How to Clean Reusable Straws (VIDEO)

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We are back to How-To Monday this week with a handy trick on how to keep all those reusable straws clean. My husband and I drink green smoothies every morning and we each have our favorite cup complete with a colorful, reusable straw. There is nothing grosser than a dirty straw in the morning, right?… Read More

Kid Friendly Movies Coming Out

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When my husband and I were first married, we would see almost every single movie that came out. Things changed a little once we had our son, but now that he is three years old, he loves movies too! Recent favorites include BoxTrolls, Peabody And Sherman, and How To Train Your Dragon 2. Today I’m sharing… Read More

Keeping Thanksgiving Fun for the Kids

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Keeping the stress of Thanksgiving FUN for the kiddos can be a bit challenging if you’re anything like my family. We say dinner will be done by a certain time, but there is always some sort of mishap. Sometimes I wonder why they don’t follow my family around with a camera and make a sitcom… Read More

At Home with Baby Gizmo Episode Five – Home Office

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We can’t believe we are already at episode five, but when you are having fun with something, time flies! Today we are taking you inside a room that I spend A TON of time in, and that is my home office. I’m lucky enough to work out of my home but that also means working… Read More

Coming to Terms with My Post Baby Body

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My fellow moms, I would be lying to you if I told you I love my body. I would also be lying to you if I told you I wish to change it. (I’m also TOTALLY lying to you when I say I work out every day to look better too…) See, I have come… Read More

How to Host a Busy Bag Party

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So… What’s a busy bag? Here’s the deal. A busy bag is basically an activity that you keep in a Ziploc that your kid can do BY HIMSELF. It should be called “The Heavens Have Parted And Provided You With 20 Uninterrupted Minutes While Your Child Plays Happily Unassisted.” But “Busy Bag” is cuter and… Read More

Get Ready For December 1st With These Advent Calendars

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I hate to be the one to tell you … but Christmas is coming soon! That means there are certain things that must be done in November, prior to the official start of Christmas season. One such thing is advent calendars!  Sorry Thanksgiving, you’ll get your day, but in the background us mamas have a… Read More

At-Home Preschool Tips And Activities

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If you have a little preschooler at home, like I do, you may get stuck on finding activities that are not only fun but that teach something too. I tend to turn to other moms online to help me prepare my son for Kindergarten, and with the right attitude and resources, it can be super… Read More

Add Cozy Christmas Pajamas To Your Shopping List

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In our family it is a tradition to gift Christmas pajamas on St. Nicholas Day each year. That way, the kiddos have all of December to sport their Christmas sleepwear! There are tons of darling options hitting the stores shelves already and I thought it only seemed appropriate to help all you mamas (and grandmas too I’m… Read More

7 Things No-one Tells You About Having a C-Section

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Coming up is an important milestone for me, which will mark three months to the date that I went through two life-changing events: 1) on 16 July 2014 I was blessed with a daughter, Baby K; and 2) I had a cesarean. I have to differentiate between the two things and treat them as if… Read More

5 Winter Wonderland Boredom Cures

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Because last winter was SO long and miserable, I learned a lot about myself. I learned that I absolutely HATE the cold (I knew that already but the long winter really reiterated that hate), I learned that I really CAN’T eat the same things I did in high school (goodbye beach body that I never… Read More

Boost Your Immune System

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This is not a scientific post. I’m not a doctor or an expert, just a mom. So, if you’re another mom or mom figure, and we talk how we do about all the little bits of life, this is what I’d toss into the conversation when it comes to boosting our immune systems. I like to say… Read More

How to Hide Your Grey Hair (VIDEO)

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While people say that having kids keeps you forever young, they don’t tell you that they can also make you look really old too by giving you lovely things like a squishy belly and grey hair. Today, I’m not even touching the belly thing (I’m still mad about it!) – I’m just talking about the… Read More

6 Thanksgiving Family Games

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The only thing better than Thanksgiving food are the games! My entire huge family gets together at my grandparents’ house and after we eat, we play games for hours on end. It’s something I look forward to every year with much anticipation and excitement! Regardless if you have adults, children, or a mixture of both at… Read More

Where To Order Holiday Cards

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The calendar has turned – HELLO NOVEMBER! – and the stores are filling up with holiday supplies. Wrapping paper, Christmas trees, toy sales, poinsettias and more, seem to be everywhere! All this has sparked my holiday to do list and on the very top is holiday cards! Truly, of all the holiday activities, this is… Read More

Creative Thanksgiving Table Place Card Ideas

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A fun and easy way to instantly add festive decor to your Thanksgiving table is to create Thanksgiving table place cards! This is also a great way to let your guests know where they’re sitting, and add some fun to the table. Guests can then take these place cards home as a little thank you,… Read More

How to Make an Emergency Car Kit for Baby

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Have you ever run out of your house and forgotten the diaper bag only to remember it when you need it the most? No? You will. We hope you don’t but it is almost like a rite of passage for a parent and it happens to some of us more than once. When you are… Read More

15 Steps on How to Survive the Holidays

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A lot of people have traditions that their family follows for the holidays. Some tell stories, some gather around food, and some people… well, some people are like my family. We celebrate holidays in the most fantastic way possible: running around like maniacs and, of course, laughing our butts off at each other. Here are… Read More

Britax Free Ride Event Time Again!!

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  Attention all the expecting parents out there or those looking to upgrade their stroller!! It is that time of year again!! Yep, time for the Britax Free Ride Event. This time the Free Ride Event is with Britax’s new luxury stroller, the Affinity! You remember the customizable stroller that we introduced you to back in March… Read More

Quick Tip: How To Keep Little Kids Busy

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Today we’re sharing a quick tip on how to keep your kids busy at a restaurant or at home when you need five minutes of peace to just drink that cup of coffee alone. This is for parents of little ones, mainly toddlers and preschoolers, and involves you having two bags of $1 toys from… Read More