Summer Board Games for Beach and Barbecues

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Summer is here and if your kids haven’t ended school yet, they’re probably getting out soon. Then the I-need-to-figure-out-how-to-keep-them-entertained juggle begins. There is also the goal of having their brains not turn to mush during the break from school. So, how does a parent keep their kids entertained, educated and engaged? With games!! Whether you […]

Kohls Disney Apparel with Jumping Beans!

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Whether you love dressing your kids in cute clothes, are looking for cute clothes for a Disney trip, or your kids are big all-year Disney Minnie and Mickey fans, the Jumping Bean® line at Kohls has just launched their Disney “Magic at Play” line of mix and match Disney apparel. I received a $50 Kohls […]

RoC Academy: Skin Lessons Learned

Last week I had fun hosting an online hangout with some friends on Google+. Rather than hanging out in my kitchen, we each hung out at home and chatted online. With busy schedules these days, it is hard to get together with girlfriends to chat about pampering (let alone get pampered!) so this was the […]

What to Bring to the Beach (or Pool) with Kids

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Living in Massachusetts near the beach (and with a set of grandparents with a pool) we are always in or near the water. As a former collegiate and masters synchronized swimmer, I am hoping that my kids love the water as much as I do. As a result, I’ve signed them up for swimming lessons […]

Awesome Avocado Recipes & an Amazing Cinco Fiesta

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This is a sponsored post. All content, however, is my own. I freaking love avocados. I put them on anything I can, so it is fortunate that they are available all year round. They are primarily grown in Mexico, which is handy-dandy for this Massachusetts girl! Simple ham and cheese sandwich? Advocado on it. Grilled […]

Vick Products and Flu Survival Guide

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The company, Vicks, has come up with a Cold & Flu Survival Guide. There are some very helpful tips in there. Plus, this winter, Vicks is also donating a Behind the Ear Thermometer and Vicks Starr Night Humidifer to Baby Buggy, a non-profit dedicated to providing U.S. families in need with essential items for their children. The […]

How to Give an Infant Massage

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Giving your baby a massage has so many benefits, it is hard to know where to begin to share them all! I learned about infant massage during a class at Isis Parenting when I had my first son, and we had a nightly ritual of a post-bath massage until he was 18 month old. We […]

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty Gift List and Giveaway

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One of the biggest stresses for us during the holidays is travel. Car rides, airplane flights: it makes you want to wish it was 2013 already. This holiday season, however, I’m looking forward to trying out the Trunki Suitcase by Melissa and Doug. My full review of it can be found here. I’ve been coveting […]

Free Organic Coffee & Keurig Giveaway

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I didn’t start drinking coffee until 2007. (Yup, I still know the year.) I went from coffee hater to coffee lover overnight and now I have to have a cup a day…preferably decaf if anyone is buying a round of ‘joe? {Anyone?] In addition to sipping spectacular organic coffee, I love learning about coffee too; how […]

How to Pick Pacifiers and Bottles

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There is nothing like walking into a big baby store when registering for your baby shower and seeing a wall, yes a wall, that is 10 feet long by 10 feet high filled with baby bottles and pacifiers. Talk about overwhelming. And your baby hasn’t even arrived yet! The problem with this fact is that […]

SnoozeShade Review

Having a baby in the summer is going to be a new experience for me. My first was born in the late fall in New England, so it required blankets and long-sleeve sleepers, and resulted in very few walks. I am expecting the exact opposite with this baby who is due any day now. (Update: […]

Baby Pool

So after having a baby gender reveal party, sharing my various pregnancy stories, and other pregnancy preparations, we are finally in the home stretch. I am due on June 22nd, so I thought it would be fun to have a baby pool! A baby pool is where you guess the date and time that this baby […]

Good Call: iPhone Handset and Docking Station

As a blogger, my cell phone is my “work” phone. It helps me keep track of my calls and doesn’t co-mingle work with home. (Helps with tax prep too.) But it never feels ‘professional’ when a call comes in. I could blame it on the fact that I was in the corporate world for over […]

Be Cupid for Valentine’s Day

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I cannot believe Valentine’s Day is one week away. While the hubby and I don’t do too much for each other, my brothers and I do something special for my Mom and Grandmother. My Grandfather passed away 12 years ago and my Father is in Afghanistan – so there is even more reason for us […]

Smilebox Giveaway for Lasting Smiles

For the last day of the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, I wanted to close the “giveaway galore” with something that is lasting. Something that can give well beyond the holiday season. That helps you capture holiday memories and all the memories you’ll have in 2012. The perfect answer was a year-long premium subscription to […]

Toy Giveaway (Lots of Toys)

The Holidays are fast approaching. Too fast actually and I needed to step away from the computer to actually shop and wrap. Not as fun, I have to say. But you may think this 10th and 11th giveaway as part of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways are fun though. As I organized my holiday […]

Lovable Labels Holiday Giveaway

For the second day of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, I have a giveaway that is a bit more practical. It’s around this time of year when you get new clothes for the kids or realize they have lost their mittens (again). So whether you have a little one in day care, have kids […]

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