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 ...

On Parenting: Dear Fellow Parents, I have something to say.

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Dear Fellow Parents, I have something to say. Your child isn't perfect.  Your child never will be perfect.  (For the record, none of my children are perfect. They never have been and they never will be). Please stop insisting that your child is perfect.  Humans, by nature, are not perfect. Also, your child will never be the very best ...

Tips for Getting ready for Back to School

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This post about getting ready for back to school : health is part of a partnership with Glam Media and This coming August, Glam is L’il Critters vitamins. We have just under a month left here before it's time to go back to school.  Even before we're back in school, things are starting to gear ...

True Blood, Sad Things and Life Insurance.

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This post about life insurance is brought to you by our friends at Genworth. Opinions are my own. I  What do True Blood, sad things and life insurance have to do with one another?  Well, they all sparked this particular post, for one.  Plus, on  the latest episode of True Blood...Terry Bellefleur took out a ...

Swimming Pool Safety PSA #PoolSafely

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Today I'm going to talk a little about swimming pool safety.  Part of owning a swimming pool includes safety, and there are some things that folks often overlook or just don't think much about.  Safety isn't just about watching swimmers, not swimming alone, or not swimming while intoxicated (nor supervising swimmers while intoxicated).  Swimming pool ...

Why potty training isn’t fun #PullUpsPottyBreak #ad

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This is a sponsored post about potty training and why it isn't fun written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups. If there's one part of parenting I'd honestly outsource if I could, it would be potty training.  It's been one of my least favorite activities to date, and quite honestly, my kids kind of did ...

Polly Pocket Zipline Adventure Pool to the rescue!

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Disclosure: I participated in a campaign with  Mom Central Consulting for Polly Pocket toys. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   It's summer, it's hot, my kids want to swim all day long.  We have a pool here at the house and we're doing 6 weeks ...