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Add A Big Dot Of Happiness To Your Child’s Birthday Party

I received these items for the purposes of this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own. Birthday parties around my house are always something I like to make extra special for my daughter. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the latest trends and themes because they change every year and there are so […]


How-to:The Unforgettable Birthday Party

How-to: The Unforgettable Birthday Party It doesn’t matter if the number of candles on the cake is 1 or 100, every birthday is cause for celebration and celebration means making memories that will last long after the party is over. Below are some tips from the experts at Big Dot of Happiness (www.bigdotofhappiness.com) to help make […]

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Before College – How to Talk About Drinking with Your Child

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Anheuser-Busch’s Family Talk About Drinking program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. OK, who stole my summer? I know someone did because it just can’t be this close to the end already! I’ve barely gotten started and now it’s time to […]


Surviving Sixteen Years and Six Kids

I recently celebrated my 16th wedding anniversary to Daddy-o. When I say “celebrated,” I actually just mean that we both “remembered.” It has been a busy sixteen years and I’d be lying if I said we’ve actually remembered all of our anniversaries. Usually we are reminded of this special occasion when his mother calls to […]


Sticks and Stones -The Power of Words

Words are powerful. My dad was an English teacher and word junkie so we were always taught to use our words carefully. The lesson has stuck with me and I have found that in raising my kids, I’m careful about not using vocabulary words that I don’t like. There are certain words not in my […]

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Keep Momming –

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As an actress, a public health advocate and former journalist, Holly Robinson Peete has seen it all. And as a mother of four, she’s encountered just about every parenting challenge […]

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Discover Boating and See Just What You’ve Been Missing Out On!

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation WOW! Where is summer going? It seems like it just started but when I look at the date, I see that it’s rapidly flying by me. And, like every […]

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Simple Tips to Find a Summer Camp

Summertime fun – gotta love it! However, after a few weeks of no school, my kids start getting antsy and looking to me to provide entertainment. With the age differences, what one wants to do is not necessarily what the others want to do etc. So this year, we’re trying something a little different. Each […]

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