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10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Who Love Wine Plus Free Wine Label Printable

Being a mom is one of the most difficult jobs ever. For many mothers (myself included), winding down after a long, hard day with a nice glass of wine is relaxing. Two of my favorite activities to pair with wine are painting and reading. As you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift you might want

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30 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

When it starts getting hot outside, I begin looking for summer slow cooker recipes so I don’t have to be standing over a hot stove or turning the oven on.  Using my slow cooker makes it super easy to manage great meals we all love, without working up a sweat! 30 Summer

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Breakfast Sandwich Kebabs

We partnered with Johnsonville to share this breakfast sandwich kebabs brunch idea with you. Nearly every morning, I get the kids dressed then usher them into the bathroom for teeth brushing before making their breakfast. Once they are settled at the table, I prepare my food and pour an iced coffee. It’s a

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15 Disney Themed Kids Crafts Ideas

It is no mystery that we love Disney everything, so when I was looking for some fun new kids crafts to make with the kids, I knew I wanted to include some of our favorite characters.  Pretty soon, I had this list of fun ideas that include traditional Disney themes, Frozen themes,and even

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Tips For Picking The Best Breast Pump

Any breastfeeding mom knows the importance of finding the best breast pump for those days when you need to pump between feedings.  A breast pump that doesn’t do the job can leave you frustrated, but also in pain.  Since each woman and her body and needs are different, what works for one

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10 Funny Coffee Mugs for Moms

There are a lot of coffee cups out there, so I partnered with Zazzle to share my selection of their funny coffee mugs for moms. I sought out the funniest of the bunch so you don’t have to! Drinking java from one of these will definitely perk you up in the morning. These make

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Quick Breakfast Ideas Sausage Pancake Muffins

Disclosure: This quick breakfast ideas recipe is sponsored by Johnsonville and features their breakfast sausage. Ahh, mornings.  The time when I need quick breakfast ideas to keep my composure and the day on track.  I always have high hopes for a beautiful morning. I imagine getting up before the kids, showering, getting

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How To Create Free Baby Shower Invitations

Everyone wants to make sure their baby shower is budget friendly, and our tips for how to create free baby shower invitations are going to be just what you need!  There are so many fun ideas for making baby shower invitations without spending a ton of money, but I especially love the

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How to Use Groupon Coupons to Stretch Your Budget

This money saving post on using Groupon Coupons to stretch your budget is sponsored, but all thoughts and opinions are mine. Being Realistic About Your Budget One reason family budgets often fail is because they’re just not realistic. It’s great to cut down on expenses, but sometimes we tend to go too

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Cheesy Potato Bombs

Cheese and potatoes were meant to be together and these cheesy potato bombs take mashed potatoes to a whole new level. They are the perfect savory side dish and work well as party food too. I mean, mashed potatoes are delicious, but they don’t generally don’t work well as an appetizer. This

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Heart Transfer Mother’s Day Card Craft

Moms everywhere will soon be receiving a variety of Mother’s Day card crafts from their children. Some of us will gush, barely containing tears of happiness, making our children wonder what is wrong with us. All year long, my daughter brings home TONS of art projects from preschool. It gets overwhelming trying

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Using Affiliates to Monetize Your Parenting Blog

If you’ve read my post about reflection on 5 years of blogging, you know my blog has come a long way! When I first started blogging, I had no idea it’d turn into a full-time gig and I especially had no idea it’d make me a decent income. Whether you’re just starting

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Chocolate Chip Oreo Stuffed Brownies

When you can’t decide between baking brownies or cookies, you combine them to make the ultimate dessert mashup! This Chocolate Chip Oreo Stuffed Brownies recipe makes a delicious 3 layer brownie that is sure to be a hit among chocolate lovers and please your taste buds. Brownies are one of my biggest weaknesses and

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Tissue Paper Earth Day Craft

Make this Earth Day craft using tissue paper saved from gifts. Please, don’t tell me I’m the only one with a hoard of slightly crumpled tissue paper salvaged from gift bags and boxes? Oh good, that makes me feel better. It provides the perfect teachable moment with younger kids about reusing and

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When Is The Best Time To Get A Small Pet For Kids

Every parent faces a moment when their kids ask for a pet, but when is the best time to get a small pet for kids?  This is no set answer but actually depends on a few factors in your kids lives.  A small pet can mean a number of things to individual

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5 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Are you looking for unique baby shower gift ideas? I absolutely love finding the perfect gift for someone and seeing how delighted they are, especially when it is an uncommon gift. When it comes to picking out presents, it truly is the thought that counts, but it feels wonderful to give someone

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KIDZ BOP Life of the Party Tour Coming to Milwaukee!

You know you are a parent when you listen to KIDZ BOP! My five year old daughter is expanding her musical tastes, which includes children’s bands. I’ve developed a new appreciation for kids music since becoming a mom. My daughter loves to dance and sing along with plenty of KIDZ BOP songs.

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Fun DIY Kaleidoscope Kids Craft

This kaleidoscope kids craft activity is fun for the family to work on together. This one definitely requires adult supervision and assistance if you’re making it with preschoolers. Crafting is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time together and bond. My daughter gets really excited when I work on projects along side

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The Ultimate List of Kids Indoor Play Areas Near Milwaukee

A kids indoor play area is a great place for kids to burn off energy during the winter when it’s too cold outside, especially for toddlers and preschoolers. Winter is not the only time we make use of inside play places. They come in handy when it’s too rainy or muddy during

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20 Spring Crafts For Kids

I love keeping the kids busy during Spring break with some of these fun Spring crafts that are kid friendly. Not only are they adorable, they are easy for little hands to make. If you are a homeschooling parent, you might even be able to work these into a teaching moment easily.