Celebrating the Fourth of July with a Toddler

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There are two conversations I truly do not enjoy having with another person - talking about the weather and talking about how fast time is flying by. But, hey! It's hot out, and can you believe it's already almost July?! ;) For real, maybe it's just me, but I can't believe we're already in summer. Maybe it's the fact that I'm chasing my toddler around while carrying a six … [Read more...]

July 4th Protective Ear Bands for Babies and Toddlers

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I'm so excited for the 4th of July this year! My oldest is almost four and my twins are almost two. We're entering the ages where they can really enjoy the food and festivities surrounding the celebration of our nation's independence. I can't wait to experience their joy as we barbeque with family and friends, play games on the lawn, and watch them run around in a pack with … [Read more...]

Pineapple Razz Mother’s Day Mimosas

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Dear mamas ... your special day is around the corner and I'm crossing my fingers that the day will greet you with healthy children, sweet husbands and a mimosa or two first thing in the morning :) I'm all about my evening cocktails on occasion, after the littles are tucked snug in bed and I'm alone, quiet on the couch with a good book or movie. But Mothers' Day? It calls for … [Read more...]

25 Books for Take Your Daughter to Work Day

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Take Your Daughter to Work Day is a wonderful opportunity to inspire and encourage your daughter's dreams and aspirations. Regardless of what your job is, you can speak to your little girl about the job of her dreams and introduce her to women who work in that field. But if you don't happen to know someone personally, why not introduce her to someone through books? Here are … [Read more...]

8 Awesome April Fools’ Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids

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April Fools' Day can be super fun for moms and kids! It's a day to be silly and induce giggles and memories for years to come. Why not make the most of it and plan some of these hilarious April Fools' Day Pranks to spice up your kids’ day?   Putting googly eyes on everything in the fridge! HA! A fake April Fools' Day Prank breakfast. It looks like eggs and … [Read more...]

Easter Dresses She Can Wear Again and Again

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I love holidays that call for special clothes. Really, I do. What I don't love is the price tag that comes with outfitting my family of four with new pieces that we'll only wear once. Suits, ties, heels and fancy dresses just aren't our norm, so when I splurge on Easter I do my best to avoid the ultra fancy. If we can't wear it on a normal day it doesn't make the cut. It … [Read more...]

Easter Bow Ties For Your Little Man

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I've been a huge fan of bow ties on little boys ever since my son wore one in his aunt's wedding. There is just nothing like a bow tie to spiffy up an outfit and make it look like Sunday's best. Wouldn't you agree? With a very special Sunday coming up ... EASTER ... I'm once again on the hunt for a perfect bow tie to match my little man's shirt and trousers. For months I've … [Read more...]

Christmas Prime Rib

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Each year our family buys a share of a cow. Once delivered we have a variety of cuts and the one we all get most excited about is the rib eye roast that turns into prime rib. It stays tucked safely in the freezer until Christmas week and then becomes the star of our holiday meal. For years we went back and forth on different marinades and rubs, salt packs and seasonings. … [Read more...]

Toys That Boys Want Too!

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I am so sick of hearing the question “Don’t you worry about that making your son girly?” The answer is NO. No matter what he plays with, it will always be no. No, I don’t care that people think it’s weird that I let my son play with my old Beauty and The Beast puppets, I don’t care that you think letting my son wear my high heel shoes around the house will somehow scar him. The … [Read more...]

The 2014 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book: A Peasant’s Commentary

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Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. Nothing puts the Jesus Christ in Christmas quite like the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. My mom and I have a yearly ritual of thumbing through this catalog, with wine of course (duh), simultaneously making fun … [Read more...]

Disney Holidays At The Disneyland Resort

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Boy, do we have a treat for you today! I recently attended a holiday event at Disneyland and am so excited to share the whole inside scoop with you! Disneyland is amazing all year round, but it somehow steps it even even further during the holidays. There are so many extra fun and festive things in store for guests when they visit during this time of year! Today I want to share … [Read more...]

Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving Dinner

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Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. There are some people who have wonderful holidays in the company of loved ones, everyone gets along, the turkey comes out perfectly kissed in brown, and then the whole family has a comfortable snooze and … [Read more...]

Where To Order Holiday Cards

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The calendar has turned - HELLO NOVEMBER! - and the stores are filling up with holiday supplies. Wrapping paper, Christmas trees, toy sales, poinsettias and more, seem to be everywhere! All this has sparked my holiday to do list and on the very top is holiday cards! Truly, of all the holiday activities, this is one of my favorites. I love preparing our cards, and receiving … [Read more...]

15 Steps on How to Survive the Holidays

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A lot of people have traditions that their family follows for the holidays. Some tell stories, some gather around food, and some people… well, some people are like my family. We celebrate holidays in the most fantastic way possible: running around like maniacs and, of course, laughing our butts off at each other. Here are 15 simple steps to making it through a holiday in my … [Read more...]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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Warning: This article is part of “The Edge” series and may not appeal to those without a sense of humor or those who are completely opposed to any and all swear words. :) No dammit, not Christmas. Halloween! Get out your scary masks, gooey eyeballs, and vampire bats because Halloween is where it’s at.  I love the tacky and deliciously dark decorations that adorn my … [Read more...]