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Lovin’ These Links

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Links I Love, Popular Posts: Holiday | 3 comments

Lovin’ These Links

Tomorrow’s the big day.  The day you get to stop hearing about me buying a house and start hearing about all the wonderful things I plan to do with it.  I know, I know, you’re excitement level is probably pretty marginal compared to mine, nevertheless I can’t wait to get started.  We’ve been renting for the last five years so I can’t wait to get my hands on a place that feels like my own! Here are the two sites featured on my facebook page in the last week.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  If you do,...

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Friday’s Find: Free Birthday Gift Printable

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Best of MeckMom, Popular Posts: Free Printables | 5 comments

Friday’s Find: Free Birthday Gift Printable

Birthdays are a tricky thing.  Oh sure, for family and friends it’s a no-brainer to run out and spend cash on great gifts.  But what do you do about all those other birthdays that creep up on you during the year…teachers, neighbors, kid classmates, church friends, coaches?  You want to offer something nice to let them know you appreciate them but you don’t want to spend big money to do it.  Well, thanks to the suggestion of some helpful MeckMom readers, I’ve got a perfect solution for you. It’s free birthday...

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Tech Tuesday: My Favorite Spelling App

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Popular Posts: Tech Tips, Recent Posts | 1 comment

Tech Tuesday: My Favorite Spelling App

Between my 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grader we tackle about 60 spelling words a week.  Add on the 30+ vocabulary words and you can see why I started searching for spelling apps almost immediately after getting my iPad.  After trying a few, I finally found one that worked.  It’s called Spellboard. Here are a few of the things I like about it… It can work with multiple users so I can manage the spelling lists for each of my kids Using the built-in iPad microphone I can record the pronunciation of the spelling words and simple phrases,...

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Lovin’ These Links

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Links I Love, Popular Posts: Holiday, Popular Posts: LDS, Recent Posts | 2 comments

Lovin’ These Links

It’s amazing how time flies when you’re home buying – papers, inspections, and more papers.  I’m sorry the blog has been neglected a bit lately.  I promise to make it up to you with a bunch of DIY home-improvement posts after we move in. Here are the two sites featured on my facebook page in the last two weeks.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  If you do, don’t forget to leave comments for these incredibly talented, hard-working bloggers.  We live for comments here in the blogosphere so share the love...

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Add Some Sparkle with this Free Easter Banner Printable

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Popular Posts: Free Printables, Popular Posts: Holiday, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Add Some Sparkle with this Free Easter Banner Printable

This mini-banner created by Itsy Belle is fabulous on it’s own but adding the glitter element takes it to a whole new level.  As a mom of five I have a natural aversion to glitter but I might make make an exception for this one.  Something about that sparkly pink bunny just reminds me of Peeps and sugar and all that is wonderful about Easter.  Click the pink link below to see the post, get the download and read the simple tutorial. Itsy Belle: Free Easter Banner...

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Sweet, Free Easter Egg Printable

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Links I Love, Popular Posts: Free Printables, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Sweet, Free Easter Egg Printable

There’s something so simple and charming about this free Easter printable by Spagat.  I love the muted colors up against the budding branches.  Absolutely lovely.  Click the link below to see the post, get the download and read the easy tutorial.  Don’t forget to leave a comment in exchange for downloading…bloggers love that. Spagat Blog: Easter Egg Printable...

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Cooler Kid Food in an Instant

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Popular Posts: Parenting Hacks, Recent Posts | 2 comments

Cooler Kid Food in an Instant

We parents are mega multi-taskers.  Just yesterday, I was “making” (I should call it microwaving) my son lunch while holding the baby on my hip, talking on the phone to the realtor, policing my two-year old in time-out, and cleaning the counters.  As is common with me when I’m juggling this many tasks at once, at least one of those tasks is bound to drop.  In this particular case, it was the mac & cheese in the microwave.  I was in too big of a hurry to set the timer so it cooked for far too long, resulting in...

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Lovin’ These Links

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Links I Love, Popular Posts: Organizing, Recent Posts | 2 comments

Lovin’ These Links

Sorry for the two week silence, everyone.  We amped up our house hunt lately so all my late-night blogging hours have been consumed by MLS research.  Thankfully, we just put a bid on a house this weekend.  With any luck, all will go well and I can reclaim my nights…at least until the move-in day. Here a are a few of the sites featured on my facebook page in the last few weeks.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  If you do, don’t forget to leave comments for these incredibly talented, hard-working bloggers.  We live for...

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Friday’s Find – My Favorite Totally-Unnatural Energy Booster

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Popular Posts: Parenting Hacks, Recent Posts | 3 comments

Friday’s Find – My Favorite Totally-Unnatural Energy Booster

Last night I was up until about 1:30 catching up on emails.  At 5:15 my oh-s0-charming baby woke up bright-eyed and brimming with energy.  At last, around 7:45 he finally started yawning.  Sadly for me, that’s the exact same time my other 4 kids’ days are just beginning. Since I have two little guys that sleep on totally opposite schedules and big kids who need rides, homework help, and dinner, a nap never really works out for me.  On days like this, I really only have two options: go through the day groggy and grumpy or find...

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Tech Tuesday – Three Cheers for Stick Dog

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Popular Posts: Tech Tips, Recent Posts | 4 comments

Tech Tuesday – Three Cheers for Stick Dog

The only thing better than enjoying a great book with your kids is enjoying a great FREE book with your kids. When I found this book in the iPad library I knew my kids would be fans…after all, the illustrations look just like their drawings. I read this little book aloud to my kids over a few nights and they thought it was hysterical.  Seriously, laugh-out-loud funny.  The story revolves around the misadventures of 4 stray dogs in search of a hot meal – in this case big, juicy hamburgers. The book is written in a casual,...

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