Documenting Memories with Photo Books | Beyond The Baby Book

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Documenting Memories with Photo Books | Beyond The Baby Book Our children grow so fast. You start at birth by keeping their memories recorded in a baby book. Unfortunately, the more children I had the less full their baby books became. I am horribly embarrassed by this admission, but I have been working hard on trying to document their current memories so that they won't be lost in the past as well. I had a conversation with my six year old … [Read more...]

Paper Towns Movie Trailer

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Paper Towns Movie Trailer PAPER TOWNS 20th Century Fox In theaters July 24, 2015 Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to … [Read more...]

My 2016 Volvo XC90 Luxury SUV Experience

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Priscilla from It's Peachy Keen attended this event on behalf of OurKidsMom. Recently I attended a press trip to California for the all new XC90, Volvo's newest luxury SUV. It was an amazing time. The Volvo people were so welcoming... made you fit right in. Our trip started with getting to drive the T8. It is the very first SUV plug in hybrid. We took turns driving it around California down some really popular streets along the coast. … [Read more...]

Avocado Ranch Chickpea Salad Recipe #FavRanchFlav

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Avocado Ranch Chickpea Salad Recipe #FavRanchFlav This post brought to you by Hidden Valley and Datarank. All opinions are my own. With summer here I have been on the hunt for light, refreshing and quick meal ideas to whip up that don't warm the house up while making them. My recipe options are limited because three of our family members are vegetarians. Anything with beans is a winner and I had recently heard about Hidden Valley's new ranch … [Read more...]

D-Link HD Pan and Tilt Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS-855L)

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D-Link HD Pan and Tilt Wi-Fi Baby Camera (DCS-855L) Sample received. All opinions are my own. I have had at least one different baby monitor for each of my babies. Just after my youngest turned two, my grandson was born. I decided to pass on our video baby monitor to my daughter to use for him since I figured we were pretty much done with it. There have been so many times in the next year that I wished I hadn’t given ours away. I knew I … [Read more...]

Kids Can Make Their Bed Easily with Zippy Sack

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Kids Can Make Their Bed Easily with Zippy Sack Sample received. All opinions are my own. We have really been working at teaching our kids about responsibilities.  One way we have been doing this is by giving our kids chores.  They are responsible for unloading the dishwasher, helping with their laundry (to various degrees depending on age), and cleaning their own rooms.  We try and make sure that we are choosing chores for them that they … [Read more...]

Stop Summer Brain Drain with these STEM Activites

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I am proud to say that I am working with Sylvan Learning Centers this year to help promote STEM learning. My first article has gone live over on the Sylvan Blog packed full of STEM learning activities to help keep their minds going. They are all fun and some crafty activities... they might not even realize they are learning! So go check them out and let me know what you think! … [Read more...]

Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes Recipe

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Reece's Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes Recipe I love to bake and decorate cakes, but sometimes time just doesn't allow that type of creativity. Instead of just plopping regular cupcakes on the table, why not give them a little twist that makes them spectacular? This recipe tells you how to take a simple cake mix (any kind) and turn it into a fun hidden peanut butter cup masterpiece. INGREDIENTS 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix (+ Box Ingredients) 32 … [Read more...]

Keep the Memories with Project Repat Custom T-shirt Blankets #ProjectRepat

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Keep the Memories with a Repat Custom T-shirt Blankets Sample received. All opinions remain my own. Our family went through a recent decluttering spree where everyone was given the task of going through their room and keeping, tossing, selling or donating items they haven't used in the past year... or just didn't need or want anymore. Both of my older children insisted on keeping their tubs of old t-shirts. Although they no longer wear them, … [Read more...]

Keep The Kids Entertained | $50 ToysRUs #GIVEAWAY | ends 7/17

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Keep The Kids Entertained  Product received. All opinions are my own. With the warm weather here, families are looking for ways to keep kids entertained AND active during the summer. Here is a short list of easy and fun activities to keep the kids busy on a long summer day. 1) Paint the driveway. This can be as simple as a paintbrush and a bucket of water or take it up a notch with crushed sidewalk chalk mixed with a touch of water to make … [Read more...]