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It’s a Wild Ride Watching the Littles Become the Bigs

The streets, the dust, the rides, and the funnel cakes are the same, but the participants are dramatically different. In a flash, they are too big for the little rides and are off with their friends having adventures of their own. A trip to the same county fair where we have gone for decades offered a glimpse into just how quickly the littles becomes the bigs…

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Inside a Texas Snow Day

I grew up, and again live, in an area just a little north of Houston. This is an area that is known for how many days the temperature gets over the 100 degree mark in the summer much more so than for how cold it gets here in the winter. Sure, we get below freezing a few times most winters, but one cold day is about all we get before the temperatures start creeping back up to at least the…

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The Slow Goodbye to Santa

This isn’t really travel related, but it is very parent related, so if you are into that sort of thing, read on. I love Santa Claus just about as much as I love travel. I love the idea of magic, of giving, of mystery, unanswered questions, of surprise, delight, belief, happy children, anticipation and all that surrounds the legend of Santa. I loved Santa as a child, and I don’t remember a specific turning point when I went from a…

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Feedback Wanted on New Mommy Points Travel Videos!

Now that we have once again started to travel a little more, I want to tip toe back into the world of making short travel videos. A few years ago, when we were zipping around the world a bit more frequently, we made a few Mommy Points videos that mostly live here on YouTube. While none of those videos were ever box office or YouTube hits, they were at least fun to make and hopefully useful to those who wanted an…

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How to Find a Rewards Credit Card Application

As you may or may not have noticed, in the last year or so some sites, this one included, may have started writing about rewards credit cards and big rewards credit card offers without actually linking to them in posts. In most cases, it isn’t that we totally forgot or accidentally missed that step. It’s often because we sorta can’t. Trust me, we would love to make it easier for everyone involved by linking to exactly the offers we are talking…

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Few Changes for the Site and a Thank You

I’m not generally a fan of blogging about blogging since it really isn’t a super interesting or relevant topic to 99% of the people who may read it, but in the interest of transparency I’ll make one of my rare exceptions today. Feel more than free to skip this post and wait for the next deal if that suits you best! When I started MommyPoints.com almost five years ago the internet blogging world was a very different place. I started…

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Meet Our Newest Slightly Delayed Arrival!

We wanted to take a moment this afternoon to briefly introduce the newest (slightly delayed) arrival to our family! Yesterday evening we were thrilled to finally meet Baby S!  She weighed in at 8 lbs 7 ounces and has been doing great getting used to life on this big planet of ours.  For the record, Big Sister C is also pretty thrilled about about having her new little sister join our crazy crew. While I absolutely do plan to keep/resume…

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When You Can’t Afford “Almost Free” Travel

My name is Summer and I’m a travel addict. Okay, maybe addict is a bit strong of a word, but it is safe to say that I’m a travel junkie.  I love travel.  It’s my #1 hobby, my biggest passion outside of my family, and I’m so lucky to have found the world of miles and points to help fund this otherwise potentially pricey hobby. Since you are spending some of your time on this site, I’m betting many of…

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