Playtime: It’s Just Plain Boring

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All I hear is the tick – tick – tick of the wall clock marking the seconds as they creep slowly along like the dripping of molasses. I’m a slave to the whims and decisions of another, watching my day crawl by at a glacial pace with no end in sight. My mind turning to… Read More

2 FREE (or Cheap) Online Weight Loss Plans

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For busy moms on a budget, gym memberships and fancy meal plans just might not be in the cards. How’s a thrifty mom, who’s short on time, supposed to lose weight and get in shape? I’ve found TWO Free (or Cheap) Online Weight Loss Plans just for you (and me)! 1) Eat This Much Eat… Read More

Fashion Inspiration for Plus Size Moms

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Where my plus-size mamas at? I’ve always been a curvy girl, which can sometimes make fashion choices challenging. Add in the limitations on my time and pocket book, plus the requirements of running around after three tiny, crazy people, and feeling fashionable can seem almost impossible. Not so! Full-figured mamas can be fully fabulous! If… Read More

Oh Baby, What a Deal! Save 20% on Baby Gear at Amazon.com!

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We have great news! Now through September 30, Amazon Baby Store customers can save an additional 20% off car seats, strollers and baby gear by using the promo code WHATADEAL at checkout! The Oh Baby, What a Deal promotion includes a great selection of products from Graco, Evenflo, Safety 1st, Chicco and Recaro. Below are… Read More

Life With A Newly Potty Trained Kid

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My son just turned three years old and he is newly potty trained. I tried everything. I read every book, read every article online, took on all of the advice that was given to me and nothing seemed to work. I stayed home for weeks at a time so my son could pick up on it… Read More

Apple Stamping Art Project

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We’ve officially arrived in apple season! Around here we’re eating a ton of apples and canning applesauce, but if you ask my daughter, our most fun apple activity has been our apple stamping art project! There isn’t much prep involved for an afternoon of apple stamping, just a few supplies and one, dare I say, AMAZING… Read More

How To Teach Your Little Ones To Take Care Of Pets

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If you’ve got pets, it’s crucial to teach your kids how to take care of them. It also teaches them so many important lessons, most importantly, the importance of taking responsibility. While your children shouldn’t be the primary care givers of your animals, there are so many things they can do to help out with… Read More

Zucchini Goat Cheese Enchiladas AND Quiche Cups

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With a bunch of tinies running around, mama don’t play when it comes to meal prep. I don’t have time to slowly, calmly dice and slice and saute. And I certainly don’t have time to do a sink full of dishes three times a day. I fell in love with these two recipes and modified… Read More

How To Survive Disney World With Kiddos

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Around the country, schools have started and it’s a great time to visit Walt Disney World with little ones.  However, even with crowds being lighter than usual because school is in session, it’s still Walt Disney World, where visitors come from around the globe.  There are certain ways of managing the madness so that everyone… Read More

8 Best Youtube Fitness Channels for Busy Moms

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There’s no reason not to get a fabulous workout even without a gym membership. I’ve found some fantastic fitness classes, right in the comfort of my own home. If, like me, your couch is covered in laundry that needs to be folded and put away, why not put that off by watching sweating with some… Read More

10 Darling Hand Print Projects

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This last week a dear friend and her son visited my family from the Midwest. We were sipping coffee (this yummy recipe!) and chatting when I told the kiddos TV time was over and they could choose between outside playing or play dough. My friend glanced and me and whispered “I hate play dough, I… Read More

Free Workouts with Amazon Prime Instant Video

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With three kinds under 3, I’m stuck at home quite a bit, due to competing nap times, and the fact that gathering all those tiny people together to go anywhere is just a giant pain in my butt. A rather voluptuous butt, I might add. A butt that has seen better days. I wish I… Read More

Nervous Preschooler? Put Your Photo In Their Backpack!

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Starting preschool is a big deal, and it can be very scary for a little one. Have you thought about packing a photo of your family in your child’s backpack, to make them feel better if they feel sad? That’s exactly what we did. My daughter turns four next month, and we recently visited a… Read More

8 Rompers For Your Little Ones

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Rompers, jumpers, one pieces, one suits, whatever you call them, today we’re talking about them. They not only look adorable, but are great for babies, toddlers, and little kids. Some of them even work on older children! They can easily be dressed down casually for park and play dates or dressed up for back to… Read More

Mom Shirts That Say It All

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Wake up and smell the coffee, mama friends! Well, first you’ll have to start the coffee, because in all likelihood you forgot to set the timer again. Am I right? Or is that just me? Then, sip that coffee and take your pick of a tee make especially for you. One that speaks your heart… Read More

10 Ways To Know That You Live With a 3 or 4 Year Old

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We talk about the sleepless nights of the baby stage, the madness of the toddler years, and the terrifying terrible twos, but we really don’t talk about the roller coaster ride of emotions that are the preschool years. What’s it like living with a kid who can now express themselves well? Here are ten signs… Read More

Kleynimals Review- The Perfect Teether For Your Baby!

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As a parent, you know one of the things all babies are drawn to are our keys. House keys, car keys, baby doesn’t care, as long as they shine and jingle, they go where everything else goes when they’re exploring- the mouth. Yum!     Enter Eli the Elephant, Gus the Giraffe, and Leo the… Read More

Perfect Pinterest Snacks

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Avocado Cream Cheese Snack Roll Ups /// Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks /// Dried Cantaloupe /// Apple Cookie /// Cheese and Turkey Roll Up /// Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries /// BLT Bites /// Frozen Peanut Butter Snack Square /// Coconut Cream Pie Energy Bites /// Cobb Dip Whether you’re looking for lunch box snacks or… Read More

Back-To-School Shopping For Mom!

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Back-to-school season is in full swing!!! Here in the Northwest we don’t begin classes until after Labor Day, but the stores are full of supplies and my Facebook is full of back-to-school status updates. From what I hear, the supply lists are long and specific! We are launching homeschool preschool this year, but that doesn’t… Read More

Potty Training Tips

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Oh, the joys of potty training. Let’s face it- it can be extremely hard and challenging. There is really no right or wrong way to do it and every child is ready at different times. If  your child isn’t ready or isn’t catching on as quickly as you’d like, don’t beat yourself up about it.… Read More