Preparing for Black Friday

Preparing for Black Friday

| November 3, 2012 | 23 Comments

Black Friday is now less than two weeks away, and the most die-hard bargain shoppers are already compiling their lists and mapping their strategies! Some stores open at 10:00 pm on Thanksgiving itself, other at midnight on November 23, and still others between 3:00 and 6:00 am. Different merchandise is available in different places, and […]

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Attitudes of Gratitude: Thanksgiving Tree

Attitudes of Gratitude: Thanksgiving Tree

| November 3, 2012 | 10 Comments

Many people decorate for Halloween and most people decorate for the winter holidays that they celebrate, but one holiday that is a bit more difficult to decorate for is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time to remember everything that we are thankful for, and one tradition that my family has stumbled upon is to put up […]

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Tips for Falling Back

Tips for Falling Back

| November 2, 2012 | 14 Comments

Are you ready to fall back? On the night of Saturday, November 3rd, it will be time to set your clocks back an hour. While you might be excited at the prospect of an extra hour of sleep, chances are that the change is going to disrupt your children’s sleep schedules. Although gaining an hour […]

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Mother-Daughter Bonding: Nail Art

Mother-Daughter Bonding: Nail Art

| October 30, 2012 | 15 Comments

One of my daughter’s favorite things to do is her finger- and toenails. Truth be told, I love it, too! It’s so fun to have glittery, pretty nails. When you live in Florida, like I do, and wear sandals 95 percent of the time, having pretty toes makes you feel put together. Painting and decorating […]

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Holiday Planning: There’s an App For That!

Holiday Planning: There’s an App For That!

| October 27, 2012 | 7 Comments

Want a better way to track your trick-or-treaters? Can’t decide what to cook this Thanksgiving? Stressed about making holiday travel plans? Help for these problems and more is as close as your Smartphone. Yes, you guessed it – there’s an app for holiday planning. Several apps, to be exact. Here are a few of the […]

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Hottest Halloween Costumes for 2012

Hottest Halloween Costumes for 2012

| October 24, 2012 | 14 Comments

Halloween is approaching rapidly, and we’re all searching for the perfect Halloween costumes for our little trick-or-treaters. If you’re a crafty type, you may plan on making some special creation of your own for your child to wear. If not, don’t worry: Stores are still teeming with a variety of awesome and fun costumes. Your […]

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Food

National Guacamole Day

National Guacamole Day

September 16 is National Guacamole Day! Avocados are one of the healthiest foods on the planet the have 20 essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. There are hundreds of different kinds of avocados all over the world but here in the U.S. you mainly see Hass Avocados. How do you know if an avocado is read? […]

Apple Activities For Little Ones

Apple Activities For Little Ones

Now that fall is in the air and your big kids are off at school, you might be getting the urge to have some special mom-and-child fall-themed fun with your littlest one. Toddlers and preschoolers are still learning a lot about the world around them, so even simple, everyday objects are exciting to explore and […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in September

Things to Buy on Sale in September

September is here! When I lived in New England, this was always my favorite time of year: the air would be crisp in the mornings, but still comfortably warm in the afternoons. Living in Florida now, I miss those days of early fall!
Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, […]

Things to Buy on Sale in August

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, but […]