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Steal the Style of These On-the-Go TV Moms

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From Laura Petrie’s cigarette pants on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in the early ’60s, to Angela Bower’s shoulder pads on “Who’s the Boss?” in the mid-1980s, the outfits of TV moms have been inspiring fans toward new styles for decades. Now, a new crop of moms is gracing the small screen, and their eclectic […]

Fabulous Deal Alert: 50% Off Everything At J. Crew Factory


There are a lot of good Memorial Day sales going on today, but one of the best has to be the one sponsored by J. Crew Factory. For today only, shoppers can save 50% off everything when shopping online. That’s right — 50% off! This tops the 30% off sale J. Crew Factory ran back […]

How To Stay Positive When Battling Cancer

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  Battling cancer is one of the most draining, emotionally-exhausting experiences any of us will ever face. Aside from the strain of worry, there’s the physical exhaustion and fear of how your loved ones may be taking the news. In face of all this, it’s easy to slide into pessimism, if not outright depression: a […]

Top Load or Front Load Washing Machine? Which is Best?

Top Load vs Front Load Washer

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. The trusty washing machine that sits in our basement laundry room finally decided to call it quits.  After ten years of faithfully washing dirty jeans, t-shirts, and children’s pajamas, our washer gave up the ghost. I called a repair shop and did a little digging online. […]

The Best Mother’s Day Present For Under $25.00

Best Mothers Day Present

The good folks at Nerd Wallet are running a Mother’s Day promotion and are asking bloggers what they think would be the best Mother’s Day present for under $25. The question intrigued me. Of course many traditional gifts come to mind (flowers, candy, etc.), but after thinking about it for awhile I concluded that the […]

Tippy The Raindrop {Children’s Book Review and Giveaway} CLOSED

Tippy The Raindrop Review

I truly believe that reading to your children is one of the best ways to spend time together. Not only does reading aloud help a young child obtain early language skills, reading helps to inspire a child’s imagination and develop a love for books. In our home we’ve set aside time for “book club.” At […]

KnifeDock Knife Storage Solution {Product Review}

Knife Dock Knife Storage Solution

As a mom of three young girls, I always seem to find myself pressed for time — kids’ school, band practice, shopping, cleaning, you name it. There’s always so much to do and so little time to do it. Unfortunately, I recently found myself taking shortcuts in order to accomplish everything that needed to be […]

How to Go Green in the Bathroom – Maintain a Clean Space

Green Cleaning Tips

Keeping a clean bathroom is important, but many people use cleaning products, methods and aids that may do damage to the environment. Some cleaning products may even be hazardous to your health. The good news is that you can easily eliminate dirt, grime, microbes, germs and soap scum in the bathroom while working to go green as […]

The Top 5 Eye Makeup Trends of 2013

Top 5 Eye Makeup Trends 2013

Breaking out of the doldrums created by the oversized sunglasses craze from the past few years, women everywhere are making bold and bright statements with their eye makeup in 2013.  The definitive trends that we’re seeing on the catwalks and streets of the leading fashion cities all point to a heightened emphasis on bright colors […]

PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag {Product Review}

PackIt Personal Cooler Bag

One summer, shortly after Sean and I were first married, he worked as a construction laborer in Minneapolis. It was tough, grueling work running a jackhammer and shoveling bits of broken concrete into wheelbarrows. He’d come home exhausted, only to have to wake up at 5:00 AM the next morning to go at it again… […]