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kids doing laundry: 3 secrets to success
March 25, 2014 14 comments

kids doing laundry: 3 secrets to success

      We are about six weeks into our laundry re-vamp, and things are going well. To be 100% honest, we have had some roadblocks.  A traveling weekend here ...

teach kids to be stain fighters: laundry from start to finish
March 12, 2014 3 comments

teach kids to be stain fighters: laundry from start to finish

      I’ve been working with my friends from Whirlpool, sharing what we’re doing over here to teach our kids to do the laundry. In just a few short ...

toy fair recap: melissa & doug booth 2014
February 26, 2014 No Comment

toy fair recap: melissa & doug booth 2014

Toy Fair was last week in NYC, and it was off the hook. I mean it. Totally looking forward to sharing what I learned, what I saw, and some common ...

teach your kids how to do laundry: become wash warriors
February 25, 2014 6 comments

teach your kids how to do laundry: become wash warriors

      My kids are learning how to do laundry. And they love it.  Love it. No joke. And I want to dance! At 10, 8, and 6 years ...

how to keep your family sane during a kitchen renovation
January 7, 2014 4 comments

how to keep your family sane during a kitchen renovation

    It’s been pretty quiet on the blog for the last few weeks, but it’s been insanely busy on the home front. We’re undergoing a major kitchen renovation. Combining ...

holiday giveaway: 26 fabulous gifts for women (stuff I totally love)
December 5, 2013 86 comments

holiday giveaway: 26 fabulous gifts for women (stuff I totally love)

Holiday giveaway SERIES, I should say. That’s right. Twenty-six giveaways, and you’ll love each and every one of them.  It’s a rockstar line-up of 26 bloggers, each of whom is ...

elf, the broadway musical: discount tickets and giveaway- baltimore lyric opera house
November 15, 2013 8 comments

elf, the broadway musical: discount tickets and giveaway- baltimore lyric opera house

    elf, the broadway musical, is coming to the Baltimore Lyric Opera House next week. And I’ve got two tickets to give to a teachmama.com reader and a rockin ...

neighborhood toy store day: kick off holiday shopping locally! *sponsored*
November 6, 2013 2 comments

neighborhood toy store day: kick off holiday shopping locally! *sponsored*

    Did you know? The 4th annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 to help kick off the holiday shopping season! I have ...

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show
October 18, 2013 4 comments

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show

    Talking big topics with your kids is sometimes so hard. Especially if you’re as emotional a person as I am. But as our kids get older, these conversations ...

why i heart my neighborhood toy store (and you should too!) *sponsored*
October 16, 2013 No Comment

why i heart my neighborhood toy store (and you should too!) *sponsored*

    I am a longtime fan of the neighborhood toy store. In fact, I can honestly say that I honest-to-goodness totally heart my neighborhood toy store. And I think ...

recipe reading (and cookie-eating)
October 8, 2013 2 comments

recipe reading (and cookie-eating)

    This post was originally published on December 12, 2009, but as I searched for our Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipe, I found this oldie but goodie and realized ...