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Shaun the Sheep Movie in Theaters August 5 | Enter to win a Shaun the Sheep Movie Prize Pack!

August 3, 2015
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If you’ve been to a movie lately you’ve seen the trailer for “Shaun the Sheep Movie“.  From the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit this movie will be a huge hit with your kids and you’ll love it too!  Landing in theatres August 5th, “Shaun the Sheep Movie“ is easy to follow for the youngest of viewers, even though […]

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Tired of Insomnia? So Are 4 Million Other Americans!

July 20, 2015
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My husband and I were laying in bed.  He, drifting off to sleep while I was twitching to get up and be productive.  I rolled over and said “you know, sleeping is such a waste of time”.   He was in absolute shock.  It was as if I called his Ford Mustang  the ugliest car in […]

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Is Your Car Ready For Summer Road Trips? – Toyota Car Care To-Do Infographic

June 23, 2015
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It’s summer!  Since having kids, by February or March each year we’ve planned our entire summer.   A couple trips to the beach, a day trip or two to the lake, a vacation with family.  Those are just a few things we do during summer vacation and I’m sure your summer schedule is similar.   When planning for a […]

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3D Robotics Solo Drone, Fun for the Entire Family, at Best Buy Now!

June 20, 2015
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You might think it’s too late to get Dad a great gift for Father’s Day but think again! It’s never a bad time to give Dad a fun gift. Best Buy has the 3D Robotics Solo Drone, the first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers, making capturing the perfect shot easy for anyone! Imagine all the fun videos and photographs you could get with a drone like the kids swimming in the pool, practicing soccer, jumping on the trampoline, Dad mowing the lawn. ;) Best Buy is the destination for drones, including the new Solo™ by 3DR. Now is the time to explore for Father’s Day – and beyond!

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Kick Suspense To The Curb With First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test

June 17, 2015
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For those of you who aren’t regular readers, I have a little backstory to share with you before going into detail about the First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test.

I am a 40-year-old mother of two. My kids are 15 and 9 years old. My son was conceived without issue and my husband and I doted on him 24/7/365. When Sebastian was almost two years old, I was in a car accident that left me with physical and emotional injuries.

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Six New Kids Shows Amazon Video

June 16, 2015
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If you need another reason to join Amazon Prime, you’ll love this! Six new kids pilots will be available on Amazon Prime June 26, including preschool project The Adventures of Knickerbock Teetertop, and animated shows for ages six to 11 Lost In Oz, Lily the Unicorn, and Bear in Underwear, as well as live-action shows A History of […]

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GoPro HERO+ LCD Launch at Best Buy = Amazing Father’s Day Gift!

June 16, 2015
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Note to readers: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Father’s Day is just around the corner and Best Buy is the destination for the gadgets and gear Dad loves like the latest cameras and camcorders, and the new […]

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Best Buy: LG G4 – An Exceptional Visual Experience in the Palm of your Hand

June 9, 2015
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The LG G4 has landed and it’s causing quite the excitement. The predecessor of LG’s flagship G3, the G4 boasts an impressive camera, improved display and expandable memory making the LG G4 a great option for those looking for a new smartphone. The latest cell phone from LG features a superior camera experience, a cutting-edge 5.5″ display and an elegant and comfortable design and you can check it out now at your local Best Buy.

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Get Ready For Summer Camp With Mabel’s Labels Camp Label Pack + Coupon

June 3, 2015
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Get your kids ready for camp with Mabel’s Labels Limited Edition Camp Label Pack. Super customizable, these labels make sure your kid comes home with the valuables he went to camp with! Plus, you’ll find a special coupon offer inside!

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Are Disney’s Playmation Wearable Tech Toys Arriving In Time For Summer Break Fun?

June 3, 2015
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Kids are out of school in many areas of the country and parents are becoming increasingly worried that their child’s summer is going to be full of couch-sitting, video game playing, snack eating, laziness.  Maybe that’s just me.  It’s a good thing I came up with a list of 24 things Madelyn can do while I’m […]

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Not a Perfect Parent: Surviving 2 Birthdays, a Dance Recital, and Mother’s Day

May 11, 2015
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I am, quite frankly, surprised I am still semi-sane after the last couple of weeks. I was a little worried about when and if my survival techniques would kick in. So much has been happening. Let me premise this post by saying that life is great, I am a happy parent, and things could always be worse.

