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What Every Mom Needs To Know About Summer Camp

July 12, 2017

This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and Mouse and Magpie. All opinions are mine.  Grayson, my oldest, just returned a few days ago from his first experience at sleep-away summer camp. He was gone for a whole week, y’all! He’s been dying to go ever since he was much younger and watched TV shows and movies about camp. He’s always been quite the independent kid and never afraid to venture out for new experiences. (Sounds like someone else I…

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8 Free Things To Do Outside of the House With The Kids This Summer

June 28, 2017

This post was sponsored by Gymboree. All opinions and content are mine. Need to get out of the house but don’t have the funds for anything extravagant? I’ve got you covered with 8 free things to do this summer with your kids. When I was little, we didn’t have much money, but I never knew it. Especially in the summers, my mom always had plenty for us to do that didn’t cost anything. Our days were full and fun, even…

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Buying Diapers in Bulk: A Cautionary Tale from a Scattered Mom

June 26, 2017

If there is anything I have learned about motherhood, it’s that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s a lame cliché, but it’s so true. Staying ahead of the game and planning in advance is the single most important way to avoid disaster. Take it from someone who really struggles with that concept and relies heavily on post-it notes, alarm reminders, and to-do lists.…

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Why You Should Have a Summer Family Bucket List

June 21, 2017

This post was sponsored by hint® water. All opinions are my own. Happy FIRST day of summer! I’m not going to lie to you, this will probably be the best summer I have ever experienced (weather wise). (Disclaimer: this last week has been a crazy heat wave and was not my favorite, but apparently it will be short lived.) As our first summer in Northern California, we are not mad about the overall new climate. Georgia was very hot and…

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5 Major Things I Would Go Back and Tell My First-Time-Mom Self

June 15, 2017

This post was sponsored by Owlet. All opinions are my own. Coming up on the birth of my third baby, I’m realizing how much my mindset has evolved over the years. I became a mother almost eight years ago, but I remember it well. The fear, anticipation and anxiety that comes with the new role is almost overwhelming. We aren’t exactly given a manual, and they don’t tell you that one-size-(DOESN’T)-fit-all when it comes to Motherhood. I’ve thought about what…

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The Best Black Diaper Bags

June 7, 2017

I am such a total weirdo when it comes to baby things. I like for baby things to NOT look babyish. I pretty much hate pastels or characters or anything that looks like it belongs in a daycare center. Not to mention the fact that I am all about gender neutral items and products that can be reused later for something else. That said, there’s pretty much nothing more crucial to mom life than a good baby bag. I have…

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How to Find Childcare in a New City + Interview Questions to Ask a Potential Nanny

June 5, 2017

This conversation was sponsored by Care.com. All opinions are 100% my own. If you have ever moved any significant distance, you know that one of the biggest headaches is re-establishing all your go-to services. Trust me, I have been there more than once. We are actually going through that now (again). Besides finding new doctors, a new hairdresser, massage therapist, or auto mechanic, we also needed to find new babysitters. I would venture to say that finding a new babysitter…

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Making Time for Me | Affordable Childcare for the Work-At-Home-Mom

June 1, 2017

Being a work-at-home Mom is undoubtedly a unique experience. It’s especially interesting as a creative professional. Doing anything from home with kids all over you is difficult in itself, but when your job relies heavily on creativity and quiet time to “think”, working from home is next to impossible. That quiet time I need to explore my thoughts and cultivate content is non-existent.…

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Delicious and Easy End-Of-Year Teacher Gifts

May 12, 2017

This post was sponsored by Duncan Hines. All opinions are mine. If you are a teacher and I was to ask you what ONE thing you would want as a gift, what would it be? Let me guess. TIME? I think we would ALL love that gift. Unfortunately, since I’m not a magician, I can do the next best thing. I can give gifts that are easy, convenient, and fun- for people like teachers who are always on the move.…

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New Babies and The Great Car Seat Search

May 9, 2017

Hello, friends! First, let me start by busting a common myth. “All car seats are created equally” is a bit of a lie. Ask me how I know. My dear sweet second born hated the car. Actually, she still hates the car, but that’s another story. I have been through several car seats in an effort to find something she is comfortable in, so I fancy myself a bit of a car seat aficionado (kidding, kind of). With a new…

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Making Bath Time Easy and Fun with Aveeno

May 8, 2017

This post was sponsored by iHerb. All opinions are my own. Bath time can either be the most fun or the least fun. It depends a lot on your particular children and the routine you have set up. Grayson liked baths, Charlie is very temperamental and likes to use bathtime as an opportunity to find new ways to hurt herself. It’s always exciting… My first words of advice are about how frequently to actually bathe them. Do not stress yourself…

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How To Get Your Big Kid To Brush Their Teeth

April 25, 2017

This conversation was sponsored by Therabreath. All opinions are 100% my own. Do your big kids hate brushing their teeth as much as mine do? I’m gonna get real and say it’s not even my favorite thing to do. I hate it. It’s annoying and I don’t like the aftertaste. I know, I’m weird. I still do it, ok? Stop judging me.…

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Stock Up On Natural Baby Care Products with iHerb (for less than $50)

February 15, 2017

This post is sponsored by iHerb. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.  It can be hard to find a one-stop-shop for everything. Sometimes, when you do find it, the prices don’t make it worth it. I had been looking for a site where I could find natural baby care products and other natural items. I should preface by saying that I am a TOTAL online shopper. I even order my groceries online. I would rather things just come…

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