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Kids Need Theatre (and grown-ups do too)

It was not my intention, but somehow my younger daughter has missed out on live theatre. Her big sis has seen The Lion King, Wicked, Peter and the Starcatcher… Nick Jr LIVE… She’s quite the cultured 4th grader. But I had never taken my kindergartener to anything because I am a terrible parent. This weekend… Continue reading Kids Need Theatre (and grown-ups do too)

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A Winning Recipe For Holiday Entertaining

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayPairings #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Wine and music are two of my favorite things. My very favorite thing to do is go to concerts. One band we (usually) never miss when… Continue reading A Winning Recipe For Holiday Entertaining

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Halloween Didn’t Used to Be Scary

The first Halloween costume I ever remember wearing was a plastic Yogi Bear mask. It was 1978 and I'm pretty sure I went trick-or-treating with my aunt Jen. We are close in age so in our younger years we trick-or-treated together in Montevideo, Minnesota. I don't remember anything else about that Halloween. I was three and a… Continue reading Halloween Didn’t Used to Be Scary

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Sharing Cheerios™ with my Sister + Buy a Box Give a Box Promotion

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias This might seem odd, but I bought a box of Cheerios™ the other day just for my little sister, who lives in another state and won’t be visiting me anytime soon. My memories growing up with her… Continue reading Sharing Cheerios™ with my Sister + Buy a Box Give a Box Promotion

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How Simply Prepaid™ from T-Mobile Works for My Family

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChangingPrepaid #CollectiveBias -- Thank you for supporting the businesses that make this blog possible. I'm a fan of gadgets and doodads. I'm not sure if they make doodads anymore but I know they make gadgets. Except they are… Continue reading How Simply Prepaid™ from T-Mobile Works for My Family