Tame Your Temper From Toddler Tantrums {Guest Post}

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Photo courtesy of Christine Szetso via Flickr, Creative Commons   A lot of parents don’t know what to do when their toddler throws a tantrum. Even if it’s normal for a child to throw a tantrum, it’s such a stressful and difficult situation that often times parents lose their temper and engage the child in a shouting match. This does not help at all. It’s very important when dealing with toddler tantrums that you as the parent keep calm. You need your wits about you if you intend to play … [Read more...]

Share Your Halloween Throwbacks with us at Throwback Thursday Tell-All Linky Party #3

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This bi-weekly linkup is gaining some momentum! Thanks everyone who participated in the previous Throwback Thursday Tell-All parties. All the behind-the scenes info on your posts has been enjoyable. I'm sure y'all have old Halloween pictures that you want to share and TELL ALL about them. So come on in and share your Throwback Halloween pictures and posts and those other ones in the back of your photo albums (For the young ones, I mean "deep in your digital photo archives"). And to start … [Read more...]

Wake Up Wednesday #40

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Tweet #wakeupwednesdaylinky                Welcome to the 40th week of     Wake Up Wednesday "Linky"  ************************************************************ Before we party this week I wanted to  remind everyone that Sew Crafty Angel is Hosting a  HUGE CHRISTMAS EVENT GIVEAWAY  $1650 Paypal Cash starts this upcoming Friday at one minute after midnight  on October 31st  (Nov 1st). Make sure you come by and … [Read more...]

Halloween Faves, Day 3: Halloween Events and Attractions for Kids vs Parents (Greater Philadelphia region)

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When I was married, we loved to go out to all of the haunted mansions and prisons or even head out to Six Flags and Dorney Park for all of the ghoulish rides. We had an amazing time! Now with a little one, I have to identify some kid-friendly Halloween events and activities vs the ones that would scare the wits out of even the strongest man.  Here are some of our fave Halloween activities for the kiddos vs the ones for the adults. Halloween Events and Attractions for Kids Let's … [Read more...]

Turn It Up Tuesday #58 – Halloween Edition

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Welcome to the 58th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays!!! We're so happy to have you here this week - and thanks for the amazing posts last week! Happy Halloween!!! The holiday is right around the corner, and it makes me realize that the year has flown by! What are you doing for Halloween? Going to any parties? Dressing up your kids in those adorable costumes? Share them all with us this week - present or past! Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link … [Read more...]

Halloween Faves, Day 2: 15 Halloween Treats Perfect for Toddlers

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With Micah's Halloween party right around the corner, I've been trying to figure out some perfect treats that I could take to the party. Like any self-respecting blogger and mommy, I decided to head to Pinterest to find some treats perfect for the Halloween party. Today's 7 Days of Halloween Faves post is a collection of some of my favorite Halloween treats that would be perfect for Micah's party, as well as for you to have for your family! I'll be mixing it up and providing 15 of my … [Read more...]

$205 Target Gift Card Giveaway {Ends 11/3}

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I have teamed up with Aly from Ooh La Lovely Blog, Pamela from Macdonald's Playland, and 18 other awesome bloggers to bring you this $205 Target Gift Card Giveaway! Simply enter in the rafflecopter below for your chance to win and be sure to check out all of the wonderful ladies who have teamed up to bring you this giveaway! Giveaway ends next Monday, November 3rd! Best of luck! Hosted By: Macdonald's Playland | Ooh La Lovely BlogCo-Hosted by: Behind Blue Eyes | Epic … [Read more...]

Meandering Mondays #70

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Welcome one and all to This Momma's Meandering Mondays 70 and I want to offer a great, big thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us! We are so thankful to have you with us! Now...let's get the party started and come on in and join the fun by linking up your favorite posts! We had an absolutely awesome week last week! Share the fun and make some new friends, find a new yummy treat, or find a wonderful new craft idea to make. This is a great way to grow in your friendships! But … [Read more...]

Halloween Faves, Day 1: Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies

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Can you believe that Halloween is only several days away? It is possibly one of my favorite holidays; however, I just haven't had the time to enjoy it the way I normally would. There has just been way too much going on.  I have wanted to do something on my blog all month for Halloween, but like I said, I just haven't had the time. So I've decided to celebrate for the next 7 days, with a short series - 7 Days of Halloween Faves. Each day, I will talk about some of our favorite things for … [Read more...]

Celebrating Mini-Milestones with Netflix #StreamTeam

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**Disclosure: I am currently a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam and received a yearlong Netflix subscription and iPad mini in exchange for monthly blog posts. All thoughts and opinions are my own.** Last week, Micah was battling croup and an asthma flare, so we spent about 4 days indoors - with him recovering and me fighting off a sinus infection.  We had just received approval into the Netflix #StreamTeam and received our goodies, and I was happy that we would have something to watch other … [Read more...]

Social Media Mixer #22 – The Last and Final Edition

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Welcome to the 22nd week of the Social Media Mixer! Thank you to everyone who joined us for Week 21 - we had 114 blogs and numerous social media link-ups! We have an announcement to make - this will be the last and final Social Media Mixer! If you would still like to link up with us, please join Turn It Up Tuesdays every week, or Social Media Saturdays on BrittanyBullen.com.  We'd love to have you!!! It has been a great 22 weeks, and we love all of you that have joined us - past and present. … [Read more...]

Tips for Successful Co-Parenting {Guest Post}

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Holly speaks about raising kids, organizing the home and saving money on her blog, Bonza Brats. She is a friend of this blog and loves to share insights about her love for family, children and homemaking. Divorce is hard as it is. Separating from your partner and completely starting over is one thing, while maintaining a relationship with a child is something else. When a marriage ends and divorce is the only way to go, co-parenting is an important issue that partners must discuss if … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Save For Your Child’s Enrollment {Guest Post}

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Every August (or in some cases, September), you’ll get to hear all the footwear trekking their way across newly-waxed floors. It’s that time of year every parent needs to be prepared for. It’s a given that school is more than just footwear. Way more. Of course, you’ll want your kids to receive the best education there is, but the thing is, school fees could cost you a lot of money. Since that’s the case, you’ll need to have a budget as well as other ways in which you won’t be spending … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About Sex, and the Single Mom

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First and foremost, I don't talk about sex - it's just not one of those things that I share with the people around me, and I haven't really touched on it here on the blog at all. I'm going to try to break a record today and test how many times I can say sex in this post - I never talk about it. It's so incredibly weird, but I feel the desire to share today.   Sex is taboo...especially when it comes to the single mom. If she's having sex, it's expected that she beware so that she … [Read more...]

Wake Up Wednesday #39

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Tweet #wakeupwednesdaylinky                Welcome to the 39th week of     Wake Up Wednesday "Linky"  We are so excited to have you all party with us. Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party. Last week we had  406 awesome linkups!     Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us!  We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!    The hop is hosted and posted on these different blogs!  Your link will appear on the … [Read more...]

Turn It Up Tuesday #57

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Welcome to the 57th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays!!! We're so happy to have you here this week - and thanks for the amazing posts last week! Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time! Thanks … [Read more...]