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

At Home with Baby Gizmo Video Series

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Many of you know that we made a big, cross-country move this summer to a brand new house in North Carolina. We have been sharing tons of photos on our Facebook and Instagram channels of our journey to our new house and our progress of designing and decorating the inside. We’ve asked your opinions, taken… Read More

House Cleaning Tips For Busy Moms

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We’re all busy moms to some degree. Whether you have a 9-5 full time job or are a stay at home mom, we all have things we need to get done day after day. Sometimes our busy lives don’t leave much time in our schedule for cleaning. If you’re blessed enough to have a cleaning… 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

Workout for Free At Home with Hulu Plus!

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Naptime is the perfect time to squeeze in a quick workout. But that also means I’m stuck at home while the kiddos are snoozing. I don’t have a treadmill or other hefty gym equipment, so I rely on streaming video content to keep my workouts interesting. I recently discovered that Hulu Plus has some fabulous… Read More

Buying Vintage Items With The ReIssued App

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Have you all heard about the Reissued App yet? I found out about it last month and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. In case you have no clue what I’m talking about, keep reading to find out what it’s all about! Reissued is basically a curated social marketplace app that allows users to… Read More

5 Favorite Moisturizers

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I’ve never really been a make-up collector. I like make-up, I wear it weekly, not daily, and I do have my personal favorites, but my heart belongs to moisturizer. That’s where I consider myself to have a wee bit of expertise. I’ve tried a good portion of the Target aisles and the department stores too. Plus,… 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

Must See {Returning} Fall TV Shows

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Season after season, a number of shows return in all their glory with new, exciting twists and better plot lines. These characters are like family to us … right? And if you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to see how last season’s cliff hanger comes to fruition! Get ready for all the must see… Read More

Tips On Being A Frugal Mom

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Between paying bills, buying groceries, and keeping her family clothed, moms are always looking for new ways to stretch a dollar. A frugal mom has to get creative with her family’s income! So here are some tips for you on how to be a more frugal mom!   – Sell your gear. If you’re looking to make… Read More

Must See {New} Fall TV Shows

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Let’s face it: us mamas need a break from the kids now and again, and what better way to relax than with our feet up enjoying a little tv? The time has come to pull out our calendars, grab the remote and take note of all the NEW television shows coming our way this fall! The… Read More

Review: The Cleobella Lolita Weekender

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  If you haven’t checked out www.cleobella.com before, make sure you do. Cleobella make wonderful bags and accessories, and started off as a very small company, but they are growing quite rapidly! They have one shop located in Sunset Beach, California that I have been lucky enough to stop by. Now you can even shop for… Read More

Creative Announcements | Just For Adoption

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In the last few years I’ve had a handful of close friends adopt- some from overseas, some domestically. A few opted to explore the foster to adopt program and have welcomed children that way. Whatever the means, these are amazing families, welcoming amazing children full of promise and a bright future. I’m so blessed to… 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

Decorating My Twins’ Nursery on A Budget

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We moved into a new rental home two months before I was scheduled to give birth to our twins. With very little time, very little energy, and very little expendable income, the prospect of decorating my twins’ nursery on a budget gave me hives. I was eight months pregnant. With twins. In the summer. And,… Read More

Baby Gizmo Baby Proofing Tips (VIDEO)

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Since September is Baby Safety Awareness Month, we thought this was a perfect opportunity to re-visit ways to keep our babies and toddlers safe in our own home. A baby proofing plan is very important to have in place before your little one can even crawl off the play blanket. In this Baby Gizmo video,… 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

My Fall Reading List

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I don’t think I mentioned that I too participated in the summer reading program alongside my kids. During the months of June, July and August I read 9 books. Not a bad average for an overtired, busy mama, right? I’m going to keep the reading ball rolling and continue to utilize our fabulous library this fall.… 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

Must Have Homeschool Art Supplies

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Our first official day of homeschool preschool is September 3rd! With a 4 year old (and a 2 year old tagging along) our focus will be super hands-on this year. If the past tells me anything about our upcoming year, our learning will revolve around crafts. My children loves creating and I love seeing all their artwork. Craft time… Read More