5 Things I Never Thought I’d Say

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There are many phrases parents don't expect to utter until they have children....here are a few of my current faves!  Parenting sure is fun sometimes! 1. Please don't cut the cat's hair...your sister's hair... the dog's hair...mommy's hair.... 2. Please don't put stickers on your penis. 3.Please don't feed the cat waffles. 4. Please don't feed the baby the dog's food. 5. ...

GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats Coupon and Giveaway (4 winners)

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I am still in disbelief that all three of my children are potty trained.  Now, my oldest has been accident free for 18 months, and my just about 5 year old has one accident a year?? But my little one, who just turned 3 last week...she's just not ready to be dry overnight.  She's frequently ...

Fairy Tales Hair Care Rosemary Repel Lice Prevention Giveaway

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It's here, friends. Back to school time. Back to germs...and the increased risk of LICE. I kid you not, just typing those words makes my skin crawl and my scalp itch. I had lice once, in 2nd grade. I remember my mom putting all my stuff through the washer over and over again, bagging my ...

Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator (plus a coupon!)

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I've waited a really, really long time to say this. I have my very own Fellowes Saturn2 95 laminator. I can laminate whatever I want, whenever I want. Well, anything that fits into my Fellowes Laminator. Emergency cards? Laminated. Fun printable activities? Laminated. Name tags for the kids to wear the first few weeks of school? ...

SAFESKIN Kids Antibacterial Gel

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Kids fall down.  They get cuts, scrapes, burns, etc.  There's not a way to stop it, really- it's part of childhood (or for some of us, *coughcough ME coughcough* part of life...).  As parents, we want to do what we can to make those boo boos better- making sure they don't get infected is always ...

Back Up Better Vehicle Safety Products

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Earlier this morning, I was with the kids in a busy local shopping plaza parking lot. This is an older parking lot and it does not fit today's parking needs, to say the least. It's dangerous and narrow and I only go there because I love that particular grocery store. Trying to leave a parking ...

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Healthy Snack Ideas from Ginger Snap Crafts

It's August- a few of my friends are already back to school, and within the next 4 weeks, pretty much everyone will be back in school.  With school comes snacks- and I know we are always looking for HEALTHY snack options that the kids will eat- and even enjoy!  I know Del Monte offers many ...

SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel ($100 Walgreens Giveaway)

Healthy Hygiene Tips for Kids from SAFESKIN Kids Gel

My son has discovered the joys of sharp turns that send you flying on his scooter.  He's no longer on a scooter with three wheels, he's moved up to the "big kid" kind, and we've had many new scrapes, bumps and bruises as a result.  I have lost count of how many "Mom! Did you ...

Yoplait Trix Yogurt Offers Healthy Snack Options for Kids

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We try very hard to offer healthy snack options for our children.  I've struggled with weight my whole life, and I'm trying to instill healthy habits from an early age in the hopes that my children don't follow this particular set of footprints of mine.  One of the things I'm thrilled that my children love ...