Important Things to Know about Being a Parent

Important things to know about being a parent- This Mama Loves

This post has been sponsored by Baby Orajel™, however all opinions are my own I don't want to brag or anything, but- I was, quite frankly, the best mom EVER.  For a really long time.  Almost 31 years, in fact, give or take the few I was too young to understand what having a kid meant. ...

Choosing the right fish tank for your family

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My son really wanted a pet of his own, and my lovely sister got him all set up for his birthday last year.  A cool 1 1/2 gallon tank and a date with Auntie Cindy to choose gravel, plants, decor and a Betta fish were his birthday surprise. He was over the moon. My sister ...

Curious George available for streaming now on Hulu

Curious George available for streaming - This Mama Loves

Curious George available for streaming now on Hulu This is a sponsored post in partnership with Hulu. Our oldest daughter's first favorite thing was Curious George.  She called him "ah-ah" because that was the sound she knew monkeys to make.  It started as a way for mommy to shower and turned into a family-wide love of the ...

Laundry Pac Safety Tips and Reminders

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Laundry Pod Safety Tips and Reminders Laundry pacs are one of my favorite innovations. I loved them from the moment I knew of them, bought some, and made some big time safety mistakes almost immediately. I put my kids at risk without thinking nor realizing what I was doing. Lucky for me and my kids, I ...

Create your photo memories with the click of a button

Create photo memories with the click of a button - This Mama Loves

Create your photo memories with the click of a button This post about discovering how to create your photo memories with the click of a button is sponsored by Shutterfly. Show mom how much you care this Mother’s Day with that perfect, customized photo book made with Shutterfly.  I'm pretty good about taking photos.  Even saving them. I pay ...

Blueberry Coffee Muffins

Blueberry Coffee Muffins Recipe- This Mama Loves

I've been working really hard this year to focus on relationships.  We're doing more family things, I'm taking more me time (my relationship with myself can always use work) and also with my friends. Friends are friends because we enjoy their company, so I feel like I am wanting to make a point of doing ...

Helping to feed hungry cats with Save. Give. Love.

Helping to feed hungry cats- This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Meow Mix®. All opinions are 100% mine. My friend Carrie shared a photo of a poster her 10 year old daughter made about how smoking harms cats, and it was about the cutest thing I've ever seen.  When my Junior Girl Scouts chose their service ...

AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate + Cracker Barrel #TwitterParty

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AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate + Cracker Barrel Twitter Party I don't know if you've heard yet, but, for a limited time, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Bites are now availableat your local Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Experience chocolate as our ancestors did while supplies last!! We have a very deep love and affection for chocolate in our house, and ...

S’mores Snack Mix {with video}

S'mores Snack Mix - This Mama Loves

One of my favorite things about summer includes having tons of fun adventures with my family.  In town, on the road, or even far enough away to fly... exploring things together is a favorite thing to do. Of course, one part of adventures is almost always a snack....and s'mores are a summer staple for us-- ...

The Importance of Play for Kids

The Importance of Play for Kids- This Mama Loves

The Importance of Play for Kids  Kids play.  That's how they learn. Even the biggest supporters of early schooling are realizing that kids learn through play. It's their job.  It's how they figure out the world, and all of the things in it.  Kids NEED play.  It's so important for their development! This post is brought ...