6 Tips for Managing the Busy Back to School Season

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This is a sponsored post about managing the back to school season. We're still over a week out from school starting here but I'm already sort of cringing a little bit inside at what is yet to come.  I'm a Brownie leader, apparently also now a Sunday School teacher (although I'm sharing this with 2 ...

Kids Fashion and Play combine with Hello Kitty and #KuKeeApp

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign about kids fashion with Pollinate Media Group™ and KuKee, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #KuKeeapp  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. One thing my girls both love and adore is Hello Kitty.  Anything and everything with the fabulous Hello Kitty gets an enthusiastic thumbs up from them ...

Superman Bacon and Eggs (and more!)

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One of the best ways to build a bond, before they are old enough for sports and hobbies, for dads and sons is to create a bond and theme that they can enjoy together.  The theme can last throughout their lifetime and create even more bonding activities like riding rollercoasters and even going to the ...

Be Out There ebook- I’m an author again! #BeOutThere

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I was recently asked if I would contribute to an ebook through a compensated partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and The Motherhood.  Since my family and I love to enjoy the outdoors, I readily agreed. My contribution to this book talks about celebrations outdoors - I believe that nature has so much to offer- and ...

Back to School Fashions and Adventures #KidsGotStyle

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This post is the last in a series about back to school fashion as part of my involvement with the #kidsgotstyle campaign with Glam Media. On Friday, my whole family went to Target for some back to school shopping.  As much as I want to say it was fun, well, it was exhausting.  Parts of ...

A Princess Tea Party Birthday Party

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This post about our now 4 year old's princess tea party birthday party is courtesy of Celebrations 4 Kids birthday party company located here in Connecticut. Our little one adores princess everything.  So naturally, when Ann and I talked about doing a party for our girls so we could do a review, I knew a ...

Brawny supports the Wounded Warrior Project #woundedwarriorproject

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This post about Brawny's pledge to the Wounded Warrior Project in support of our injured soldiers is brought to you by our friends at Lunchbox.  We are one of the lucky families who have not had a loved one come home from combat injured.  Really, it's hard to not know someone who's been injured serving ...

On Parenting: Dear Fellow Parents, I have something to say.

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Dear Fellow Parents, I have something to say. Your child isn't perfect.  Your child never will be perfect.  (For the record, none of my children are perfect. They never have been and they never will be). Please stop insisting that your child is perfect.  Humans, by nature, are not perfect. Also, your child will never be the very best ...

A&E Real Life Series Modern Dads Mobile Tour #ModernDads

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A&E is kicking off its new real-life series, Modern Dads, with an interactive road tour this August leading up to the series premiere on August 21st at 10:30/9:30c.  They've asked me to share about the Modern Dads Tour with you and as a thank you, have invited my family to come enjoy a fun day ...

Healthy Snack Options from Simply Balanced

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This is a sponsored post about healthy snack options from Target Simply Balanced.  Opinions are my own.  We've had a really busy summer in our family- swim team, tennis lessons, swimming lessons for the past 6+ weeks....and now we're finishing up swim lessons but have a few weeks of camp to get through...and in the ...