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Pediped Flex Shoes Review – Comfortable & Durable Shoes for Girls

May 4, 2015
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When I think of Pediped I think of cute little baby shoes or first walker shoes.  It was important to me when my kids were baby’s to put comfortable, supportive shoes on their feet.  It’s just as important now that they are 9 and 15.   Shoes can be considered an investment especially for little […]

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Madelyn Loves Twirling in her Biscotti Ric Rac Rhumba Dress

April 27, 2015
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Madelyn counted down the days to Spring and has worn a dress almost every day since March 20th.   She actually got a head start on dressing for Spring during our Spring Break vacation in Florida a couple of weeks ago.  She was delighted to be somewhere she could wear a dress because it was so […]

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One Week Test Drive + Car Review: 2015 Nissan Pathfinder SUV

February 10, 2015
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Nissan has made a number of small but meaningful upgrades to the Pathfinder for 2015. It is a great 7 passenger SUV for families who need easy access for car seats and cargo. While it isn’t as sharp a handler as some other large crossovers, its powerful V6, smooth ride and relatively strong fuel economy make it a good choice for under $30,000 to start.

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One-Week Test Drive + Car Review: 2015 Lexus LX 570 SUV

February 3, 2015
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The Lexus LX 570 SUV is a luxury SUV originally designed in the late 1990s. Just as in the 90′s, the elegant, roomy interior of the LX 570 is sure to please your family – maybe as much as it did mine. The Lexus LX 570 is designed as an off-road crossover vehicle, with a high ground clearance and a towing capacity of 7,000 pounds. The LX is perfect for traveling on the interstate or traversing rugged terrain.

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One-Week Test Drive + Car Review: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

February 2, 2015
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The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a smooth-riding and spacious compact crossover SUV that appeals to families because of its high safety scores, its generous safety and comfort features relative to an affordable base price, compelling advanced technology options at the higher trim levels, and the industry’s best factory warranty.

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2015 Toyota Sienna First Look and Review

October 21, 2014
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“The Original Swagger Wagon” splashes into 2015 with a dynamically refreshed exterior and copious amounts of pizazz for a parents’ night out or early-morning practice with the kids.   MSRP: Starting at $28,500-$41,650 MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy ENGINE: 3.5-liter V6 and six-speed automatic transmission The quintessential minivan…classic chariot of the large family, often […]

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iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot Review

September 26, 2014
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If anyone needs help with household cleaning, it’s a busy parent!  I know because we have two kids, a puppy and a guinea pig and there are lots of families with more than two kids and more than two pets which I can’t imagine!   You can imagine the mess any member of my family or pet […]

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2015 Lexus ES 350 Review – Welcome to the Future…And How Luxurious It Is!

September 22, 2014
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MSRP: Starting at $37,550 MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy ENGINE: 60°V6 TYPE / 3.5 L DISPLACEMENT / 268 hp @ 6,200 Remember the nineties, when super-plucked eyebrows were all the rage and a certain luxury car burst onto the scene? The Lexus offered one of the first two-toned paint jobs I noticed at the time.  Back […]

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport For Sprint, For The Active Parent’s Life

August 29, 2014
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  Samsung Galaxy S 5 Carrier: Sprint Camera: 16-megapixel Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core Display: 5.1-inches I hesitated to put this in writing but here goes.. my 40th birthday is in October.   I didn’t think that turning 40 was going to be a big deal - until a few weeks ago when I realized my birthday was just a couple of […]

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Lexus RX 450h Test Drive – A Safe, Family-Friendly, Luxury Hyrbid SUV

July 14, 2014
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MSRP: Starting at $47,445 ESTIMATED MPG: 30–32 City / 28 HWY ENGINE: V6 | 3.5 L | 295hp I recently test drove a Lexus RX 450h, a five-passenger luxury hybrid mid-sized crossover for a week and neither my kids or I wanted  to part with it.   Experiencing the luxury hybrid SUV for a week gave […]

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4 Kid’s Bikes for Kids Learning to Ride + 7 Bike Safety Tips

June 26, 2014
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Learning to ride a bike is an essential part of childhood for most kids.  For some kids learning to ride a bike is a breeze and for others, like my second child, learning to ride a bike isn’t easy at all.   If there’s one thing I’ve learned when shopping for bikes for my kids, it’s that there […]

