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Nintendo 2DSXL: 5 Things to Know Before You Buy

I remember when my brother got his first portable gaming system. It was sometime in the early 90s and it was a Gameboy –the gray, boxy edition with the black and white screen. My parents, never early technology adopters, bought it for his birthday a couple of years after the original was released in 1989 and he took it everywhere. As a video game lover

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Disney Cruise with Teens: 10 Things Your…

**We booked our Disney cruise with a special Disney partners discount.** When we booked our 3-day Bahamian Disney Cruise on the Disney Dream as part of the Social Media Moms Celebration this winter, I didn’t anticipate how much fun my older kids would actually have on the ship. I figured that taking them away from their friends, their technology, and the privacy of their rooms

It’s Not Just Leggings: The Truth About…

I’ll admit it, when I first heard about multi-level marketing, I immediately thought pyramid scheme. Though they aren’t the exact same thing as the 80s bad marketing tactic that led to the financial demise of millions, multi-level marketing companies get a bad rep from some members of their communities. And, to be honest, there are some similarities between the two business practices. There’s the hard

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Zip Lining in Maryland: Go Ape Treetop…

**Go Ape provided us complimentary passes to go zip lining in Maryland and enjoy their treetops adventure course.** I am not an outdoorsy person. I’ve written several times about how I loathe bugs, and snakes, and excessive heat, and being cold, and too much sunshine, and high pollen counts. I don’t like sweating, I don’t like shivering, I don’t like snow or rain or humidity.

Escape Rooms: Everything You Need to…

We rarely have free, sport free weekends where we can do things with friends or family, but when we do it’s always nice to do something other than the basic dinner or movie. Recently we decided to get together with a few friends and try out an escape room. Probably you have heard of these fun, new destinations that seem to be popping up in

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: 15 Gifts…

**This post contains affiliate links.** My birthday falls very close to Mother’s Day –sometimes it’s even on Mother’s Day. Terrible planning on the part of my co-creators who pretty much assured that I’d be receiving a joint birthday/Mother’s Day gift every year after having kids of my own. I further went on to muck it up when I insisted that my wedding take place in

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Buying a Mattress Online: How to…

**We received a mattress from Sweet Zzz to facilitate the creation of this post.** We decided it was time to shop for a mattress when we moved into our new home. We’d had our previous mattress for almost 15 years and it was beginning to look and feel like the dinosaur that it was. When we dragged it out to the curb for pickup the