My Grown Up Christmas List


We talk a lot about what to get the kids for Christmas but today I want to talk about what grown ups would want for Christmas. J and I don’t really exchange these days mostly because it seems we have all we need and then some but if I were to make a list here’s […]

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On Race, the Deafening Silence and #Ferguson.

All the world needs is another blog post on #Ferguson. I know. I know. But I am finding the silence deafening. What silence? You ask. Because surely your social media feeds are just as full as mine of articles and links and graphics on one side or the other of this issue. To me, this […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Giveaway


The Digital HD version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes out TODAY! To celebrate, Paramount Pictures would like to send one of my readers a TMNT gift pack including everything pictured here:  Be on the lookout for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Van, which will be distributing FREE pizza and also collecting new, unwrapped […]

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Christmas Experience Gifts


I am all about experience gifts for Christmas. I just, as I’ve said a few dozen times before, don’t think kids need a lot of toys and hate the idea of buying something that gets tossed aside a week after Christmas and never played with again. That’s why we really try to focus on opportunities […]

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My Third Stitch Fix.

My third Stitch Fix arrived Friday afternoon and I was really excited. I waited to open the box until I knew I’d have time to try on every piece and had high hopes after such successful fixes this past summer. You guys, I was bummed. This is my least favorite fix. Here’s what I got: […]

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Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas at the Children’s Theatre


Miss E and I had the pleasure of going to opening night of the Grinch on Friday night at the Children’s Theatre. I’ve seen this show a couple of times at the same theatre but will never tire of the story, the colorful costumes and characters and the songs. It’s catchy and funny and heartwarming […]

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Three Holiday Style Tips for Busy Moms-

It’s the holidays which means family pictures and family functions and work parties and all sorts of stuff you need just the right outfit for. Don’t want to run out to the Gap or spend boatloads at Ann Taylor Loft? Me either. I used to LOVE shopping. Then I had a kid, or three, and […]

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Giving with World Vision this Holiday Season


We all have those people in our lives who need and want nothing this Christmas. Yet, you want to do something, give something and you want it to mean something. Enter World Vision’s gift catalog. With over 250 gifts available from World Vision this Christmas there is truly something for everyone. Prices start at just […]

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Christmas Cards Deals & Steals {Christmas 2014} UPDATED 11/28

I’m asked a lot about when the best time to buy Holiday cards is and the answer I give all the time is that the best time to buy cards is when you are ready to spend a chunk of time looking at the options out there, what works best for your photo and the […]

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Remembering Where My Hope Lies.


The kids had a snow day today and J had a scheduled day off so our day looked a lot different than we pictured it but we did it. We juggled kids and so much snow. I tried to manage a couple of conference calls and J tried to get on top of some emails […]

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