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Easy Ways to Stay Cool in Summer

With the oppressive heat of a southern summer already here, I am looking for easy ways to stay cool in summer. I grew up in New England and while we certainly had our fair share of hot weather, summer was generally bearable.  Fast forward a few  years and after college I headed down to Texas and then on to Georgia, where summers are brutal and the humidity is so thick you could cut it with a knife.  Most summer days have us holed up in the house with the air conditioner struggling to keep the … [Read More...]

Eat Healthy While Traveling with These Simple Tips!

Do you find it hard to eat healthy while traveling? Have you ever hit the road for a journey and dreaded the sluggish feeling of a post road food meal? Summer vacation is fast approaching and my husband and I are hoping to take the kids on a road trip.   We rarely fly anywhere when we take trips, primarily due to the cost of airfare.  Driving to our destination gives us the freedom to pack as much … [Read More...]

Easy Zucchini Fritters: A Zucchini Recipe Your Kids Will Eat!

Many years ago, I learned how to make these easy zucchini fritters.  Want to know why?  Because zucchini is cheap in the summer but my family hates it!  Seriously.  They make gaggy noises and scrunch their noses up every time I try to put zucchini on their plates.  I have tried a lot of zucchini recipes over the years and hiding zucchini in some sort of bread product is the only way they will eat … [Read More...]

How to Clean Patio Furniture and Enjoy Your Outdoor Space!

I love spending time out on my patio in the spring and summer.  However, living in the moldy, pollen loaded south meant that I had to learn how to clean patio furniture the first year we bought this house. The people we bought the house from were getting divorced and neither one wanted the patio furniture so they asked if we wanted to keep it.  Not being the type to turn down free stuff, we said … [Read More...]

Creative Ideas for Reusing Aluminum Foil

Every time I make a batch of nachos, I start trying to come up with ways for reusing aluminum foil.  Why? Because I detest cleaning cookie sheets after something has gotten baked on and stuck. In my often lazy way of dealing with this horrid chore, I often line my cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Of course, that leaves me with used used aluminum foil that I hate to throw away. I usually try to … [Read More...]

Help Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a Free #MiracleBand

This post is sponsored by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals via Mode Media, but all opinions are my own. Before I had kids, I worked for a children's hospital doing cancer research and bone marrow transplants.  My particular job was in the laboratory, and each sample we received was given a case number before it arrived.  Each tube, vial, and bottle was merely a collection of letters and … [Read More...]

Cooking

Cheddar and Herb Stuffed Mini Peppers Appetizer

This stuffed mini peppers appetizer has been sponsored by Cabot Cheese but all opinions expressed … [Read More...]

How to Roast Fresh Beets for Maximum Flavor

When I was growing up, my mom loved to serve us beets.  Only, she didn't serve us FRESH beets...oh, … [Read More...]

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Blondies Recipe

Last week, I needed a quick and easy dessert recipe to take to a church event.  I found a peanut … [Read More...]

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Parenting

Online Safety Tips for Children No Parent Should Ignore

All parents should familiarize themselves with an assortment of online safety tips for children given the amount of questionable content that is … [Read More...]

How to Stop Bullying in Schools: What Can Parents Do?

Have you ever wondered how to stop bullying in schools from affecting your child? My son started high school last year.  He is 16 years old and I can … [Read More...]

How to Teach Your Child Tolerance in a World Filled with Hate

In today's increasingly hostile world, it is vitally important to teach your child tolerance. I live in a relatively conservative area of the south … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

Upcycled Dog Treats Jar to Keep Fido’s Treats Fresh!

Up until now, I have been keeping the dog's treats in the box they come from the pet store in.  It rarely closes properly and her chewy treats end up … [Read More...]

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe with Green Tea

This lemon sugar hand scrub recipe is just the thing I need now that spring has arrived. This weekend I spent a bit of time outside weeding the garden … [Read More...]

How to Make Bottle Cap Magnet Lady Bugs

Have you ever bought craft supplies on Amazon because they were wicked cheap but you had to buy like 4 million of that item?  I decided to make bottle … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

Protecting Kids from Questionable Content on TV

This post about protecting your child from questionable content on TV has been sponsored by XFINITY but all opinions are my own. Are you worried … [Read More...]

Why You Need to Start Live Streaming TV Channels Online

This post about live streaming TV channels online is part of a paid partnership with XFINITY.  All opinions are my own. When my kids were little, … [Read More...]

Romantic Movies for Couples Perfect for Date Night!

Some days, we just need to spend time reconnecting with our significant other.  The week is long.  The kids are annoying. Date night doesn't have to … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Eat Healthy While Traveling with These Simple Tips!

Do you find it hard to eat healthy while traveling? Have you ever hit the road for a journey and dreaded the sluggish feeling of a post road food … [Read More...]

How to Clean Patio Furniture and Enjoy Your Outdoor Space!

I love spending time out on my patio in the spring and summer.  However, living in the moldy, pollen loaded south meant that I had to learn how to … [Read More...]

Creative Ideas for Reusing Aluminum Foil

Every time I make a batch of nachos, I start trying to come up with ways for reusing aluminum foil.  Why? Because I detest cleaning cookie sheets … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Summer Foot Care Tips for Beautiful and Healthy Feet

Summer is almost here and with temperatures rising I am looking forward to tank tops and flip flops.  In fact, a lot of the time I don't even bother … [Read More...]

How to Keep Your Skin Looking Young Even When You’re Not

This post about how to keep your skin looking young has been sponsored but all opinions are my own. Did you look in the mirror this morning and … [Read More...]

Must Have Purse Essentials For Every Emergency

When my kids were young and I had a diaper bag to carry around, it was easy to bring everything I could possibly need along with me at all times. … [Read More...]

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