• Shooting for the Stars

    Shooting for the Stars

    Who hasn’t looked up at the night sky and wondered what it would be like to strap on an astronaut’s helmet and speed through the heavens on a rocketship? Aeromax‘s latest products play into that daydream and allow children to realistically dress up as an astronaut for the day. My […]

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  • Manhattan Toy MiO Playsets

    Manhattan Toy MiO Playsets

    We packed up the kids this week and took a Spring Break trip to Niagara Falls. Knowing we’d have plenty of time in the hotel room and potentially bored/restless kids, I saved a couple of new toys for the trip. This also proved to be a helpful way to get […]

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  • Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

    Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

    Spring may technically be around the corner, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it, with Winter Storm Stella bearing down on most of the Midwest and Northeast United States. What better time than now for making a steaming pot of delicious, Mexican chicken soup? We made this last week and […]

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  • Paper-to-digital coloring books

    Paper-to-digital coloring books

    When I was a kid, my mom would hang torn-out, scribbled-upon pages from coloring books on the walls and the refrigerator. I took great pride in my “creations” and the way they were shared with other members of my family. Today, coloring pages can be shared in so many more […]

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  • Win a Free Get Qurious Maker Box

    Win a Free Get Qurious Maker Box

    Did you read our recent post about the Get Qurious Maker Box? Visit the company’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/getquriousapp and you could be one of three lucky winners of a FREE box! The Get Qurious Maker Box is available on the company’s web site and on Amazon.com.

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  • Salt Fork Lodge

    Salt Fork Lodge

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This past weekend my husband and I traveled south on 77 for about 90 minutes to spend a couple of days at Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center in Lore City, Ohio. We had such a great time! Located near Cambridge and in Ohio’s largest state park, […]

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  • Get “Qurious”

    Get “Qurious”

    Smartphones and tablets are clearly here to stay. I’m a fan of tools and activities that embrace the use of these devices, rather than unrealistically coming down on moms for allowing their children too much “screen time.” Kids play differently than I did when I was a child, but imagination […]

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  • In a Lunch Rut?

    In a Lunch Rut?

    It’s lunchtime… what to eat? The kids are happy with their PB&J, but you’re looking for something a little more exciting. And if it’s healthy, that’s an added bonus. My sister passed along a recipe for Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad on to me a few weeks ago, and WOW, […]

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  • The four of us hanging out in one bed at the Hampton Inn

    Surviving Hotels with Kids

    I love hotels. I love the way they smell, the breakfast buffet, the mini shampoo samples and the excitement of being away from home. I always have, ever since I was a child. So it’s no surprise, now that I have children of my own, to see that they also […]

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  • Budget Boxes

    Budget Boxes

    Have you tried Birchbox? It’s a monthly, mail-order beauty subscription service: you sign up, and each month you get a box with five customized health and beauty sample-size products. I subscribed for a couple of years and loved it, but I could never justify buying full-size versions of the products […]

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