Date Night at Home

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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

Toy storage that makes cleaning up fun! ($150 Prize Pack #Giveaway)

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A while back, I lost my mind.  I think it was the eleventy billionth LEGO brick I stepped on, or maybe it was the fourteen thousandth article of doll clothing/accessories I found under my pillow.  The toys are taking over my house and it has.to.stop. Toy storage needs to be stepped up. I love my kids. ...

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 ...

8 Internet Safety Tips for Kids, Tweens and Teens (This is TO the kids)

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It's past Christmas, and many kids have shiny new devices that access the internet.  I figured it might be a good time to share some reminders for all of us to think about and share with our kids.  We have to protect them and teach them to protect themselves! Here are 8 Internet Safety Tips ...

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 ...

The joys of potty training #pottytrainingpants #ad

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pull-Ups® Training Pants. Potty training has been one of my least favorite things about being a parent, but I also tend to make things way harder than they need to be. (Won't my husband be so proud of that realization?) When we used disposable training ...

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 - ...