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Getting our Science groove on with Netflix and ProjectMC2

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One of the things my kids love about homeschooling is doing Science projects. This month Netflix sent us a few fun science experiments to try out in honor of the new show Project Mc². Project Mc² is a fresh take on the typical tween girl show you’re probably familiar with. The series has S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, […]

Deciding on Dinner: Meal Planning Busy Family Edition August 17-August 23

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  Before going on vacation I was doing great with menu planning. On the other hand, I wasn’t doing so great at grocery shopping! For some reason when I made my menu plan I didn’t get everything I needed on my grocery list. I’d go to make a meal and realize I was missing something. […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Stuffed Crust Pizza

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This is a guest post brought to you by Samantha Schultz: Samantha Schultz writes about all things life and parenthood on her blog, The Peanuts Gang. With two boys (Charlie & Jack) and a high school sweetheart hubby, they experience the adventures of this crazed life – sharing along the way. She and her family […]

Meal Planning: Organization Station

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This is a guest post brought to you by Samantha Schultz:  Samantha Schultz writes about all things life and parenthood on her blog, The Peanuts Gang. With two boys (Charlie & Jack) and a high school sweetheart hubby, they experience the adventures of this crazed life – sharing along the way. She and her family live […]

Deciding on Dinner Meal Planning Busy Family Edition July 27-August 2

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Yes! I am finally working on getting my life in order, which has been a few week process. I’ve already almost successfully finished one week of meal planning and really want to stay on task and continue to plan every week. My husband wants me to just create a rotating schedule but I like change […]

Let’s Watch a Movie on Netflix

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That’s how it always starts! My husband and I decide we need to relax and eat dinner in front of the tv. We say “let’s watch a movie” and start scrolling through the carousel on Netflix. It goes a little something like this: Charlie: Is there any new episodes of anything we watch? Me: Yes, […]

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

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Note: This post is sponsored by US Family Guide. All opinions are my own.We are planning a trip to Wisconsin Dells next month and we plan on visiting two new places this year: Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Wizard Quest. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the attractions after our trip, but wanted to […]

Getting in a Groove

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Ever since I found out I was pregnant with #5 about 14 weeks ago I completely lost all focus in life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally excited about the baby and have been since we found out. I just can’t focus on anything besides whatever is immediately going on. I haven’t been able to […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum Choice this Year

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Last year for homeschool we chose to use Seton Home Study which was an accredited Catholic curriculum. We made our decision to homeschool and bought our curriculum all in two days. We didn’t do any research into curriculum or learning styles. All I knew was that I needed something that was completely put together to […]

Baby #5 is on it’s way!

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I don’t think I’ve officially announced it here, but we are expecting baby #5 at Christmas this year. Yes, my due date is Christmas Day!! We are very excited to add one more to our family. I would have loved to share a picture from my first ultrasound, but unfortunately my OB’s office didn’t email […]

Writer’s Block

So, every time I open a new, blank post, I sit and stare, then I go to Facebook for 20 minutes, then I go to my email, then back to Facebook. I pop over here and look at the blank screen again… Then a kid wants me. Next thing I know, my laptop has been […]

Four Things to Know Before Opening a Restaurant

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Opening a restaurant isn’t always as easy as it might look on television or in films. Statistics show that half of all new businesses fail within the first year and that the likelihood of a restaurant succeeding is even lower. Don’t let that stop you from opening a brand new restaurant of your own though. […]

Rain, Rain Go Away

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A photo posted by Kimberly Grabinski (@whatsthatsmell) on Jun 10, 2015 at 6:10am PDT Our June has been constantly wet here in Chicago. I wouldn’t mind so much but it is our busiest month for the kids and day camps. When all your camps are outside, you don’t want it to be wet! I know […]

Mix It Up: New(ish) Summertime Cocktails

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Summer time is the season when cocktails rule. Their refreshing and cool combinations can take a bite out of our overheated selves, and their bright colors evoke the sunny skies. We all love a good daiquiri or margarita, two classics that blend well with fruit flavors and can be served blended or on the rocks. […]

Help Children’s Miracle Network by shopping at Walmart Plus Giveaway

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With one in diapers and another on the way, I spend a lot of money on Pampers and when I do, I do it at Walmart! This month Walmart and Pampers are donating $200,000 to Children’s Miracle Network. You can visit Walmart.com/cmnh for more information and to make your own donation. Your donation helps provide 32 million […]