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Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is here! I love to find or create the ideal gift for each of my family and friends, but it is not always so easy! (I'm looking at you, Dad...) If you're anything like me, it is likely you are searching for the perfect gift for at least one person on your … Continue reading Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

I love Spring, but Autumn and Winter are close favorites because there are so many activities for a family to do together inside and out! I created an Autumn and Winter bucket list full of fun so you won't have to hear, "Mommmm, I'm so bored!" Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List Rake leaves into … Continue reading No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

Toy Review: Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney Princess and Frozen Character Dolls

Disclaimer: Hasbro has kindly gifted these toys to us. Thank you, Hasbro! *Please note: All views expressed are those of myself and my daughter. My daughter is crazy about Disney Princesses and Frozen characters if you couldn't tell by her photo, but she comes by it honestly; I too loved Disney princesses as a girl. … Continue reading Toy Review: Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney Princess and Frozen Character Dolls

How to Throw a Ghoulishly Great Halloween Party

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Paperless Post Next week is Halloween and I am so excited!  Halloween has always been one of my very favorite holidays of the year and we are preparing for a party! I love to throw a party. My kids’ birthday parties are really just an excuse for me to … Continue reading How to Throw a Ghoulishly Great Halloween Party

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Cubby the Curious Bear: A Review

Disclaimer: Hasbro sent this product to me for free. Thank you, Hasbro for giving me this furReal product. I had never heard about Cubby the Curious Bear or FurReal toys until lately. Our household rarely watches television- we use streaming services for most of our viewing entertainment. When we aren't using streaming it is usually … Continue reading Cubby the Curious Bear: A Review

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Book Review: We Toot!

When I was younger, I read a book that had belonged to my great-great-aunt Carrie. It was a small book with a beautiful cover. It was printed sometime around 1913 and was meant to teach girls how to be proper young ladies, sort of a finishing school in a book for the not-so-privileged if you … Continue reading Book Review: We Toot!

Here’s the Stink: Dutch Oven Kit Review

*Please note: The opinions expressed in this post are my opinions and the opinions of my sister. The product being reviewed has been gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. I have not been paid or received any other compensation. When I was contacted by Carolyn from Dutch Oven Kits asking if I … Continue reading Here’s the Stink: Dutch Oven Kit Review

Make Learning Fun with Education.com

Today I am happy to share a fun activity to do with your child! I recently found Education.com, a fantastic resource for educational materials for children. Whether you are a teacher, you homeschool, or just want to practice skills and help ready children to go back to school this fall, you are sure to find … Continue reading Make Learning Fun with Education.com

Weekend Recap: Our Mini Vacation

On Saturday I stayed home with the kids while my husband and two of his friends spent the day volunteering out of town updating the internet infrastructure at a Boys & Girls Club of America. After my husband returned home, he said that he wanted to take our kids on a weekend getaway. We packed … Continue reading Weekend Recap: Our Mini Vacation

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Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family

Summer is a busy time, with vacations, barbecues, sports, the kids are on school break, you name it. In our house at least, it feels like the family is flying in all different directions at once and don’t always connect. Time is one of the threads that help weave a strong feeling of family togetherness … Continue reading Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family