Author Archives: Debra Rutt

Kid Lit: Good Question!

On any given day my kidlets ask me hundreds of questions. “Who is picking me up from school today?” “What are we having for dinner?” “Where are my sneakers?” “Why do I have to brush my teeth every day?” “When … Continue reading

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TGIF: Toes Go In First! Nature’s Sleep Slipper Review & Giveaway

After a long day of being on my feet – commuting, at work and errands/activities with the kidlets – I love to come home and kick off my shoes and slip my tired and worn out tootsies into a comfy … Continue reading

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All Good April

Since The Hubs and I started living the pescatarian lifestyle earlier this year, we’ve been experimenting with of new foods. I’ve learned all about vegetarian meat AKA mock meats — foods make to look like various meats, but made from … Continue reading

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When Are the Stories of My Children No Longer Mine to Tell?

Creating and maintaining The Harried Mom takes a lot of work. I started this blog a few years ago as a creative outlet for myself, to share my stories about everyday parenting – the good, the bad and even those … Continue reading

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Plank Grilling: 75 Recipes for Infusing Foods with Flavor Using Wood Planks – Cookbook Review, Recipe & Giveaway

My favorite cooking appliance isn’t in my kitchen, it’s right outside, literally. It’s my gas grill! I love cooking meals on the grill and use it all year-long — in rain or shine, snow or sleet, as long as there … Continue reading

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Sing Into Spring – Disney Music Sets Giveaway

Music is one of the essential components of life.  From the moment we are born, we have an ingrained appreciation for music.  Just think of how music is used to soothe and stabilize vital signs of babies in hospital nurseries! … Continue reading

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I’m Leaving (And Returning) On A Jet Plane…

My father worked for the same company for 41 years and in his entire professional career he never was sent out-of-town on a business trip.  In fact, he never spent even one night away from home when I was growing … Continue reading

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Eggs-Tra Special Kid Craft – Onion Skin Dyed Easter Eggs

For most of my childhood coloring eggs, wearing fancy hats and chocolate bunnies were an integral part to my family’s annual celebration of Easter.  I’ve been carrying on the tradition with my own kidlets, but I’ve officially had it with … Continue reading

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A Journaling Journey – Rustico Leather Travelers Set Review

Journaling is currently a big thing in my house.  Not to be confused with a diary which recounts one’s daily activities, journaling encompasses lots of things — from recording feelings and experiences, to collecting slips of important papers and photos … Continue reading

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There’s A Reason It’s Called “The Greatest Show On Earth” – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus LEGENDS Review

My daughter and I had a great time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus LEGENDS performance opening night at the IZOD Center in northern New Jersey.  There’s a reason it’s called “The Greatest Show On Earth” and … Continue reading

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