Branches books by Scholastic for kids ages 5 to 8 who are ready to move from the early reader books, but not ready for the traditional chapter books. Covers topics that kids that age will enjoy reading. #ScholasticBranches #Sponsored
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Fun Series Books for Kids Ages 5 to 8 #ScholasticBranches

This is a Scholastic sponsored post.  The hardest part of getting my kids to read was finding books my kids wanted to read. For each of my kids, they started to read more when they found a book they enjoyed. Sounds so simple, but that is often the problem when you have kids that don’t like to read. They just don’t like to read what they have been given. Scholastic has a new line of books for…

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Nest Learning Thermometer keeps your connected home at the perfect temperature (and saves money.) #BBYConnectedHome #Sponsored
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Your Home Will Always Be At the Perfect Temp for You With Nest from Best Buy #BBYConnectedHome

This is a Best Buy sponsored post.  Imagine coming home on a very cold winter day, coming into the house and it’s warm and toasty. I’m sure your first thought is, “well if I want to keep my thermostat up high all day and throw money out the window, I can have a warm home.” But if you have the Nest Learning Thermostat from Best Buy, you can save money and have a warm home when…

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Kenmore dishwasher is the heart of the home #ArtofHome
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The Dishwasher; The Heart of Our Home #ArtofHome

This is a Kenmore sponsored post.  Have you ever gone out for dinner because you didn’t have clean silverware? We have! With a family of 6 very active people, I tease that the dishwasher is the heart of our home. The Heart of Our Home  The dishwasher can make or break an evening for us. My kids have had to rush to dance or Taekwondo with no dinner (and are very mad) because the dishwasher…

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A Whole New World Fairy Tale 2.0 prize pack giveaway. Prize provided by Disney-Hyperion. #FairyTale2pt0
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A Whole New World is a Fairy Tale 2.0; The What If Story of Aladdin #FairyTale2pt0

This is a Disney-Hyperion sponsored post.  Have you ever read a fairy tale and thought, “What if?” What if Aladdin never found the lamp?  Hmmm?!  Your wish is granted, A Whole New World. A Whole New World A Whole New World was written by Liz Braswell. After spending 10 years producing video games, she finally turned to writing books. This version of the Aladdin story is darker and explores what might have happened had Aladdin not found the lamp. Jafar…

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Preserve 3D Objects In Your Family Scrapbooks (& More Projects) #GoMakeThings #SproutByHP

This is a sponsored post. Do you have a shelf in your home that looks something like the above photo? With 4 kids, I have several shelves like that. I’m always moving objects around to get to the books I want. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could capture those objects (and more) and keep them? Even add them to your digital scrapbook pages? (See how I did this at the end of the post.)…

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