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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

Today I am happy to share a fun activity to do with your child! I recently found, 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

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

What’s in my Bag?

I've seen many "What's in my Bag? type posts and think they are kind of fun, but I haven't written one, until now. Here's my bag: It is a Simply Noelle buttery light tan leather tote. I bought it on Thursday in the gift shop at the hospital where I work. It was pricier than … Continue reading What’s in my Bag?

Today was a Totally Crazy Day

Celebrating Easter at my parent's house did not go as planned today. My sister was not able to come, as her youngest child had a fever and croup, and the rest of her family was beginning to feel ill too. I began my morning at 4:30 a.m. because my son has been teething and not … Continue reading Today was a Totally Crazy Day

I’ve been Nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award

Well someone sure put some sunshine into my Monday! I would like to send a big 'thank you' out to a fellow blogger, M, from Beauty of my Chaotic Mind for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. The rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award are: • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a … Continue reading I’ve been Nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award

The Blogger Recognition Award: I’ve Been Nominated!

I would like to give a big shout out to Patrick O'Brien of Mental Health Musings ( for nominating me for The Blogger Recognition Award. I would also like to say thank you to the Twitter blogging and writing community for being kind and supportive in the short time I have been in the Twitterverse. … Continue reading The Blogger Recognition Award: I’ve Been Nominated!