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Shake Up Your Style with a Statement Necklace


By Greer Barnes While summer is a time to relax with friends and family and enjoy the warm sunshine, it’s also the prime time to forget about fashion altogether, throw on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and call it a day. Yes, it gets hot and yes, you’re busy with other things, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ... Read More »

Summer Travel Made Easy


Choosing a destination may seem like the most difficult part of planning a trip with your family this summer, but if you’ve ever gone anywhere with your entire family you know the difficult part most likely lies in the corralling of the kids and husband when the time comes to depart! To help you through the unforeseen and unwanted burdens associated with summer family travel, we’ve listed a few products that will have you and your family ready for take-off in no time. Read More »

6 Must-have Manuals for a Stepmom’s Survival in a Blended Family

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Thanks to popular fairytales like Cinderella and Snow White, stepmothers have gotten a seriously bad rap for being evil, villainous and downright cruel to their stepchildren. But stepping into this new role in a blended family isn’t easy on a woman! Finding the right parenting methods, having courage under fire and dealing with the (often times dreaded) ex can take a serious toll on a stepmom’s ability to survive and thrive as a wife and stepparent. For those seeking some outside help, here’s our list of top manuals to guide stepmoms through the rough patches of their role. Read More »

5 Tips for Making the Most of Summertime Family Travel


Most families eagerly await the summer travel season as an opportunity to get out and enjoy the warm weather, explore new areas, and spend time together engaging in fun activities. But for families with a new baby, the summer travel season suddenly becomes a lot more complicated. Is it too ambitious to plan a vacation with a baby? What will the travel experience be like? And what to do with all that gear? Read More »

Clean Cut Fun!


By Haley Bridges Now that summer is in full swing it means there are going to be lots of BBQ’s, birthday parties and Fourth of July! For the parties that don’t have their own theme it would be fun to give each event their something creative of their own. Such as a beach, animal, ice cream or sports themed. With ... Read More »