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5 Patterned Sunglasses From $5 to $435 That Will Spice Up Your Summer Style

May 20, 2014
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I have worn the same two pairs of sunglasses for years; Tory Burch sunglasses and Versace sunglasses with a cute little gold ribbon on each side which is totally not my style usually but the ribbon is small and just cute!  I was really upset when I saw that my Tory Burch sunglasses had scratches […]

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Keep Your Feet Cool and Cute In These 5 Breathable Ballet Flats

May 19, 2014
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Summer is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for sandals and flats.  I love ballet flats.  Ballet flats have been my go-to shoe for about three years and I don’t know how my feet survived 30-something years in something other than ballet flats or wedge sandals during the summer.  Actually, I do.  I wore […]

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5 Little Kid Rolling Travel Bags + 7 Kids Travel Bag Shopping Tips

April 24, 2014
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With summer break comes summer travel.  For families with multiple children, or any children for that matter, it’s nearly impossible for parents to help roll a child’s luggage through the airport when they have their own luggage to carry. That’s why it’s a good idea to buy a travel bag or carry-on luggage made specifically […]

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Toy Roundup: 6 Self-Contained Travel Toys For Long Summer Road Trips

April 21, 2014
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Every once in a while I stumble upon an online children’s store that is extraordinary.  Today I found AlexandAlexa when searching for travel toys for road trips.  With summer road trips coming up I am desperate to find new toys and activities that will keep Madelyn occupied during our long car rides. I appreciate simple, classic […]

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Little Girl Fashion Guide: 4 Adorable Ballet Flats for Little Girls

October 11, 2013
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Gone are the days when little girls run around in ‘play shoes’ all day, every day. Now little girls, at least mine, want to wear cute shoes whenever they can.  My daughter plays dress up and when some girls might want to wear mom’s high heels, my daughter is perfectly happy in a pair of […]

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Beach Sun and Summer Safety Tips

June 27, 2011
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Before we do anything else we have to make sure we pay attention to beach sun and safety for the season and then we can say…Welcome SUMMER!  With summer comes the sun, the beach, and staying safe while enjoying them both. Beach Safety comes in many forms. Each year we hear about people drowning at […]

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Save 33% on Panasonic’s DIY Indoor/Outdoor Home Surveillance Camera Kit July 15th on Amazon.com

July 14, 2015
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I keep a close eye on the front door when I know a delivery is due.   Cody, our dog, barks when he hears knocking or the doorbell – something I like to avoid at all costs.   I’ve run down the stairs faster than I could slide down them on many occasions just to avoid his […]

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Coupon Code: Brick Marketplace – 15% Off LEGO® Sets in Addition to Sale Prices

July 2, 2015
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My daughter will stay occupied for hours with LEGO® sets and BRICK Marketplace is a fabulous online store with a huge selection of LEGO sets for sale plus awesome info & tips on expanding young minds! BRICK marketplace offers a variety of new, old, rare, and out of circulation LEGO sets in their online store. […]

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Fourth of July Sparkler Safety Tips + Free Fourth of July Safety Printable

June 30, 2015
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Out of all the injuries and burns sustained on Fourth of July, children suffer an estimated 30 percent of them.  Sparklers, likely your child’s favorite do-it-yourself firecracker, are the culprit of most of the unfortunate injuries. Teach your kids these do-it-yourself firecracker safety tips before heading out to play this July 4th! Never light a […]

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Protect Your Skin During Your #BestSummerEver With Banana Boat Sunscreen + Great Big Family Reunion Sweepstakes!

June 23, 2015
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It’s hot in Atlanta.. 97 degrees hot – and I, for one am a bit tired of it. We had our backyard ‘renovated’ a few weeks ago so we could enjoy it more while sitting on the back porch but it’s too hot to sit outside for more than 5 minutes at a time. The kids are having a blast though. Madelyn and Sebastian are like fish. They love being in the water whether it’s a lake, beach, pool, or river. Sebastian is more of a river and lake kind of guy while Madelyn’s a pool and beach girl. Needless to say we spend a lot of time outdoors, water or not. They’ve been attending an outdoor nature camp for the past few weeks and you can only imagine how sweaty they get from being out in the heat all day. I rarely hear a complaint from them come pick up time. How do they do it? I’m a cranky mess after being outside for ten minutes, let alone 8 hours!

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