Helping you remember and save on Holiday Necessary Forgettables!

  Santa knows that having lists help to save the holidays! Thanks to my husband I have an amazing program to keep track of the gifts for everyone on our list. I track the wish list ideas, where I might get them, what I might pay. I then track where I got the item, what […]

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Making A Labrador Feel Part Of The Family

Training your lab puppy

With the holidays upon you, and the festive season well and truly creeping into every part of the home; you probably have your mind on gifts, get-togethers, and food with your loved ones. It’s the season to reflect on the year that’s just gone and embrace what the new one has in store for you […]

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Looking After Yourself When Looking After A Newborn

Image Source   No-one can prepare you for motherhood. Exhausted from childbirth, you’re suddenly left with this tiny human being who you are wholly responsible for. Many new mothers can get depressed over sleep deprivation. Other may get doubts over their abilities as a mother and think that they’re failing their baby. In actual fact, […]

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Is A Career In Care Right For You?

Image   There are many careers out there that take a certain sort of person to do it – and most of those paths are to do with the public services like paramedics, police, firefighters and the army. And a lot is to do with caring for people. Doctors, nurses, midwives and healthcare personnel have […]

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Small Changes with Big Health Benefits

Image source   If you aren’t exactly the perfect specimen of health (and who of us is), now is the perfect time to quit the excuses and start thinking about what you can do to change that. Get a head start on the New Year’s resolutions by making one or more of these small changes […]

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The Lessons New Parents Must Learn On the Job…and Quickly

By: Bilal Sajjad     The Lessons New Parents Must Learn On the Job…and Quickly Having a baby is an experience that involves lots of work. Before the birth, you have to get all the things you need for her care. That may include significant renovation at the house. You’ll also be choosing a pediatrician, […]

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Unusual Investments Away From The Stock Market

Don’t trust the stock market? Or maybe you aren’t all that impressed with its current rate or returns? Whatever your own reason, there are lots of various reasons why others are starting to turn their back on this traditional form of investing.   Even if you want to turn away from the stock market, it […]

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Disney•Pixar’s COCO – For the love of family and music!

COCO movie review

COCO opens in theaters everywhere on November 22nd! Disney Pixar’s COCO is everything one could want it to be. It is a glimpse into a beautiful culture with old traditions and shares truths about the very essence of family.    From fables and myths to places of pure imagination to cultural beliefs, Disney and Pixar bring so […]

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Thankful for Breastfeeding Giveaway bundle – Ends 12/5

Giveaway for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding isn’t always easy, it can be challenging. However, breastfeeding is a gift and something to be thankful for. The power of your body being able to nourish another tiny human is amazing and almost magical. The beautiful bond that instantly calms and comforts your baby truly is a lifesaver, too.  Breastfeeding provides so many benefits […]

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Photowall – Beautiful and Easy Home Decor

Photowall Review Canvas Frame Building Easy big long box

Thank you to Photowall for sponsoring our newest fun canvas and this post! All opinions are that if littlecrunchy.com   Few things get as many compliments when it comes to come decor as a beautifully done mural wall or huge stunning canvas. Not only is their size impressive, but they tend to pull you in […]

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Growing Up At Christmas: Mastering Parent Duties During Your Child’s Pre-Teen Transition

Elf on a Shelf Fun for all ages, specially tweens!

Credit: You can still make it a Christmas to remember   The pre-teen years are notoriously difficult to get right at Christmas. Your son or daughter’s interests can change massively between summer and winter. This is especially if this was the year that they graduated to middle school. Unfortunately, the days of Barbie dolls and […]

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Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays #Giveaway $150 Gift Cards

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Welcome to the Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays Giveaway! We have teamed up with Everything Mommyhood and a handful of other bloggers to bring this fabulous giveaway to you! The holidays are right around the corner and everyone will be decorating soon if they haven’t started already. Now is the time to spruce […]

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Thanksgiving STEM Activities – Guest Post

STEM Thanksgiving Kids Activities

By: Erica Saint Clair, PhD Thanksgiving is sneaking up, I mean really, it is less than a week away. Yikes! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year, mostly because it really focuses on being together, not on candy (like Halloween), or presents (like Christmas). Of course, there is only so much being together […]

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Tips for Hiring the Right Pet Sitter

Written by Nat Smith, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.   Tips for Hiring the Right Pet-Sitter & Dog-Walker   In an ideal world, you’d spend 24/7 with your dog: long walks throughout the day, cuddles every night, and endless adventures. Unfortunately, sometimes this thing […]

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Learning to Let Go: How To Raise Independent Children

Super Hero Kids - Empowering

Photo credit   When you first start a family, the extrent to which your children need you can be a culture shock to many. You going from having yourself and maybe your job as your primary concern to meeting the whims of a wailing newborn 24/7. Many of us struggle with a sensation of almost […]

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miacademy.com Homeschool Review – Online Learning Games

miacademy review site

 *** Thank you to Miacademy for sponsoring my kids with their program so that we can share our honest opinions of it! *** With 4 homeschooling children in different grades one of the things I love is to use technology to let some kids fly on their own for some subjects so I can help […]

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The Things Kids Really Want

Happy_Children

Image Credit   As your child grows up, the demands they have grow and grow, even though they’re meant to become more independant. As they go through school they’ll be influenced by different friends to want different things, this can then lead up to a nightmare for you. All you’ll ever want for your kids […]

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4 Smart Ways Large Families Can Save Money

saving change adds up - big family money tips

Big families have the unfortunate label of typically being more expensive than small families. What I mean is that the cost of raising a large family is considerably higher than those of a small one. More people, more money; simple.   As a result, it pays when you can think of ideas and ways to […]

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Letting Go While Holding On

Baby Holding Finger - They grow up too fast!

One of the biggest changes that can happen to a person in life is motherhood. You don’t just gain a pregnancy, stretchmarks and a baby at the end. You gain a little piece of immortality, shaped and ready for you to teach and raise. You gain a personality that will form based on how you […]

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Falling Into Fashion: Transitioning From Summer Into Autumn

Fall Fashion

Photo Credit   Sadly, summertime has long gone and we are well in autumn. Even in the south of America, the weather turns and the cold can bite. Okay, it isn’t quite what our cousins in the UK have to deal with but it’s not as warm as June or July! Apart from the changing the […]

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