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GameStop Gift Guide for Gamers

note: This is a sponsored post from GameStop. I was compensated in the form of a giftcard. Any and all opinions implied or expressed are my own. I will admit it. We spend way too much time and money at GameStop. Birthdays, Christmas, and just because finds us wandering around looking at the new game […]

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Adding Images to Blog Posts #BloggingKnowHow

It’s a fact. Posts look better with images. It breaks up the words, and gives your readers eyes a break. Visual representation of the topic at hand is also something that helps your readers remember more about the post. It also helps them associate with the post more. I use images in almost every single […]

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Inside Out: New Trailer #Disney #InsideOut

Inside Out is quickly becoming a must see for me. I am loving this storyline, and am really loving that it will help kids understand that the “voices” in their heads (better known as intuition, gut instincts, feelings, ect) are okay. We all have them. And learning to cope and understand what we are feeling […]

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Disney Inside Out in Theaters June 19th, 2015 #Disney #InsideOut

As a parent of a child with mental health issues, identifying emotions is a huge thing in our home. Which is why I am so excited about the new Disney movie set to release in 2015. Inside Out tells the story of a little girl who has to face the voices in her head, or […]

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Ages and Stages: How to Keep the Kids Safe in the Family Car

note: This is an editorial piece provided by an outside source. I was compensated for placement. However, car safety is super important, and I am sharing for that reason. Kids change and grow, but safety remains a paramount concern for parents. Infants, toddlers, teens and kids of all ages need to practice good safety habits, […]

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Connor and Colton 4 years old

The fear that every mom of ID twins has

The babies in our household is a set of bookends. Mirror image identical twin boys. It is an experience that is unlike any other. And the experience comes with a very weird distinct fear. One I think all mothers of identical twins have. Did I screw up, and mix them up somewhere along the way?! […]

10 things you may not know about me

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Being a blogger, I tend to lay everything out there. I don’t hide too much about me. But there are a few things you may not know about me. Gasp! After 7 years you would think you knew everything, right?! I’m terrified of bridges. No, I mean really. I hate driving or riding across bridges […]

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Are Identical Twins Really Identical?

The answer might surprise and confuse you! When I found out I was pregnant with twins, I started researching and asking questions. When I found out, after having the boys, that they were identical, I researched even more. In all the research I found that identical twins aren’t 100% identical!  Identical twins are the result […]

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Potato Sausage Kale Soup

I’ve been a big fan of the Zuppa Toscana soup from Olive Garden since I first tried it. A while back I came across a copy cat recipe for that soup, and have used it as the base for my own version many many times. Slowly adding and changing things as I went along to […]

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Global Resort Homes: Champions Gate #EpicOrlandoVisit

note: Life with 5 monkies was provided with a vacation rental home in exchange for promotion and review. Any and all opinions implied or expressed are my own. It seems like it has been forever since our vacation to Orlando. And thanks to computer issues, and a multitude of family issues, I have been unable […]

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Monkeying Around…Fun for the kids


Toy Story 4 Plans Revealed!

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! Nearly two decades after Pixar Animation Studios created the world’s first computer-animated feature film with “Toy Story,” it revealed plans for Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story … [Read More...]

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