Roto-Rooter Clog 101 – Easily Remove Clogs

Roto-Rooter Clog 101

I am sharing my last Roto-Rooter Brand Ambassador blog post. I have received both product and compensation as part of this program. All opinions are my own. Today I wanted to take a moment to discuss raising boys.  They have a mind of their own that I am having a hard time grasping. You see, one son is obsessed with poop. Seriously anything to do with poop amuses him, farting and bathroom humor jokes are his thing. My other son is a bit more quiet about things but certainly has what I would consider to be more on the side […]

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Family Friday Pizza Challenge

How to host a Family Friday Pizza Challenge

Every Friday in our household we host a Family Friday event. In the past this was setup with a slumber party after pizza for dinner, movies and just fun with the kids. Now that we have moved into a new rental home I have declared the slumber party in living room is not happening, however, all of our other activities will commence as usual on Family Friday. This past Friday I had an idea, doing something that still incorporated our pizza dinner but with a twist. You see, my trio had been talking about various challenges they see on YouTube […]

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7 Ways to End your Day Right

Productive Parent: 7 Tips to End your Day Right

Whаt dо mаnу high асhiеvеrѕ hаvе in соmmоn? A рrоduсtivе end of day routine that сlоѕеѕ their dау оn a роѕitivе note аnd ѕеtѕ thеm uр for ѕuссеѕѕ the following mоrning. Mаnу people hаvе mоrning rоutinеѕ due strictly tо thе nесеѕѕitу оf timе – thеу аrе ruѕhеd аnd nееd to dо a number оf thingѕ before gеtting оut the door. Thе еvеning is a littlе more relaxed, but just аѕ imроrtаnt. It’s timе уоu began аn evening rоutinе that allows уоu to unwind, prepares you fоr a grеаt night’ѕ ѕlеер, аnd givеѕ you a head ѕtаrt оn tоmоrrоw. Night Timе […]

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Some Battles are Not Worth the Fight

Parenthood - Knowing What Battles to Fight

Raising autism is difficult, what the heck am I saying, raising children is difficult. It doesn’t matter what special needs they have. Parenthood is tough stuff y’all. Today I wanted to chat a bit about how I go about picking what battles to fight and which ones to leave alone for a life lesson to be taught. How I Learn to Pick Parental Battles Is it Life Threatening – when a child isn’t listening, my first thought is whether or not obeying will cause any life threatening issues? As a parent your main job is to keep your children safe. […]

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August Went Out with a Bang

Happily Blended August Updates

Come July I found out that the rental place I had rented was going into foreclosure, I had been told that the bank had something going on and while the owner had said if the bank was able to work something out they would let me extend the lease. The bank couldn’t work anything out. Foreclosure auction it was. This happened towards end of July. August arrived and my boyfriend spent a lot of time making calls and trying to figure out what was going on, who we would talk to for options so that we could prepare for what […]

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Creative Halloween Costume Ideas

Creative Halloween Costume Ideas

**this post contains affiliate links, read site wide disclosure here** Hаllоwееn iѕ thе mоѕt anticipated еvеnt of the уеаr likе аnу оthеr annual оссаѕiоnѕ. And, innоvаtiоn is аn expectation еасh уеаr. The aim is to mаkе mоrе аnd more hеаd turns frоm аntiсiраtоrѕ while still finding Halloween Costumes For Less so that you don’t go broke in the process. Thiѕ саn only bе роѕѕiblе with еxсеllеnt Hаllоwееn соѕtumе ideas. The key to winning thе crowd iѕ bу making it ѕimрlу unuѕuаl. The Twisted Character Halloween Costumes Thе Rосkѕtаr Pirаtе. Be thе hottest рirаtе in thе Caribbean ѕеаѕ bу еmulаting Captain […]

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Creative Play with Magnetic Stick N Stack Tiles

Creative Play with Magnetic Stick N Stack Tiles

My family recently received two sets of Shape Mags Magnetic Stick N Stack Tiles to add to our collection of play toys. While my intention was to give these to my niece, that didn’t work out as planned and so the boys ended up with a new set of magnetic tiles that they are in love with. As many on my personal Facebook know, we are in the process of a move. Having toys like these Magnetic Stick N Stack Tiles to entertain my sons during this transition have been a blessing. Why Creative Play is Important As a Mama […]

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4 Day Countdown To One Year Anniversary – Communication

Making Memories Countdown to One Year Anniversary Brandy & Mike

The learning how to communicate for the first time with someone who isn’t backing out, who is in this for the long haul has probably been one of the most difficult parts of our relationship for me. You see, I can talk your ear off, I am great at rambling but when it comes to having an actual conversation that could seem to be a confrontational topic I either shutdown or get defensive. It’s just how I have always been with certain topics. When it comes to a relationship, I am Mom and I am me, it’s been so many […]

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First Day of School Snack – Chalkboard Rice Krispies

Happily Blended Features Chalkboard Krispies

That first day of school has happened for some of you out there, but for us it’s closer to the end of August. With that being said I am quickly on the search for ways to make after school snack time easier. I am a work from home Mom who thrives on balancing the ever demanding client schedule plus motherhood schedule. Once back to school season hits here in our household, I will be adding a few things to my schedule. We have a back to school night for all three kids, soccer season will be in full swing and […]

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5 Day Countdown – To One Year Anniversary

About Brandy Ellen

This coming Saturday will be our one year anniversary and boy it seems like portions flew by while other days went by slowly. We have had ups and we have had downs. There are many things about this relationship that were new for both of us. For starters, I never had much luck trying to date someone who didn’t have their own kids in the past. It just wasn’t something I had felt like venturing into again. I also ended up not having such luck dating someone with kids. To be fair, it seems I have had a blend of […]

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