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 ...

Back to school and back to fashion! #KidsGotStyle

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This is the first in a series of sponsored posts about back to school must-haves.  School starts in a few weeks- which is going to mean some pretty big changes in our house.  We've been at the pool or tennis lessons all summer which means bathing suits and shorts/tshirts...or bathing suits and coverups.  The kids ...

Tips for Getting ready for Back to School

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This post about getting ready for back to school : health is part of a partnership with Glam Media and This coming August, Glam is L’il Critters vitamins. We have just under a month left here before it's time to go back to school.  Even before we're back in school, things are starting to gear ...

True Blood, Sad Things and Life Insurance.

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This post about life insurance is brought to you by our friends at Genworth. Opinions are my own. I  What do True Blood, sad things and life insurance have to do with one another?  Well, they all sparked this particular post, for one.  Plus, on  the latest episode of True Blood...Terry Bellefleur took out a ...

How to make potty training more fun #PullUpsPottyBreaks #ad

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This is a sponsored post about how to make potty training more fun written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups. I'm cursing myself by even contemplating putting these words to a post but I think we're done potty training.  There's been dry Pull-Ups for a month straight in my house.  It's an emotional time ...

Motivate me, please. Weight loss programs? Help!?

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This is a sponsored post about finding a way to motivate myself.  Opinions are my own. So here's the thing.  You know the "wagon" that I fall OFF of a lot?  Well, I've been off it so long I'm not sure I could find it again.  I actually kind of started a new one.  But ...

Children’s Book about Divorce: This Love is Forever

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Mavis Cohen sent me a copy of her children's book about divorce called This Love is Forever for review.  Opinions are my (daughter's) own. Mavis Prall Cohen wrote This Love is Forever when her daughter Lizzie was three years old and asked, "Why are we divorced?" Mavis wanted to give Lizzie an answer she could understand, ...

Sparkle on every day with Glaceau fruitwater #sparklingtruth #ad

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This is a sponsored post written by me about getting your sparkle on every day on behalf of Glaceau fruitwater®.  Sometimes, life throws us curveballs.  With 3 kids close in age, we have a lot of curveballs.  Like having to tell one of my kids- not for the first time- Please don't lick the lobster tanks. ...