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Win A Halloween Costume & Treat Bag From One Step Ahead!

by Sarah Powers October 7, 2014
Win A Halloween Costume & Treat Bag From One Step Ahead!

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! Comments are now closed and our winner has been notified. Happy Halloween! Here’s the truth, mamas: I’m quickly losing ground when it comes to choosing my children’s Halloween costumes. Gone are the days of browsing the catalogues for adorable baby and toddler ensembles. My older two kids told […]

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Teenagers Are Awesome, Not Awful: #ToMyTeen

by Meagan Francis October 6, 2014
Teenagers Are Awesome, Not Awful: #ToMyTeen

This post is part of a sponsored campaign. Read on to find out more about #ToMyTeen! In a little over a month, I will be the mom of both a 17- and 15-year old. And yet somehow, until quite recently, it just didn’t occur to me that for years now I’ve been knee-deep in this, allegedly the most challenging, frightening, […]

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Party Planning The Easy Way With Kristen Forgione: The Home Hour Episode 38

by Meagan Francis October 1, 2014
Party Planning The Easy Way With Kristen Forgione: The Home Hour Episode 38

If you love the idea of throwing parties and entertaining but are intimidated by the thought of decorating, buying the supplies, creating a menu, making the invitations – not to mention getting your house in tip-top shape beforehand – you’re definitely going to want to listen to Episode 38 of The Home Hour.  In the show, […]

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Halloween Costumes From Children’s Literature

by Sarah Powers October 1, 2014
Halloween Costumes From Children's Literature

Since Meagan and I both love children’s literature, we thought it would be fun to round up some creative Halloween costume ideas based on beloved children’s book characters. And since we also both favor “good enough” over perfect, we’re of the belief that costumes don’t always have to be 100% handmade OR purchased head-to-toe from […]

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5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools + A New Video Series

by Meagan Francis September 30, 2014
5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools + A New Video Series

I’ve been wanting to do a regular video series, like, forEVER. But when I had kids home with me during the day, I found it was just too difficult to find quiet pockets of time to shoot and edit regularly. A five-minute video may not seem like it takes much time to do, but there’s […]

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Pledge to Pack Lunch And Win $100+ Worth Of Gear From MightyNest!

by Meagan Francis September 29, 2014
Pledge to Pack Lunch And Win $100+ Worth Of Gear From MightyNest!

  Today’s post is sponsored by MightyNest, a service that lets you support your school while purchasing healthier products for your kitchen, your home, and your kids’ backpacks.  If you’ve been reading here long, you know that for the last few years I’ve been making a concerted effort to consistently pack lunches for my kids to take […]

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Fall Crafts, Food, And Fashion – All In One Place!

by Sarah Powers September 26, 2014
Fall Crafts, Food, And Fashion - All In One Place!

Helloooooooo, fall. Is it crisp where you are yet? We hope so, because there’s nothing better, is there? To help you get in the mood for fall weather, food, fun, and fashion, we’ve rounded up a few posts from the archives. Enjoy! Falling Leaves Craft For Kids Our friend Sarah of bluegrass redhead shared this […]

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Comfy Cool: Leggings, Boots, Jackets & Other Fall Fashion Must-Haves on The Home Hour Episode 37

by Meagan Francis September 24, 2014
Comfy Cool: Leggings, Boots, Jackets & Other Fall Fashion Must-Haves on The Home Hour Episode 37

Did you know you can totally pass off stretch pants as street clothes now?  In today’s episode of The Home Hour, Shana Draugelis of The Mom Edit shows us how. (Hint: it’s all about the jacket, the boot, and the accessories.) We also discuss updating your wardrobe for fall by focusing on just a few key pieces, how […]

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I Let My Child Plan Her Own Birthday Party (And It Turned Out Great)

by Heather Caliri September 24, 2014
I Let My Child Plan Her Own Birthday Party (And It Turned Out Great)

This post is by Heather Caliri, regular contributor to The Happiest Home and blogger at A Little Yes. Heather writes about saying “yes” to little things that scare us. You can read all her posts here. Every year, the anxiety starts in June. It’s when our moratorium on party talk ends, two months before my eldest’s birthday. […]

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My Happiest Place: Treasures From My Life

by Sarah Powers September 22, 2014
My Happiest Place: Treasures From My Life

We think many of you will relate to this month’s reader-submitted feature in our My Happiest Place series. Before we share Juniper’s words and photos, though, a quick update on the series itself! For the October, November, and December features in the series, we’re looking for holiday-themed photos of your homes. The autumn holidays followed by […]

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