The All-New Land Rover Discovery Is Here And We’re Obsessed!

A Car The Whole Family Can Enjoy It’s officially summer and kids are out of school and are ready for fun adventures! It’s an exciting time because that means lots of family time spent, places to go and things to do. And if you are anything like me the summer months are actually the busiest. Our family loves to go on adventures and having the right car really makes a big difference. And now we have found a car that everyone our family can enjoy! Here’s why we love it so much: Versatile Design This SUV has a seven-seat...

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Great Ways to Get Kids Reading, No Books Involved

Tips & Tricks for Dealing with Reluctant Readers While many children love to read, there are plenty of other kids who either dislike it or absolutely hate it. This makes it really tricky for parents who know that their kids are required to read for a certain amount of time each night as part of their homework.  Reading is an important part of life, beginning in school and extending all the way into the business and working world.  If your child is a reluctant reader, the best way to encourage them to at least start to like it is...

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Summer Swim Illnesses- How to Deal with Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s Ear: Prevention & Treatment Last summer, we had done a lot of swimming during a two-week period of time. My daughter began complaining of her ear hurting, so I just assumed it was an ear infection. She had had an ear infection before, and it was usually accompanied by a fever and your child really not feeling well. However, with swimmer’s ear, it seemed that she was only experiencing pain in her ear – no fever or other symptoms. When we went to the pediatrician, she was diagnosed with swimmer’s year. I had heard of swimmer’s ear but...

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Stealthy Healthy Desserts

Just Because It’s Dessert Doesn’t Mean it Has to Be Unhealthy! Dessert- who doesn’t love it? The more sugary, creamy and decadent the better. However, as much as we all scream for ice cream, there are several unfortunate downfalls to imbibing in sugary and high-fat treats. My whole life, I never had to worry about what I ate. I had a high metabolism and always was able to maintain my weight, even when I treated myself to yummy things. However, after having my 3rd child, something crazy happened- I couldn’t do this anymore without suffering the consequences of my...

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Affordable R&R: Relaxing Staycation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Budget-Friendly Summer Staycation Inspiration There are many reasons we choose not to go on vacations. Of course, we enjoy the relaxation and pampering. However, the financial stress, the thought of traveling with children, and the hassle of traveling in general are often deterrents for people. However, there are many ways that are more affordable and have fewer hassles that allow you to still have a great time! Visit friends or family. Taking out the cost of a hotel, as well as some meals is a huge money saver.  If your relatives have kids the same age as your own,...

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5 Things All Moms Need to Hear

Sometimes Moms Need to Hear the Love Being a mother is the most wonderful job on earth. It is often also a thankless one. There is rarely someone standing by to tell you how wonderful you are and what an amazing job you are doing.  While the rewards are priceless, being in the “trenches” of motherhood is the majority of what we, as mothers experience on a day-to-day basis.  Cleaning up spills, wiping boogie noses, and being there for everyone is not just a weekly, or even monthly duty for most mothers.  It is a daily one.  When the drudgery...

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