Talking Type 1 Diabetes with Kids

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I am Type 1 diabetic but my diagnosis didn’t come during childhood.  I was an adult, with two young children.  It was a scary time and it was very hard to discuss with the kids, until they were older.  Needless to say I was thrilled to come across the book “The Storybook Illustrated Guide to [Keep Reading]

Oh Miche! Oh My! I Love This Miche Bag!

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I am not a huge purse gal but I do love a nice looking bag that’s versatile, functional and well made.  When I was asked to review a bag for Miche, I jumped at the chance.  I needed a new purse and loved the different options that were offered.  So, I accepted the offer of [Keep Reading]

Upgrading Your Homeschool Room from Elementary to Middle School

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Upgrading Your Homeschool Room from Elementary to Middle School

Now that your kids are moving onto middle school, it’s time to upgrade your homeschool area.  They no longer need the 1-2-3’s and the A-B-C’s posted on the wall.  Let’s get started on upgrading that homeschooling room from baby to boo yah!   The kids are at that age where apples and bookworms are no longer [Keep Reading]

DIY Super Hero Wrist Cuffs for Kids

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Turn any child into a super hero in minutes with these easy DIY Super Hero Wrist Cuffs.  These are GREAT for Halloween.  They’re really perfect for any kid with a superhero dream.  With the popularity of superhero movies, you can get away with making these all year long.  The best part is that you can [Keep Reading]

HUGE List of #BackToSchool Coupons!!

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Let’s face it, back to school shopping isn’t cheap.  If you have more than one child, it’s really not cheap at all.  Sure you can get great deals here and there but even a few boxes of 17 cent pencils and 50 cent notebooks adds up fast.  My son is a high school freshman this [Keep Reading]

DIY Beach Cottage Wreath Under $15 in 15 Minutes

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If the summer weather has you in the mood for the beach, bring the beach to you with this easy and inexpensive Beach Cottage Wreath. You can make your own Beach Cottage Wreath, just like this one, using just a handful of easy to find supplies. In fact, I was able to craft the wreath you [Keep Reading]

10 Ways to Help Children Avoid Dog Bites

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Did you know that children are the most common victims of dog bites?  Many dog bites that affect children happen during everyday activities and with familiar dogs. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has great ways to help parents and their children understand how they can prevent dog bites, so you can help your kids [Keep Reading]

7 Tips to Maximize Your Senior Pet’s Golden Years

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Pets are living longer and healthier lives in recent years.  This is thanks to major developments in veterinary care and dietary habits. However, that doesn’t change the fact that their health begins to decline in their senior years, often around the ages of six or seven. “Pets age at a much faster rate than humans. For every one [Keep Reading]

Pet Naturals Hip + Joint for Dogs

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Pet Naturals of Vermont supplied us with a package of their Hip + Joint for dogs, to try, in return for an honest review.  The first thing that caught my eye was that this is a natural product.  They contain only the highest quality of natural ingredients.  I want the best for my pets, just [Keep Reading]

Veev VitaFrute – Ready to Drink Cocktails #Vitafrute

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Once in a while moms and dads need a time out.  Not for being bad, but for being busy!!!  With a tween daughter and a teen son, we stay busy ALL THE TIME.  So I was super excited when we were asked to try the Veev VitaFrute ready to drink cocktails.   When the UPS [Keep Reading]