Kids + Science = Fun with Animal Jam (Giveaway}

September 30, 2014
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Like what you read? Why not subscribe and get free updates in your email inbox or in your feed reader? Really, you should do it!Science has always been my jam. I get it. And I’m so lucky that the girls are digging it, too. Their favorite presentation at the Family Forward Conference was seeing Brady […]

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My 12 years of hell

September 29, 2014
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The story is all mine and all true. This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. There were some okay times, but for the most part, the shitty, horrible person made our lives hell. I wonder how we all came out on the flip […]

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Through your eyes | Mommy and Me Monday | 241st ed

September 28, 2014
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I caught myself saying something this week without even really thinking about it.  “I wish I could see myself through your eyes.” Because I don’t. Sure, maybe I’m too hard on myself. Maybe I have higher standards. Maybe it’s just a mom thing? But, really, why can’t I take a compliment? About being a mom? […]

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Tonight, I smell like you and it’s the most glorious smell in the world

September 25, 2014
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And if I could bottle it up and take a hit of it every day, I would. I knew. I saw you after your nap and I could tell. You weren’t feeling well.  The eyes give it away every time. I picked you up. You were warm. You were extra snuggly and didn’t want to […]

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With $1000 in your pocket, where would you go?

September 24, 2014
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I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. We’ve been on some amazing trips this year. Not vacations, but trips. Our family has racked up more miles this year together than many […]

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Everyday choices: The path to health and fitness

September 24, 2014
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Although I have entered the program and received complimentary product and ZonePerfect promotional items, I am free to comment about ZonePerfect in a positive, neutral or negative fashion. Earlier this year I wrote a letter to myself. A reminder to slowly get back on the getting fit wagon and taking care of myself. So, here’s […]

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Easy Bento-Style Lunches for Kids

September 23, 2014
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This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps and Boar’s Head. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  We pack lunches almost every day of the week for the 7 and 5 year olds and the 2 year old is every day. So, we have to […]

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Straight hair, don’t care

September 22, 2014
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I received complimentary product from SheSpeaks/Aveda. All thoughts are my own. In junior high and high school? I had no idea what to do with my frizzy, crazy, unruly hair. I think I learned how to sort of use a blow dryer in the last year or two of high school, but I wasn’t a […]

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Type-A Mommy and Me Monday | 240th ed

September 21, 2014
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Yes, I brought a baby to a conference. Again. Because we go together like peas and carrots. Or like a baby and boobs in our case. So, where I go, she goes. Either everybody was blowing smoke, or she was pretty well behaved (I agree). She did a lot of hanging out in her LILLEbaby […]

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6 Reasons to Visit Diagon Alley (Even The Non-Harry Potter Lover)

September 18, 2014
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I tried to read Harry Potter in college. I just didn’t get it. Granted, I only tried the first book, but I’m not so good with fantasy. The flying owls and that just didn’t work for me. I haven’t tired again, and maybe I will when the oldest gets a little older.  But, and a […]

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