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The taste of an authentic Italian meal from a microwave? Barilla Microwaveable Meals pass this Italian’s test!

The taste of an authentic Italian meal from a microwave? Barilla Microwaveable Meals pass this Italian’s test!

I am half Italian, and for many of you, you know how discriminating our tastes can be when it comes to Italian cuisine. I am a wife, Mom, full-time working-woman on the go and I rarely have time to whip up a culinary masterpiece for my work-time lunches. When I received Barilla Microwaveable Meals to try, I thought this would be a great opportunity to take my lunch up a few notches on both the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cooking, Food

Back-to-School with Udi’s Gluten Free Foods

Back-to-School with Udi’s Gluten Free Foods

School lunches just got easier with brand new products from Udi’s Gluten Free foods. Below I created a week’s worth of easy-to-pack gluten-free combinations that will allow your child to enjoy tasty treats without feeling different as a Celiac- or gluten-sensitive child. Peer pressure is hard enough in school, but with Udi’s specialty treats, your child can eat similar meals to their friends without sacrificing taste. Udi’s recently added the following gluten-free products to their growing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Cooking, Food, School Aged Children

Mabel’s Labels Back to School Specials

Mabel’s Labels Back to School Specials

Back to school shopping is always an exciting time for new beginnings. Labels are the best way to assure your child keeps all of their own supplies and doesn’t lose track of anything! Teachers will appreciate knowing that they don’t have to keep track of every child’s clothes and tools and can easily identify who and what belongs where. It’s almost time for back to school and both parents and children are counting down the days! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons

Help Share our Strength Fight Childhood Hunger in the Classroom

Help Share our Strength Fight Childhood Hunger in the Classroom

Did you know that 3 in 5 U.S. public school teachers say students regularly come to school hungry? This week Share Our Strength released its’ 2012 survey of America’s teachers reporting on their experiences with hunger in the classroom and the findings show that hunger is a huge problem in this country. Children are not getting the healthy, nutritious meals they need to grow, learn and thrive.  This is an issue every one can support and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Food, News, Nutrition, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious

Old Navy Coupon Code – 25% off!

Old Navy Coupon Code – 25% off!

Finish up all back to school shopping at Old Navy! 25% off of your entire purchase of clothes, shoes, accessories and the latest fall fashions! Starting 8/23 – Shop OldNavy.com and save 25% off your purchase. Use code ONTAKE25 at checkout. Hurry, ends 8/26! Restrictions apply. … Read entire article »

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Switch and Save With Arm & Hammer Toothpaste

Switch and Save With Arm & Hammer Toothpaste

Finding the time to take good care of myself is hard to manage. As many moms know, personal care and beauty tend to fall to the bottom of the ever-growing “to-do” list. I make time to brush and floss twice daily, so I avoid cavities. But maintaining pearly white teeth feels like much more of an effort and a luxury. (Whitening strips and laser treatments aren’t cheap!) Almost every toothpaste claims to whiten nowadays, but I’ve … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Contests, Featured, Uncategorized

Protecting Family Memories

Protecting Family Memories

Preserving my family’s memories is important to me, and I’ve spent many happy hours scrapbooking. Unfortunately, some of the most precious documents are not on acid-free paper. I recently received a Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator to review, and I’m using it to preserve my children’s artwork, memorable school assignments and newspaper clippings. Newspaper clippings are among the most difficult items to scrapbook due to high amounts of both lignin and acid in newsprint. The lignin and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts, Coupons, Educational, Electronics, Featured, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts, Organizers, School Aged Children, Scrapbooking, Uncategorized

Tea Collection-Buy 3, Get the 4th Free!

Tea Collection-Buy 3, Get the 4th Free!

Fabulous sale alert! Starting today through Sunday, August 19th, Tea Collection is offering you the chance to buy 3 separates and get the 4th free on select back to school styles with promo code 3PLUS1. Just look for the 3+1 icon for participating styles. When kids are outgrowing their clothes at a rapid pace, it’s best to keep things as simple and versatile as possible! Mix and match styles give them the ability to pick … Read entire article »

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Baby Doll Love

Baby Doll Love

When I was little, I had my one special baby doll. Her name was Laura and I treated her as though she was my actual baby. I fed her at my mealtimes, put her down for naps when I had my own, and made sure she got her fair share of sunshine. She may not have known it at the time but when my mother gave me that doll, she gave me a small bundle of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Gift Ideas, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Project Runway S10, E4: On the Move, In the Groove

Project Runway S10, E4: On the Move, In the Groove

  Our designers gather at the Michael Kors store and learn they are designing for the jetsetting, modern woman who needs to get off a plane, take a meeting, and hit a cocktail party. Or, as my mom likes to say to my kids as they head out to school, lessons, play dates, or activities, “On the move, in the groove!” Hey, sounds like BlogHer! Most days I work in my PJ’s but one weekend a year, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fashion, Featured, Television