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December excitement! 

I'm starting a new thing here on the blog. The first week of each month, I am going to share things I am excited about for the upcoming month.  New products I want to try, holidays I'm excited for, books I can't wait to read. I'm listening to this audiobook for free with my boys.  We have the paper copy of this 25 stories book and it's awesome, but the audiobook is amazing. So animated!  We intended to read one…

Groupon is where its at this holiday season!

Disclosure:  I've included my referral link in this post.  If you use my link to make a purchase, I'll receive 10.00 in Groupon cash. I felt compelled to check out Groupon tonight, and wow.. I'm so impressed with everything they've got going on for the holidays.  You'll have to click around for yourselves, but I wanted to share some of my favorite deals!  Also, if you use the code: TAKE20 you can take 20% off three deals! They have subscriptions…

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How to do Christmas like a Hoosier Boss Parent..

Ya'll..step away from that creepy looking Elf. You do not have to entertain your kids on your own this holiday season.  If you're in Central or Southern Indiana, there are places you can take your kids.  You won't have to clean up your house.. you can just enjoy it.  Maybe tweet a photo?  Use a catchy hashtag like, #funhoosierparent #messyparenting You don't even have to do the research on best deals, fun activities, whatever.  I've done it for you!  If…

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What to get mom for the holidays!

Moms take care of everyone and everything, seriously.  We all know that.  So, this year I have created a list of what moms want most for the holiday season.    Spa treatments- facials, massages, pedicures, and manicures.  (Moms need to get pampered, no?!) Hunter boots & Hunter Socks- because being practical can also be stylish! Insta-pot- Moms cook all the time, why not help her out? Fancy towels or sheets that mom wouldn’t normally feel comfortable buying for herself.  (Think…

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Get Christmas ready with PBS Kids Shop!

Disclosure:  I did receive free toys in exchange for a review and promotion! We absolutely love the PBS Kids shop.  We are just huge PBS Kids fans, anyway.  I love that you can get personalized items, items from your kid's favorite PBS programs, and now Plan Toys!  One of the things I picked out for Liam this Christmas is this darling Safari Animals Croquet set.  You guys know he is an animal enthusiast, and he's always curious about new sports. …

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My brunch hacks!

Between now and Christmas, I'm going to be sharing my hacks for making the holidays more simply without sacrificing fun.  This morning I'm talking about my brunch hacks!  Think Christmas morning breakfast, having friends over for brunch, or for that matter just a nice family breakfast.  These are just super simple recipes and tips to make your loved ones feel special! Use your "nice plates" am I the only person with a habit of saving my plates and cups for special…

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Getting ready for the week, post holiday.

Thanksgiving was wonderful.  We ate too much, laughed a bunch, and shopped a little.  We were able to get our Christmas tree up, and we received our first Christmas card.  The holiday spirit is beginning to surge through me!  With all that said, this long weekend has me all unorganized!  So, this morning I'm taking a few moments to get organized and prepared for the week. Menu Plan: Breakfasts- will be oatmeal or eggs with fruit. Lunches - salads for mom,…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

When I was about six years old, my aunt took me to the community pool.  Up until that point, I was sure I could swim. Upon getting there, I immediately saw a friend from school and he suggested we jump off the low dive.   I had no reason to believe I couldn't swim adequately enough to get from the low dive to the ladder so I went for it.  The whole incident lasted no more than four minutes.  I jumped in,…

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Do some good: Host a Wrapping Party with Scotch® Magic™ Tape 3 Pack Caddie

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WrapGiveRepeat #CollectiveBias Now that I have two young children, giving back during the holiday season has never been more crucial to me.  I find it is especially important to make sure they understand their countless blessings, and teach them how to give back.  My husband was in the military for almost ten years, we've made friends across the country world.  During that time, we…