Quick and Easy NO BAKE Chocolate Pretzel Squares. This Holiday treat will be a hit with everyone and it's so simple to make!

Easy No-Bake Christmas Bites


  The holiday season is officially in full swing and sweets, especially the No-bake kind, are the pinnacle of our holiday celebration. I needed a quick and yummy creation, like these chocolate pretzel bites,  that the kids could help create to get the full swing of things. Baking treats is pretty much my favorite part of this season, right after Christmas music, pine…

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How to use just one suitcase and pack everything a family of 5 needs for a weekend trip

How to Pack A Suitcase for a Family of Five


Packing is one of the most stressful things about traveling with my family so I have perfected the art of traveling with just one suitcase. For a family of five!  First, you start with the littlest kid and fold him gently… totally kidding. It took me a long time to come up with a title for this post that didn’t sound…

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talking with your kids about sex, puberty, bullying and relationships

Having The Talks With Your Kids – Bullying, Sex, Puberty & Relationships


Having “The Talk” with your kids can be awkward.  Sex, puberty, bullying, masturbation, relationships – these are sensitive topics that most kids and parents squirm away from. There are ways to make it simpler for parents to tackle the challenges presented when having The Talks.    Not Just One Talk, A Lifetime Of Talks.   My kids are young, respectively. My…

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Transitioning your toddler to a big bed - nectar mattress

Transitioning Your Toddler into a Big Bed


*This post is sponsored by NECTAR – all opinions and content are my own* Lately, we have been asking about the right time to begin transitioning your toddler to a big bed. Both the youngest kiddos were occupying cribs converted into toddler beds until there was a wild, Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed incident and we had no choice but…

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Hottest smart home technology gift guide

Hottest Home Tech Gifts for 2017


Do you have a tech-lover on your Christmas list? Technology this year is amazing, everything is so user-friendly and compatible that you no longer need to be super tech-savvy to enjoy the latest home technology and gadgets on the market.   Once our family brought home a Smart TV the way we interacted with technology changed completely. Now I am…

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Tips For Upgrading to a Bigger Vehicle

Tips for Upgrading to a Bigger Vehicle


Sponsored Content We did it. We bit the bullet and embraced this new stage in parenthood and upgraded to a bigger vehicle. A Minivan. Where we once cared about how cool we looked driving around town we know we care about how cool we are when our family is safe and all their crap fits in the vehicle with ease. The…

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