When’s the last time you jumped in front of the camera? #CameraCourage

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I love taking photos.  I love capturing moments with my kids, my husband and the kids, and of friends and family. Photos of me?  Notsomuch. I've spent so much time avoiding the camera that I've managed to have just a handful of photos of me with my kids, and I did get a selfie of ...

First Aid Kit Necessities (with savings) #Moms4JNJConsumer

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This first aid kit necessities post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Some of you probably ...

My House Rules for 2014

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Happy New Year's Eve, my friends. I can't believe that 2013 is coming to a close! Our year was full of ups and downs as each year has been, but nothing overly exciting.  Which is a good thing. Many of our friends had some devastating  years and for them, I hope 2014 brings a quieter ...

Create shareable video memories with Voyzee

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This is a sponsored post about video memories.  Opinions are my own. Whether I'm blogging or just hanging out with the kids, sometimes I like to tell stories - isn't that what being a parent (and blogger!) is all about? Voyzee helps me do just that, and makes it simple, too! I'm not the best ...

Win a Hungry Jack Prize Pack including $175 Visa Gift Card! #Giveaway

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Hungry Jack is helping to bring back breakfast to families tables with their holiday inspired products and The Denver Housewife is sharing tips on how you can bring breakfast back to your family. Around here, we absolutely LOVE breakfast. Saturday morning we make "cancakes" together year round- they aren't always pretty but we don't ...

Surviving the Holidays With Out-of-Town Guests #HamptonHoliday #giveaway

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This post about surviving the holidays with out of town guests is sponsored.   Let’s be honest. You love your friends and family, but cramming everyone into your house for days at a time can be stressful and add to your already lengthy holiday host to-do list! Don't have enough room at home for your out-of-town ...

Personalizing Holiday Memories #PCHoliday

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This is a sponsored post with Provide Commerce and the Social Media Chicks. All opinions are my own. Christmas is such a special time of year for so many of us.  There are so many memories wrapped up in the whole idea of the holidays.  Personalizing holiday memories is one way to give those memories another ...

The Perfect Pairing for Dinner- or, My Favorite Side Dishes

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Betty Crocker, a classic brand that most American households are familiar with, has a line of delicious and mouthwatering Specialty Potato side dishes  that can make any meal complete.  From Au Gratin to Classic Mashed Potatoes, Betty Crocker has something for every weeknight dinner. Now, many of you know that I'm not Betty Crocker.  I'm not ...

The Best Gift I Ever Received ($100 Kohls Giveaway)

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I think we all have a gift or two we've received that really just blew us away with the thought or the meaning.  For me, it was my first Cabbage Patch Kid.  I'd wanted one for SO LONG and all of my friends had them.  My mom had spent hours and hours in lines trying ...

Celebrating holiday MOMents with Sprout #SproutMOMent #CleverGirls #CGC

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Moms are lucky for so many reason, but one big reason is that they get to have some very special, and unique, moments with their kids. Now, not all of these moments are great ones - they can include temper tantrums, and having to be the one that says no to a begging child - ...