12 Tremendous Tricks to Trim 20 Minutes off Your Morning

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12 Tremendous Tricks to Trim 20 Minutes off Your Morning  Um, I need more than 12. I need like...eleventy billion tricks. I do. We got into this nice routine, the kids and I, this summer.  As they woke up, one by one they'd climb into our bed and snuggle up to watch some tv with mommy.  They loved it, ...

And with the blink of an eye, summer is gone #CherishedChildhood

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It's over.  Summer, that is.  We did something new this summer, the kids and I, and had a blast.  We laughed, we played, we swam (a ton) and learned a lot.  We made new friends, visited with old, and have so many new memories. Memories that I will cherish - and hopefully, my kids will ...

Fun Kool-Aid Crafts and Recipes ($250 Prize Pack Giveaway)

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Growing up, we had Kool-Aid a lot. Well, maybe not a lot, but at parties, celebrations, we definitely did.  I remember we had these really cool Kool-Aid man mugs and I really really loved those mugs. We might have had a pitcher, too.  Whatever- they were AWESOME. Photo Credit for these beauties goes to Nothyme4Presents  (and excuse ...

Press Release: ChromaGen lenses life changing aid for students with reading problems

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This post is brought to you by our friends at ChromaGen.  I'm sharing it because I think these lenses could help a lot of children and that's always a good thing. 30% Of Returning Student Population Suffer From Vision Related Learning Disabilities That Could Be Aided By The Use Of FDA Cleared ChromaGen Lenses Studies show that many students  ...

Hectic Schedule? Some tips to stay organized #GetFresh

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This is a sponsored post about tips to stay organized with a hectic schedule.  I will receive promotional items to thank me for sharing. So we're back to school.  We're almost fully started with all activities.  Almost.  Boy Scouts sign up is next week, my Brownies won't start meeting until October, and preschool soccer is ...

How to Get Your Kids to Share What’s Good #ShareWhatsGood

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I participated in a campaign for Share What's Good on behalf of Mom Central Consultingfor Welch's. I received product samples to facilitate my review, a gift code to giveaway, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  My kids are back to school.  That means they are spending hours and hours away from me, and I ...

5 Tips for choosing the right baby crib

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This is a sponsored post about tips for choosing the right baby crib.  Opinions are my own. Hey, congrats! You are expecting a little bundle of joy to arrive in your home!  Now what? Well, you're going to need lots of things for baby, and it can be really hard to figure out what you ...

Making beds is not fun. Not until now. #KickStarter #sponsored

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One of my least favorite things to do is change sheets on beds.  If you know me at all, you know that when the kids were in the crib, I layered a mattress pad, then sheet, mattress pad, sheet, about 7 or 8 times.  That way, if there was a spitup or diaper leak, or ...

6 Tips for Managing the Busy Back to School Season

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This is a sponsored post about managing the back to school season. We're still over a week out from school starting here but I'm already sort of cringing a little bit inside at what is yet to come.  I'm a Brownie leader, apparently also now a Sunday School teacher (although I'm sharing this with 2 ...

Superman Bacon and Eggs (and more!)

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One of the best ways to build a bond, before they are old enough for sports and hobbies, for dads and sons is to create a bond and theme that they can enjoy together.  The theme can last throughout their lifetime and create even more bonding activities like riding rollercoasters and even going to the ...