Shopping Without the Dropping
August 24
FeaturedMC Weekly

Remember the times when a day of shopping involved hanging out with friends and casually cruising from store to store, searching for fun, usually unnecessary, items? Now, as a parent, most shopping happens with kids in tow, lists itemized so nothing gets forgotten, carried on with a feeling more chore-like than hey-this-is-fun! *sigh*

Making Time for Creative, Healthy Snacking
August 17
FeaturedFoodyMC Weekly

Busy kids and busy families need fuel for all the activities we plug into our days. Busy, busy, busy! All the running around our kids do requires energy for movin’ and shakin’! How to best keep snack time healthy while also making sure we add variety and different tastes? With just a little creativity, a dash of time, and a sprinkle of planning, snacks can become more than just family fuel.

Creative First Day of School Traditions
August 10
FeaturedLifestyleMC Weekly

Think back to your first days of school... did you sing a certain song to mark the day? Wear a special outfit? Do something unique to celebrate the beginning of another school year? The start of school gives families so many opportunities to have fun and create traditions.

6 Tips for Back to School Success
August 03
FeaturedMC Weekly

How did we arrive at this time of the year already? It feels like we only just welcomed in the lazy days of summer and now our calendar says school days will arrive before we know it. As we anticipate the beginning of a new school year, we know this brings about a change of routine, shopping, excited kids, (maybe reluctant kids?), and lots of prep for success. No matter how much we get things ready, the first day of school can prove to be a bit hectic and stressful, as well as exciting and fun. This big day for our families only comes once a year! Preparing makes a huge difference.

Savory Summer Flavors – Time to Bring Out the Barbecue
July 28
FeaturedFoodyMC Weekly

No matter if you grill chicken, vegetables, beef, fruit slices, pork, or more kebab skewers than you thought possible, summer means barbecue season. We love to pack up our kitchen goodies for outdoor fixings and move outside to cook when the heat gets turned up. Standing over an open grill with the sky above our heads turns cooking and meal preparation to an entirely different experience.

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Reebok Kids Twistform Shoes at Finish Line!
August 25
Product Reviews

Thinking back to our school days, those first days of classes evoked a sense of excitement, and feelings of newness and fresh starts. A clean slate, a new teacher, fresh school supplies, and brand new clothes. And that back-to-school wardrobe was everything! We believed in its magic – it set the stage for our new attitude and style, and sent the message to other kids that we were back in action. These days, a trendy outfit starts from the ‘kicks’ up.

Snug as a Bug in a Grund Rug
August 24
Product Reviews

Area rugs can pull a room together, giving a cohesive look to a space, and tie in elements from other parts of the room. Some rugs are necessary for warmth while others make your floor space become a colorful spot or showpiece. With bright colors and designs filled with meaning and flow, the Mandala area rug collection from Grund definitely fits into the latter category.

Recharge and Back Up with the Imation LINK Power Drive
August 20
Product Reviews

“Can you please take a video for me? My phone’s almost out of battery and storage!” Raise your hand if this situation ever happens for you… Way too often, right? With the Imation LINK Power Drive, we can shift from “Wait! I don’t have enough!” to knowing we can power up – and access more storage – whenever we need it.