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Coffee Ice Cubes | Keep Iced Coffee Cold Without Watering It Down!

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It's no secret that I love iced coffee, and judging by the popularity of my Homemade Iced Coffee tutorial, I'd venture to guess that you all might like it just a little bit, too. But you know what I really hate? Watered down iced coffee -- blah... Nothing spoils a tall refreshing glass of iced […]

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7 Simple Tasks to Get Kids Involved in Meal Preparation

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I still have my very first cookbook -- I Cooked It, copyright 1975 by the Newman Parents Association of New Orleans, LA... This snazzy little neon yellow and hot pink number was given to me by my Aunt Helen on September 2nd, 1983, which would have made me all of 7 years old. Looking at […]

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Simple and Healthy Snack Ideas for Active Kids

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May is by far our busiest month of the year -- the soccer/baseball overlap just doesn't get any easier, no matter how many times we struggle through it. I love that my family is active and involved in sports, but it's definitely challenging to manage! With a soccer tournament on the schedule every weekend this […]

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Bella Linea Slow Cooker Review + More

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Small appliances have come a long way over the past few years... No longer limited to basic black or white, colorful options to match every kitchen decor abound. I especially love the new exclusive Linea line from Bella that's now available at Walmart. Not only are these small appliances attractive and available in a wide […]

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Personalized iPod Charger with Brother P-Touch

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brother P-touch. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. With five tech-savvy kids, we have a myriad of iPods, iPads and iPhones floating around our house. And of course, that means […]

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Healthy Eating with Target Simply Balanced

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A healthy lifestyle is important to my family, and both my husband and I do our best to set a good example for our five children by demonstrating healthy habits for them to model. In addition, we encourage them to stay active and get involved in sports. All three of my boys play baseball, and […]

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Reorganizing The Holiday Decorations Early with Brother P-Touch

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brother P-touch. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. Monday morning at 6:30am I awoke to a sound that no one wants to hear this time of year -- that of […]

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