This Family is Prone to Shenanigans and Malarkey

This Family is Prone to Shenanigans and Malarkey

The best families are prone to all kinds of shenanigans and malarkey! You could say that growing up I was a gullible little girl who idolized her trickster big brother. When I was little, he told me that he saw a leprechaun in our living room. I spent months looking for it, but gave up eventually, not because I no longer believed him, but because I was convinced the leprechaun had left us and moved onto another family. His next shenanigan was to convince me that I could dig to China. The hole got pretty big and then I turned it into a Barbie…

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Family Movie and BINGO with the Minions Movie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MinionsAtTarget #CollectiveBias I am a pretty quiet giggler and very few movies make me giggle to the point where any noise actually comes out. My family frequently asks me, “Don’t you think this is funny?” However the new Minions movie literally had me laughing out loud so much that I snorted a few times. Those little minions are such a hoot, especially Bob, with his little teddy bear Tim. To celebrate the release of the movie on DVD, Target has an exclusive movie deal for…

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10 Tips for Feeding a Teenage Boy

If you have teenagers, you know how hungry they are. Especially teenage boys. 4 months into his 13th year, my son outgrew me. Meaning he is now taller and weighs more than me. It is a strange but wonderful feeling to look at my “baby” and see a growing man who is now way stronger than me. I take my role as his mom very seriously, and one of the most important aspects of my role is to keep him healthy, happy and full. Please don’t ever, ever make your sweet boys feel guilty for the amount of food they…

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A Day at Cedar Point

I love being an Ohioan. I may be a bit bias, but we have so much here that other states only dream of. We have the #1 ranked library system in the country, our science museum has been named the #1 science center in the country several times, the same goes for our zoo, we have been home to eight US Presidents, Thomas Edison and John Glenn, our Buckeyes are National Champions, and we have Cedar Point.  My husband was a roller coaster kid. Growing up only 20 minutes away from the park, he was there every chance he got. Turning…

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Win a Copy of American Sniper

One of the reasons that I love being a blogger is that I often get contacted by movie, TV, and book publicists with requests to promote products and offer giveaways. A lot of times, I turn them down, but not today.  I jumped at this opportunity to provide one reader with two copies of the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Combo Pack of American Sniper before it is released in stores. You’ll receive a copy for yourself and a copy to give away to your military hero. Keep in mind, that this movie is rated R, so this is not a movie you’ll want to watch with…

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My Top 8 Favorite Places for Homeschool Books

As I was writing my How to Raise a Boy Who Love to Read post, I lingered on hitting publish and then lingered more after hitting publish, because I sat here staring at the very old photos of my two beautifully organized bookcases. One upon a time they used to look like that. Seeing those photos really motivated me to pull everything off the shelves and get organized again.  So I did. I pulled every single book from all 50 cubes and made piles all over the house. (By the way, my husband built both of these IKEA-inspired shelves for…

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