Parenting lessons learned fast

Little Movers 3

This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine. The art of buying in bulk. Something that you never quite fully understand the significance of, until you have children. In that moment that you become a parent, however, you learn quickly. Especially the first time you have to make a middle ...

Messes aren’t always a bad thing #HappiMess #DeltaFaucet

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You know those days, when you look around your house and want to cry, because there's just messes everywhere you turn? But then, when you take a step back, you realize, that a lot of that mess is actually a HappiMess, and a feeling of gratitude washes over you? I live with Lego bricks all over ...

5 ways to keep active kids healthy #HorizonB2S

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My kids have spent the last few months swimming, diving, playing tennis and running around like crazy. Most of the time they are in the water, either here at home or at the swim club. The rest of the time? My girls can usually be found upside down, doing cartwheels, really, any gymnastics skills. ...

The little things

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This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine. As I sit here listening to the kids playing (nicely) together, hearing my husband putter away upstairs on a project, it's striking me how powerful the little things are in life. The big things are, for sure, also important, but so often, ...

A Day in the Life of Our Tend Toddler

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What's a day like in our home? For our kids? Gee, I never really stopped to think about it, because, aren't "typical days" kinda boring? That's what I thought before I had the wonderful opportunity to be involved in a video project with Huggies. The camera crew arrived and set up in our house, and the ...

Monitoring driving habits #StraightTalkTesters #giveaway

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The Safe Drive Car connection by Straight Talk is a really great device, which greatly decreases the worries of having a driving aged child. As part of Straight Talk’s new product category “connected life” the Safe Drive Car Connection helps you keep up with your teenager when they’re on the road, and allows them to ...

On colic and babies #ReducedCrying

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4:00am and I'd been up for more than 24 hours. Sleep wasn't anywhere in the near future either. My body had begun to operate in autopilot, and I'm sure that even my reserve tanks of energy were exhausted. How did this used to be so easy to do when I was in my college years? ...

Solutions for distracted driving #giveaway

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I consider myself a fairly cautious driver. About as much as possible with a little one in the back that constantly wants my attention. The older two usually don't really want to do anything but hear "awesome" stuff on the radio. By the time we reach our destination, I've usually explained at least 11 times ...

5 Things to Know About School Nutrition Programs

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Last week I was invited to attend the School Nutrition Association's National Conference for a day. Having three kids in school full time this year for the first time means I'll have three kids who may buy lunch at school. I like to be informed about what my family is eating. Attending the conference was a great ...

What do real dads do? #RealDadMoments

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What do real dads do? They do a lot. There's a discord in our society that shows men not doing much with kids far too often.  Most of the men I know (and none are imaginary) are pretty involved in the care and emotional well being of their families. Real men do hug. Real men do kiss. Real men do ...