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 ...

Little Life Lessons from Mom #KeepGoodGoing

My mom and me, circa 1979? and probably the last photo taken of us together.

This post brought to you by New York Life. All opinions are 100% mine. Did your mom have little bits of wisdom that seemed so small when she said them, but later in life you realized were just profound truths?   My mom did.  Be the friend you want to have. A smile can make a BIG difference. There's always ...

8 Reasons to Garden #GroSomethingGreater

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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 ...