Ways to Keep Kids Healthy

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Back to School season, isn't it fun?  New classrooms, new teachers, new friends, new learning, new supplies, new germs... Um, what now?  Listen, it's a fact.  Leaving home means exposure to other germs.  Germs make friends with other germs.  Kids share those germs like nobody's business and then they share some more. I like to ...

Fitness Challenge for Toddlers

Fitness Challenge for Toddlers

We have three VERY active little boys running around our house almost all the time.  Our older children were a bit more spaced out than these three who are 1 1/2, 2 1/2, and 3 1/2.  I never really had a problem with running in the house or indoor voices with the older kids but ...

5 Ways to Sneak Indulgences Without The Kids

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I love my kids like crazy as most moms do- but as we all know they have the ability to also drive us crazy!  The key to keeping your sanity is to steal a few minutes of indulgence- without the kids.   This is usually much easier said than done of course, because they can ...

Family Homework Station

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We just redid our kitchen. Well, everything except the ceiling. The floors were redone, new cabinets, counters, kitchen sink...it's all new, it's all freshly organized...and we have so much more cabinet space. Tons more. Enough that I was able to save some space for a family homework station to have everything the kids need for ...

College Survival Kit Care Package

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I remember my college days as some of the best years of my life. I loved venturing out on my own, discovering a new sense of independence and meeting new people. But I went to school far away from home, and I admit – there were times that I felt a little homesick. (This is ...

New Beginnings, Clean Shave

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This is a guest post today from my friend Lolli at BetterinBulk.  Today marks the first day of a new school year for us. It's hard to believe that my oldest daughter is beginning her second year of college today. It seems like yesterday that I was walking her to the elementary school across the ...

Get Kids Out to Play

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I grew up outside- probably one of the last 'generations' to do so.  Most of my childhood memories are with neighborhood kids, climbing trees (I always went higher when I got scared and couldn't get down), playing in the old coal bin, and making forts in the forsythia shrubs that seemed to be in mass quantity ...

When Baby is Constipated

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I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition.  Consult your pediatrician before making changes to your baby’s diet or if you have concerns related to your baby’s digestive health. ...

Lunchbox Snack Printables

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This post is sponsored by Snack Pack®. We are BACK TO SCHOOL!! Another summer is in the books, and a new year of learning has begun. So many times my kids, who all love school, miss the "fun" of summer- when there's more time to do silly shaped sandwiches, or we have time to sit and ...

Let’s make the roads safer for everyone

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Every day more than 500 children lose their lives in traffic crashes globally. Thousands are injured.   Every. Single. Day. As a mom, it's horrifying that so many children lose their lives. As a human being, it's horrifying that so many children lose their lives. Families are changed forever in an instant with every one of those crashes. Do you ...