favorite bedtime stories

Fan Favorites: Favorite Bedtime Stories

January 21, 2016 Alli 0
This story contains affiliate links. Harry the Dirty Dog and Little House on the Prairie still bring me the same comfort and perhaps a little drowsiness as they once did some twenty years ago.  There […]
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Little Reviews: Royal Princess Parties

December 14, 2015 Alli 0
Party planning can be a mom’s greatest joy or struggle; it really depends who you are. But ladies and gents, I have a solution. Royal Princess Parties fits the bill for the Pinterest-perfect mom or the […]
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Gift Guides

12 Shops of Christmas {2015}: Tattered Tiques

November 13, 2015 Alli 1
Welcome to Little Lake County’s 12 Shops of Christmas! Each day for 12 days, we will feature a wonderful local retailer as a way of encouraging our community to shop local this holiday season. When […]

Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Movies

October 22, 2015 Alli 0
Confession: Halloween scares me.  I’m the mom running from the creepy house while trick or treating — you know, the one with the sucker ghosts in the trees? Even THAT is too much for me, […]
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favorite fall books for kids

Favorite Fall Books

September 24, 2015 Alli 0
The end of summer leaves parents jumping for joy (school! school!) or longing to hold our little ones tighter, fighting against the passing of time. As fall arrives, we find the busyness of life- school, sports, […]
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Back to School

Fan Favorites: Best Backpacks {2015}

August 14, 2015 Alli 0
Choosing the right backpack for your child can be an exciting, back-to-school experience or a dreaded one (broken straps, zippers and torn undersides all loom in the distance). Some backpacks are meant to be stylish and get […]