Muddy Monkeys

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On The Phone With Mom

No matter how old you are, you’re still someone’s kid.¬†

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Staycations with Young Kids Is No Vacation

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Staycations are all the rage. With less money, it makes even more sense to stay home and enjoy the holiday break with your family from the comfort of your own home. Right? Wrong!

As Thanksgiving was coming ’round the corner, I was looking forward to hanging out with my boys, getting Christmas underway and not cooking because my brother-in-law was hosting the big feast. I sit here feeling like a stuffed turkey as the Christmas lights lay wrapped around our front entrance waiting to be turned on. However, the reality of having the boys home for a full week is settling in and it ain’t pretty. Continue reading


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Favorite 10 Kooky & Bizarre Celebrity Names

English: Gwen Stefani at the Cannes film festival

Gwen named her baby boy Kingston — a name I Like!¬† English: Gwen Stefani at the Cannes film festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow named her baby girl Apple? People went into an absolute uproar. What on earth was she thinking? However, it seems everyone is giving their children some kooky name nowadays. Hey, I’m no exception. I followed the “last name becomes a first name” route.

A neighbor down the street from me just had a baby and used normal names like Lauren and Annie. As they grow up, they’ll actually have the crazy names that no one used. Brilliant! Meanwhile, Drew Barrymore named her daughter Olive — the 78th most popular name last year for a BOY. Continue reading


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6 Thanksgiving Crafts for Your Busy Turkeys

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And as any parent, I need crafts to keep these kids busy during the holiday season! So what to do with your little turkeys? Here are some great ideas to have some fun and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

Turkey Clothespin Placecard

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