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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...]

Why We Waited on Kindergarten

If you've been out shopping the past few weeks, then you know it is officially the back to school season. Unless you've been to a craft store, in which case it is officially Halloween. As I gear up to send my own little ones back to school, I'm reminded of their first days of school. Thankfully, we all made it through without tears! Part of the … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Prevent Drowning

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. You can tell by their sun-kissed cheeks and huge grins that it is officially summer. Like many children, my girls will spend the majority of their summer in the pool. So as their mom, it's my job to ensure that they're safe. Drowning is a silent threat, as seen in the … [Read more...]

Keeping Our Kids Safe with SmartFeed

One week of summer vacation, and I've already lost my children to the throws of their devices. Although I had grand plans of attacking our bucket list with fury, it was a slow and mellow week. It's probably what we all needed after a long school year. But when I stop and think about it, I have no idea what my children watched this week on their … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Register Your Child for Brain Chase

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions stated herein are my own. This summer will not be filled with "I'm bored" and "I don't have anything to do." I've got an arsenal full of fun, online learning activities that should keep my children entertained, occupied and learning through the summer months. I've spent the last … [Read more...]

Summer Learning with Highbrow Educational Videos

With the school year quickly coming to a close, I'm looking forward to the lazy days of summer with my children at home. I look forward to the impromptu trips, splashing in the pool, and eating buckets of popcorn while watching piles of movies. But I know that I need to keep my children learning throughout the summer so that when school starts … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Connect with Your Daughter at Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort & Spa

My daughter and I were invited to visit Hilton Sandestin and all of our expenses were paid. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. As a mother of three children, I struggle to find time to spend with each of them individually. We spend a tremendous amount of time together as a family (which I absolutely adore), but I have fallen short on … [Read more...]

5 Simple Reasons to Stop the Mommy Wars

This post is sponsored by Similac. I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own. The worst part of being a mom is the constant nagging of failure. I’m a good mom. I love my children dearly. But there is always that feeling that I’m failing them somehow. It’s not that I’m doing something wrong, but sometimes the pressure from myself … [Read more...]

Free Parental Control App to Manage Screen Time

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. As a parent I struggled with the idea of allowing my children to use modern technology. While I think it's absolutely great and can be an incredible learning aid (and entertainer), it can also open up a world I don't want my children to know quite yet. What I didn't … [Read more...]