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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.
movie review

Movie Review: The LEGO Movie 2–The Second Part

We’ve been waiting five years for this, folks (no, really!), but The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is finally here! My family has...
weighted blanket

Review: Tranquility Weighted Blanket

The first time I heard of a weighted blanket was an ad for Gravity Blankets’ Kickstarter. Why that showed up in whatever I was...
lace bar

Review: L.L. Bean Boot Custom Lace Bar

About a month ago, I was shopping at the brand-new L.L. Bean store in Oakbrook, IL when the heavens opened up to shine a...
Martin Luther King

11 Interesting Kids’ Books to Honor the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 21, here in the United States, we will celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While our kids are...
dragons

10+ Books About Dragons

I love celebrating bizarre holidays and I have another one coming up for you guys in just a bit! Did you know that January...
parking pass

Parking Pass Pain

In February of 2018, I became the owner of a disability parking placard. Why? I suffer from chronic pain: specifically from fibromyalgia. Yup, just...
mindful

Free January 2019 Mindful Moments Calendar

Have you heard of a company called Slumberkins? Apparently, they made an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank ninth season. I follow them on Instagram...
desserts

10 Easy But Oh-So-Good Holiday Desserts

This time of year when there are so many get-togethers to host and attend, my favorite kind of recipes are the kind that look...
etiquette

Children’s Holiday Performance Etiquette for Adults

The holidays are one of the cutest times of the year. Why you ask? Because it is prime school concert and pageant season. All...
appetizers

10 Delicious Holiday Appetizers

One of the best parts of the holidays is the parties and get-togethers. It’s also one of the worst. Why? In a word: food....
stocking stuffers

The Best Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family

I love stuffing stockings. And my philosophy is that there’s no reason a stocking stuffer can’t be a really awesome gift. (Maybe I’ve seen...
book review

Book Review: P Is for Pterodactyl

A few weeks ago, I was hanging out at home, just laying around on the couch eating bonbons and scrolling through my phone (I’m...