Stocking Stuffers They’ll Actually Use and Enjoy

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The following content is sponsored by Suave and Lunchbox: I grew up with the special Christmas tradition of waking up to a stuffed stocking. Granny had knit my Santa stocking by hand when I was a baby. I still have it, 42 Christmases later. My mom has knit FishPapa and the kids each their own special Santa […]

Brainstorming Ways to Enjoy the Season (A Twitter Invitation)

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The following content is sponsored by The Century Council and The Motherhood. Last week’s rain and our family trip to the movie theater kind of inaugurated the Christmas season for us. I approach this time with great fear and trepidation, however. I want the month to be one of good times with my family. I don’t […]

A Giveaway from Annie’s Rising Crust Pizza

Annie's Pizza

The following content is sponsored by Annie’s: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: Ktree15@ There comes a time in a mom’s life, when no matter how much she likes to cook, she needs to have some go-to convenience items. While I like to cook a lot of things from scratch, I am not […]

Cranberry-Sunflower Oatmeal and an Oatmeal Bar

Cranberry-Sunflower Oatmeal

The following content is sponsored by National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign: I welcomed my Saturday morning risers with an oatmeal bar. An oatmeal bar?! Are you kidding me? No, no, I’m not. It is surprising, though, especially when you consider that I never had oatmeal as a child. My parents didn’t like it, so […]

A Weekend Giveaway from The Disney Store (CLOSED)


This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner, lilpoptart2000@ When I was seven years old, I listened to the Sleeping Beauty soundtrack — on a record player! — over and over and over again. I would dance about the living room, pretending that I was Briar Rose. There were so many fairy tales and […]

A Weekend Giveaway from Smuckers (CLOSED)

Smuckers Spread a Little Sunshine

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: Fireftrjb@ As you know, we’re gearing up for a European vacation next year to celebrate our 20th anniversary. I still think it’s a joke, but we keep taking steps forward and saving pennies to see if we can make it happen. In the meantime, the kids […]

A Giveaway from Klondike Brands

Jalapeno Poppers Potatoes

This post is sponsored by Klondike Brands: The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: lldcandles@, rachaelamartin@ Jalapeno Poppers Potatoes Potato, potato, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Jalapeno Poppers Potatoes are awesome to accompany brats and burgers on game day. Cheddar and Leek Potato Bake is a delectable accompaniment to roast meats.

Using the Home Collection by Post-it Brand and Scotch Brand (& a Giveaway)

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This post is sponsored by 3M: Congrats to the winners: laurakay28@, bethsteiner@, Sherrill.lisa@ Recently I shared our family’s vision board for our European trip planned for next spring. Yep, we’re taking six kids halfway around the world. We’ve been saving our pennies since last year and slowly talking up the adventure with the kids. Creating the vision board […]