Bedtime Routines #GNLightsOut

reading before bed

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 ...

Spring Fashion for kids from Carter’s

carters spring style birdies

One of the brands I have loved the most since even before I had my own kids was Carter's.  Great quality, fabrics and prints that don't fade or shrink, and soft on baby and kids' skin.  Plus, it's so stinkin' cute.  I lost count years ago of how many things I'd purchased from Carter's.  Carter's, ...

Favorite Games to Play with Children

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Favorite Games to Play with Children This is a guest post about favorite games to play with children by our friend Jason, dad of 2 and game lover. As a parent to six and seven year old girls spending time with my family as they grow is one of the most important things in my life. ...

Affordable diapers that don’t leak DO exist #WellBeginnings #AD

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This is a sponsored post about affordable diapers written by me on behalf of Well Beginnings. Having reliable diapers that don't leak is kind of a MUST for parents.  Often times, that means spending top dollar with the hopes of a coupon to bring the cost down a little. With everything else in the world costing ...

Red Barn Canvas launches new Children’s line of canvas wall art

pinnsqueak childrens canvas wall art kits

Red Barn Canvas launches new Children's line of canvas wall art.  This post announcing the new brand from Red Barn Canvas is brought to you by my friends Kristy and Andy, the awesome behind RBC.     Introducing PinnsQueak Boutique, A Red Barn Canvas Brand full of fun, coordinating Canvas Wall Art specifically designed to grow with your ...

5 ways for kids to help clean the house #SwifferatTarget #CleverGirls #sp

ways kids can help clean the house

My little one, like most kids, is great at making messes. It's kind of a gift of little kids. Fortunately for us, we have a little one who also wants to help us keep the house clean. She's always the first to ask "Can I help?" and really, she's a great helper. She just needs ...

Oral Health Tips for Children’s Dental Health Month #ncdhm #giveaway

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I have heard from many places in recent years that oral health is the doorway to overall health.  It makes sense when you think about it.... the mouth is kind of the doorway to the body... and if that's got issues, chances are, those issues aren't going to stay exclusive with our mouth.  We all ...