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Parenting

Why I’m Letting My Kids Be Bored This Summer

I’m kind of a procrastinator when it comes to planning my kids’ summer breaks. Each year I tell myself I’ll schedule a variety of camps that will enrich and entertain them while occupying all their free time. Giving them lasting memories of a summer spent doing fun scheduled activities so no one utters the words […]

DIY Holiday Crafts

10 DIYs That Will Take Your Barbecue To The Next Level

Ready or not, summer has arrived… and with it comes barbecue season. Outdoor parties are a great way to celebrate the season with friends and family, and they also provide the perfect excuse to do some fun craft projects. While barbecues are usually casual affairs, that doesn’t mean that you can’t add a few unique […]

Your Pregnancy

What Is a Doula and Should You Hire One?

During my first pregnancy, I was nervous about what would happen to my body and how painful labor would actually be. You could say that I had some first-time jitters about the whole experience and so my mother suggested that I hire a doula. I had no idea what a doula was at the time […]

Style

Beach Totes Under $50

Planning on hitting the beach in the next couple of weeks?  I can’t wait to get to the surf and sand with my kids this summer. We love the beach and I love the excuse to buy myself some fun new beach toys like a stylish-looking beach bag!  (Hey, the kids get toys so why shouldn’t […]

Style

Protect Your Face From Summer Sun

Ladies, it’s hot.  And as we’re only in the beginning of the summer, it’s easy to get burned.Instead of having a sweaty mess of make-up that doesn’t protect your face, it’s good to use make-up that includes sun protection.   Because I don’t know about you all but while I rarely forget to put suntan lotion […]

Fashion

Casual Summer Dresses And Beach Cover Ups Under $30

On a recent trip to Target, I picked up a black strapless beach cover up for $14.99.  It was so cute, simple and versatile looking that I proceeded to put it on for an evening event later that night. I dressed it up with a pair of heels and jewelry pieces.  Several people came  up to […]

Cleaning & Organization

Organizational Products To Make Spring Cleaning A Breeze

This time of year is always good for the improvement of the state of my house.  Things tend to get cluttered and a bit stale over the winter months and as the warm weather starts to peek through, I get inspired and start purging and organizing. I’m inspired to get really organized this spring.  The idea […]

Fashion

Fun Flip Flops For The Summer

With the unofficial start of summer beginning this Memorial Day Weekend, I’m shopping flip flops! I just adore flip flops and love changing it up regularly.  Here are some great options to beat the heat with these cute styles on your feet:1) Romantic Soles from Dearme on Zappos – $45.002) Tapered Cork Flip Flop – $10 […]

Food

Make Great Chicken With These Emeril Products

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to cook with Emeril.  I was one of five Mom bloggers taping an episode for his new show, Emeril’s Table, which is set to debut in the fall on the Hallmark Channel.The five of us sat at a table while Emeril cooked two chicken […]

Lunch

Lunchbox Love From Home For Your Kids

A mini review of the Talkatoo:Earlier in the school year, I sent my son a note in his lunchbox.  “I love you!”  He came home and admonished me for sending him such an “embarrassing” message. But at the same time he then commented that maybe I could send him with something a little cooler next time.He’s […]

Fashion

Eco Friendly Purchases For Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and while it’s good to support eco-friendly purchases year round, I thought today was as good of a day as any to highlight a few of my favorites:Skincare:My favorite earth-friendly company for skincare is Yes to Carrots.  Yes to Carrots uses organic fruit and vegetables for ingredients and mixes them with […]