9 Movies Perfect for Halloween

9 Movies Perfect for Halloween

9 Movies Perfect for Halloween

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.  One of my favorite holidays is Halloween. I’m not sure if that’s because it falls ten days after my birthday or all that comes with the holiday–the costumes, candy, jack-o-lanterns, decorations, and trick-or-treating. In fact, it might be my favorite holiday of all. (Although my sparsely decorated house this year gives off a different impression.) While this year has been a bit crazy and I’ve had little

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15 Fantastically Funny Facebook Posts: 14th Edition

15 Fantastically Funny Facebook Posts: 14th Edition

Some Mondays are the worst! They can really suck all the fun out of a day. Last Monday was one of those days. It was a busy day from moment one and extended into Tuesday. So, if you were looking for this round-up of fantastically funny Facebook posts last week, that’s why you never saw it. I ran out of time to work on it. Isn’t that crappy? This week isn’t much better, but I am less busy. This Monday, my kindergartner, GiGi, woke us up around 2:30 a.m. crying. She kept worrying about a T-Bot poking her in her

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Zootopia, Star Wars, and Captain America. Oh, My! Disney Comes to Netflix

Zootopia, Star Wars, and Captain America. Oh, My! Disney Comes to Netflix

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.  September 20th is a magical day. Since early spring, I’ve patiently waited. And waited. And waited.  What have I been waiting for? Simple. Disney on Netflix! In May, Netflix announced a huge deal they made with Disney and Disney’s subsidiaries (Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Marvel). Starting in September, Netflix would hold exclusive U.S. rights to all Disney movies (including the subsidiary companies). This news thrilled me! While I enjoy streaming TV

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Fresh & Easy Marinara Sauce

Fresh & Easy Marinara Sauce

This weekend, after a frustrating week at home with the kids, I needed an escape. A friend asked if I would like to spend an evening with her and another mutual friend. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance! After much discussion, the three of us decided to go out for dinner at a local Italian restaurant. As we waited to place our orders, the three of us talked about how we were all picky eaters. We learned, though, how we were each picky in different ways. One person didn’t like sauces, and another didn’t like certain vegetables. Me,

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My Love Affair with Stand-Up Comedy

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.  Years ago, as a teenager at a time when my parents briefly had cable, I found myself bored and clicking through the channels looking for something to watch after everyone else had gone to bed. I stumbled on a program with a woman telling jokes to an audience. As I watched, I became captivated and amused. Soon, I was laughing out loud, and I had a woman

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Confessions of a Potty Training Failure (& Giveaway)

Confessions of a Potty Training Failure (& Giveaway)

Disclosure: I am doing this review in exchange for a one-year subscription of the KidloLand Nursery Rhymes App. I love being honest about all my reviews so all opinions really are my own! I’m a failure. I can put up beautiful pictures of my kids on Facebook and show happy moments, but it hides the truth. I suck! Well, more specifically, I suck at potty training my children. It all started when I tried to potty train my oldest, Ginny. She was two and therefore ready to start learning how to use the potty, or so I thought. Ginny did

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Odd Things About Me

I’m a sucker. I’m a sucker for every little survey or quiz found on Facebook. Resist? Never. Resistance is futile (yes, I’m a geek). I want to know who should be my best friends for life and where I should live for the rest of my life.These are all-important, life-altering decisions! It helps to have an unbiased source in my decision-making. I’m positive that my favorite color and my favorite animal will tell me if I can survive the zombie apocalypse.   In the last couple of days, I’ve seen friends posting answers to a list of questions. I tried

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15 Fantastically Funny Facebook Posts: 6th Edition

15 Fantastically Funny Facebook Posts: 6th Edition

Between soccer, playdates, Kindergarten registration, and thunderstorms, it has been a busy week in my world. Having three kids keeps me busy. Having three kids who need to go places makes life a bit insane. Is it too late to reconsider this parenthood thing?  While I do question parenthood sometimes, I would never trade it for the world. After all, my kids give me lots of material to write. Okay, not really (well, yeah, kind of). I do love my three girls. They make life interesting, fun, and  frustrating. When I need to escape the insanity, I go to Facebook

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Enough is Enough

This morning as I scrolled through trending topics on Facebook, I saw a name attached to a hashtag. Silently I said to myself, “Oh no. Not another one.” For it seems that anytime a person dies in a violent act, their name includes a hashtag. And now, two days in a row, I’ve seen two names with hashtags, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both black men shot to death by police officers. Normally, on this blog, I avoid writing about politics, race, and religion. It’s not that I don’t hold an opinion. I do. In fact, I state my opinion clearly

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19 Ideas for Enjoying “Me Time”

19 Ideas for Enjoying “Me Time”

Disclosure: I’m a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam which means that they pay for the streaming service in exchange for me posting once a month about the service. All opinions are my own.  Let me let you in on a little secret. Once you become a stay-at-home parent, you lose something precious you probably didn’t value enough. No, not money (although you do lose some of that). No, not sex with your partner, although that may happen less often. Who has energy for that after several days with little sleep? You lose “me time,” those quiet moments where you can

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