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A Smartphone without a Contract? Yes, Please!

My husband and I wouldn't know what to do without our smart phones. They've become such an integrated part of our lives that it's difficult to remember how we got stuff done before them. But the one thing I lament about our smart phones is the fact that we have them on a contract. Those two-year contracts most cell phone [...]

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Outfit: Black, White & Sassy All Over

I'm Wearing: Forever 21 top (similar)  |  Kenar Palazzo Pants (similar)  |  Merona Neon Crossbody Bag (similar)  |  BCBGeneration bracelet (similar)  |  H&M rings  (aff) So...it's been a while since I've done an outfit of the day. I know. What can I say? The combination of having an infant in the house and working from home has made it a [...]

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Exercise Your Brain with the Buzzle Ball

As a child of the 1980s, the following admission is pretty embarrassing: I have never solved a Rubik's cube. Not for lack of trying, either. I got one for Christmas from my aunt when I was a little girl, and I was so excited! That excitement quickly turned to frustration, because I couldn't get it right. I spent months trying to solve [...]

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End of Summer Recipe: Frozen Berry Lemonade

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, kids didn't go back to school until after Labor Day. OK. I'm being a smart aleck. But my husband and I remember this time fondly. Of course, our kids will remember that they get out of school in early May, when kids who started after Labor Day were still sitting [...]

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Back to School: Girl Style

God knew what he was doing when he blessed me with two daughters. Honestly, there's little I love more than dressing them up. The back-to-school season gives me an excuse to shop for clothes for my older daughter. She's at that age though — she's developing her own taste and style, and mom's input isn't as welcome as it used to [...]

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DIY Wrap Bracelet & Necklace with Monster Tail Loom

A few months ago, I wrote about how much my daughter loved Rainbow Loom's Monster Tail loom. The love affair is still going strong, but she grew tired of making basic bracelets after a while. So when Walmart asked me to share a project using the loom, we had to get creative about what she could make with it. Lest [...]

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IlluMask: Lighting Your Way to Clearer Skin (Just Not While Breastfeeding)

I consider myself lucky. I've always had relatively clear skin and I've never had to deal with severe acne. But after I had baby Juliza, my skin started acting up. I started seeing more pimples and flareups of smaller bumps where there had been none. Needless to say, I wasn't thrilled about it, but I had a beautiful new baby to [...]

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Back to School: Boy Style

Shopping for back to school supplies is a necessary consequence of this time of year, but it is hardly my kids' favorite part. Like me, they are far more excited about shopping for new clothes. As much as they'd probably love it if we went to the mall and spent a ton of money on pricey brand name clothes, that's [...]

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Back to School: Getting the Supplies

That time of year has come again: Back to school. I fully admit that I'm one of those parents who looks forward to it — probably because I work from home. Entertaining kids all summer while you're all cooped up in the house for most of the day is — well — challenging. And with back to school season comes shopping. Lots [...]

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A Morning in the Life: Our Laid-Back Routine

When Walmart asked me to share my morning routine, I wasn't sure how to approach it at first. Because routines are — well — routine. Boring. Rote. By definition. But life is never really boring, is it? And those routines are the things we remember when the years have passed us by. I can still remember the sweet smell of [...]

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