10 Reasons to stop drinking soda #goH20

reasons to stop drinking soda

I like the taste of most sodas. I won't lie. I have a sweet tooth with a mind of it's own. I love root beer.  Birch beer. Sasparilla.  So good. I am trying to stop drinking soda, though, for a plethora of reasons.  Really, it's just not good for us. Recently, I was challenged to ...

LEGO Friends Building Toys for Girls #LEGOFriendsCGC #CleverGirls

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We are a big fan of LEGO® as a brand in our family. We have spent many hours together building things together.  Every holiday we like to build something as a challenge that goes with the holiday. (Turkeys are really hard to make, FYI). When we were starting to look at what we wanted for a ...

Why I grow my own food

veggies from our garden

This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. There are 4 main reasons why I grow things. There are many other reasons, but I'm sure you can understand the 4 main reasons why I grow my own food. Reason #1: My husband.  I love him, and while he gets on my nerves ...

Do your kids drink milk?

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Do your kids like to drink milk?  I have 2 kids who love milk.  They will drink it all day long if I let them (I don't).  But my other child?  Not likely.  Unless it's flavored, she won't touch it.  That's a whole new ball game. MilkSplash is an innovative new milk flavoring that is perfect ...

Teaching kids to give back #SiennaDiaries

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I haven't talked a ton about this on here, but I'm starting my fourth year as a Girl Scout Leader this year.  I'm also active in our church, and am in a shared teaching position in our Sunday School for 1st and 2nd grades.  One thing I have learned from the kids I am around ...

Going green in the bathroom #Moms4JNJConsumer

green bathroom for earth month

Happy Earth Month, my friends. We try to make all months Earth Month, but especially in April, it's good to raise awareness and see what's going on in the world to protect this beautiful planet we live on.This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and ...

Bedtime Routines #GNLightsOut

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This is a sponsored post about bedtime routines for older kids written by me on behalf of GoodNites®. So you have a non preschooler. I do, too. Does yours like to go to bed? Or do yours? (I don't know how many kids are in your house). Because mine don't. Well, the older two don't.  My 4 year old will ...

Tips to help older bedwetters

tips for parents of older bedwetters

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites®. I wet the bed well into my fourth grade year.  Yes.  I did.  I'm not proud of it, it was frustrating for me and I'm fairly certain even more frustrating for my parents, but that's the plain truth. My parents tried everything. No liquids after ...

8 Reasons to Garden #GroSomethingGreater

veggies from our garden

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Growing up, my dad had a garden. I can't remember anything he grew in that garden except for rhubarb, I guess because we used to munch on the rhubarb while catching fireflies in our Underoos.  As I ...

Date Night at Home

date night at home

When you don’t have family around to babysit for you, and don’t have a lot of disposable income, going out for date night isn’t always feasible. I mean, it sure is fun, but there is the cost incurred of paying a sitter and whatever you actually do for your date night. That can add up ...