Beauty on a Budget

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Be-"Witch"-ing

“What do you want to dress up as for Halloween?” I asked Ginny, my imaginative three year old....more

The Most Honest Babysitter Checklist You Will Ever Need

[Tweet "The most honest babysitter checklist you will ever need"]I have never hired a babysitter. Occasionally, I will plead insanity and convince my mother-in-law to take my children for a few hours so that I can drag my poor exhausted husband out for a date night. This is a rare event for a variety of reasons, but mainly because something about being at the grandparents’ house gives my children a false sense of freedom from civility....more

10 Great Halloween TV Programs for Toddlers

I have to confess that we watch a lot of TV in my house. I’m not proud of it, but it’s a fact of life. All of us love TV. I try to limit my girls’ viewing, but there are some days that I suck at that, too. Grace seems to love TV the most....more

5 Cocktails for your next Netflix binge

There are few greater joys on this earth than a good pair of yoga pants, a warm cup of tea, and an afternoon to do absolutely nothing but watch Netflix....more

Attention Bloggers! $100 Target Black Friday Group Giveaway- 15 Spots Open!

 Black Friday is only a month away and we want to treat one of your lucky readers to a $100 shopping spree @ Target!...more

No. Nope. Uh-uh. Naw. Nah. No Way.

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How To Say No (Without Feeling Guilty)

Warning! We are about to enter the high stress zone - the holidays. And there is no detour - we just have to power on through....more
I loved this post!! Thanks so much for taking time to remind us that sometimes saying "no," is ...more

Endurance Do's and Don'ts

Facing your first 100 mile endurance ride can be daunting. The core concept of riding 100 miles isn’t hard – keep moving forward, don’t make too many big mistakes, get a little lucky.It’s all that crap before the ride that causes the angish.I’m sharing my big DO’s and DON’Ts for riding the 100 mile distance and you are welcome to join in the discussion in the comments or on your own blog. Feel free to tailor the subject of the post to your area of interest (50 mile distance, dressage show, first horse etc).I’m limiting myself to my top 3 DO’s and DON’Ts....more

On Splints

Lucy explains what splints are and Mel illustrates with a comic - complete with minature dump trucks, horses doing naughty things, and paste!Read the comic here. www.melnewton.com...more