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Spider-Pup Halloween Costume Tutorial

Spider-Pup Halloween Costume Tutorial

Before we had kids, we were parents to four-legged children. Our first was blessed with our undivided attention. This meant not only did we walk and play with him, but we also incorporated him in the things we enjoyed doing whenever possibl ...
How to Save on Pet Medications

How to Save on Pet Medications

Having a pet is more than, well, HAVING a pet. Tink is the first dog that has been part of our family since the girls have been old and responsible enough to be primary pet caregivers. It takes a lot of trial and error to learn the ins and ...
Dog-gone Good: Quad Cities Dog Parks

Dog-gone Good: Quad Cities Dog Parks

When we moved to the Quad Cities, we used a house-hunting checklist that ensured we kept our goals in focus. We purchased our house based on the school district because one of our primary reasons for moving back was to get the girls a good ...
Traveling? Tips For Boarding Your Pet

Traveling? Tips For Boarding Your Pet

As you know, we spent last weekend in St. Louis attending Geekway to the West. It’s an event we look forward to each year and book our tickets and hotel as early as possible. Scott’s Patron ticket was purchased last fall within ...
Lessons Kids Learn From Puppies

Lessons Kids Learn From Puppies

You hear us talk about Madison and Kennedy all the time and see them in most of our posts. What many people don’t realize is that our first children were of the four-legged kind. Scott and I were parents to two American Eskimo dogs as ...
Tips for Adopting a Shelter Dog

Tips for Adopting a Shelter Dog

Our entire family has strong feelings about animals, their well-being and the importance of having pets. I’ve shared about how Scott and I used to help with animal rescue in the years before the kids were born. We’ve told you al ...
All the Music and None of the Biting

All the Music and None of the Biting

We saw so many cool new toys and games at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair this year. And among the standouts for us was a group of singing birds at the corner of Spin Master‘s booth. When we first passed by the DigiBirds there wasn ...
A Digital Pet is an Option

A Digital Pet is an Option

It was only a matter of time before it happened. Miss K called me into her room the other day to give me the news. “Mom, I think I’m ready for a pet.” Her sister got a parakeet for her birthday last year but only after she ...
Thinking of Our Four-Legged Friends First

Thinking of Our Four-Legged Friends First

We’ve always been dog-lovers in our household, having as many as three at one time. I grew up always having one or two poodles in the house, so when I was finally out on my own the apartment felt empty without a dog underfoot. While l ...
Philanthropic Friday: Animal Shelter

Philanthropic Friday: Animal Shelter

For quite some time, I’ve been wanting to create a feature on SAHM Reviews that focuses on philanthropy. My thought process was for “Philanthropic Friday” to be a regular feature that posts on Fridays because that is when ...