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Teacher Gifts that Money Can’t Buy

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Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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The New Holmes Smart Air Purifier with WeMo

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Dust mites can wreak havoc on your family’s allergies. Consider an air purifier to help mitigate the dust and other allergens.

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Fighting for Christmas

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I think that’s when I realized that sometimes we have to fight for Christmas, for our kids.

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The Weekly Ramble

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Where I blog like it’s 2004. The week’s highlights include too much stuff, bah humbug, and 15 odontoma.

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How We Are Refinishing Our Chairs and a Giveaway from Rockwell Tools (CLOSED)

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Thanks to some easy tricks we can refinish used stuff and make it new again, like this simple method to refinish a chair.

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Foods that Comfort Kids After Orthodontia

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Any kid subject to orthodontia work is going to struggle with pain as well as hunger. Here’s our list of foods to comfort kids after a trip to the ortho.

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Get a FREE Cooking with Kids Ebook

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Get a free guide to cooking with kids when you purchase the Good Cheap Eats cookbook. Christmas is just around the corner. Just two weeks left! How did that happen? For the record, I think I have two presents purchased. For people who don’t live at my house. This is not a good sign. I […]

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What You Expect from Christmas Versus What Will Really Happen May Surprise You

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Parenting is full of all kinds of surprises, particularly at Christmas. However, when things diverge to something different than you plan, good things can happen.

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