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Why I Will Not Pay My Kids To Do Chores


My kids don’t get allowance and they sure as heck don’t get paid to do chores. Picking up their shit is something they do because one day they will like it. I am still waiting for the day I will like it, I know its just around the corner. There is a deeper lesson that I am trying to instill…

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71% of Parents Rely on Smart Technology


As we speak, my two smaller terrorists are doing the Hokey Pokey Shake in my living room thanks to my constantly connected Smart TV, push-of-the-button YouTube casting and a I’m only partially annoyed because I can control the playlist on my Smartphone, from the other-freakin’-room. So it really isn’t that hard to believe when Baby Center research says that 71%…

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The Half-Assed Housewife’s Holiday Gift Guide


Well, here we are folks! It’s Freakin’ Chirstmas! My halls are fully decked, bells are jingled and all my candy canes are soaking in vodka. (seriously)  I’ve busted out my snow boots (even though its still in the damn 50’s here) and I’ve been tracking down the greatest shit I can think of to give this year. Yay! Santa! Just…

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Thanksgiving Dinner Planning Tips


  Well, here we are with the Holidays fast approaching. Next week, people! The anxiety is real! I have been making a shopping list for a month and yet I haven’t set foot into the grocery store yet. I’m a slacker. Don’t be like me. But on the bright side, I have informed all my relatives that I will be…

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Creamy Cucumber Salad – Thanksgiving Side Dish


    I have been hosting Thanksgiving since we bought our house a couple years ago and I am always trying to switch it up with the side dishes to keep everyone on their toes. This is also something super quick you can whip up to take to any parties this seasons.  If you want to juggle a complicated, multi-faceted…

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Trekz Titanium Mini Headphones GIVEAWAY


*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by AfterShokz. All opinions are my own.   Sometimes I just want to jam out to my old school rap and dance around the kitchen without my children hearing the lyrics to Too Short and Jay-Z blaring from the bluetooth speaker. Understandable. The last thing I want is my two year old reciting the words…

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Welcome Fall with the Perfect Front Porch


Here we are, the first weekend in October and I have to say, I am 100% ready for crisp mornings, cool afternoons, boots and scarves. I don’t know about you all, but I need something a little stronger than Pumpkin Spice to ring in the fall. I’m not talking whiskey (or am I?) I’m talking décor! Mr. Right and I…

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