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BabyBjorn Bouncer in bathroom
Posted on 09/05/2017

3 Super Embarrassing Mom Things I Did (In Just One Week)

Social Time

Kids sometimes do embarrassing things in public, but let’s not forget that we parents can be pretty embarrassing ourselves, even before they become teenagers. My daughter is 6, and even though she may not be embarrassed of me yet, I’m pretty embarrassed for her. Here’s a list of super embarrassing mom things I did in just one week. The mom brain is strong here and I don’t think pregnancy brain ever left. Read more

Family looking at Fire Kids Tablet
Posted on 08/29/2017

3 Reasons I Gave My First Grader Her Own Amazon HD 8 Fire Kids Edition Tablet

Apps/ Products/ Social Time/ Tech

Kids and tech can be a touchy subject for a lot of parents. I didn’t allow my daughter, S, to watch shows/have screen time until she was about 2-years-old. But let me tell you, it’s been a huge part of our lives since then. So much so, that now that she’s a big first grader, she has a special new tablet of her own and I wish I’d gotten it for her sooner. You’re not going to believe the reasons why. Read more

applying sunscreen
Posted on 08/24/2017

6 Tips for Preventing Outdoor Injuries

Adventure/ Social Time

It’s the perfect weather for spending time outdoors as a family right now, but with that, there can be a lot of unexpected injuries if you’re not properly prepared — even if you’re just going to the park to use the play set. Keep reading for 6 super important steps to ensure your family is properly equipped for outdoor fun. Read more

birthday confetti in the air
Posted on 08/17/2017

Simple Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday All Month Long

Social Time

Birthdays are fun — especially when you’re a kid — but as you get older they sort of become something you dread . . . a lot. So in my late 20s, I decided to make August my birthday month and celebrate for four weeks instead of one day. On my 30th birthday, I added the tradition of traveling somewhere, anywhere, during my birthday month. Making your birthday a very happy birth month is fairly easy, and just a few steps! Read more

drinking birthday Starbucks drink
Posted on 08/15/2017

Over 30 Birthday Rewards You Need to Get

Family/ Parent Life/ Social Time

OK, mom and dad, it’s time to acknowledge your birthday with more than just a family dinner out at a local restaurant. Celebrate your birth month again! Make a big deal of your birthday with a different reward each day during your Bday month by signing up for the free food, store and activity programs below. Feel loved & appreciated — you deserve it!

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recycling
Posted on 04/18/2017

6 Easy Ways to be Green All Year

Social Good/ Social Time

When my daughter recently came home with an Earth Day assignment to create art from trash we both had a pretty good laugh about it. You see, she’s already known as the person who won’t throw anything away in our house and loves to make little projects with everything she can get her hands on. I’m not a fan of the clutter, but I love watching her creativity. This had me thinking though, what are some other ways we can make Earth Day assignments a regular thing all year long, just like her little trash art projects? I came up with 5! Keep reading for easy ways to be green all year long. Read more

Posted on 02/23/2017

5 Tips For Choosing a Family Photographer

Birthing/ Dad/ Family/ Mom/ Parent Life/ Social Time

Finding the perfect photographer for your family photos can be daunting — these once in a lifetime moments with the kids pass quickly so it’s important that it’s photographed the way you would like to remember this time. Even as a photographer I find this hard – I am so persnickety! There are so many different aspects to a great family photo that’s different for each family, but there are some simple steps to help you choose a photographer that works for everyone. Keep reading for my top 5 tips for choosing a family photographer. Read more

Posted on 01/10/2017

Disgusting Preggo Problems That Will Make You ROFL

Birthing/ Pregnancy/ Social Time

Pregnancy isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. In fact, “pregnancy glow” is a hit or miss passing thing, but all the other disgusting preggo problems you think no one else would understand? Those are real. We all get them. And they’re hilarious. Pour yourself some wine and enjoy a trip down pregnancy lane as mamas spill their most disgusting preggo moments. You might need a box of tissues for the laughing tears. Read more

reading about Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted on 01/05/2017

9 Books About Martin Luther King Jr. For Kids Under 7

Social Good/ Social Time

I remember hunting for an age-appropriate book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to read to my daughter last year and coming up short. We were visiting family out of town and none of the stores had anything, even Target (my go-to store). We found a story time about Martin Luther King Jr. at the zoo, but the book was really meant for kids ages 7 and up, not the little ones trying to grasp what was being shared. So this year I looked up a few book options in advance. Keep reading for 9 book options that help introduce kids younger than 7 to who Martin Luther King Jr. was, why he’s celebrated, and why he’s still so important. Read more

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