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Meet Brittney Rutherford

Whether it’s Sharpie on the walls, forgetting to pack a school snack, or getting a call from the police that our dog ran away (and we hadn’t noticed yet), I hope to bring you an open, sometimes funny, perspective on motherhood and life in general. I am very much looking forward to getting the opportunity […]

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Playground Smiles

Things That Go! July 2015 Play Date Recap

It turns out that a lot of our readers… …have littles who love things that GO-GO-GO!  …have kiddos who definitely think a car wash big enough to wash a BUS is the coolest.thing.ever! …admit to loving frozen treats and being slightly obsessed with food trucks! Thanks to our sponsor, Fortress Wealth Management, almost 60 mamas and kiddos were able to […]

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Too Much Candy

Ten Things to Do with Your (Kids’) Halloween Candy

I. Love. Halloween. It may even beat out Christmas as my favorite. I mean it! Think about it… when’s the last time you stressed out about Halloween? When’s the last time you stressed out about Christmas? Point made. Two main things make Halloween so great. Candy and costumes. I’ve always been all about the costumes. […]

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Lil' Sidekick Packaging

Lil’ Sidekick Review Plus a Giveaway and $5 Promo

Do you have a little one who is constantly “dropping” or throwing their toys, drink, silverware, or anything from their high chair, stroller, or exer-saucer? We do in our house, so I was given the opportunity to review the Lil’ Sidekick – an absolutely genius mommy invention created by Polk City mama Amy Vohs. About Lil’ Sidekick […]

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Some of our favorites

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Review

The Circus is HERE! Now showing at the Iowa Events Center! Ringling Bros. and  Barnum & Bailey® Presents The Next Generation of Circus 2.0 With An All-New Gold Edition–Fully ChargedSM The Greatest Show On Earth® Ignites with Amazing Performance Power from all Over the Globe for Children Of All Ages! The 40-city North American tour of Fully Charged is a high-speed connection to […]

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Teacher Gifts

Becoming the Teacher’s Pet

I currently have two school-aged, and public school attending, children. While some may cringe at that statement, we fully embrace it. We love hearing stories of what they did each day, what they learned, what “specials” (P.E., art, music, etc.) they had, showing us the library books they got to check out, sharing what their […]

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