Talking To Kids About Sex

January 29, 2014

Haven’t had to talk to your kids about sex yet? You will. And the day will come when you least expect it – and sooner than you think, if my kids are any example. Mom of teens Amy Volk is here to share some of her tips for talking about sex with your kids. Talking […]

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Teaching Kids Manners {George Washington Style}

January 24, 2014

Evidence suggests that I spawned cave-children: 1. Smeared substances on, around and within a 15-foot radius of the kitchen table 2. Boy Wonder speaking with his mouth full of 2/3 of a half pound hamburger 3. The number of times I have to say “QUIT TIPPING BACK IN YOUR CHAIR. You can KILL YOURSELF!” 4. My […]

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Pitching Brands: 7 Places To Find The Right Person To Pitch

January 23, 2014

Pitching is all about who you know. Because here’s the deal: you can have the most fabulous pitch on the face of the planet that can TOTALLY TRANSFORM that brand, but if doesn’t get to the right person, it’s going nowheresville. So I want to get you started with pitching by offering up some great ways to […]

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It’s Not Them, It’s You: What You Need To Change To Get Your Kids To Do Chores

January 22, 2014

Got kids? Then you probably have chore issues. You’re not alone. Arnebya from What Now and Why does, too. And my takeaway from her post? It’s not my kids who are doing it all wrong…it’s me.  She’s got some great tips here on what you might need to change up. {I can still dream of perfection, […]

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9 Soup Recipes To Try Tonight

January 21, 2014

January is National Soup Month. It just so happens that I could live on soup. For reals. Nothing is better on a cold day (okay a big mug of hot chocolate is right up there, too). Apparently, I’m not alone in my soup-obsessed ways. What do you think Frank Sinatra had in his dressing room before every […]

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Bloody Mary Dip

January 20, 2014

Sharing this appetizer that I’ve made for a lot of parties.  There are a few recipes floating around on the web for this type of dip, but this one is really easy. I originally took it from a Betty Crocker or Pillsbury magazine that I’ve since lost, so the recipe amounts are approximated. Bloody Mary […]

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IEPs for Newbies

January 17, 2014

I remember going into my first IEP meeting in 2006, when Boy Wonder was 3 years old. He had a severe speech delay and sensory processing disorder, and this whole world was new to me. I didn’t know what to expect and I was horribly unprepared. Fortunately, we had a good school team working with […]

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Making The Most of Pinterest {When Your Blog’s Not That Pinteresting}

January 15, 2014

This post is for all of my blogging friends who are just like me and fit into one or more of the following categories: You have a nicheless blog. You can’t cook your way out of a paper bag. You don’t even attempt crafts because they’re always a disaster. Your content is mostly stories about […]

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The Best Valentine’s Day Printable Photo Booth Props

January 13, 2014

A lot of my fellow internet moms had an aha moment when I posted my list of best holiday printable photo booth props. In that post, I mentioned that I was using the props for a photo booth station for my 5th grader’s holiday party. The idea that you could host a photo booth for […]

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10 Ways To Turbocharge Your Pinterest Account

January 10, 2014

I’ve returned to writing a bit about blogging again here at the start of the year. I’ve covered how to write more consistently, and the 7 New Year’s resolutions you should consider making. Today, I want to talk a little Pinterest. I’ve historically had a love-hate relationship with Pinterest because it makes me feel like an […]

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