Giggle Staffs’ Secret Holiday Recipes!

From our Giggle family to yours, we have collected some of our staff's secret holiday recipes and we are spilling the beans just for you! May they bring you joy and full bellies this holiday season. Carmelitas submitted by Grace Downey, graphic designer INGREDIENTS 14 oz of caramels (from individual squares or a block) 1

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Giggle Magazine’s Gift Guide for Little Ones!

Need some gift ideas for your little ones? We've got you covered with this gift guide for babies, toddlers and ages 3-7! For Babies and Toddlers: BooginHead Bandana Teether Bib $10, booginhead.com BooginHead Pacipurse $7.99, booginhead.com Fridababy 3-in-1 Humidifier + Diffuser + Nightlight $49.99, fridababy.com Lullabuddy Speaker $49.50, lullabuddy.com Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhymes Book $14.99,

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#MomHacks: Thanksgiving Hacks!

We all know that the hardest job you can have is being a mom! The days are definitely long and the years are astonishingly short and some days you might feel like you’re going through the struggles alone. But, we are here! To share in the good, the bad, and the moments when all you

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Yummy Thanksgiving Sides For The Whole Family!

You’ve got the turkey down. Now what? Check out these great sides to complete your meal. Your taste buds will thank you! Zucchini Torta Submitted by Tina Basile Ingredients: 4 dark green zucchini 3⁄4 cup grated cheese 1 cup Bisquick 2 cloves garlic 4 eggs 1⁄2 cup Wesson oil Chopped basil and parsley Ground black

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16 Black Friday Shopping Tips From a PRO

Now that you can find just about anything you want or need on the mighty web, one might think to themselves, why should I bother venturing out to shop anymore, and oh goodness, why on earth would I want to venture out on BLACK FRIDAY? Because my dear... it’s fun! No, I am not crazy.

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How Do You Properly Set The Table?

Nine out of ten dinner parties we would have, my mom would always make a little comment about how the settings on the table were wrong. Seems that she had "table setting dyslexia." "Does the fork go here, or here?" she would ask. It was always fun to approach the table to see what kind

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Gather Round: DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

Thanksgiving is coming up and you know what that means... all the family is in town. You need to keep Uncle John away from Aunt Lisa (because they are still in a fight from summer vacation), and your two sons can't sit next to each other or else the mashed potatoes will start flying. You

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How Can You Jazz Up Your Mashed Potatoes?

Don’t settle for boring mashed potatoes this holiday season. Spice them up with flavors, textures and yummy add-ins to jazz up your holiday meal staple! After using the base mashed potato instructions at the top right, add in the following to create new and yummy recipes. Basic Mashed Potatoes: (Quantity will vary based on serving

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A Day in a Mom’s Life: Alisha Mitchell-Roberts

Alisha Mitchell-Roberts is an Associate Director for Research Administration at the University of Florida. She manages a fee for service metabolomics center and a National Institute of Health (NIH) funded coordinating center. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Santa Fe College. She has 2 daughters, Leila (10) and Lani (8). MORNING  

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7 Golden Beauty Products You’ll Love!

It is the season for celebrating all the golden colors that nature and beauty has to offer. From shimmering eyes to sun-kissed cheeks, this fall has golden beauty products for everyone! CRUNCHI LIGHT REFLECTING PRESSED HIGHLIGHTER Gold pigment and light reflecting particles create a smooth and flawless glow. $38, Crunchi.com   LIME CRIME LIMITED-EDITION SUNKISSED

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15 Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy!

When you have three kids, multiple Halloween parties to attend and an all-nighter filled with trick-or-treating, the piles of sweet treats do just that. Pile up! So, after I do my duty of safety checking and separating the piles of 'you eat that,' 'I eat this,' and our sweet tooth’s have been satisfied until next

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How Can You Use Duct Tape for Crafting?

Duct tape. How many of us actually use it to tape our ducts? I can’t think of a single time I ever said, “Where is that duct that needs taping.” Rather, I see it as the hidden gem of the mom and crafters “craft” box. Now that it comes in a wide variety of colors

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Featured Local Teacher: Meg Amos

At What School Do You Currently Work? Myra Terwilliger Elementary School What Grade/Age Do You Teach? First grade through fifth grade How Long Have You Been a Teacher? I’ve been at Terwilliger since 2010. I served as the behavior resource teacher’s aide for one year and then as the guidance clerical secretary for one year

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#BossMom Rose Gleichowski

As a mom, you quite literally do it all! Between working and making sure your kiddo gets to school with a matching pair of shoes, it proves to be the toughest job anyone could do. Our Giggle moms have shared with us what makes them a #BossMom, and we are all for it! Rose Gleichowski:

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8 Sew-Free Halloween Costumes!

Have you always wanted to make your kiddo's Halloween costume but the thought of having to sew it together stopped you in your tracks? Have no fear! We have your Sew-Free Halloween costumes here! These simple and fun costumes can be made from items out of your craft closet, old clothes and some creativity... oh

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DIY Homework Caddy

Does your kiddo like to do homework on the go? Are they constantly moving from their room, to the kitchen and then on the floor? Do they have to squeeze in a bit of homework while in the car on the way to practice? If so, our DIY homework caddy is the perfect accessory to

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Giggle’s Bento Lunchbox Roundup!

Mom's rejoice! Lunchtime prep just got a whole lot easier! The options are endless when it comes to bento box lunches. With its neat little compartments sized perfectly for those kiddo appetites, bento lunches are the new must-have this school year. So, get creative and have fun! PICNIC BOX • Popcorn chicken • Baby carrots

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Mom Hacks: Gadgets Our Giggle Moms Can’t Live Without

We all know that the hardest job you can have is being a mom! The days are definitely long and the years are astonishingly short, and some days you might feel like you’re going through the struggles alone. But, we are here to share with you that in the rise of technology and “life hacks,”

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Giggle Moms Tell-All

All moms have that dreaded moment when your child throws themselves on the floor and completely loses their mind – in public! Though you may think it’s the end of the world in the moment, it will definitely become a funny story to tell in the long run. Our Giggle moms share where their toddler

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DIY Patriotic 4th of July Wreath

Summer is here and that means so is the Fourth of July! This patriotic flag 4th of July wreath is the perfect craft to do with your little ones when it’s raining outside and they’re parading around the house that they’re bored. Whip out these materials and get ready to add some red, white and

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Featured Teacher: Tanya Taylor

photo courtesy of Tanya Taylor At what school do you work? Williston Middle High School What grade do you teach? 6th to 8th grade How long have you been a teacher? 7 years! What is your favorite subject to teach? Business and Technology, as well as AVID. Why were you inspired to teach? My passion

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Hottie Dads 2019!

Obadiah Thompson: Correction Officer for Alachua County Sheriffs Office and dad to Keziah (9), Kai (7) and Keilani (3). What is the best part about being a dad? Being able to watch my children grow into whom God created them to be. What is the hardest part about being a dad? The hardest part about

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DIY Planter Pails

By Allison Raber Calling all green-thumbed gardeners! Have you been looking for a fun way to brighten up your entryway? Well look no further! These quick do-it-yourself hanging planters are the perfect way to complete your garden. Supplies needed 2 metal pails, about 8 inches in diameter 2 coco liners, sized to fit in your

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