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Sponsored: Our American Kitchen (A Series By GE Appliances)

My wife and I have a pretty big family – six kids and us! Both of us like to cook and often times try to get our children involved in the process. Sometimes they show no interest in participating and other times, they jump at the opportunity to help create a delicious dish. Cooking together […]

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day

Do you have children in school? Perhaps there is a special teacher in your child’s life who deserves recognition and a special treat? In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day (Tuesday, May 5, 2015), The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Southern California’s iconic specialty coffee and tea retailer, invites teachers and faculty members to present their […]

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Build Bonds and Live Life Outside with TruGreen

We have a big family and a lot of our time is spent indoors – whether our kids are going to school and we’re working from home or everyone is on their electronics and relaxing. The time we’ve spent outdoors as a family has been fun with memories created and bonds developed! We enjoy our time as […]

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It’s National Donate Life Month!

Did you know that April is National Donate Life Month? PSA is celebrating National Donate Life Month with golfer Erik Compton. For this great cause, Donate Life America and Genentech have developed the “Play Through with Erik Compton to Donate Life.” In the “Play Through with Erik Compton to Donate Life” PSA, Erik Compton, a PGA TOUR golfer […]

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The Longest Ride Comes to Theaters + Giveaway

My wife and I love to watch movies! She especially loves to watch the romantic movies, so we’ll be watching The Longest Ride movie together in theaters when it comes out on Friday, April 10th! After watching the movie trailer, I have to admit it looked interesting too.   ABOUT THE FILM Based on the bestselling novel […]

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Sponsored Video: Knorr Presents Flavor of Home

This post has been sponsored by Knorr.  All opinions are mine. In our family, home cooked meals are not only about food, but are also about family bonds. My wife and I love to cook together and try to get the kids involved from time to time. One of our favorite brands to use when it comes […]

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5 Reasons We Love Fandango + Giveaway

  My wife and I go to the movies a lot with our 6 kids, as well as on date nights with each other! I remember the days when I was younger and we would go to the movie theater, wait in line to buy our tickets and then hand the greeter at the door our […]

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Create Family Time with Manwich Mondays

  It’s Manwich Monday time! Manwich Mondays are a great way to kick-off the week with a tasty, easy-to-make, family meal around the dinner table.  Manwich is a hearty sauce with a sweet and tangy taste. The kid-stopping power of Manwich makes meals a messy-licious treat to be enjoyed with both hands – giving moms and […]

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Canon Cameras from Best Buy Make Great Holiday Gifts

Christmas is almost here!  As a father and a blogger, having a good camera that captures our family’s experiences and memories is vital to preserving our family history.  There are so many memories that we can capture with our camera, which is why it’s especially important to have a good camera!   Best Buy is the ultimate destination […]

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3 Tips to Raising Kids in the Jungle

  Have you ever been to the Amazon Rainforest? I’ve never been there in real life, but I have visited through others pictures shared on the web. Most recently, the CEO of Pure Energies, Zbigniew Barwicz, and a small team lead by the International Conservation Fund of Canada, took a trip to the Brazilian Amazon […]

Make Your Own Easy Big Hero 6 Baymax Treats + Giveaway

Yummy treats go hand in hand with a great movie experience. Though popcorn and candy are standard, when making treats at home, you have a lot more options. If you are like me, coming up with cool and creative ways to make something new is always fun. Whether it is for a themed party, treats for […]

Watch These Top 10 Holiday Movies on an LG OLED TV from Best Buy

 One of the traditions in our home when the holidays come around is to watch all of the holiday movies we love as a family. Even better is to watch these movies on a TV that will let you see every detail and let you experience these classic movies like you’ve never seen them before. […]

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TruMoo Spooky Halloween Pudding Cups Recipe

  Our family loves to drink TruMoo® Chocolate Milk!  When the kids discovered we brought home TruMoo® Orange Scream Milk, they couldn’t wait to start pouring and drinking!  It’s even more fun with Halloween around the corner.  To get into the Halloween spirit, we like to top our TruMoo® Orange Scream with whipped cream and […]

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Minecraft Enderman Halloween Costume DIY

 All of our boys this year have been particularly into Minecraft, and when our son Ian said he wanted to be an Enderman for Halloween, we scratched our heads wondering just how to pull it off. Creating a Minecraft Enderman Halloween Costume seemed easy enough, and this how-to from our experience should help you out. On […]

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Save Time in the Kitchen With Appliances From Best Buy

With the holidays right around the corner, the time for family, fun, and of course food are right around the corner.  As a closet cook, I love all of the latest kitchen gadgetry.  It is so fun to check out kitchen products and technology that can make our lives easier. The speed at which a meal can […]

Disneyland Restrooms – The Top 10 Places to Winnie or Pooh at the Park

A fun day at Disneyland filled with food, fun, snacks, sodas, water, mint juleps and any number of treats is sure to include the need to visit one of the many restrooms in the park. The great thing about Disneyland restrooms is you can guarantee that any restroom you visit will be clean and well […]

Print Drink Recipes for a Self-Serve Bar at Your Next Party

Hosting a party can be a fun and gratifying experience, but you often get stuck serving drinks and food. This is why I decided to print drink recipes, and create a self-serve bar at my last event. It was a huge hit. If you’re like me, as the host of the party, you find yourself […]

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Heading Back to School Healthy with MinuteClinic

Can you believe that our kids are going to be heading back to school soon?  I can’t!  This summer has just flown by!  We all know that while the back-to-school season can be exciting, it can also be a hectic time!  While out shopping for school supplies, backpacks and clothes, there’s a good chance we […]

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Are You Up for the Challenge?

This post brought to you by Triad Retail Media. All opinions are 100% mine. When we have kids, we want only the best for them.  The same goes for our pets!  When it comes to pet food, we want food that will be good for our dog’s health, as well as be enjoyable to eat.  […]

Date Night Movie Reviews – The Other Woman

“No Spoilers” – The Other Woman turned out to be a great date night movie for Shannon and I. Just enough laughs to keep the movie in the romantic comedy category, even though the premise was less than romantic, I can say without spoiling anything that romance comes in to play. The movie will keep the interest […]