Babysitting Tricks: How to Keep the Kids Busy and Happy

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So you have been tasked with taking care of your friend’s children, but you are dreading that you won’t have enough fun and games to keep them busy while you’re there. What you need are a few creative ideas that will keep those kids happy! After all, the last thing that you want kids to say is that they are bored. Luckily, we have compiled a few tips below for how you can entertain any children you are babysitting.

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T-shirt Halloween Costume Ideas

I always have big plans for our Halloween costumes. Two years ago I created homemade skeleton costumes, mine was even preggo with a skeleton baby, and last year our family of 4 went as Wizard of Oz. I do more for the kids’ costumes, of course, and usually end up short on time to create much for the husband and me. I love simple and super easy t-shirt Halloween costume ideas…. costumes that are mainly based on just a t-shirt. Like… taking a

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all-natural relief from inflammation pain

Who knew the fruit of a cactus could have such awesome healing powers? The Nopal cactus fruit has been used for centuries by native people and now it’s in an all-natural wellness drink called Nopalea (by Trivita). Pronounced No-pah lay’uh, this anti-inflammatory drink helps relieve pain by reducing inflammation and neutralizing your body’s toxins.

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Beware of Easter Bunny imitators!

I got these pictures in an email… toooooo cute! So I had to share HAPPY EASTER!

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How Baby Dickey (And Family) Takes Care Of Money!

April is the unofficial financial literacy month here in the United States and even mommy bloggers can participate. While I am in no way claiming that I’m some kind of financial expert, what I will say is that we do a pretty damn good job of taking care of our money and we’re proud of our conservative approach! After we graduated from college we started listening to a famous financial radio talk show about wealth building (well Steve did at first but now he makes me and I love it!). What we

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I was on the search for a Feel Good Friday to share with you today and was being pretty picky… I mean, I think I set the bar pretty high with that amazing story last week!

And then I found this one. “Pizza Driver’s Special Delivery May Have Saved a Life.” Awesome story, watch the video below to check it out. Who knew eating pizza every day could one day save your life?!

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Have you seen this? This is one of the most inspirational stories I have ever seen… it makes me teary; this man is a hero.

This man takes giving to a whole new level. This is so far beyond giving old cans of food to church, school or business food drives or volunteering to serve soup at a homeless shelter. All of those activities are noble, but this man, full of love for the homeless people of India, provides human dignity by providing meals, baths, shaves and hugs. The mere fact that he

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