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How to Create a Backyard Staycation for Your Kids This Summer

Summer holidays are knocking at the door. People often wonder how I keep six kids occupied during the summer months when school is out. While my kids love spending some time at summer camp, I was sure to make our home an entertaining place for kids – particularly the backyard. When you create a kid-friendly […]


Boating Safety Has Gone to the Dogs!

We are fortunate enough to live close to Lake Erie, which while not ideal for swimming, can be a ton of fun on the boat. Wherever we go, the dogs come too (the horses we leave at home)! Whether it’s a road trip, or a boat trip, we like to have everyone together to enjoy […]

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After High School Graduation – The Race Begins!

After the high school graduation ceremony is over, yearbooks are signed, and nostalgia is shared, the family focus suddenly shifts to the preparation for college.  Once you have reached the finish line of the graduation ceremony, you confront a new race consumed by shopping, packing, and getting ready for off-to-college. And don’t be surprised that […]


College Ave Student Loans Offers New Options for Parents

  It seems like just yesterday that I was graduating from law school….with a lot of student loans that I am still working to repay.  Paying for college can be tough – especially if you are in an academic program that makes it difficult to work while you are studying.   I definitely have worked […]

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Sensitive Teeth Relief with Tom’s of Maine

* This post was sponsored by Tom’s of Maine.  #Reliefin60         Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the moms out there!  For me, Mother’s Day means a day of relaxing and kicking back with my two beautiful girls, enjoying some time outdoors, and even going off diet a little bit to enjoy […]

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Tips to Manage Migraines

 I created this post as part of a campaign by Teva Pharmaceuticals. I received an American Express gift card for participating. There is no doubt that a migraine is more than just a headache.  I have been suffering with migranes for over 20 years now.  They started when I was a teenager – and they […]

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