Category Archives: Features

I Made Claire’s Outlander Cowl

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Ever since I started watching, I have been obsessed with the knit fashions on Outlander. They show up on each episode. It all started with Claire’s cowl though. The instant I saw it, I knew I was going to try and recreate it. I just hoped someone else would join me on that trek and…

Amazing DIY Captain America Duct Tape Costume Made by an 11yo

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My friend Shanna’s 11 year old son has blown his family and friends (and me!) away with this clever DIY duct tape costume that he made all by himself. It’s economical, creative and just incredibly executed. He originally got the idea one night when he could not sleep and started thinking about ways to make…

Moms Be Like: Funny Back to School Video

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So it’s the second week of school for most of the kids in our hood and I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel like I’ve celebrated NEARLY enough. Especially after watching this funny back to school video. I feel a Target run coming on. Who’s coming with me? I just wish I didn’t…

Teething Trauma Fix: What to Do When Your Baby Becomes a Salivating Pirhana

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Thanks to MAM for providing samples for review Just when you think you’ve got this newborn baby routine under control, teething comes on with vengeance.  My children have always teethed early – at three months old.   Somewhere in the haze that is life with a newborn, it hits you that your normally calm & easy going…

Sometimes Moms Have to “Let it Go” too! Funny Video

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My travel schedule is crazy over the next two months and I’ve been a bit under the weather. With back to school for all four kids and my work and my not feeling great, my house is a sty and I’m feeling a bit er… challenged.  Or maybe even schizophrenic. If it wasn’t for needing…

Get The Behavior You Want Without Being the Parent You Hate

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I first encountered Doc G (aka Deborah Gilboa) on YouTube and Twitter. I was amazed by her simple and effective parenting tips. What got me was that her solutions were never preachy or complicated. They didn’t involve parenting pretzel twists and elaborate systems. They involved common sense and whole lot of forehead smacking moments for…

Invisalign Teen & Our Invisalign Family

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This post has been sponsored by Invisalign. All opinions are my own, as usual!  Invisalign has had such a positive impact on my life and for my kids that it’s now my first choice for teeth straightening for all my family members. I’m thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for treatment with Invisalign (below). But…

My Tula Skin Care Three Day Challenge and Review

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Thanks to Tula for providing samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.  Ok so I’m getting close to my thirties cough-cough, ok forties and there are some visible changes in my skin. I can see and feel dryness and blotchiness in my combination skin. My skin  tone appears uneven and my concealer…

Outlander Makes Me Want to Adopt Sheep and Knit a New Wardrobe

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It was 9 o’clock on a Saturday and I was on hold with the Cable Company. “I need Starz and I need it NOW!” I explained. “There’s a new episode of Outlander and I cannot miss it!” Now I know that a lot of people are watching the show because it’s epic, and has amazing…

Cool Colorful Keppies: Free Knit Kippot Pattern

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I started making these colorful hats for a couple of reasons. My kids attend a Jewish Day school where they are required to wear a kippah or “yarmulke”, if you are old school or skullcap if you are really really old school. Of the three terms, I think I like kippa best. It sounds like…