Category Archives: Your Stories

How To Exorcise Horrible Holiday Stains That Could Haunt You Forever

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Thanks to OxiClean for sponsoring this post   Heading into the holidays with my big family,  I know one thing for sure. There will be stains. You know what I mean. You may even be sporting the Ghosts of Christmas past on your tablecloths and Ugly Holiday Sweaters. While some would call these badges of…

Easy Slow Cooker Inside Out Stuffed Cabbage Soup from Trader Joes

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Some days you need to come home to a warm and comforting dinner. But you don’t want to measure, fuss… think. That’s when this Stuffed Cabbage soup recipe is your BFF. All of the ingredients except for a bit of Italian seasoning that I added, came from Trader Joes.  The recipe uses the whole bag/can…

Grateful Heart Pumpkin Pinwheel Cookies

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Of all my cookie recipes, my grandmother’s Pinwheel Cookies are my favorite. I’ve used the same basic recipe and adapted it to make my Dizzy Dreidel Pinwheel cookies, and now I’m adding in a new Thanksgiving Pinwheel Cookies twist. Grateful Heart Pinwheel Cookies. My grandmother was a very patient and kind woman. She didn’t have…

Winter Travel To Do: Take a Norweigan Cruise to See Northern Lights

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Thanks to Hurtigruten Cruises for sponsoring today’s content There’s a conversation that comes up every single time you get a group of travel bloggers together. “So…have you seen the Northern Lights yet?” “Yeah,” I fake-casual shrug when asked. “I saw ‘em in Siberia.” I usually fail to mention that it was summer in Siberia when I…

If You Didn’t Play With This Stuff, You Didn’t Grow Up in the 70s & 80s

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Thanks to Fat Brain Toys , one of my favorite online toy shops,  for inviting me to be a part of their Partners in Play program and sponsoring this content. This post originally appeared on the Fat Brain Toys site. All opinions are my own.  Long before I came up with the names for my future…

Would You Recognize a Time Traveler Disguised as a Modern Hipster Photographer?

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The vintage bellows camera pointed at the Parthenon was somewhat hard to miss. It looked like a prop. A piece left behind by some period production, filming atop the Acropolis.  It looked so wrong and yet so weirdly right. Attached to the back of the accordion-like lens, was an (also vintage, but more recent) polaroid…

What This Amazing Dream About Ninja Parrots Taught Our Family

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A few weeks ago I published my son Leo’s Cyborg Gorilla Jungle Party Dream. Some of you wondered what I was feeding my kids before bed, and whether there were artificial colors and flavors involved. Today I’m sharing Fox’s dream about Ninja Parrots. You’ll have to watch the video to see what he learned. But…

“I’m Ok!” Cutest Halloween Costume Ever

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“I’m Ok!” Check out this adorable little boy in his Minion costume. We love to see our little ones in over the top Halloween costumes. We get caught up on how cute they look and forget they need to move, walk, and breathe. This is hilarious ~enjoy!

Mom and Dad Ate All Of Your Halloween Candy Prank! Jimmy Kimmel’s Hilarious Video Clip

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Watch these prankster parents tell their kids they ate all their Halloween candy. Yes, it is a little evil , but it is side splitting to watch. Would you put your kid through this torture?

The AmazingTechnicolor Imagination of a 6 yr Old That Makes All Your Dreams Seem Boring By Comparison

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Sure you are clever and creative. You tell great stories. I get it. But let’s face it. This 6 yr old tells better stories. Yes I am biased, because this is MY 6 yr old, but I’m still incredibly blown away by the way his imagination works. Three eyed Gorillas hosting disco parties in hidden…