22 Jul, 2024

Top Posts in 2015

You arrived on SmartyPantsMama and what did you read? According to Google Analytics, the following 10 pages were my most read in 2015.  How to Make a Photo Booth for a Barbie Party DIY Microwave Popcorn Turning a Stinky Sponge Into a Clean Sponge DIY Idea for a PVC Towel Rack The Easiest Yummiest London […]

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Setting Goals with Kids

I sat in the Herbert Wertheim Performing Arts Center to watch this year’s TEDxFIU. The theme was Always Forward. Eight individuals took time on the stage and stood on the big red dot to share their story, their experience, their passion to live “always forward.”  Setting Goal of Living Always Forward The speaker I was […]

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Pasta-ful Fun

Those days creep up on us. A day when the kids are home from school. It might be a holiday, a weekend, a snow day – whatever it might be – they are home.  Finding activities for them that will not only take up some time of the long day but might actually teach them […]

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What’s In Your Bag?

Remember that game show where you could win 100s of dollars if you happened to have some random object in your purse? I’m ready to play because my bag has it all! Who can relate? When it comes down to it, there are just a few MUST HAVE items in my purse. Not including my […]

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Ordering First Communion Invitations

Planning a First Holy Communion can be a daunting task. This very special occasion deserves all the special trimmings. From ordering First Communion invitations to the food to the party entertainment, you want your child’s ceremony and reception to be just perfect. This year my oldest will receive her First Holy Communion. It’s going to be […]

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Make a Local Spring Break

No need to get plane or train tickets! Just gas up the car or even get aboard your local public transportation and make it a Local Spring Break! Yes, weather has been a bit more frigid and snowy this year in many parts of the country but that doesn’t mean families can’t experience their local hood […]

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How I Support Champions for Kids

I was recently invited to support a new campaign that was being brought to our local Walmart, Champions for Kids. I needed to identify a non-profit who could benefit from receiving donations throughout the year to support the people they serve. I knew right away that I had to contact my very good friend Lesley.  […]

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Win a Polaroid Cube

The holidays are upon us and all we want is to provide a wonderful time for our friends and family. We love smiles. We love happiness. We love the look on a friend’s face when they open up the present and instantly smile with true appreciation. Want to win a Polaroid Cube to provide true […]

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Unstoppable Moms Have No Sick Days

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I have to say that I was challenged these last 30 days. […]

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