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Brandy Ellen’s Weekend Vlog – Work at Home Rambles

Brandy Ellen’s Weekend Vlog – Work at Home Rambles

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed and get social with me on Facebook and Twitter. Peek at my Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Check out my online resume here: LinkedIN. Each day I wake up groggly and go grab me that cup of coffee off the coffee pot. The children know not to bother me much until at least a bit of that coffee has hit my blood stream. As the coffee hits my system, my brain starts to go into creative mode. Blog posts come to my mind and I immediately hit that

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Healthy Mom, Happy Baby Secrets Of Success

Healthy Mom, Happy Baby Secrets Of Success

Image source You’ve got the crib set up, the nursery is painted and decorated, and your hospital bag is packed. You want the best for your baby, and you’re planning to do everything you can to make sure you get it right. Having seen exhausted, fed-up moms at the supermarket screaming at kids having tantrums, you vow to make sure that you don’t become one of those people. But what is the secret to being a good parent with a baby who is thriving? Sleep for success Many new moms make the mistake of trying to complete an overwhelming to-do

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Do You want to Build a Snowman

Do You want to Build a Snowman

It was winter of 2015 and we wanted to do something fun, different and yet challenging at the same time. The winter décor was up, Christmas lights galore but the whole theme was missing something. We couldn’t quite put our fingers on it. We looked, we peeked and ultimately we decided that we wanted to build a snowman! What a fun family project to do together. While the adults thought this a brilliant idea, it did take some time to get all three kiddos on board to create their design of a snowman. Since this was such a great time

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Why Blog Comments Are Dead

Why Blog Comments Are Dead

I have been blogging since 2008, created a brand that had a great following on Pinterest and a decent Facebook page as well subscribers and visitors. Then I sold it. Back when I started blogging in December of 2008 and as the next few years went on, blog commenting was an actual thing. We did not have all of these participation threads where comments become less organic and more “paid for” commenting. We all had a cute little blog community where if you commented, I commented and so on. It was like blog commenting karma, I think there may even

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A Page Turner – In This Life, a Romance Drama Book Review

A Page Turner – In This Life, a Romance Drama Book Review

At the end of last year I was provided a book to review, I decided that reading is something that I desire to have back in my life. As a Mom of three who works strictly from home it’s nice to get lost in a good book every so often. I have a liking of any genre book, there’s hardly a genre I won’t read. Today I am featuring a romance drama book called In This Life written by Christine Brae. I hope that my write up entices you to purchase In This Life and check it out for yourself.

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Dragging out the Drive – Keeping Kids Entertained on the Road

Dragging out the Drive – Keeping Kids Entertained on the Road

When it comes to planning a long journey with children, there is a lot to take into consideration. Planning where to stop for toilet breaks and how much food you’re going to bring for the journey is one thing, but when you have to think about how to keep your little darlings entertained for the duration of the trip is another thing completely. You will need to think of something to hold their attention, something that can be adaptable and change at a moment’s notice to alleviate any tantrums that may be brewing. After all, you’ve probably got a while

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Taking Your Relationship To The Next Level: Are You Ready For Marriage?

Taking Your Relationship To The Next Level: Are You Ready For Marriage?

Relationships affect us on a daily basis. The love we give and receive from others defines who we are, and gives us happiness like nothing else. If you’re in a loving relationship, you may be thinking about taking the next step, but are you ready for marriage? Image from https://pixabay.com/en/marriage-hands-couple-grooms-ring-447320/ Do you want to be together forever? This is the most pressing question couples should ask themselves if they’re thinking about marriage. It is possible to dissolve marriages, but you should never go into this partnership thinking that it will end. Marriage should have a profound meaning to you, and

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How To Be The Best Godparent In Four Easy Steps

How To Be The Best Godparent In Four Easy Steps

Being a godparent is no easy task. Even if you have your own kids, you’ve probably noticed that as a godparent, you have to interact in a completely different way with your godchildren than with your own. Even if you aren’t religious, and even if you don’t have to assume responsibility for the kids if their parents very sadly pass away, you still feel an element of responsibility for them, while trying to balance that with a fun godparent. Image source Help Out Their Parents If at all possible, your role as a godparent entails helping out your friends just

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Teaching Kids About Portion Control

Teaching Kids About Portion Control

I think that we are all guilty of over eating, you know indulging upon a food that we just love! It’s the same for children; they learn based on what they see us do and how they were raised to eat. It’s time to start thinking about educating our children about what’s in their food and how portion control matters. It’s super easy to get eating habits out of control, it honestly happens to the best of us. Today I wanted to take a moment to share some tips to teach kids about portion control and provide you with some

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