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Finding Auto Insurance Quotes

We have been with the same auto insurance company for years, but I've never been particularly impressed with their service. Our rates kept going up, and it was hard to get a real person on the phone when I had a question or needed to file a claim. Last year, I decided that we needed to research other car insurance companies. However, I'm a working mom with three kids, so I did not have a lot of … [Read more...]

Why stay in a holiday cottage?

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Ever seen the Cameron Diaz movie The Holiday? Didn’t it make you want to stay in a holiday cottage in the UK! There are holiday cottages all over the UK that are just like the cottage in the movie –cosy, quaint and perfect for a holiday to the UK. Plus there are cottages of all sizes so you can easily find a property that will be perfect for you and all your family. Check out sites like … [Read more...]

Keeping Home Safe While Away

Going on vacation during the summer can be a lot more difficult than it sounds, particularly for families with young kids. Of course, you always want to show your kids fun and interesting experiences, and summer vacations are very memorable for young children. However, it is never quite as simple as it may seem in advance to simply pack up and leave town for a fun week away. Not only do you have … [Read more...]

Housing Guests Comfortably

Whether you plan to have a weekly rotation of house guests or only want to be prepared if your friends drop in unexpectedly, you should be able to house friends comfortably. It’s surprisingly easy, especially considering how few people don’t know how to do so. Firstly, ditch the pullout couches and never consider buying them. They aren’t comfortable and probably never will be. Every time you … [Read more...]

Power at Disney

Contribution by Kennith Griffin I got my power bill from stream energy rates the other day and it was more than usual because it had been so hot and we had been running the air conditioning all day and all night. I expected a bigger bill, but I couldn’t help but think about places that really use a lot of energy and how much their power bill is. I mean, have you ever thought about what the … [Read more...]

7 Steps to a Happy Marriage from Jenna McCarthy

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I think we could all use some great tips on how to keep a happy marriage. It could make married life so much easier, because I would rather live as if I am in a honeymoon than a crazy mess. I also think these tips are good for those even if they aren't yet married because they could sort of be a preparation on what to do when you do get married. These tips are also fun and make me smile and I … [Read more...]

Start Early: Raising a Reader

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Submitted on behalf of Primrose Schools: child care services and preschool education by Emily Patterson (@epatt1062) According to decades of meticulous research, being introduced to books at an early age is one key factor in enjoying success in later scholastic activities. When a child’s parents read to him, beginning at a very young age and continuing through his childhood, he has a better … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Kids Hydrated During the Heat

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As mothers, we know how active our kids can be during the summer. Whether they’re running through the sprinklers, swimming at the neighborhood pool, or playing soccer in the blistering heat, it’s extremely important to make sure they stay hydrated. Kids lose a lot of sweat in the hot summer climate and are at a high risk for dehydration if they don’t drink enough water. Even when they’re not … [Read more...]

Food Lover

Guest post from: Natalie Walter I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m an absolute food lover. I love everything about food. Last year, as my boyfriend and I were sitting at my favorite Italian restaurant, he reached over to me and handed me an odd shaped box. This was definitely not a wedding ring shaped box, but it was an interesting shaped box for sure. When I opened up the top, it was a … [Read more...]

“Oh Brother!” Comic Strip Winner: 5 Questions for Chiara

Recently, Role Mommy hosted the "Is Your Kid A Character Contest" on behalf of the nationally syndicated comic strip, "Oh, Brother!" With the help of a panel of esteemed blogging mom judges, one lucky child won the chance to be featured in an Oh, Brother! comic strip panel. After receiving dozens of entries from parents across the country, the winning story came from Chiara, a 7 year old from … [Read more...]