Banana Republic Mini Haul


About 2 weeks ago, I stumbled by the Banana Republic webpage while working on a Fashion Friday post and happily noticed a 40% off code. Since I rarely (so very rarely) buy full price, I quickly filled up my cart without reading the details. And then, finding that only a small percentage of the items [...]

Lactose Intolerance: what it is, how to diagnose and strategies for your family

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As a family who relies on drinking lactose-free milk and avoiding lots of dairy, I’m always interested in learning more about Lactose Intolerance, as well as strategies to make life with Lactose Intolerance easier. In December, I was asked to be a part of a webinar, discussing Lactose Intolerance with the National Dairy Council, a [...]

Christmas Eve Tradition


Every year for Christmas Eve, we visit with some of our family and have a great Pollyanna for the kids and a very fun White Elephant for the adults. But when we get home, you won’t believe it!, we’ve had a visitor who left hints and gifts! Here’s our family’s Christmas Eve Tradition (If it’s [...]

November Family Dinner Meal Plan

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Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide 2 As announced last week, I’m highlighting one or two kitchen-must haves this November. While last week’s make great gifts for the family cook, this week I’m highlighting a kitchen organization item that I’ve been using for about 2 years. It amazes me how simple adding vertical dividers to my cabinets [...]

Universal Studios’ Child Swap makes big kid rides family-friendly | #FamilyForward #VlogMom

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Tour along with me as I share the Universal Studios’ Child Swap program–making it possible for you and your family to enjoy the rides for taller people with your little ones. My smallest never minded entering a Child Swap room and waiting while the rest of us rode the bigger roller coasters. The Universal Studios’ [...]

If I Stay by Gayle Forman book review

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I recently finished reading If I Stay by Gayle Forman, a light-emotional young adult novel. From the publisher: In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her [...]