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Cucumber Roll-Ups

Cucumber Roll-Ups Recipe

Here’s a neat way to make a sandwich using cucumber as the “Bread”, thanks to FamilyFun Magazine: Cucumber Roll-Ups Kids can help make these tasty two-bite snacks for their first classroom gathering. In a small bowl, stir together 2 ounces goat cheese, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cut 12 1-inch-long strips […]

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Crystal Cruises Luxury Line Offering Infants Children’s & Teens Programs

For grandparents and families that want luxury travel with children or grandchildren, Crystal Cruises has made it an easy choice to cruise together in luxury, according to Ross Spalding, President-Crown Cruise Vacations.  Crystal offers one of the most comprehensive children’s programs at sea with outstanding offerings that exceed even the highest expectations. Sophisticated cruise specialists […]

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Cameron Mathison Stars in Along Came a Nanny

Love and mystery go together seamlessly in “Along Came a Nanny,” a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere on Sunday, October 12 (9pm ET/PT, 8C).  I just love Cameron Mathison and he is great in Along Came a Nanny!   The recently rebranded Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (formerly Hallmark Movie Channel), with its October […]

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Get Ready for LeapTV by LeapFrog #LeapTV

This is a partnered post with MomSelect, all opinions are my own. I love all the LeapFrog products. We have been using LeapFrog DVD’s since the kids were babies. Then we moved to the LeapFrog devices and there are so many that we have and my kids still love using them. I had to put […]

Sock Sorter

Magically Sorting Socks!

Sample provided. Do you have a Gremlin that lives in your dryer and eats single socks?? I do!! How do you rid your home of this Gremlin? You can’t. But, you can make folding socks a fun game to play with your kids, so I jumped at the chance to try a new product for […]

Hasbro Games

Summer Fun With Hasbro is Making Memories!

Samples provided. These days of hustle and bustle are so distracting that sometimes we forget to slow down and take time for ourselves and disconnect from our computers and TV, phones and tablets. But I have to say, there is nothing that I cherish more than spending time with my family! Family nights with Hasbro […]

Tuna Canoes

Tuna Canoes Recipe

Here’s a simple and wholesome afternoon snack idea from FamilyFun Magazine that is perfect to serve to hungry kiddos! Tuna Canoes These tasty treats carry a cargo of good protein and serve as an allergy-friendly alternative to the classic ants on a log. Fill celery sections with your child’s favorite tuna salad. Top each with […]

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Why You Should See Toy Story of Terror on Blu-ray & Digital HD

Last year on the Disney channel this special came on, it was Toy Story of Terror and my husband set the DVR so we wouldn’t miss it. I think with all my travels I still missed it but he and the kids watched it. What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy […]

Animal Jam 3D Shape Spotting Activity & Craft

Animal Jam 3D Shape Spotting Activity & Craft

This is a partnered post. From the moment they were invented, children have loved video games. From the crude games of my childhood (“Pong”, anyone?) to today’s fully immersive online gaming experiences, video games have been a source of joy for children – and, at times, a source of concern for their parents. Adults wonder […]

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GoPicnic Go Gluten Free Options

BY Lynn In the past I have done a review for Go Picnic, so when I was offered the opportunity to do it again I jumped at it because I remembered from before how much I, and my daughter, enjoyed the product. For this opportunity we were given breakfast packs to try out. (retail for […]

School Bus Sandwich

Recipe: School Bus Sandwich

As parents gear up for the end of summer, thoughts will turn to what to pack in those school lunchboxes or serve up after the kids get home. Here’s a super cute, kid-friendly sandwich from FamilyFun Magazine that will make you want to play with your food! School Bus Sandwich Park this friendly bus in […]

Grilled Vegetables Sandwich

Recipe: Grilled Vegetables in Focaccia Bread

In honor of National Panini Month, Maria Zoitas of “Maria’s Homemade” has another delicious panini recipe to try! You can find more of her creations available for purchase at Westside Market NYC. Grilled Vegetables in Focaccia Bread Recipe by Maria Zoitas Ingredients: 2 Portobello mushrooms 1 yellow bell pepper (remove stem and seeds) 1 red […]

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Real Player Cloud Capturing a Family Outing & Sharing an Outing

This is a partnered post. You should already know this because you’ve entered our $200 Roku Real Player Cloud Giveaway, but if not I want to tell you again. What is RealPlayer Cloud? It’s a free app that’s designed specifically for videos. For many moms, taking videos on a smartphone is the new norm. I […]

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Thomas and Friends Rewards Programs: Journey to Rewards: Refer-A-Friend.

Thomas and Friends has been around since forever. My kids have loved them, I loved them everyone loves them. It’s talking trains and kids or boys mostly love anything that moves, that being a train, a car an airplane my son wants to have it. I remember when I worked in the little toy store […]

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Leave Your Worries Behind With SIMPLR™ #SIMPLRplan

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf SIMPLR™.   A few years ago our dishwasher stopped draining so we had to get it fixed. When the dishwasher broke we went two months washing dishes by hand. It was a pain in the because we had to wait for the fix it man […]

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First Look at Ant-Man

Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production. Set […]

Guest Post: Advocacy in Schools

This is a partnered guest post. Many families experience initial distress to learn that their child suffers from an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. The idea that their child has autism or a related disorder often causes concerns about the child’s social skills and ability to succeed in school. Fortunately, a wealth of services are […]

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15 Delicious Coffee Recipes

I’m a coffee addict and have started using it in recipes. We had a coffee crusted salmon once and I loved it. So in honor of our addiction, or my addiction rather; we are sharing 15 coffee recipes from across the web. Here are 15 recues using coffee! Chocolate Mocha Pound Cake and Chocolate Caramel […]

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