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Summer Camp Tips

Summer Camp Tips

When summer rolled around I was really excited for my boys to share in the summertime fun of camp.  Mo loves sports camp and was excited to return to a camp he’s been going to for 4 years.  He was also proud to have little brother join him there for the first time. I must preface(…)

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Don’t Tell Me Happy Father’s Day

Don’t Tell Me Happy Father’s Day

Mother’s Day is big business in the United States. The National Retail Federation estimates that in 2015, over $21.2 billion was spent on Mother’s Day gifts. A projected 84.2% of Americans celebrated mommy with cards, brunch, flowers, jewelry, etc. It’s all well deserved, moms work hard. Mother’s Day is a joyous occasion many women look forward to celebrating and feeling(…)

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What Mom Really Wants For Mother’s Day

What Mom Really Wants For Mother’s Day

Everyone: What do you want for Mother’s Day? Mom: Nothing honey. I have everything I need in life. This lie convo is repeated infinite times just before Mother’s Day all around the world. Why? Because moms are humble. We don’t have the time/energy to truthfully respond. We never get what we ask for anyway.  Here’s 10 things(…)

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MLK Day

MLK Day

The United States has three people with a national holiday to honor them:  George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1979 U.S Representative John Conyers (Michigan Dem) and US Senator Edward Brooke (Mass Republican) introduced a bill to Congress to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday.  The bill(…)

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Five Reasons I Hate Elf On The Shelf

Five Reasons I Hate Elf On The Shelf

Every holiday comes with a tradition that we merely tolerate because of the festive connection. How many of us REALLLLY like eating turkey? Be honest, out of 365 days of the year we only pretend to like turkey and cranberry sauce for about 4 hours.  I We secretly wish it were a Chick Fil-A #1 with Polynesian(…)

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Five Voting Facts You Might Not Know

Five Voting Facts You Might Not Know

In 2016 we vote for our 58th President of the United States. Hopefully everyone is exercising their right to vote. It wasn’t an easy road to get here. Checkout these voting facts: 1.) Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. The 19th amendment guarantees(…)

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To The Moms Who Stay Silent Against Social Injustice

To The Moms Who Stay Silent Against Social Injustice

Since it’s 2004 inception, Facebook has grown to become a popular medium to express social concern. When terrorists bombed Paris, everyone changed their profile pic in support. When a lion in Zimbabwe was killed, the Cecil movement began. The Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub, Boston Marathon bombing, mass school shootings….all horrific events, all protested(…)

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How To Get Puppy Dog Ears On Snapchat

How To Get Puppy Dog Ears On Snapchat

I love that so many of my old friends are getting excited about Snapchat. Now that we’ve established some of the basics, time to dive into the fun stuff: Snapchat Lenses. Lenses are basically creative filters for selfies. You’ve seen em: puking rainbows, flower crowns, and puppy dog ears. For women under 25, the puppy(…)

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Snapchat For Old People

Snapchat For Old People

According to Bloomberg, Snapchat has passed 150 million users a day. That’s more than Twitter (136 milli estimated). Not bad for a social platform birthed less than 6 years ago. In this short time frame, Snapchat has built it’s $19 billion network on the popularity of young users. Website,  comScore.com estimates  69 percent of U.S. smartphone users(…)

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8 Easy Tips On How To Rock At Twitter

8 Easy Tips On How To Rock At Twitter

With 304 million active daily users, Twitter is a monster machine for promoting, connecting, and staying informed. Every second around 6,000 tweets are tweeted. That’s an average of over 350,000 tweets per minute, 500 million tweets per day and 200 billion tweets per year(!). Twitter is 140-character magic. Although it has changed a bit since its 2006 debut, one(…)

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Ten Things I Know At Fab 40

Ten Things I Know At Fab 40

I spent most of my life being a pleaser….wanting to make others happy, avoiding confrontation, going with the flow, over-nurturing men in relationships, putting myself last, etc. Then this wonderful thing happened: I turned 40 years old.  As if on cue all of the above ceased.  I really felt a change (no, not THE change…at(…)

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Foods To Eat For Good Luck In the New Year

Foods To Eat For Good Luck In the New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! January 1st is the day we are all optomistic and ready for change. A new outlook on life, love, career, family, and attitude is a key ingredient for the New Year. In addition to that, there are some foods that many believe will help start this new beginning off right. Many will(…)

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Halloween Craft

Halloween Craft

There are 2 things I suck at: parallel parking and craft projects. I am artistically challenged. There is no denying it. I think being artsy is part of my brain that didn’t develop. I like to make holidays special and create fun traditions. Usually something that revolves around food. So….when a friend, and loyal www.ahotmama.com reader(…)

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