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Turning Our Bedroom Into My Own Oasis

Turning Our Bedroom Into My Own Oasis

We just moved last month, and now our bedroom has become a blank slate for me. I’m excited to transform the boring space into what I hope to be an oasis for myself and my husband. With four kids, this house is crazy and chaotic, so to have a space that is clean, simple, and […]

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Moms Make a #PromiseToBaby – #JOHNSONSBaby Listened & Made One Too

Moms Make a #PromiseToBaby – #JOHNSONSBaby Listened & Made One Too

From the second my girls were born, I knew that it was my responsibility to care for them, physically and mentally. It is my job to wake up every day and to explore the world with them. To make mistakes with them. To show them kindness, compassion, and hard work. This is a promise I’ve […]

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Find Out How #SIMPLEGiving Is As Easy As 1-2-3!

Find Out How #SIMPLEGiving Is As Easy As 1-2-3!

Just a few years ago, our family needed help. We were fortunate enough to receive WIC for food, and even received Tree of Sharing gifts for Christmas. Now, our family is more able to donate and give back when we can. This campaign is a GREAT way for those that can help, to help. — […]

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Why You should #ShopCartons to Save Trees this Month!

Why You should #ShopCartons to Save Trees this Month!

I know we are all busy this time of year, with summer and kids, and trying to keep our kids alive. Oh wait, is that just me?? But I wanted to share this great initiative going on this month! During the month of July, you can help donate a tree just by tweeting. The folks […]

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Social Networking Can Help Raise Money for Your Child’s Soccer Team

Social Networking Can Help Raise Money for Your Child’s Soccer Team

I know it’s still summer, but I’m so excited that we just registered the girls for soccer last week! My oldest started playing last Fall. At first she was super excited to learn to play, and did great all season. Then this last Spring she played again, and it seemed like she was not as interested in […]

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4 Ways to Encourage Independence in Your Toddler

4 Ways to Encourage Independence in Your Toddler

{This post is sponsored by VTech Baby. All thoughts after having four crazy kids, are all my own. Connect with VTech on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and on Pinterest.} My two year old thinks she’s much older than she really is. I blame that mostly on the fact that she has two older sisters, and mimics them more often than not. […]

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What’s In My Diaper Bag?

What’s In My Diaper Bag?

Little Miss Everly will be three months old on Friday. What?! She’s no longer a newborn, but turning into an infant. She smiles, giggles, grabs for her toys, loves to sit up on your lap, and loves kisses! I thought it would be fun to do a little link-up post! Join the linky below with […]

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5 Reasons To Make Your Own Baby Food

5 Reasons To Make Your Own Baby Food

With my first child, I knew nothing about introducing solids, what to give her, or any of it. What can I say, I was totally clueless. Thankfully, over the years I’ve learned a lot. Mostly from researching different baby food brands, learning about baby led weaning, and of course personal experience with my children. Hands down, […]

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Strawberry Pound Cake Ice Cream Sandwich

Strawberry Pound Cake Ice Cream Sandwich

{This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SilkAlmondBlends #CollectiveBias} One of my new (to-me) favorite shows on Food Network is Kelsey’s Essentials. I just love her personality, and of course the food is always fun and delicious. Last week, we watched a dessert episode, where […]

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Science Experiments for Kids: Floating Grape

Science Experiments for Kids: Floating Grape

It’s summer time, and school’s been out for a couple of weeks now. That means now my kids are starting to get bored with you know…that basic home and park stuff. *rolls eyes* What better time than now, to break out the Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments? We got this book to review last […]

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Your Kid, and Every Kid, Is Extraordinary. Let’s Celebrate #YourExtraordinaryKid!

Your Kid, and Every Kid, Is Extraordinary. Let’s Celebrate #YourExtraordinaryKid!

Each one of my girls is amazing, but my oldest will always be “my first.” To me, she is the one of the most amazing kids I know. She’s incredibly smart, both with school and with everyday life occurrences. She’s always been able to catch on quickly, and I know how well she relates to older […]

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Food Safety Tips for Your Summer Gatherings #FoodSafe4th

Food Safety Tips for Your Summer Gatherings #FoodSafe4th

Because warm weather events often present an opportunity for bacteria to thrive and high temperatures cause bacteria to multiply more rapidly, the summer months typically see a spike in reports of foodborne illness and outbreaks. Something we don’t tend to think about, huh? So what can you do to keep your family safe?? When it […]

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For The Clean Shaven Man – Philips Norelco Shaver 8800 {A Dad Review}

For The Clean Shaven Man – Philips Norelco Shaver 8800 {A Dad Review}

Working in a field where I may have to don a fitted respirator in an emergency, I am required to stay clean shaven. As most men would agree, this stinks, though for me it is primarily because I am not a fan of electric razors, meaning I have to take the time to lather up […]

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Summer Bucket List Idea: Try a New Sport

Summer Bucket List Idea: Try a New Sport

One of our summer bucket list ideas is to try a new sport. And that sport will be… Tennis! Growing up, my grandfather loved watching and playing tennis. I even remember watching my aunt play too. I learned to play a little while visiting them, but it’s been a decade since I’ve last played (which was […]

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Best Gaming Headset {A Dad Review}

Best Gaming Headset {A Dad Review}

Like many husbands and fathers, who are really still adolescent boys in disguise, I am a gamer. As a gamer, I love the prospect of immersing myself into the art of a well made game and escaping to another, magical world. It can be the calm in the storm of a long week in, *gasp*, […]

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Insomnia, Babies & Tips for Getting More Sleep

Insomnia, Babies & Tips for Getting More Sleep

This is a Type-A Parent paid post to discuss sleep issues, and to share a new insomnia resource from the National Sleep Foundation. According to guidelines from a physician group, insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so. People with insomnia can feel dissatisfied with […]

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Wearing white (w/ some color) for summer? Learn about Clorox #SmartSeek Bleach to make laundry easier.

Wearing white (w/ some color) for summer? Learn about Clorox #SmartSeek Bleach to make laundry easier.

I’m co-hosting a Twitter party with The Motherhood, and I’d love for you to join us! Memorial Day weekend is behind us, which means one thing: it’s time to wear white again! While breaking out your favorite white clothing is an exciting sign of summer, it can also make laundry day more complicated. Questions about […]

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Learn How @JohnsonsBaby & @Walmart are raising $ for @CMNHospitals to help keep kids healthy! #JohnsonsBabyCares

Learn How @JohnsonsBaby & @Walmart are raising $ for @CMNHospitals to help keep kids healthy! #JohnsonsBabyCares

I’m helping co-host another great Twitter party with The Motherhood, and I’d love for you to join us! JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES, the brand’s charitable platform, is dedicated to improving the lives of moms and babies, and has partnered with Walmart to raise money for babies and children in need. From now until June 30, when you purchase […]

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