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Christina Fairman

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Christina lives in Northwest Illinois with her husband, daughter, and two English Springer Spaniels. Before becoming a reluctant stay-at-home mom, she worked in a variety of customer-service-oriented jobs while dreaming of living in the lap of luxury as a housewife. Unfortunately, having a child threw a wrench in Christina's plan to do nothing but eat bonbons while lounging in the Jacuzzi reading all day. Now, she spends her time looking for fun activities and crafts for her daughter and easy-to-prepare meals for her family, while trying not to land the kid in therapy when she grows up. Christina volunteers at her local library, and does both volunteer and paid work as a sexuality educator. She loves to read, and to learn about--and share--new products and resources.

Review: American Girl Live

On December 21, 2018 in Skokie, IL American Girl Live opened its national tour. My husband and I just took our daughter...
movie review

Movie Review: UglyDolls

Do you remember the UglyDoll toys that came out way back in the early aughts (2001, according to Wikipedia)? Well, now in...
Star Wars

May the Fourth Be With You: Star Wars Recipes

Star Wars fans everywhere are preparing to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4. (May the Fourth be with you—get it?) Of course,...
mother's day

Mother’s Day Gift: Birth Flower Necklaces

Are you looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Of course you are. Well, look no further because I have found it. The...
allergy

9 Natural Allergy Relief Strategies

Ah, the weather is warming up, the sun is peeking out, the birds are chirping—spring is here! YAY! Or not, if you suffer from...
Caramel Popcorn

8 Amazing Caramel Popcorn Recipes

My husband makes some mean kettle corn, but the other day, I was craving something a little bit sweeter. I was feeling inspired, so...
lily jade

Review: Lily Jade Shaylee Bag

This is a longish post, but stick with me—it’s worth it! A few years back, I won an amazing contest from Lily Jade. I nominated...
food

School District Pilots Program to Give Excess Food to Needy Kids

My daughter attends a Title I school—in fact, all the schools in our district are Title I. That means that a minimum of 40%...
Plae

Review: Plae Adult Shoes

Many of us know and love Plae shoes for kids. The brand was founded in 2012 and sold their first pair of shoes a...
10 Fun St. Patrick's Day Craft Ideas

10 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a weekend this year, which means it’s a perfect time to get in some quality crafting. Here are ten...
St. Patrick's Day

17 Delicious Dishes for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17th and we’ve got 17 (get it?) great recipes for you. Check them out!   Corned Beef and...
keeping calm

15 Tips for Keeping Calm

There really is a day for everything. Take March 9 for example, which is Panic Day. We could celebrate by panicking, but I though...