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Lessons Kids Learn Through Sports

As a parent, I’ve become something of an expert in finding life lessons to share with my kids in our everyday activities. Sports have proven to be an unending source of educational opportunities, whether we’re participating or just watching. As we have spent a lot of time watching various sporting events lately, from national titles […]

Five Tips for Surviving After a Sleepless Night

Sleepless nights are an unfortunate consequence of becoming a parent. Whether your kids are infants and haven’t quite figured out the whole sleeping through the night thing or if they’re older and struggling with sleep for a different reason, parents still need get up and function in the morning. This struggle has hit home with […]

7 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without Paying a Sitter

Valentine’s Day was such a different thing back before children. There was money for elaborate date nights and you didn’t have to hire a sitter or you could just celebrate at home without having to cut up anyone’s food or be interrupted fifty-seven times to check for monsters under the bed. While I wouldn’t trade […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Certificate Printable

  We’re just a few weeks away from Valentine’s Day – another holiday that allows us to show those we love just how much we care. However, coming right on the heels of Christmas and other gift-giving holidays and during a time of year that can be a bit of a financial challenge for some, […]

Birthday Party Ideas for Tween Boys

It’s that time of year again at our house! We’ve got birthdays coming up and need to figure out some fun ways to celebrate. With soon-to-be 11 and 12-year-olds, coming up with a birthday party idea that is “cool” enough to satisfy is becoming a bigger challenge every year. Character themed parties have phased out, […]

Motivation Tips for Tough Winter Months

  Finding motivation in winter can be difficult – even impossible at times. Less daylight, cold temperatures, and holiday stress can work against us to make it hard to find the energy and initiative to be productive. In fact, I had to fight to find the focus to write this post! Many people find their mood […]

Intel® Optane™ Memory: Get the Speed, Keep the Capacity! #IntelINCROWD

Just in time for the holiday, THE IN-CROWD HUB is featuring Intel® Optane™ memory: Get the Speed, Keep the Capacity! Technology gets smarter and smarter and the latest memory development from Intel® is no exception! This new class of memory accelerates performance without sacrificing storage capacity. Over time, Optane™ memory will learn your personal computing […]

Christmas Breakfast Recipe Roundup

  The holiday season is full of amazing traditions. Over the years, we’ve adopted so many things that simply make it feel like Christmas. From our big day of baking with my life-long besties and their kids to smaller things like Santa filling our tree with candy canes as he delivers the gifts, all of […]