Summer Survival Tips for Parents

Summer Survival Tips for Parents / This Mama Loves

The kids are home for the summer in just a few days now! While the prospect of 10 weeks with no homework and no scheduled days seems exciting to the kids, it's not quite the same for me as their mom. I need to keep in mind that we'll be doing a lot of activities, ...

Weight Loss Program: Starting Jenny Craig

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I’ve been wanting to get back into being healthier and part of that meant finding a way to be held accountable for doing so. I’m at a lifetime-high weight (or was a week ago, I’ll know tomorrow what the change is if anything) and feeling horrible. I don’t want to sugar coat it (ironic phrase ...

Perfectly Free™ Non Dairy Frozen Treats

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Non Dairy Frozen Treats I’m sure I’m not the only mom who worries about setting a good healthy eating example for her kids. As we approach summer, I worry even more about helping all of us (the kids and myself!) make good eating choices. It’s so easy to grab snack foods as we head out the ...

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 ...

Debunking Bedwetting Myths

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Debunking Bedwetting Myths This post is sponsored by GoodNites® Brand. All opinions are my own. Bedwetting – or nighttime wetting –is a very stressful issue for many children and parents during the preschool years and often beyond. When I was little, I can remember middle of the night tears, pajama changes, sheet changes, added laundry, and the ...

Fueling Dreams of Young Athletes

Fueling Dreams of Young Athletes

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/POWERADE. I look at my daughter Ella, who is turning 12 in a few weeks and I see her big dreams and all her potential.  Everything she does is done with all she has, all her heart.  She works hard at academics and earns good grades, she is on student ...

Parent confessions of the yucky kind. Sick just got real.

Parental confessions- sick just got real - This Mama Loves

As a mom of 3 kids close together in age, I've seen some really gross stuff. Let's face it, babies who spit up, drool, and use diapers that may or may not leak at the most inopportune times, can be gross.  That's just before they get mobile.  Then they start putting things in their mouths ...

Get Inspired to Get Outside this Spring

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While it was below zero here again yesterday morning, the sun is shining and I do know that it's going to be warming up soon.  It's almost time for spring and warmer weather.  With Daylight Saving Time less than 10 days away and Easter at the end of the month I know that we're looking ...

Live On Give On Medical Technology Allowing Survivors to Inspire

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    I think that one of the scariest things about problems related to our health is feeling alone.  Whether it's something relatively simple to manage or something major to conquer, learning about or the journey to learn about a health problem is scary when you feel like no one understands what you're going through.  With technology ...

5 Easy Ways to Improve Heart Health for Women

5 Easy Ways to Improve Heart Health

This is a sponsored post about heart health for women written by me on behalf of The Heart Truth® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We all know that February 14th was Valentine's Day and that love and hearts are on everyone's mind this month but there is a much more important reason for hearts ...