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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.
back-to-school

Calming Big Kids’ Back-To-School Nerves

We hear so much about helping little kids with first day of school jitters, but what about big kids? It can be just as...
back-to-school

Calming Back-to-School Butterflies

I know you don’t want to think about it—especially if you’re sending your baby to school for the first time—but it is back-to-school season....
sorry

The Not Sorry Challenge

Okay, a few days ago, I was scrolling through Facebook when I came across a challenge. The challenge was issued by a strong older...
drink more water

5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water

Not that it’s been particularly cool where I live so far, but it’s about to get even hotter now that we’re heading into the...
movie review

Movie Review: Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation

I have two thoughts after seeing Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. First: Oh my gosh I need to go on a cruise. Because this...
ice cream

8 Yummy Ice Cream Treats for National Ice Cream Day

Did you know that National Ice Cream Month has been celebrated in the US since 1984? And that since that same year, we’ve been...
baby shower

6 Summer-Inspired Baby Shower Ideas

The best part about summer pregnancies is summer baby showers! There are so many fun themes that are unique to the activities and warmer...
Fourth of July Party Games

Fourth of July Party Games

Whether you’re planning a family get-together, the neighborhood block party, or you just want to be prepared to entertain your kids and everyone else’s...
summer activities

10 Super Awesome Summer Activities

School’s been out here for eleven days, excluding weekends. Not that I’m counting. You’d think the kid would be excited, but pretty much as...
water table

8 Awesome Water Tables

Summer’s just begun (heck, official summer hasn’t even started yet!), which means there’s plenty of outdoor play time ahead of us. Everyone knows that...
Movie Review: The Incredibles 2

Movie Review: The Incredibles 2

In 2004, Disney Pixar released The Incredibles. I’ve never been a fan of the movie. I love me some Disney, but I don’t like...
lemonade stand

Country Time Lemonade Offers Legal Ade to Lemonade Stand Operators

Many of us can remember setting up a summer lemonade stand as kids. It was our first business—our first real chance to earn some...