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Dark Hope By Monica McGurk: Book Review and a Giveaway!

Dark Hope by Monica McGurk

If you’re looking for a new read to curl up with this fall, and you’re a fan of fantasy fiction-or maybe a little series called Twilight-I’ve got a book that will be just right for you. It’s called Dark Hope, and it’s the first novel by Monica McGurk, an award winning Twilight fan fiction writer. The plot […]

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Playground Report: The Playground at Point Ruston on the Waterwalk

Waterwalk Point Ruston Tacoma

UPDATE:It’s open again for your strolling or triking pleasure!    The playground at  Point Ruston’s Waterwalk is a little playground with  two big bonuses-an eye popping view and a smooth stretch of pavement perfect for beginning bike riders. The playground itself is a small, ferryboat themed structure and a nice set of swings. My boys both enjoyed it […]

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Discounts to Yo! Gabba Gabba Live, the Circus in Kent, and More!

yo Gabba

Yo! Yo Gabba Gabba is coming to Seattle, and you can score a nice deal on tickets through Groupon. Yes, this is a Seattle area event, but I know many of you are in the Gabba gang, so I thought I’d mention it. I also went back and looked at posts on this show from […]

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Melting Pot Back On Living Social

Melting Pot

Just the teensiest break from kid fun as several of you asked me  to let you know when the Melting Pot turned up on Living Social again. Here it is! 55.00 gets you a three course dinner for two, which is a nice deal for this popular, date night favorite. I guess you could take […]

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Great Wolf Lodge on Groupon

Great Wolf Lodge is back on Groupon! The deal gets you a one night stay in a Wolf Den, Kid Kabin, or Kid Kamp suite with a dining credit and water park passes for six or seven. You’ll note that it’s good on select dates only-you actually pick yours when you buy the deal. I […]

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Meet Arthur At Southcenter Tomorrow

Arthur at Southcenter malll

If you’ve got fans of the Arthur show, you might want to make the trip to Westfield Southcenter tomorrow. Arthur will be appearing for meet and greets and photo ops in 30 minute shifts beginning at 11AM and running until 2:30, tomorrow, Thursday the 4th. He takes a 30 minute break between each session-so, plan […]

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Amazon Local Deal To The Fair and Vision Dome

puyallup fair

Amazon Local has a couple of options for Puyallup fair tickets, and they are good ones! First, 18.00 gets you two adult admissions, plus entry into the Vision Dome, which is a new virtual experience projected on to a dome screen. It looks cool! Regular advance admission is 10.00 for adults. At the gate, it’s […]

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Meet Steilacoom Cooperative Preschool

steilacoom cooperative preschool classroom

Are you looking for a great preschool you can afford near Lakewood, Steilacoom, or JBLM? Steilacoom Cooperative Preschool is joining our sponsorship team this month, and they do still have spots! Plus, if you join now, you won’t have missed a thing! If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I loved my […]

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South Sound Labor Day Fun!

  Happy end of summer for those of you with big kids! Here are a few ideas for today. Free hot-dogs and other fun at the Old Cannery in Sumner for their tent sale It’s half-off most items at local Value Village Stores.  PS If you’ve been meaning to do any back-to-school shopping, you should […]

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Spark the #SwifferEffect and Get Your Kids Cleaning!


If you’ve been reading a while, you know that we struggle with cleaning around our wild boys and the rescue Lab (Oh, the dog fur)!! My husband and I recently sat down and worked out a new list of chores for the boys because we realized we really hadn’t been asking enough of them, and […]

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