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Growing up, there were many instances I was convinced I had the meanest parents in the world. I was expected to walk the half-mile to school when a lot of other kids got front-door service.  And yes, it WAS uphill, and yes, there was most often snow!  Mean. On many occasions, I was told, "No," I couldn't have that new life-sized Kid...
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Christmas Tree Collage Featured
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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...it's one of the best things about Christmas, and there are so many ways to decorate one!  Change it up this year with any of these fabulous, festive ideas.   1. Merry and Bright  2. Whimsical tree 3. Black and White tree 4. Peppermint tree 5. Burlap tree 6. Rustic Cabin Inspired...
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by  |  posted under Christmas, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Traditions, Uncategorized
The holidays are magical times with lots of special family memories.  Make this year's holiday season extra special with a few new traditions to start in your home. 1. Paying blessings forward. 2. Make homemade rolls together. 3. Thanksgiving Mad Libs. 4. Give someone a Thank-Attack. 5. Collect leaves and make an autumn tree...
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Elf Featured
by  |  posted under Christmas, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Traditions, Uncategorized
If you haven't started the Elf on the Shelf tradition with your family yet, DO IT!  It is so much fun!  You can get it HERE, just in time for this holiday season.  However, after weeks of trying to be creative, parents can get a little burned out.  Here are 25 genius ideas that will keep you going until the big day! 1.  Elf drinking...
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Save Money Christmas featured
by  |  posted under Christmas, Coupons & Budgeting, Holiday, Uncategorized
  Although November has just begun, many of you have holiday shopping on the mind.  Save yourself a bundle this Christmas by following a few of these  budget-friendly guidelines. 1. Plan everything ahead of time. Avoid aimless aisle perusing, over-spending, and impulse purchases.  Keep a list on your phone for every person you are buying...
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by  |  posted under Coupons & Budgeting, Family, Kids' Chores, Organization, Parenting, Time Management, Uncategorized
With a million things to do and a million directions to do them in, busy moms can use all the help we can get!  Check out the top apps recommended for moms by readers like you.  For the complete brainstorming session on our HowDoesShe Facebook page, click HERE. Scheduling & Lists 1.  Cozi (FREE): manages every aspect of family life...
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by  |  posted under Desserts, Halloween, Recipes
 One of my favorite treats, from childhood to adulthood, has to be an ooey-gooey caramel apple.  I can't leave a fair or amusement park without getting an over-priced, but so delicious caramel apple.  To add a Halloween twist on the classic treat, I made up this killer recipe for Candy Corn Caramel Apples. The secret ingredient...candy...
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Eczema featured
by  |  posted under Beauty, Family, Parenting, Round ups, Uncategorized
 Dealing with eczema is no fun---the pain, the itching, and the chronic red skin.  An estimated 35 million Americans suffer from eczema, and 70% of cases start in children. When it comes to treating eczema, we turned to YOU and boy did you respond!  In a recent Facebook conversation, over 1,200 people shared their experiences with eczema...
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by  |  posted under Free Exclusive Printables, Free Printables, Freebies, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized
You're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and as guests start to arrive, you do a mental rundown: turkey's in the oven (check), rolls are golden brown (check), the table setting is Pinterest worthy (check). But the gravy still needs to be made and the pies baked.  There's whipped cream to "whip up," and the baby is still in his pajamas!  How...
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Long hair featured
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Ever wanted long, gorgeous locks without extensions?  These secrets really work, so try a few, sit back, and watch your hair grow! 1. Wash your hair less. Previously, my biggest mistake was going along with the misconception that you must wash your hair every day.  Actually, it's quite the opposite; the more you suds up, the more you're...
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