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20 Holiday Family Gift Ideas for 2018 the Whole Family Will Dig

Holiday gifting is underway and I want to make sure you have all of the best ideas for everyone on your shopping list this year. If you’re like us, you probably have a number of friends you’re close to that you’d love to bless this holiday season. But, we all know that it can be pretty costly to try to gift a family of five

Dude Approved Gift Guide: 25 Best Gifts…

*This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy, DudeMom will get some cash for Christmas.* The holidays are upon us and that means it is time for our annual Holiday Gift Guide for Boys! As The Dudes have gotten older, so have the recommendations on this list, so if you’re looking for an awesome gift guide for older kids, tweens, and teenage boys

Help Your Sons Make a Fresh First…

*This is a sponsored post paid for by Mirium. All opinions are my own.** Dude 1 got his first job the summer after his freshman year of high school. I remember dressing him up in his “fancy clothes” aka khakis and a short sleeve button up shirt, and getting him a haircut before his interview. Pretty sure I was ten times more nervous about it

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Cost of Youth Sports: How Much Parents…

Youth sports have been a major part of our lives for the past 15 years. Since my youngest started playing soccer in 2005, my Dudes have played several competitive sports: tackle football, flag football, basketball, swimming, lacrosse, martial arts, and baseball, and lacrosse. We now have a high school varsity soccer player, two basketball players, and a tackle football player keeping us engaged in some

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Post Halloween Syndrome aka What to do…

**Today’s post is sponsored by Crest. All opinions about leftover Halloween candy and everything else are my own.** I used to love Halloween when The Dudes were little. We hosted this fun neighborhood Halloween party every year at our house and I put all kinds of effort into costumes and décor and treats. We had this awesome trivia game with real prizes. And, I even

Ralph Breaks the Internet But He Builds…

The final Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer has been released and, the second flick from the Wreck-It-Ralph franchise is officially set to hit theaters on November 21, 2018. Which means, we are in less than a month away from another great Disney movie release! via GIPHY For those not familiar with the story of everyone’s favorite old school arcade game bad guy turned hero and

Mega Millions Lotto

Because One of Us Will Be The Next…

Like everyone else in America, I had grand plans to buy Mega Millions lotto ticket last week. That billion dollars was calling my name! And then, Dude 3 got strep throat and I had to stay home pretty much all of Friday, and then Saturday I got super busy with football and soccer and Hoco prep for Dude, and somehow, in a moment of insanely

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