Making home safe for baby (and kids…parents…pets) #HealthyBaby

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This post about making home safe for baby is brought to you through my affiliation with The Motherhood. About 4 years ago I hosted a Healthy Baby Home Party here with some MOMS Club friends.  Last week, I attended another- virtual- Healthy Baby Home Party with Seventh Generation, Stonyfield and Healthy Child Healthy World, along ...

How many people around you are feeling depressed? #lifescript #ad

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This is a sponsored post by me about feeling depressed and depression on behalf of Lifescript.com. Before I really begin this post, take a moment and really think about this question: How many people around you are feeling depressed?  Sadly, it's probably far more than you think.  Did you know that 1 in 10 adults in the US suffer from ...

10 reasons why I’m not SuperMom and why I never will be

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10 reasons why I'm not SuperMom and why I never will be 1. I get annoyed with my kids.  If I lived with you, I'd probably get annoyed with you too.  (To be fair, I'm fairly certain I've annoyed them at least twice in their lives...it was a really long time ago and I'm sure they've ...

I’m co-authoring the Be Out There ebook! #BeOutThere

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This post announcing my participation in the creation of the Be Out There e-book is part of an ongoing relationship with The Motherhood and the National Wildlife Federation.  We'll be talking a lot about getting families and kids outdoors and ways to make it fun so that kids WANT to Be Out There. The launch of the ...

How to potty train your kid. #PullUpsPottyBreaks #ad

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This is a sponsored post about how to potty train your kid , brought to you by Huggies Pull-Ups. There are tons of experts who will tell you THE way to potty train your child.   I'm going to tell you that there is no one answer.  There just isn't. Every kid is different and ...

What my parents did to give me the Good Life #GoodLife

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This post brought to you by Allstate. All opinions are 100% mine. Allstate’s “Good Hands for the Good Life” is new and different for an insurance company. It has a voice of optimism and celebration vs. fear. The Allstate brand commercial tells the story of how there are risks everywhere, but we as people don’t let ...

Our family finally joined Netflix. We love it! #NetflixKids #Family #ad

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This post about Netflix and why we are loving the Netflix Kids selections is sponsored.  I am so sick of paying money for cable television for dozens of channels we never watch.  I'm also sick of paying money for cable television channels that are NOT child friendly and seem to "hug" kid's channels in the ...

Inglesina Trip Stroller (Giveaway) with Daily Mom

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Daily Mom emailed to ask if I'd host a short one week giveaway for them to celebrate their site.  Knowing how much my readers love baby strollers, I agreed to host a giveaway for an Inglesina Trip Stroller! You might have heard of the new online magazine, Daily Mom, that just launched last month. It's an ...

The time I gave up nothing to be with my everything…for love

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When I was little, and well into my teen years I hurled angry, hurtful words at my dad.  "You aren't my FATHER" I would scream, when he'd try to parent me.  And worse.  As I grew older and matured, though, I started to see clearly and understand.  My dad was my father.  He is my ...