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‘Tis the season for being merry but, isn’t there a time and place for being a little too merry? Today, I am going to share with you the do’s and dont’s that are boss-approved for you and your guest. ...

With planning my son’s upcoming birthday bash, I was in desperate need of advice.  So today, we are featuring event designer, Sunny Ravanbach, founder of White Lilac Inc.  to provid us with tips for throwing a first birthday party on a budget, as well as “additional tips” on planning your kids’  next big bash. When it comes time to plan your child’s next birthday, inexpensive doesn’t mean you have to settle! And if budget is a problem, she has some insider tips to wow guests on...

As I write this post, the family and I are still on the mend from the flu for over two weeks. From experiencing fever, sore throat, cough, congestion, fatigue, aches…it all put the “ick” in sick for this family! So, when my friends over at Dr. Cocoa™ for Children asked me to participate in the “Relief With A Smile” campaign I jumped at the chance. OK, so aside from giving extra hugs and kisses, letting them watch their favorite TV shows or allowing them to have ice cream to soothe their sore throats have been...

This year, do yourself a favor and give yourself a gift – the gift of a stress-free holiday that is. Mapping out holiday travel plans or your grocery lists for hosting a holiday party can be a recipe for disaster, especially when you add winter weather, long lines, traffic jams, temper tantrums and demanding in-laws…geez, that’s a lot of distractions! So today I am going to share with you my top 6 savvy travel tips that will no longer allow you to have panic attacks or anxiety: 1. Don’t Repeat the Past....

This post comes after I have read several parenting sites complain about the annual special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” segueing into the steamy sex scene from “Scandal”. While I agree that it was indeed an oversight, I do believe that another issue should be addressed… Everything about Charlie Brown and friends is depressing, crude and annoying! Which is why you are banned from my home!     ...

Let me share a secret….I have been highlighting my eyebrows since the age of 19. Why you ask? Well, ever since I experienced my first hair color change (from shades of browns to blondes) my extremely dark brows would stand out like huge caterpillars. When I learned that I was just part of the celebrity trend, I didn’t feel the need to hide it any longer. So when my friends over at Jolen sent me over their new packaging, which included a bonus size, a handy cup to make mixing bleach easy (this is ideal when using larger amounts...

I have had a few mom friends ask me what beauty brands I simply can’t live without and while my beauty cabinet may look like a drugstore, there are some products that I just swear by and today I am here to spill the beans…. ...

If you’re a new or expecting mom then you don’t want to miss this interactive lifestyle expo that celebrates Baby Bumps, Expectant Moms, New Moms and Fashionistas! And check out below on how to win FREE tickets to this must attend event!   ...

From the director of  THE SECRET comes this unparalleled and life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart. Featuring some of the most inspiring and influential icons of our age including Paulo Coelho, Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Isabel Allende, and Eckhart Tolle, THE POWER OF THE HEART: Finding Your True Purpose of Life” – which ties into a book of the same name – is an experience that will lead you to uncover… and rediscover… the treasure in your chest. Since...

With two boys, a husband and a cat, sometimes the smell in my home is less than desirable and I hate covering the scent with expensive candles (which isn’t the safest way to go with kids at home!).  But after browsing the web,  I found these great ideas ideas that can make your home smell really yummy and great, simply by using items you already have in your cabinet. Here are 5 examples that work for me: ...

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