5 Things Kids Can Learn From Playing Video Games

5 Things Kids Can Learn From Playing Video Games

This post is brought to you by Energizer®. All opinions are my own. I know as a mom, I tend to always dwell on the bad of a ton of screen time - especially video games. Everything in moderation, right? But there's some good news. Maybe those video games your kids...

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5 Ways to Style Wet Hair – Mom Style

5 Ways to Style Wet Hair – Mom Style

Let's look at ways to style wet hair. Wet hair is my game. I don't have time to blow dry and I have massive amounts of thick hair. So what's a girl to do?  How to Style Wet Hair I am what you called hair challenged. If it wasn't for the Dry Bar or for my...

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Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Instant Pot Recipes

Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Instant Pot Recipes

Make your Thanksgiving sides in no time with these thanksgiving menu Instant Pot recipes.  Our Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish Instant Pot Recipes It's that time of year. In just a few weeks, a plethora of family and friends will gather to eat, drink and be...

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Favorite Things – 7 Things That I Am Loving

Favorite Things – 7 Things That I Am Loving

Today I am sharing some of my favorite things that I am loving. From technology to meal planning to sweet muscat wine - here are a few of my favorite things. Favorite Things I made a video over on our YouTube channel featuring things that I am loving (you can watch...

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20 BEST Thanksgiving Books for Kids

20 BEST Thanksgiving Books for Kids

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we are stocking up on Thanksgiving books. I'm hoping some of that gratitude and thanks talk will rub off on the toddlers. Kids Thanksgiving Book That They Will Love! While most of these Thanksgiving themed books are low tech, you...

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5 Daily Things We Use Our Amazon Echo For

5 Daily Things We Use Our Amazon Echo For

The Amazon Echo is one of the most widely used technology products in our house. When we first bought the Echo back in 2016, I bought it just to see what it would do. We used it regularly and for Christmas, bought an Echo Dot for each of the kids' rooms. Amazon Echo...

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Best Instant Pot Italian Recipes – Quick & Yummy

Best Instant Pot Italian Recipes – Quick & Yummy

Best Instant Pot Italian Recipes - because some people (my husband) can't eat Mexican food every night. I tried, he resisted. Moving on.  First - do you need a new Instant Pot? How about a second (everyone should have a second IP, right?) Did you know we are...

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Best Tech Products for Working From Home

Best Tech Products for Working From Home

If you are a remote worker and work from home, check out these products for your remote workstation!  Best Tech for Working From Home Our friends at Logitech sent us over several products for the work from home worker to celebrate National Work From Home Week....

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Overscheduled Kids And Not Being Able to Say No!

Overscheduled Kids And Not Being Able to Say No!

It happened. Our overscheduled kids have sucked the life out of us. What sucks more, we can't say no. Let's talk about crazy schedules for kids and what to do when you just can't say no.  Overscheduling the Kids As a mom to 4 kids, I have many friends and...

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Ataribox Is Coming And Yes, The Kids Will Want It!

Ataribox Is Coming And Yes, The Kids Will Want It!

Ataribox - sound familiar? Yes, the old school Atari is making a comeback. Our kids could soon be bugging us to buy them an Atari - but don't worry, this isn't the Atari of the 80's! Launching this Fall on Indiegogo, the Ataribox is positioning itself as a PC...

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A Parenting Fail Story About the Seesaw App

A Parenting Fail Story About the Seesaw App

Does your school use the Seesaw app? Here's a story of parent fail and the awesomeness of this app. If you work for a school district as a teacher or administrator and are not using the Seesaw app, hopefully, this app review will give you some insight from a parent's...

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10 Truths About Motherhood

10 Truths About Motherhood

11 years of being a mom has taught me many lessons. There have been many FAILS. There's been a few wins. Out of all of the things that I've learned, 10 truths about motherhood ring true. I could tell you things like your house will never be clean or that sleep is a...

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How to Clean Laminate Floors

How to Clean Laminate Floors

How to clean laminate floors. You bought laminate floors, they looked beautiful - and then they got DIRTY. Let's talk about how to clean your floors without residue! Maybe it was the cry for help about how my house is a wreck or sympathy for the fact God gave me 2...

