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What Not to Forget on Your Baby Registry

This is a partnered post with Pampers. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Expecting a baby can be a very emotional time. From nerves to excitement, the emotions a pregnant woman feels can not be compared to anything else. As excited as I was with each of my pregnancies, each one brought about new doubts, new worries, and new … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Speak Beautiful

This is a partnered post with Mirum Shopper. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Can you think of other ways to speak beautiful? Protecting our children comes naturally. With three young girls, I do my best to protect them from physical harm. They can cross streets safely, they know what to do in case of an emergency. But let's be … [Read more...]

What I Want My Daughter to Know About Confidence

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Nine is such an awfully big number when referring to the age of your child. Not quite sure how it happened so quickly, but last week my daughter turned nine. We’re still celebrating this momentous age and our wonderful not-so-little girl. But as she continues to grow, … [Read more...]

How to Handle the Strong-Willed Child

This is a partnered post. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. Growing up I didn't really know what strong-willed was. I had heard it used to describe me, but didn't truly understand what it meant until I had the opportunity to raise a strong-willed child of my own. Being a strong-willed child myself, I guess you could say I have some … [Read more...]

How to Teach Your Tween to Cook

This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. I haven't always been the mom that allowed the kids to help in the kitchen. I had excuse after excuse; "It's too hard of a recipe," "I'm in a rush, we don't have time," and "it's just easier if I … [Read more...]

Free App to Manage Screen Time

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I just wanted to let you know about this free app to manage screen time. Last year I had the opportunity to introduce you to a free parental control app. Over the last 12 months the folks at OurPact have been working tirelessly to make the app even better. In the past year … [Read more...]

Slow Down…and Have a Picnic

I'm proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. Over the course of the last couple of months, we've … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Lice

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. As if the back-to-school season wasn't stressful enough, add in those pesky little head bugs and it takes stress to a whole new level. It wasn't until last year, after 11 years of parenting, that I had a face-to-face encounter with head lice. And I vowed to never welcome … [Read more...]

5 Tips for an Easy Back-to-School Transition

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I know I keep on saying it, but back to school will be here before I know it. I'm spending the last few days of summer totally invested in my children and whatever it is their little hearts desire to do. From days at the pool, to hours playing games, I'm relishing these … [Read more...]

What to Do if You Don’t Like Your Child’s Teacher

The school supplies are labeled and the lunch boxes are packed. It's time for school. As you drop off your children each morning, you entrust their education, safety, and so much more to total strangers. As a teacher myself, I want you to know that we take this responsibility seriously. But I'm a parent, too. And I know that there could be times … [Read more...]