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How to Get Your Child to Open Up – #KidQapp

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Scholastic Parent & Child. All opinions and statements are my own. My child is full of questions, daily, hourly, he is always wondering the answers to many of life's questions. I love to connect with my kids in conversation, but when they aren't in the mood to talk ...

Calling All Banana Lovers! #ChiquitaCookingLab Recipe Contest

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This post was sponsored by Chiquita. All thoughts are my own. Calling all banana lovers! Are you ready to take your love for Chiquita bananas and use it for a chance to win $4,000? It's time to tap into your kitchen creativity and compose the best recipe out of 3 pre defined ingredients. Sound easy enough? Let's ...

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient – $75 Visa Giveaway!

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This post was sponsored through our partnership with Trane. All thoughts are my own. Since becoming a homeowner, almost 6 years ago, I've learned a lot about making our home efficient. We moved into a home that wasn't very efficient and many things needed to be replaced/upgraded. Of course you don't realize these things until after ...

Decorating and Painting Minion Pumpkins for Halloween

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Halloween is among my favorites. I love the foods, the spooky crafts, and the activities. Last year, I got a Minion Pumpkin Decorating idea from Pinterest and my son saw the picture over my shoulder. "What's that mama?!" "Don't they look like Minions? They're pumpkins! Would you want to do that?" "YEAH!" Being that Minions are still very much popular, we ...

Halloween Candy Corn Bark | Recipe

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Every Christmas I make peppermint bark and never really thought about making it during other holidays. This year I dug up a fun recipe from Nasbisco for Candy Corn Bark with Oreo Cookies! I made a few changes to make it safe for my peanut allergy child and for my own taste. This is fabulous, you ...

The Best Peanut Free and Gluten Free Candy Corn

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Anyone with a peanut allergy can tell you how hard it is to enjoy something as simple as holiday candy. Since my son was diagnosed with a peanut allergy in 2008, I've been searching year after year for a candy corn that was not contaminated with peanuts. This task hasn't been easy.  While my search has only occurred ...

Carbonated Kool Aid and RootBeer Float Popsicles – Oh my!

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One of my biggest weaknesses is soda pop. I know, it's bad. I've tried dropping it in the past, went several weeks without it and then cravings take over. So what's a girl to do? When my cravings can't be controlled, I turn around and find my fridge stocked back up with my weakness. Even my kids ...

Does Poo-Pourri Really Work? We Tried It! {Giveaway Too!}

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I live with a very comical family and it's some sort of mission between the boys in my family to make the biggest stink in our bathrooms. Most children like to find cloud shapes in the sky, my children like to find shapes in their poop. Please tell me I'm not alone! Everyone poops and if you live in ...