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Disney On Ice Is Coming To Van Andel Arena In Grand Rapids!

Do you have a Disney fan in the house? Or someone like Maybelle, who at the very geriatric age of eight, considers herself too old for princesses but “Still enjoys Disney On Ice”. You know; for nostalgia’s sake. I have a feeling she’s going to blow her own grown up cover when we get to the [Read On]

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Good Food Made Simple (Yes, It IS Possible!)

What happens when Mom goes out of town? I hate to rely on stereotypes – but in our house this one, at least, is true. EVERYONE EATS JUNK UNTIL MOM COMES HOME.  Eating well, or ‘eating clean’ as it’s now called isn’t extremely difficult provided you take the time to plan, shop, prepare, and learn [Read On]


New Year’s Resolutions, Coupon Savings, Healthy Essentials, And A Twitter Party!

Have you given up on your New Year’s Resolutions yet? I haven’t – but that’s because I didn’t actually make any.  If I had, rest assured I would likely be failing miserably by now.  Most people, normal people, tend to make resolutions about health.  Are you one of them? One of those normal people? Well [Read On]

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My Little Angel

This post is sponsored by The Breakfast Project. I did receive compensation for sharing my story, however, all opinions are my own.  My little girl stood in the kitchen waiting for me to pin up her hair and get her tights on.  This is a big day, not just for her, but for all of [Read On]

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First The Cow Eats The Grass, That’s How Milk Gets In Your Glass {Cookbook and Cuisinart Panini Maker Giveaway!}

The United Diary Industry of Michigan provided me with a farm tour and thank you gifts for sharing this information with you and will fulfill the winner’s prize.   All opinions are my own. I’ve taken my kids to Dairy Discovery at Swiss Lane farms many, many times.  It’s an amazing opportunity for them to [Read On]


Are You Curious – Like Curious George?

My good friend and first blogging buddy Just Jilly has a ‘thing’ for Curious George, so I asked her to share some new information about the cute little monkey with you. disclosure: This post is sponsored by PBS Kids, but all content and opinions are my own Ten years into this parenting gig, and I [Read On]

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UVA – It’s Not Just A Southern College Anymore!

This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and The Vision Council.  All opinions are my own. As many of you know, I went to the University of Georgia. Where it is hot. And sunny. Very, very sunny. Remembering to wear sunglasses there is not a problem, because squinting is unattractive and causes wrinkles. Or so [Read On]


Driving Through The Seasons In Our Kia

This post is sponsored by Kia. I’ve shared some great experiences we have had as a family in the past few months; did you notice that most of them involved our beloved Kia Sedona minivan?  I don’t scrapbook.  I tried, but gave up. In fact, if my life were reflected by my scrapbooking efforts my husband [Read On]

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If You Go To The Circus… {Our Night At The Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus At VanAndel Arena in Grand Rapids}

This is what you’ll see: People hanging from ceiling in huge globes that open and close.  It’s like watching a dance; absolutely beautiful! Lion and tiger trainers casually hanging out with huge cats.  Huge, fierce, roaring cats.  Huge, fierce, roaring cats that do tricks. Adorable and clever dogs doing flips, jumping hurdles, and doing something [Read On]

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Field Trip Of Dreams

This post is sponsored by Kia. Like so many of you, I was never going to be a minivan mom.  Looking back I’m not sure now what my sense of defeat was; it’s not like I was hanging out at the club, wearing cool clothes, and dancing all night and the only thing holding me back [Read On]