Mom, NOW! Tips for Raising Kids in the Instant Gratification Generation – Book Giveaway: Teaching Kids to Think

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Book Giveaway: Teaching Kids to Think: Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification —– 7am on Saturday morning – I’ve already checked my iPhone and I am preparing this book giveaway and review post with my MacBook still in bed; my 6 year old son is treating me as a […]

Resolution 5k Beach & Trail Race Narragansett , RI – January 11, 2015

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Resolution 5k Beach & Trail Race Narragansett , RI – January 11, 2015 When I ran this race for the first time the boys wondered why I came in (second to) last place… This year, my third attempt, I was not last or even second to last… One of my favorite 5k’s ! 149 134 Melanie […]

Parragon Book Buddy: T-Rex Terror Picture Book (Dino Supersaurus)


Love these Dinos!   This book quickly disappeared, it was scooped up and brought to the bedroom of the 9yr old. He really enjoys the Dino Supersaurus series. He is a timid reader that prefers to read alone.  The graphics are amazing and the book is a very easy read.  He gravitates to the books […]

Get ready to fall in love (again)… for Clifford the Big Red Dog® this Valentine’s Day Season


Fans of All Ages Will Feel the Love for Clifford the Big Red Dog® this Valentine’s Day Season Scholastic Media Unleashes Month-Long ‘Love at First Bark’ Campaign to Celebrate Beloved Big Red Dog and Lasting Legacy of Author Norman Bridwell February 2, 2015, New York, NY – Fans young and old undoubtedly remember when they first […]

Wine Not? 10 Hot Chocolate with Red Wine Recipes!

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My first attempt at this recipe was, well, a frugal one:  One open bottle of wine and packets of Nestle hot chocolate… That’s my Hot Chocolate with Red Wine recipe to share. Add enough wine to taste, or what’s left in the bottle. Don’t get me wrong – it was delicious.  I do believe it […]