always make sure to take steps to avoid salmonella in the kitchen, I hadn’t give much thought on my pet’s exposure to salmonella infection.  There are some simple things you can do to try to avoid exposure.  Make sure and store pet food in […]

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