Fun Winter Activities

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This has been a really weird winter.  Like really warm.  It has snowed only a few times and they were all in a two week period.  And those two weeks were right after we moved so we didn't really have time to do a whole lot of playing in the snow.  However, we've still had chilly days and on the whole still spend more time inside than out.  Meanwhile, some of you out east are swimming in snow. And even though I'm not a fan of the cold or … [Read more...]

The Importance of Bathtime

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My kids are growing up.  They are in that phase where they can do almost everything by themselves which makes me kinda lazy and I am getting really good at ordering them around.  But there is one thing they still can't quite do themselves...bathtime.  My oldest takes showers now which is a long ways from where we started... So cute.  He's so little and chubby.  Bathtime is such a great memory for me with my kids.  There are so many funny … [Read more...]

A Child’s First Phone

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This post is sponsored by Tracfone, all opinions are my own. There was a day when my six year old boy walked over to his friend's house, just around the corner, by himself.  When it was time to come home, I texted my friend to send him home.  He didn't show up.  I walked around the entire neighborhood searching for him.  Finally I went home and he was there.  He had stopped at another friend's house which caused him to be late.  This was a … [Read more...]

Getting a Flu Shot

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'Tis the season of getting sick.  I feel like I've been struggling with some sort of sniffles/sore throat for the last month!  And especially when you have little kids around you, they bring home everything and just spread it around.  And last week my daughter was throwing up so much she ended up having to go to the hospital to get an IV.  I did not want anyone else to get that sick or get the flu, so I decided it was time for us all to get our … [Read more...]

Six Ways to Use Shelf Liner When Living With Kids

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This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes I pretend that I'm an adult. Wait no--I AM an adult. But often when I look around my house I think "Why is my house so messy? I didn't make that mess. Those aren't my things." It's obvious that I live with kids. When you live with kids, your life is taken over by them. And so are the messes. I try my hardest to have a clean and beautiful home, but after cleaning up … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Giveaway!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RedEnvelope. Being a mom is hands-down the hardest thing I have ever done.  I've been doing it for a little over six years now.  I may not be as seasoned as all y'all but I do have plenty of those true MOM moments where you know you deserve like a million dollars just for being a Mom. I was thinking about the most recent MOM moment.  It occurred on a family trip to San Diego we just took. … [Read more...]

25 Ways to Make Your Child’s Birthday Special

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So today is my eldest-born's sixth birthday.  It got me thinking about my own birthdays as a child, and how my mom always tried really hard to make them special.  Now my mother dearest has eleven children.  Eleven!!  It still boggles my mind.  She had many routines to survive parenting her eleven.  We had a breakfast schedule (Mondays--Oatmeal, Tuesdays--Scrambled Eggs, etc), we had a job chart of weekly chores, and every night dinner at 6:00 pm … [Read more...]

Why Huggies Swimmers are the BEST

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HuggiesSwimmers  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. When I was single, going swimming was THE. BEST.  I barely did any actual 'swimming' it was more like 'laying out' with my best friends for hours talking away.  I miss those days.  Because going swimming now for me does not necessarily conjure images of … [Read more...]