Top Tips for Helping Your Dog Feel More Comfortable During the Holidays

Pets on Holiday

Fido has no idea it’s the holidays and doesn’t use the calendar to number his days, yet your dog will use its senses to figure out something is different based on the shiny decor and all around holiday cheer coming from humans.  To make sure your dog has a wonderful holiday season as well, trace… 

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Saying Goodbye, Saying Hello: Dealing With the Mixed Emotions of Moving

Saying Goodbye to Friends

When it comes to moving, people experience a range of emotions from excitement to anxiety and anticipation. Some people realize that they’re leaving behind a lot of what’s familiar and comfortable and so they get scared. Here’s how to recognize these feelings and how to deal with them. Know What You Want This is the… 

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Spaghetti with Chicken & Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with chicken

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla. The opinions and text are all mine. Every year my kids get excited to celebrate Mother’s Day and start asking what I would like as a gift. What they don’t realize is they make every day special for me. If I had to… 

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Don’t Give Up Until The Kids Buckle Up

Don't Give Up Till They Buckle Up

Got Tweens? They aren’t little kids anymore and want to be treated differently. But here’s one rule I have that is NEVER up for debate – the car doesn’t move until everyone is wearing a seat belt.  It is the same rule I have for anyone who enters my car.  We say it and buckle… 

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Mountain Monster Party


Our girls have always been interested in silly things like Bigfoot aka. pink foot.  I mean I did April fools them when a big ol’ foot print in our yard and did a post about exotic Sasquatch Jerky.  So it was no surprise to anyone when we discovered a new show called Mountain Monsters.  This show follows a… 

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Choosing Health A Care Plan

Choosing a Health care Plan

This is a sponsored post.  My opinions regarding choosing a health care plan are my own. I count my blessings every day that my husband has a job which helps us with health insurance.  Even with that help we pay over $600 a month and we have been shopping to see if it would be… 

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Keep in Touch with Unlimited Talk Text and Data #Thankful4Savings #CollectiveBias #ad

unlimited talk text and data

 This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions, including those about the unlimited talk text and data are mine alone. Right now we are working to get our oldest to college. Two things that are always on my mind how much it is going to cost us and how can… 

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Veteran’s Day 2014: A Tribute to My Father

Marine Corp Sgt. Stanley E. Collins

Our US Military has always held a special place in my heart, specially our soldiers.  Many in our family have proudly served for generations in all branches of the military for years.  On Veteran’s Day I tend to reminisce more, I think it is most special to me because my father served in the Marine… 

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