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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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Check out These 10 Camping Hacks Before You Leave This Summer

Check out These 10 Camping Hacks Before You Leave This Summer

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been camping. Mainly, because of having babies. Two summers ago, we went the weekend of my birthday. I was 5 months pregnant with my third, my then 1.5 year old refused to sleep in her playard, and we forgot the air mattress. Wouldn’t have been too horrible, […]

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4 Steps to Managing Our Money #GoodNeighbor

4 Steps to Managing Our Money #GoodNeighbor

No words are truer, being an adult is hard. I remember wanting so badly to “grow up” and be out in the world on-my-own. However, you’re never fully prepared for the rush of responsibility that comes with it. Thankfully, my momma raised me pretty darn well. Right out of high school, I was working full-time […]

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Create Your Own Outdoor Theater This Summer #OshKoshSummer

Create Your Own Outdoor Theater This Summer #OshKoshSummer

My earliest memories of dressing my girls (starting with the oldest) in OshKosh was this adorable little jean skirt overalls with a red, white, and blue madras style shirt. Too darn cute. Summer Essentials from Oshkosh Today, OshKosh is still every parents destination for baby and kid essentials. Since it’s just about summer time, I thought I’d feature […]

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Outback Steakhouse – Limited Time Only Moonshine BBQ Menu

Outback Steakhouse – Limited Time Only Moonshine BBQ Menu

Outback Steakhouse just introduced a limited time only Moonshine BBQ menu – made with real moonshine. Last night we got the chance to try some of the Moonshine items as part of my participation as an #OutbackBestMates – and let’s just say we were NOT disappointed!! First up on the Moonshine menu, three Moonshine cocktails including: the Huckleberry […]

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Our Little Trip to Lake Chelan #TreeTopGetaway

Our Little Trip to Lake Chelan #TreeTopGetaway

This past weekend, I was truly honored to be invited to go on a getaway with Tree Top brand. We were invited to tour one of their fruit grower’s ranches – Keystone Ranch. Truly beautiful to see exactly where your food comes. Not only that, but to see who is growing it for you. A […]

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Craft this Summer with Kiwi Crate #KiwiSummerFun

Craft this Summer with Kiwi Crate #KiwiSummerFun

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kiwi Crate. What sort of parent would you consider yourself? The one who loves doing crafts with their kids, or maybe the one who just likes looking at the end result? Either way, Kiwi Crate takes all the fuss out of trying to figure out what […]

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Must Have for Baby: Boppy Newborn Lounger #newbornlounger

Must Have for Baby: Boppy Newborn Lounger #newbornlounger

Do you breastfeed? If so, then you either own or have used a Boppy Nursing Pillow before, right?! It’s been one of my trusty side-kicks for the past four years or so, since my second child was born. Not only has it been great for nursing baby, it has allowed my older children to hold […]

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Protect Your Pets From Fleas & Ticks #PetArmorProtects

Protect Your Pets From Fleas & Ticks #PetArmorProtects

Who here wants to spend time and energy having to remove ticks or fleas from your dog during the spring and summer months? Not me. However, protecting your furry family member from fleas and ticks IS an important part of responsible pet ownership. Fleas and ticks love our animal pals, and unfortunately they multiply at an alarming […]

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