4 Reasons Quality Sleep is Important for Kids and Teens

4 Reasons Quality Sleep is Important for Kids and Teens

Back to school, back to school, back to school.  Seems like it’s a never ending rush this time of year that leaves everyone worn out.  The initial back to school craziness is out of the way but that just means the start of extracurricular activities.  We have two middle schoolers who do both band and ...

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 ...

Getting back into the school routine #SickJustGotReal

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Getting back into the school routine There’s nothing better than slipping into a summer routine. Sleeping in late, staying up until all hours of the night, adventures and visits and trips, and, well, in our house, that school year schedule flies out the window. We're in the midst of summer mode, and we’re currently trying to get ...

Sporting the Right Lens for Action Photography

Sporting the Right Lens for Action Photography- This Mama Loves

Sporting the Right Lens for Action Photography   Thank you to Steve Chesler for these great tips on how to find the right lens for action photography- and the amazing photos!  To be honest, photographing children playing sports might be one of the most difficult tasks out there. There’s not much between capturing the perfect action picture and ...

Explore Nature Far & Wide with Family by Your Side

Explore Nature Far & Wide with Family By Your Side - This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. What matters most to us time with family.  That’s always, always been the answer but this time last year, when we lost my father-in-law unexpectedly to a tragic accident, it refreshed and renewed to us just how important family is.  His favorite thing in this world ...

Making Back to School Less Stressful

Making Back to School Less Stressful (This Mama Loves)

This post is part of a sponsored promotion with This Mama Loves and Fruit of the Loom.  Opinions are my own. I can so clearly remember the first time I experienced one of my children having a true tantrum.  It had been a good run for me.  My oldest daughter was 10 and the boys were ...

Simple & Sweet DIY Growth Chart & Orange Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Simple & Sweet DIY Growth Chart for Kids / This Mama Loves Blog

Consideration was supposed to be provided by Go & Grow by Similac® via Glam/Mode. If there's one thing I've learned as a mom, it's that kids grow fast. They arrive in the world unable to do much at all on their own, and within a few days or weeks can start to control their heads. Within a ...

Why should I play Pokemon Go? #PokemonGo

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Why should I play Pokemon Go? Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm but still, many people are on the fence about joining in on the fun. If you look around nearly any neighborhood you will find yourself debating this may change your mind.Pokemon Go is not the top app across Android and IOS for ...

Keeping kids hydrated during summer adventures #FruitShoot

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Keeping kids hydrated during summer adventures This has been a summer full of adventures for my family. While spring soccer has ended, we are still busy with camps- including a ninja warrior camp- and summer gymnastics team workouts...so we are still on the go and keeping active. Active always means needing to make sure we're hydrated- ...

Everyday Olympic Moments

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The Olympics are coming- the trials have begun and athletes all over the world are training for the biggest competitions of their lives. Every single Olympic Games promises special moments- Olympic moments. The best of the best from countries all over the globe joined together for a few short weeks in one place to celebrate ...