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Gifts That Give 2017: Giving Back This Holiday Season

**THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS** Giving back is always top of mind during the holidays season, and one easy, economical way to do that is to purchase gifts that give for those on your holiday gift list. For us, it’s a great opportunity to give to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Fourteen years ago St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital launched their first #GiveThanks holiday

5 Family-Friendly Holiday Movie Releases…

One of our favorite family traditions is going to the movie the weekend after Thanksgiving and during the Christmas break to enjoy some of the holiday movie releases. I can say for sure that we will have a full plate of family-friendly movies to choose from this holiday season. If you’re looking for a family friendly flick to enjoy this holiday season, here are a

How to Have a Successful ESPN Wide World…

THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. Last summer, we traveled to Orlando along with Dude 3’s AAU basketball team to participate in an ESPN Wide World of Sports basketball tournament -AAU National Championship held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. Located on the Walt Disney World property, this massive sports complex hosts thousands of athletes in all kinds of events and tournaments each year. While

Raising Teens: The Truth About Life with…

Big kids, big problems. That’s the quote we all laughed off when we were knee deep in poppy pants and toddler tantrums. When the hardest thing about parenting was the fact that you were up at 4am because Daylight Savings ruined your life. In 6 days, Dude 1 will be 16. Six. Teen. Years. Old. As I sit here waiting for him to call me

It’s Not Just For Romance: A…

As a west coast native, I truly never heard much about the Poconos until I moved across the country to Maryland. Here, it is known to many as the perfect place for a romantic getaway. I’ll admit, the cheese factor of the heart shaped beds and mirrored ceilings you see in ads has always been enough to keep me away from the couples destination, but

What Moms Should Know About Choosing…

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign. Our kids are very fortunate. They’re handsome, smart, well-behaved, athletic. They generally make good choices, they are trying to become good people, and they have great personalities. I admit, I am biased. But, I’m also not blind. I can see that they have imperfections, like everyone else. One we as a family can agree on: orthodontic

Fall Style Edit: 10 Fall Things To Add…

Fall is my favorite style season. The colors, the coziness, the boots the sweaters –style perfection. Especially when it comes to shoes. I got my two favorite pair of fall shoes courtesy of Secret Celebrity. A post shared by DudeMom | Amanda Rodriguez (@thedudemom) on Oct 11, 2017 at 5:32pm PDT I love both pairs–one wedge, one flat, both stylish and comfortable and perfect for

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