8 Labor Day Craft Ideas

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Labor Day is approaching and because my son and I have been crafting up a storm in our house, I wanted to share 8 Labor Day appropriate crafts for you and the kids to enjoy this year!   1. Labor Day Thank You Cards from She Knows. I love the idea of having your children make thank you cards for hard working people around the neighborhood they know. Maybe they … [Read more...]

Swim Safety for Sitters: What You Need to Know About Taking Kids to the Pool

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​As a mom to twin girls, I know what a lifesaver it can be to have a great babysitter on call. In fact, especially this summer as our girls have gotten more into their own individual hobbies and activities, having a babysitter that can watch one of them while my husband and I are running the other one around town, has been an absolute lifesaver.​That said, I also understand the … [Read more...]

Back to School Mom (VIDEO)

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Whether you are sad or happy about back to school time, it's hard to argue that mom can get more things done when all the kids go to school during the day. Ever wonder what it's like for mom when they leave? Well, I thought I would give you an inside look at what goes down when the kids go to school. Yes, this is a behind the scenes look and we hope it makes you smile! … [Read more...]

Friendly Rooster Children’s Shoes (Giveaway + Discount)

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I’m a big fan of shoes. What woman isn’t, right? I don’t only like to shop for shoes for myself but I also love picking out shoes for my kids and have since they were babies. When my little ones were small and learning to walk, my favorite thing to do was  to buy them adorable baby/toddler shoes. Here’s the thing, I’m just not sure there is anything cuter than teeny-tiny … [Read more...]

Review of Omni Rancho Las Palmas Palm Springs

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My family and I just got back from a wonderful trip to Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Palm Springs and today I'm going to tell you all about it! You can read all about the Omni Rancho Las Palmas and book a room right on their site here. The Omni Rancho Las Palmas is the perfect family friendly vacation spot in Palm Springs! They have a 27 hole golf course, 25 tennis courts, an … [Read more...]

12 Backpacks For Back To School

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A new school year is approaching and you've probably got your school supply list in hand. All those school supplies need to go into a stylish, practical, and useful backpack so today we've rounded up 12 great backpacks for you! Jansport- $30.99 Fossil- $198 Target- $19.99 J World- $29.99 Target- $39.99 Skip Hop- $19.99 Amazon- $31.99 TOMS- $79 Nike- … [Read more...]

7 Ways To Keep Your Child Busy In A Restaurant

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Remember when date nights at restaurants used to be calm, cool, and collected? Even dare I say it, romantic? Ya, I hardly remember those times either. Things sure do change once you have kids. While going to restaurants might be a lot more challenging once you have children, it's still possible to have a great dinner out with your children in tow. Today I'm sharing some fun … [Read more...]

15 Fun Summer Activities For Kids

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Summer is here and the kids are home from school. It's time to get out and get active! Today we're talking about 15 fun summer activities for you and your kids! Beach it up. There's no better summer activity then hitting the sand and ocean at the beach! Don't forget to pack some sunscreen! Ice activities. Have little ones? Activities with ice are the best way to keep … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Screen-Free Summer Activity Guide

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With three kids under four, I have to admit, Netflix calls out to me on those hot summer days. Sometimes I just don't have the energy or patience to come up with something new to do or some way to entertain them. Plus, I'd like to encourage imagination and independance through screen-free summer activities that build memories and sibling relationships. If you are like me, … [Read more...]

Review Of ReSqueeze

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Today I'm reviewing one of my new favorite products with you. Meet ReSqueeze. Really, this is one of those products that's so genius and simple I wonder why I didn't think of it myself! Visit ReSqueeze Here. Today I'm giving in an depth look at this amazing product that is going to make your life easier and one that your children will love! This fun break down … [Read more...]

Top 10 Worst Playdates

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  My kids want play dates more than they want candy. After a long day at school the first thing my son asks is, "Can I have a playdate?” It's also the first thing out of his mouth at 8am on a quiet Sunday morning. “Can you call Tommy’s mom and ask if he can come over?”  Play dates are a mom’s tool for free sitter time. Time when the kiddos are preoccupied and I can get … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World with Kids Water Tip (VIDEO)

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We are at Disney World this week for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference and it is 189 degrees. I might be exaggerating just a wee bit but summer has definitely hit Orlando early this year. If you have ever visited Disney World in the summer, you know that the heat and the humidity can really bring you down when visiting the parks. Standing in line at the rides (inside … [Read more...]

10 Things You Thought You’d Never Do As A Parent

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Let's face it: there's a 'Before Kids' mentality and an 'After Kids' mentality. Before kids, you have visions of a smiling, happy, easy child that you'll be able to calm when they cry using nothing but your soothing voice. After kids, you become more in tune with reality and you know that that smiling and happy child exists, you just wonder where they've gone when they're … [Read more...]

What To Do WITH The Kids On New Year’s Eve

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I remember before I had my son I would hunt down the perfect New Year's Eve dress and make plans for hottest night out on town ever. Boy, have times changed. Now you'll probably find me in sweat pants, passed out long before the ball drops at midnight. If you've got kids and aren't able to have a hot date night out with your spouse this year, worry not, because today I've … [Read more...]

Our Travel with Kids Wish List vs. Reality

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If you've traveled with kids before, you know that you have to be prepared. The waiting, the sitting in your seats, the confined space, it's all a bit pretty much a parent's worst nightmare. What we want to bring and what our kids want to bring are two very different things. Add that to what we can actually bring on our travels? Well, it's really a recipe for … [Read more...]