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How staying at home to raise my kids lead to more work opportunities and the confidence to take them on.
It's one of the biggest issues facing new Moms - the question of whether to put off a career in order to stay home raising our babies full-time, or whether to go back to work and focus on advancing our careers while we can. Historically, there's always been this perception that leaving the workforce during our prime earning years will severely hamstring our earning potential and career options later on. It's one of the most intensely difficult decisions women make - and is based on an outdated premise that one cannot start a robust, exciting, fulfilling and high-earning career at any stage in our lives. I remember feeling the intense scrutiny and judgment of working Moms when I opted to be a stay-at-home parent in those early years of my kids lives (I have three boys). There was an underlying assumption that I had chosen cookie baking, daytime television watching, play-…
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Toy heaven is here - Samko Toy Warehouse is now open!!! Week 4

Hey all!!!  As part of an on-going blogging and vlogging (video logging) series, between September and December, I have been asked to test and review some awesome toys (read: mega hot deals) for the Samko Toy Warehouse.  As a mom of three boys and Auntie to many, this was not hard to do.  We all want great quality toys and books for our kids, but we also want to save some cash too (mostly to support my PSL addiction at Starbucks!).  The task was simple - visit a toy warehouse and go crazy having fun.  Yes please!!  The sale starts September 17th and runs right through until December 24th.    All the big brand names, minus the big price tags.  The toys that I've picked are all on mega discount for one week only!!  So don't miss out.

This week.....

Paw Patrol 2-in-1 Convertible Easel, $29.99 compare at $64.99 My fav coffee table – I remember buying it from a wood furniture showroom and the main selling feature was that it was “rustic”.All Moms know that rustic is just a nice way …

Toy heaven is here - Samko Toy Warehouse is now open!!! Week 3

Hey all!!!  As part of an on-going blogging and vlogging (video logging) series, between September and December, I have been asked to test and review some awesome toys (read: mega hot deals) for the Samko Toy Warehouse.  As a mom of three boys and Auntie to many, this was not hard to do.  We all want great quality toys and books for our kids, but we also want to save some cash too (mostly to support my PSL addiction at Starbucks!).  The task was simple - visit a toy warehouse and go crazy having fun.  Yes please!!  The sale starts September 17th and runs right through until December 24th.    All the big brand names, minus the big price tags.  The toys that I've picked are all on mega discount for one week only!!  So don't miss out.  Click here for this week's deal!

This week.....

Portable Future Stars Basketball Net, $49, compare at $99.99 My three boys are crazy obsessed with basketball right now.The star players, the hats, the brand-name sponsors and even the shoes!In fac…

Toy heaven is here - Samko Toy Warehouse is now open!!! Week 2

Hey all!!!  As part of an on-going blogging and vlogging (video logging) series, between September and December, I have been asked to test and review some awesome toys (read: mega hot deals) for the Samko Toy Warehouse.  As a mom of three boys and Auntie to many, this was not hard to do.  We all want great quality toys and books for our kids, but we also want to save some cash too (mostly to support my PSL addiction at Starbucks!).  The task was simple - visit a toy warehouse and go crazy having fun.  Yes please!!  The sale starts September 17th and runs right through until December 24th.    All the big brand names, minus the big price tags.  The toys that I've picked are all on mega discount for one week only!!  So don't miss out.

This week.....

Project Runway 4-in-1 Fashion Design Challenge, ages 8+ When I was a little girl, I loved nothing more than pretending to read quietly in my room, while I instead stole the kitchen shears and chopped up every Barbie doll outfit I h…

Toy heaven is here - Samko Toy Warehouse is now open!!!

Hey all!!!  As part of an on-going blogging and vlogging (video logging) series, between September and December, I have been asked to test and review some awesome toys (read: mega hot deals) for the Samko Toy Warehouse.  As a mom of three boys and Auntie to many, this was not hard to do.  We all want great quality toys and books for our kids, but we also want to save some cash too (mostly to support my PSL addiction at Starbucks!).  The task was simple - visit a toy warehouse and go crazy having fun.  Yes please!!  The sale starts September 17th and runs right through until December 24th.    All the big brand names, minus the big price tags.  The toys that I've picked are all on mega discount for one week only!!  So don't miss out.

First up.....

Turtles Big Wheel, $20, compare at $49.99
My parents and I still laugh about the inseparable relationship that my brother Trevor had with his Dukes of Hazard, orange and blue Big Wheel in the 80’s.As an avid reader of car magazines tod…

Toy heaven is here - Samko Toy Warehouse is now open!!!

Hey all!!!  As part of an on-going blogging and vlogging (video logging) series, between September and December, I have been asked to test and review some awesome toys (read: mega got deals) for the Samko Toy Warehouse.  As a mom of three boys and Auntie to many, this was not hard to do.  We all want great quality toys and books for our kids, but we also want to save some cash too (mostly to support my PSL addiction at Starbucks!).  The task was simple - visit a toy warehouse and go crazy having fun.  Yes please!!  The sale starts September 17th and runs right through until December 24th.    All the big brand names, minus the big price tags.  The toys that I've picked are all on mega discount for one week only!!  So don't miss out.

First up.....

Turtles Big Wheel, $20, compare at $49.99
My parents and I still laugh about the inseparable relationship that my brother Trevor had with his Dukes of Hazard, orange and blue Big Wheel in the 80’s.As an avid reader of car magazines tod…