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candy
Kansas City metro area
Web-savvy, techie wife in Kansas City who enjoys family, travel, shopping, and social media optimization.
Interests: blogging, web design, swimming, traveling, scrapbooking + photo preservation, Sandra Bullock movies, theme parks, shoe shopping, non-fiction books, magazines, reality TV, Ms. Pac-Man.
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Nowadays there is so much pressure on parents to keep their kids happy and entertained 24/7. You spend hours thinking of engaging activities and vacations to stimulate their little brains, but you always run out of ideas at the last minute. You are always seeking out new and exciting adventures for the kids, but you could do with a little... Continue reading
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Whether the windows should be replaced with larger options or the kitchen needs to be completely redone, taking on a renovation project is a lot of work. If you’re ready to start remodeling your home and you are wondering when to get started, there are a few things you’ll want to consider before picking a date. When Repairs are Needed... Continue reading
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Maybe you are a realtor or someone looking for a different and unique type of house. You are tired of the same old, same old look and want to really shake things up. Unique homes can be conversational starters, but there are some things you will want to keep in mind. Historic Homes Many people relish in learning and understanding... Continue reading
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We all like to indulge our geeky sides every now and then. When people think of geeks and fandom they tend to think of sweaty, bearded white dudes glued to their TVs in shabbily furnished studio flats or their parents’ basements. But all of us, even modern mummies can find ourselves indulging our fangirl side every once in a while.... Continue reading
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Earning money as a mom can be challenging. Regular nine to five work can be too inflexible, and the hours might not suit your lifestyle. Maybe you’re looking for a flexible business that you could work around your family, or maybe you’re well organised and are planning for the future? If you can get these businesses up and running and... Continue reading
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Our kids grow up fast, don't they? One minute you're tying their shoelaces before they head off to kindergarten, the next you're tripping over their size ten shoes that have been casually discarded in the hallway. Yes, before you know it, your infants become teens, and within the process come those milestones that you have probably been dreading. There's the... Continue reading
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Just the word "Hollywood" is evocative of wealth, fame, and fortune. And to this day, despite all the changes in the entertainment industry, Hollywood remains and the center of global movie production, churning out more blockbusters than any other place on Earth. Visiting Hollywood is about much more than taking a stroll down the Walk of Fame. Here are some... Continue reading
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When thinking about home improvements everyone is quick to presume that the interior is what it’s all about however by looking after and improving the outside of your home you can not only add value to your home but help to give it an updated curb appeal. This time of year is the perfect time to start with some improvements... Continue reading
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When decluttering, we tend to focus on physical clutter. This is the clutter that everyone else sees. However, there’s another type of clutter that can have just as much of an impact on our lives - and that’s digital clutter. Messy computer filing systems, overflowing email inboxes and desktops full of icons can all negatively affect our day-to-day productivity. Tackling... Continue reading
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Having a family - particularly a big one - is great for many reasons. There is never a dull moment in your home, you feel like there’s a big support network and you’re all a little ‘team’ together, and watching so many young souls grow up into independent people is pretty rewarding, to say the least. However, there is one... Continue reading
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Finding out you're pregnant is joyous enough. Finding out you're expecting twins is double-joy! Well, maybe. Especially if you're a first-time mom, knowing you are going to have two little bundles of joy in your life may well be wonderful and exciting, but double joy can extend to double trouble, as the road ahead isn't going to be an easy... Continue reading
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We can often forget the exterior of our homes when the winter sets in. Partly because we don’t often venture outside as often as would like. But now that Spring is here and summer is on the horizon, your mind can start wondering towards the exterior of our homes and how we can make them presentable. So here are some... Continue reading
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Your family vacation is something to look forward to and dream about for the majority of the year. Everyone wants their family vacation to be the best time of their lives, but for that to happen, safety needs to come first. Ensuring your family vacation is a safe one involves some prepping in advance. Stay safe this summer with some... Continue reading
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When you need to get hold of a family vehicle, there are a lot of things that you are going to need to consider. Arguably one of the most important, probably the most important for many people, is the cost. You need to know that you can afford it, and for a lot of families that is more of a... Continue reading
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Over time, there’s a natural wear and tear that comes with living in your home. This can end up making your home feel quite tired, and you can find yourself falling out of love with the property. Here are some fixes to make your home look brand new again. Bathroom Renovation A bathroom renovation is something that can really improve... Continue reading
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Life is all about the memories you make. And never do we make sweeter ones than when we're travelling the world, exploring, having new adventures and spending precious time with our friends and family. There's something about being by the sea - or even on it - that is endless appealing for this. Perhaps it's the literal sense of new... Continue reading
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Pregnancy is one of the longest times in a woman's life, and yet it seems to speed past at the same time. One minute, you're staring at a plus sign on a stick, and the next, you're counting down the days to your due date and purchasing a ball to bounce on so you can get more comfortable. With pregnancy... Continue reading
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All of us enjoy decorating, renovating and shaping our homes in different ways. Give two identical homes to two different families, and the homes will look much different after two years at most. This is absolutely fine, in fact, being able to apply your personality to the walls around you can help you feel more like it’s your home, and... Continue reading
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In order to be a practical person and gain a good amount of freedom, most of us understand the need for driving lessons. It’s a good rite of passage for many people, and the first day you are qualified, owning a set of wheels or not, is a day of pride. For some it comes younger, for some, older. It’s... Continue reading
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Whether your child is 3 or 13, being a mother is always a struggle. Of course, the rewards of getting to see your little one learn about the world and grow up before your very eyes are worth all the hours of work and sleepless nights. But it can often feel as if you’re just winging it, and that’s because... Continue reading
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As if the stress of home life isn't enough, if we've got a household to run and children to look after, but we are concerned about our parents getting older, we may think about taking them in, and having them live with us. It's something we'd all love to do, but is it practical? Not only this, will this be... Continue reading
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If you are currently planning on getting married, you will no doubt be carrying out a lot of fun preparations. For instance, you’ll no doubt be getting excited choosing the best venue for your ceremony, as well as organizing all of the finer details of the wedding reception. But you shouldn’t get too wrapped up in all of this fun... Continue reading
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As a parent, caring for and keeping your child safe is your number one priority. However, that doesn’t mean that you should keep a watchful eye on them every minute of their lives. The day your little one starts asking to play out alone or with their friends can certainly be scary, but it’s one that we all must deal... Continue reading
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A lot of families struggle to keep up with the day to day tasks regarding family and home life, and so they need to seek someone who can help with this. Of course, if you are looking after an elderly family member, in-home care is a valid solution. There are other services for specific family scenarios. If you simply need... Continue reading
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There’s no doubt about it, being a mom is tough - really tough! Of course, raising kids is a huge privilege, but knowing this doesn’t make it any easier! From caring for your sweet little newborn who is entirely dependent on you, through to the demands of parenting a fiercely independent argumentative teenager - whatever stage you are at in... Continue reading