Going to a Halloween Party? Make this Candy Corn-Pretzel-Hugs Appetizer

Looking for Halloween Party food ideas? Pretzels with Hugs® and Candy Corn Recipe Bag o hugs square pretzels candy corn Place hugs on pretzels and melt in the oven at 250 for 2 or 3 minutes. Then remove and smash a candy corn onto it. These are FANTASTIC. Your welcome.  Looking for other Halloween fun […]

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The Happenings Around Here: Halloween Talk and Food Stuff

Halloween Halloween is the big topic around here right now. “Molly, what are you going to be for halloween?” “Cat.” “Charlie, how about you?” “Warren Buffet.” Actually, he no longer wants to be Warren (for Halloween anyway). He’s back on the idea of being a vending machine which he planned to do last year but instead […]

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Five Things To Mention

1. My kids like something called hodamath.com. They are learning, but it’s fun. They enjoy the escape games in particular. Kids navigate a series of rooms (occasionally using math) to solve puzzles. Even Bert has gotten sucked into it with them a time or two. Kids + Math = I’m okay with that screen time. 2. iPad restrictions […]

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Women Who Make Things Look Easy

My friend, Sili, is one of those incredible people who can accomplish 8 million things and make everything look effortless. I met Sili several years ago at a blogging conference when we were both new to it, and I have followed her blog and business My Mamihood ever since. She’s a wiz online, a great writer […]

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What’s New in Baby Gear? Straight Jackets!

One of my best friends, Angie, had her second baby recently, and we were discussing what’s new and useful. Here are some of the things we discussed.  The NEW baby burrito! There’s nothing wrong with old-school swaddling BUT Angie and her husband are both huge fans of velcro swaddlers. Or, as I like to think of them - baby […]

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Summer Goal: Make Sure My Kids Solidify Friendships With Good Kids

When our babies are little, we are all about safety, growth and development, and our SANITY as we manage it all. Those things are still part of it, but new things are the horizon. The internet, social media and pressures of conformity, and how to raise a daughter that is self-assured who has good values […]

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DIY Wine Label Table (That Rhymes. I May Have Been Drinking.)

Love Wine? This table might be the perfect tribute to good times had. My sister-in-law, Carla, is incredibly talented. She and her husband – among many other things – flip houses. They are masters of of finding great deals and doing cool things on a budget.  They happen to have a pool in their backyard, […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts Conversion Guide

Yesterday (Mother’s Day) started with my kids coming into my bedroom like this. They even called me Madam. As I ate breakfast, I was brought drawings and was reluctantly given a made-at-school Mother’s Day project from my son, Charlie. It pained him to give me the colored cupcake drawing with the list of “coupons” attached. […]

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Which Sunscreen is the Least Harmful?

Summer is coming. Over the last year I have learned a lot about food and the products we use and how good or bad for us they can be. Along the way, I discovered a web site that has a database of products which rates the chemicals in everyday beauty products and sunscreen falls under […]

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Looking for a Pregnancy Book in Spanish? Get Secrets of the Mommyhood (en Espanol)!

I…have a secret. Well, technically, it’s a secretos!  The Spanish edition of Secrets of the Mommyhood is now available on Amazon! If you happen to know a first time mom-to-be, please tell her about this book which is full of helpful tips for first-time moms, and, of course, funny stories – now available en Español! […]

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