Happy National Dog Week 9/18-24! #FriendsofBeneful #NationalDogWeek

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Happy National Dog Week! Dogs with a loving family are happy dogs- and they have a way of bringing that happiness right into the family home. Many have done studies through the years and research shows that having a pet can be a great way to reduce stress and offer relief from loneliness. Brownie makes our ...

Back to School Breakfast Buffet Ideas + Happy National Pancake Month!

Back to School Breakfast Buffet

Back to School BreakFEAST Buffet Nothing helps you wake up earlier than a breakFEAST buffet waiting for you. Parents and caregivers, the idea of having a kid-free breakfast after a long summer vacation right when the kids head back to school might also help wake you up earlier. This Back to School Breakfast Buffet isn’t just ...

The love of a stuffed animal and #NationalTeddyBearDay

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One thing that's an almost universal constant for kids is a stuffed animal to love.  Maybe all aren't legit Teddy Bears, but the concept and overwhelming adoration runs deep for the stuffed friends that our kids grow so attached to. They are playmates and security blankets and so much more... and I'm so happy to ...

Helping Middle School Students with Studying with #BigFatNotebooks

Helping Middle School Students with Studying- This Mama Loves

Helping Middle School Students with Studying with Big Fat Notebooks School's starting in just days, you guys. SCHOOL. We've got (most of) the supplies ready to go- a mile long list for each kid, plus extras that I found on sale to send in... and yet...I'm not ready. This year is different. This year is serious. ...

First Trip to Fenway with the Kids

First Trip to Fenway - This Mama Loves

I partnered with Cape Cod® to promote #RoadTripChip by taking my very own road trip with their chips for the kids' First Trip to Fenway and sharing our experience. Opinions are my own. If you know me, you know I'm born and raised in New England, and born and bred a Red Sox fan. It's just in ...

Tips for Helping Baby Sleep All Night

Tips for Helping Baby Sleep All Night

With 7 kiddos between us, you’d think that my husband and I would be pros at finding and sharing tip for Helping Baby Sleep All Night and while we’ve got a lot of it figured out the truth is that all babies are different so sometimes it means trying different things with different babies.  Some of ...

Galactic Hot Dogs Graphic Novels for Kids

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Galactic Hot Dogs Graphic Novels for Kids Since the initial launch of Galactic Hot Dogs on Funbrain.com in the fall of 2013, millions of kids have delighted in the exploits of Cosmoe, Humphree, Princess Dagger and the rest of the gang featured in each weekly webisode. The first book in the series, Galactic Hot Dogs: Cosmoe’s ...

Highlights Every Day App

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Highlights Every Day App Highlights magazine was one of my first magazines to read, and my kids have enjoyed it as well. Our school's teachers suggest ordering it, and even our pediatrician has copies in the offices for kids to read while waiting for appointments.  The Highlights formula has stood the test of time and ...

Tips for Protecting Sensitive Skin in Summer

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I grew up on the lake and we spent nearly every day outside from dawn until dark.  Most days we were in bathing suits and in or around the water almost all day.  I rarely remember wearing sunscreen or having my skin protected from the sun.  I remember having terrible sunburns and all of us ...