6 Non-Candy Treats for Halloween and the Teal Pumpkin Project

Best Non-Candy Treats for Halloween

Halloween was always my favorite holiday as a kid. I would go out with a pillowcase and high hopes, and come home with a pillowcase stuffed full and eat until I couldn’t anymore. My Halloween candy lasted a day or two. While I went crazy on sugar from a young age, my kids aren’t afforded the […]

Teaching Kids to Pilot to Adulthood

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Our oldest is a junior in high school, so we’re having a lot of conversations and thinking a lot about what happens next. This is the year (or so his school tells us) that decisions about colleges need to be made, that he needs to make plans for his future, that he needs to figure […]

DIY LEGO Minecraft Earrings

DIY LEGO Minecraft earrings tutorial

My daughter absolutely loves Minecraft. She plays it on her iPad and Xbox, and the kids have the entire LEGO Minecraft collection and of course the cardboard building set you can purchase in big box stores. Last week was their 8th birthday and although I didn’t come through with a huge Minecraft birthday party they […]

“How do you turn off Niagara Falls?” {sponsored}

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“Why is the sky blue?” “How do you turn off Niagara Falls?” It can be done! To fix erosion issues in 1969 the dam was shut off.  “How do you think lobsters hear even though they don’t have ears?” Kids are curious little creatures. They come up with all kinds of questions that can baffle even […]

Frozen Costumes for Halloween

Deluxe Elsa Costume

While my kids may be a bit older we’re not immune to the Frozen love that has taken over the world. We’re planning to visit a Halloween festival and the kids get to walk in a parade, so we’re debating a family costume theme. I’m considering Frozen. We have an Anna and Elsa after all, […]

Teach Kids the Dangers of Underage Drinking with Grab the Goodies App {sponsored}

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I’m always looking for ways to engage our kids in conversation on serious topics to help steer them into adulthood safely. These conversations come up somewhat naturally but it’s important for us to find ways to engage our kids from a young age about the dangers of underage drinking and being irresponsible with alcohol. Underage […]

The Cost of Straight Teeth: Invisalign versus Braces #InvisalignTalk {sponsored}

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Dental care is an expensive endeavor when you have four kids and all four of them have needed extensive dental work. The most expensive dental work they’ve needed is braces, of course. Even with dental insurance it’s still a pricey endeavor but well worth it to have them get their smiles on straight. I never […]

Back to School Savings with Discover and a $50 Giveaway {sponsored}

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Whether your kids are back to school already or headed there soon I’ve got all the savings tips you need for this year (and next!) with a little help from Discover. 5 Tips for Big Back to School Savings 1. Shop Ahead For Next Year At the end of the back to school season stores […]

Animal Jam: Educational Gaming for Kids Who Love Animals {sponsored}

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Finding fun educational games online isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to games for kids that are 7 and up. Our kids have some go to games and sites they use, but I’m always on the hunt for something new to keep them entertained while they’re learning. Enter Animal Jam. Not only is it a […]

Get Kids Cooking: Back to School with Horizon Organic {sponsored} #HorizonB2S

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Back to school is coming and with it a more strict routine that means planning ahead for dinnertime. Not only do you have to account for everyone’s schedules but you may have limited time to get dinner on the table each night. Quick meals and convenience foods are great in a pinch, but healthy dinners […]

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