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We’ve been a car free family for six years now. Luckily, living just outside of Boston, it is pretty easy to get around via public transportation, walking, biking and the occasional car rental. We are a family that makes it work! With the arrival of baby number two in February I am once again the “bag lady” and carrying around 28 bags and two children is tough! Possible, but tough! I miss the convenience of having a vehicle, especially in the summer when we often want to pick up and go on adventure! Though I sure don’t miss having a car note!


I’ve been leaning heavily towards leasing or purchasing a car, especially as I forecast commuting in the winter with two kids! It’s hard to know where to start looking for suggestions on affordable, safe, family oriented cars that can take our entire family (dog included) to our destinations smooth and safe. Luckily, for non-car-savvy people like me, there is a solution – Cars.com! Choosing a car takes time and research and for me it’s all about the feeling I get when I get behind the steering wheel and start driving. One of the largest automotive sites, Cars.com wants to take the frustration out of the car choosing and buying process and connected consumers with local dealers all across the country. And, to make things easier, they have an easy to use mobile app so you can browse through used and new cars at your fingertips. Hooray for technology that makes our lives easier! Looking to sell your vehicle? You’re in luck, Cars.com helps shoppers buy, sell and service their cars. A literal one stop automotive stop!

As much as I’d love an SUV like a Kia Sorrento (like my sister) or maybe a Highlander, I’m keeping an open mind as we slowly dip into car buying. Well, that’s not entirely true. I refuse to drive a mini-van. Nooooo, thank you!! Though with four adults, one dog and a partridge in a pear tree maybe a mini-van is in our future!!

Help – what are your tips for shopping for a family car? Tell me everything!



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Review: Camp Macy’s Family Fun Day

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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I think it’s far to say….SUMMER IS HERE! While I wish I could take the summer off of work and go exploring with my kiddo, the reality is we have to find creative adventures crafted around my schedule. We won’t be going to Bermuda this summer, but that’s ok! Camp Macy’s has you covered tons of family friendly summer activities all in a store you may want to browse around in!

Camp Macy’s are pretty amazing and a wonderful initiative of Macy’s to harness the American spirit and provide exciting opportunities for kids of all ages. Last we visited our local Camp Macy’s at Macy’s Rockingham Park just north of Boston in Salem, New Hampshire.

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I was excited to see what was in store as we climbed the escalator as I knew my kiddo wasn’t thrilled about buying new socks and undergarments. The ability to shop and keep my kids occupied and having fun? Sign me up!

As part of their American Icons campaign, Macy’s hosts Camp Macy’s with a variety of summer activities we remember, like going to camp when we were kids.  Instead of sending your little ones to overnight camp, try Camp Macy’s.  Kids can enjoy a camp like experience indoors through readings, storytelling, BINGO and snacks . There were really cute (and great quality) at the arts and crafts station where kids can show their American spirit, refreshments, giveaways, and more! And what’s more American and iconic than Macy’s and summer camp?

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Summer is about FUN and enjoying family time together and fun summer activities. Camp Macy’s is a place for families to create lasting memories! Capture special moments while you’re at the event and use #AmericanSelfie to be entered into a contest run by Macy’s! Macy’s will donate $1 for each #AmericanSelfie up to $250k, to support America’s veterans with Got Your 6. A handful of winners will be selected for a spectacular moment in Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks show on NBC!



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Target Pharmacy Rewards Program & $25 Target Giveaway! #TargetSponsored

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I know I’ve said it before – our family loves Target! It is literally a one-stop shop and we’ve visited our local Target stores very often over the past few months, especially since my daughter has decided to have a growth spurt. All of her jeans don’t fit anymore – I’m baffled!! It’s only a matter of time before she’s taller than me…so sad!! There is something very calming about going into Target and knowing that I can get everything I need for myself and family at prices that don’t make me cringe! Additionally we’ve started using Target Pharmacy to fill our monthly prescriptions and love all of the amazing benefits to filling our prescriptions at a place we’re already so familiar with.

I’m a busy Mom on the go who is on a budget and I’m all about getting the most bang for my buck and Target Pharmacy Rewards is not only simple and valuable but rewards me! Get excited people! Their pharmacy services are above and beyond others because there aren’t a certain number of points you have to earn to get your rewards, after filling just five prescriptions (vaccinations count too!) you’ll receive 5% off your in-store or online purchase! I love Target prices, but I love saving additional money, my daughter will be in college in just seven more years so I’m all about savings!

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I encourage you all to Flip the Script page and start using Target! Isn’t that catchy! Seriously – with Target Pharmacy Rewards you can easily earn rewards by filling your scripts, getting your pets scripts filled and getting vaccinations like the flu shot. Walk into your local Target store and get a variety of vaccinations for shingles, whooping cough, tetanus, meningitis and pneumonia – all without an appointment.

Not like I needed another reason to love Target, but I’m so impressed with how they are rewarding Target Pharmacy Rewards Program customers like me to flip the script and use Target Pharmacy. It’s really a no brainer since I’m in Target at least once a month and that’s how often I refill my scripts! You can’t beat the value either – they offer hundreds of $4 generics and a price match guarantee. So awesome!!

And now to the giveaway – one lucky reader will win a $25 Target giftcard – just in time for the holidays. Maybe you’ll treat yourself or buy something for someone else! Whatever you decide you gotta enter first!! Entering couldn’t be easier – and be sure to leave a comment!

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