Laundry Pac Safety Tips and Reminders

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Laundry Pod Safety Tips and Reminders Laundry pacs are one of my favorite innovations. I loved them from the moment I knew of them, bought some, and made some big time safety mistakes almost immediately. I put my kids at risk without thinking nor realizing what I was doing. Lucky for me and my kids, I ...

The Importance of Play for Kids

The Importance of Play for Kids- This Mama Loves

The Importance of Play for Kids  Kids play.  That's how they learn. Even the biggest supporters of early schooling are realizing that kids learn through play. It's their job.  It's how they figure out the world, and all of the things in it.  Kids NEED play.  It's so important for their development! This post is brought ...

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 ...

Letting tweens express themselves

Letting tweens express themselves- This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post about letting tweens express themselves written by me on behalf of DOLE Fruitocracy. Having a tween is a lot of fun. It can also be stressful.  It's also the time when kids really want to start expressing themselves in a lot of new ways, and maybe as parents we aren't ...

Why we chose a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine for our family

Why we chose a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine for our Family- This Mama Loves

When we were expecting our first child, choosing a pediatrician was super simple. I was managing a psychology practice one floor above a really amazing pediatrics practice in the town we lived. It was ridiculously easy. One item on the "parents-to-be checklist" was knocked off quickly.  This post about why we chose a Doctor of ...

Easy Valentine Lunch Ideas {with a sweet surprise}

Easy Valentine Lunch Ideas- This Mama Loves

Compensation for this easy Valentine lunch ideas post was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends.  Doing fun things for holidays doesn't have to be a big thing. It doesn't have to be expensive.  It doesn't really have ...

The best games for Family Game Night

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Friday nights in our house are Family Game Night (sometimes, Family Movie Night too- depends on how late dinner goes and how much fun we're having with games). Today's family schedules are hectic.  People work later than ever before, kids activities go later and later, and honestly, it's really easy to let together time fall ...

Cuties Fruit is back once again!

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One of my most favorite snacks for all happens to come in it's own packaging, it's super easy to bring places and it's really rather healthy.  It's also got a fun name AND is back in stores. It's America's fave fresh fruit brand, Cuties! Either way, their sweet, tiny little delicious selves are back in ...

Giving to others together with Caboodles

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The connection between mother and daughter is so special.  From the special moments and fond memories I have of time with my own mother to the moment I held my daughter in my arms for the first time, her first steps, her first day of school, and the days of first dances and dates that ...

Fairy Tales at Bedtime with NIVEA Fairy Tins

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If your kids are anything like mine, they can be pickier about certain products than I am.  For some reason they've never really liked me to put lotion on them.  They are super active kids though and their soft skin can easily dry out and chap; especially now as the weather changes and things get ...