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Make Ice Anywhere There is a Plug

Make Ice Anywhere There is a Plug

Portable RCA ice maker - make ice anywhere there is a plug! RCA recently sent us their compact ice maker to review. We tried it out, and here are our thoughts.  RCA Ice Maker Review We like to entertain often. While we absolutely love our Samsung Hub refrigerator...

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Tween Tech Gift Ideas –  2017 Tech Gift Guide

Tween Tech Gift Ideas – 2017 Tech Gift Guide

Tween Tech Gift Ideas - Need to buy a gift for a tween? Look no further! We've rounded up the best tech gift ideas for tweens in this handy guide. Tween Tech Gift Ideas Buying for a tween can be daunting. Kids now a days have all kinds of gadgets and gizmos, but what...

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How We Got Our Minecraft Obsessed Child to Read

How We Got Our Minecraft Obsessed Child to Read

Minecraft Books - How We Got Our Minecraft Obsessed Child to Read  Getting Your Child to Read Minecraft Books Do you have problems getting your Minecraft child to read? We say Minecraft child because OMG these kids live and breathe Minecraft.  Here's the...

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How to Help Houston After Hurricane Harvey

How to Help Houston After Hurricane Harvey

As we all process what is going on in Houston, TX with Hurricane Harvey - here is a list of the best ways to help.  Also, if you pray, continue to do so. Harvey has destroyed and caused so much damage - to make matters worse, he has not even left the building...

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7 Back to School Tech Must Haves

7 Back to School Tech Must Haves

Back to school technology products - the school year is about to start, we're sharing the top tech products to add to your school list. Can you believe the new school year is already here?  Doesn't it feel like school just let out? Nope, summer is coming to an...

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Nap Desks Could Become a Thing!

Nap Desks Could Become a Thing!

Nap desks - that just sounds dreamy, right? Let's chat. Remember a few years ago when we all heard how we shouldn't be sitting is bad for hours on end and that we should adapt to things like walking desks? Remember? So do we. We get it. Sitting for 10 hours a day...

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5 Tips for Talking Puberty with Tween Boys

5 Tips for Talking Puberty with Tween Boys

Talking puberty with tween boys. Mamas and papas, you know you can't wait to read this one. For some reason there is a lot of information about talking to puberty in girls but not puberty in boys. Let's change that. Moms and dads, we need to be talking to both our...

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Fingerlings – The 2017 Hot Christmas Toy

Fingerlings – The 2017 Hot Christmas Toy

Fingerlings - what in the world is a FINGERLING? Let us introduce you. Our friends at WowWee emailed us a few weeks back saying they had the hot new toy for 2017 and wanted to send us one to see what we thought of it. So, here is what we thought - more importantly we...

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5 Things To Know Before You Get Rid of Cable TV

5 Things To Know Before You Get Rid of Cable TV

We finally did it - we GOT RID OF CABLE TV! The cord is cut! The last year has really had us thinking, do we need cable?  But alas, we were stuck in a contract and it wasn't worth us breaking it. Our contract ended in early December, and after quickly...

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Best Speech Therapy Apps for Kids

Best Speech Therapy Apps for Kids

Speech therapy apps - helping your littles with their speech via an app is a great way to learn thru play. Learning thru play is something we have really strived to do with our kids. When our older kids were little, iPads and technology really weren't a thing. Their...

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Handwriting Without Tears App – Wet Dry Try

Handwriting Without Tears App – Wet Dry Try

Handwriting Without Tears app has been a huge help in our house. Our 2 littles just don't quite get the wonderful penmanship of that their mother has (I have the worse handwriting.) If your child needs help in the hand writing department, look no further - we have a...

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How to Connect to WIFI in the Car – 2017 Edition

How to Connect to WIFI in the Car – 2017 Edition

How to connect WIFI in the car - so here is the deal. I originally posted this tech how to on July 23, 2012. You guys, that was 5 years ago and my how technology has changed. This post still gets quite a bit of traction so I am updating this with new content on top...

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