My little red-headed unicorn

November 25, 2014
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I was standing at an event, B in her carrier, talking to a couple women. It had been cold outside, so she had a hat on her head. As we started to thaw out and warm up, I took her hat off. The gasps and combined silence were audible in the entire store. “OMG! HER […]

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Home for the Holidays Getaway from Rack Room Shoes

November 24, 2014
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No, before you get excited mom and Emily, I don’t have plans to travel for the holidays. But, given the chance to win a family getaway for the holidays? I’d be all over that! I’ve partnered with Rack Room Shoes to let you know that for only two days, November 27th and 28th, in-store, you […]

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Holiday in the Park | Mommy and Me Monday | 249th ed

November 23, 2014
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Brrrr….it’s been cold here this week! Like below 20 at the bus stop a couple mornings. I am not ready for this cold at.all. Thankfully, it warmed up a little by Friday because we headed to a preview of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags. N decided she wanted to check out as many […]

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My favorite part of The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay, Part 1 with Video

November 21, 2014
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This week, along with a very crowded theater full of people, I got to watch a sneak preview of The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay, Part 1.  Just like the book, third installment is intense. Surprisingly it is more intense than the other two movies thus far. Mocking Jay picks up right where Catching Fire ended, […]

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When spitting counts | JScreen Genetic Screening Giveaway

November 20, 2014
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During the first trimester of every one of my pregnancies, I had a series of blood tests and genetic tests done. It was a little puzzling to me as the kiddos have the same parents, but “they” said they were required. Fortunately, nothing was ever detected in any of those test, or even any suspicions. […]

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It’s hinting time | LG OLED is a great family gift from Best Buy

November 20, 2014
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We are already in list building season. Yes, making our lists and giving our family hints as to what we would like the big man to bring us this Christmas. Yes, it’s hinting season. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced […]

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Socially-Conscious Holiday Gifting With Heart of Haiti

November 19, 2014
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While we don’t have our tree up yet, and haven’t considered Christmas decorations, we have made some Christmas preparations. We are making our budget and thinking of gifts to give our family and friends. When thinking of what to gift people, we like to really try to think of the person and gift them something […]

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40 Weeks

November 17, 2014
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There have been countless times I will be sitting in the living room and all of a sudden hear a strange noise. I sit for a minute and listen to it wondering what is going on. Then I remember. Oh. That’s the water boiling for the potatoes. Every pregnancy makes me more and more forgetful, […]

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Family Pictures Preview | Mommy and Me Monday 248th ed

November 16, 2014
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A few weeks ago, it dawned on me that we didn’t have any professional family pictures. With Christmas coming up and needing to make cards, I scheduled a session. Then, I realized a week before the pictures that none of us had anything to wear special for the pictures. But, I set out to fix […]

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Un-complicate your wardrobe with J.Jill {$100 giveaway}

November 16, 2014
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My wardrobe is a far cry from complicated. It’s also a far cry from being nice. Between the pregnancies and breastfeeding and having four kids, shopping, clothing and style aren’t typically on my radar.  I was hosted at J. Jill, a women’s premiere specialty retailer, to see how the store is trying to help women like […]

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