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Corinne

Corinne is a part time hairstylist and a full time wife and mom from Pennsylvania. When she's not at work or chasing after her wild-child, she's busy tackling her latest craft or sewing project. She loves inspiring people to tap into their right-brain creativity. You can check out her girls' clothing at CeceLynn Design.

10 Best Roadtrip Stops: Philadelphia, PA Edition

10 best roadtrip stops Phoenix Edition

This series of posts is presented to you with the help of Cooper Tires. Four of our writers set off to find the best road trip stops in their cities. This post is a result of at least 100 minutes of road trip song singing, destination exploring, photo taking, video capturing and smooth riding on new tires, courtesy of Cooper Tires. If you and your family love road tripping and are looking for some fun spots 100 minutes from your hometown, check out all the posts in our series and Roadtrippers 100 Minutes from Home for other destinations. Read on to enjoy a recap of one of our road trips and our thoughts on Cooper tires.

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Stroller Guide: UPPAbaby G-LUXE

Stroller Guide UPPAbaby G-LUXE

The umbrella stroller: a staple stroller we all need that’s easy and compact but still “does the job.” When it comes to selecting the perfect umbrella stroller for your family, you’ve got to ask yourself what you need. Do you need something super basic that will just get you from point A to point B? Do you need something that is just short of a full feature stroller with a ton of amazing features? Or do you need something in between? The UPPAbaby G-LUXE stroller is the perfect combination of lightweight yet sturdy, compact yet extremely comfortable, easy to use and stylish. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, read on!

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Boy or Girl? Old Wives Tales

Boy or Girl_ Old Wives Tales-

Whether you’ve decided to find out the sex of your baby prior to his or her big arrival day or if you prefer to be surprised the day of, we’re all left wondering at some point during our pregnancies, “Am I going to have a boy or a girl?” There are a few ways you can be certain of the sex of your baby before their birthday, but it’s always fun to make guesses based on silly myths and old wives tales. In this post, we’ll go over some of the most common ways to predict your baby’s sex as well as some lesser known methods.

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5 Signs You Might Be Pregnant

5 Signs you might be pregnant

Whether you’re no where near ready for a baby, you’re currently preparing to conceive or you’ve already had that bundle of joy, we all know of those tell-tale signs of pregnancy. First and foremost, there’s the missed period and positive pregnancy test.  Then comes the growing belly, and finally the baby. But even before your pregnancy test shows you that positive, your body is trying to let you in on the good news. Some of you may not know all the other signs and symptoms of pregnancy, the ones no one talks about. We’re here to shed some light on the subject. Read on for some insight into the body (and mind) of a newly pregnant woman. You might be pregnant if….

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Love Monster Valentine Mailboxes

Love Monster Vaneltine Mailboxes

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there are a few things that you need to do for your kids to be prepared; selecting and preparing a Valentine themed snack, picking out and putting together their classroom Valentines, and creating their personal Valentine Mailbox. When it comes to making these boxes meant to receive and carry all the precious Valentines from friends and family, the possibilities are endless. If you’ve never read to book The Love Monster with your kids, it’s certainly one you should consider adding to your list. In the meantime, your kids will love to make these silly little monster mailboxes for their Valentines.

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DIY Photo Display Board

DIY Photo Display Board

A picture is worth a thousand words, but does it say anything when no one sees it? Most of our photos are hanging out in cyber world with only a handful making its way into the “real world.” Part of that may be because we have run out of unique ideas, or shelves, to display them.  Problem solved! With this adorable and super easy DIY Photo Display Board, you can show off those precious photos in a fun way. 

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3 Popsicle Stick Ornaments

3 Popsicle Stick Ornaments

Tis the season for adorable homemade gifts, crafts and decorations. Some of the best homemade crafts are ornaments that will dress your Christmas Tree, and they will be brought out year after year to be admired. And once your children are grown, they will love to see their creations still being cherished after all these years. In this post, we’ll teach you how to make three simple Christmas ornaments using popsicle sticks. 

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10 ways to reuse Glass Baby food jars

10 ways to reuse glass baby food jars

If you choose to use pureed baby food when it’s time for your baby to start eating solids, you may have a ton of glass jars destined for the recycling bin. They’ve served their purpose, right? What other use could they possibly have? Believe it or not, quite a few! In this post, we’ll break down some ways you can reuse those jars around the house and ultimately get more for your money. Sound good? 

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Sugar-free cookie decorating

Sugar Free Cookie Decorating_

One of the most beloved traditions during the winter holiday season is baking and decorating cookies. While we love the fun of it– mixing the ingredients, using the cookie cutters, watching them as they grow in the oven and, of course the best part, decorating them–let’s face it, we don’t love all the sugar involved and the effect it can have on our kids. We would hate to take away that favorite pastime, and don’t forget we need to leave cookies out for Santa. So, say goodbye to the sugar-filled toppings and hello to a healthier alternative to the traditional decorating. 

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Gifts of Gratitude

Gifts of Graditute

This is often a big question every year: who gets a gift from you and your family during the holiday season? You’ve got the usuals- your family, close friends, maybe a gift swap with your coworkers. But when it comes to gift-giving etiquette, who should you add to your list this year, and what is an appropriate gift? In this post, we’ll discuss all those extra “thank you” gifts you should be planning for as well as some ideas for those gifts. 

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5 Religious Celebrations in December

5 Religious Celebratons in December

Happy Holidays! This is quite a familiar phrase during the month of December, though generally we tend to focus on two holidays specifically when referring to the holidays: Hanukkah and Christmas. There are roughly 4,200 religions across the globe, and each have special days and times of significance, some falling within the month of December. Granted, since 32% of the world’s population are Christians, Christmas usually does stand at the forefront when you think of holidays at the end of the year. Many of us don’t even know how or why it started, let alone the other holidays that take place in December. In this post, we’ll go over five Religious Celebrations in the month of December and a brief history of the significance as well as some traditional ways of celebrating. 

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Bringing Books to Life: Dr. Seuss

Bringing Books to Life- Dr Seuss

Most of us grew up reading Dr Seuss, and have passed on that love to our children. They are some of the most wacky, creative and fun books around. How amazing would it be to have even just a piece of that world around us? With just a little bit of imagination and some fun activities, you can bring these Dr Seuss books to life!

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3 DIY Advent Calendars

3 DIY Advent Calendars

For many families, using Advent Calendars during the Christmas Season is a tradition everyone looks forward to. Whether the calendar is filled with chocolate, stories, toys or activities, each day is special and anticipated. There are some beautiful Advent Calendars on the market, from stunning tapestry-like calendars, to sturdy treasure box types, to delicate glass displays. Or you may feel that making your own is the best option for you. If you’re finding yourself preferring the latter, you’re in luck! We have 3 simple but sweet DIY Advent Calendar options to choose from.

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