Making Lunches Easy & Healthy this Summer

   I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Revolution Foods. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.   There’s something ...
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Travel Planning & Packing List for Family Trips {free printable}

Travel Planning & Packing List for Family Trips {free printable}

  We're just back from our annual family vacation -- and honestly, this one almost did me in! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to travel!  Exploring new places, seeing some AMAZING sights and being with my family -- just us without a...
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Families will LOVE the Amazing Music & Gorgeous Photos: Review of the HTC One (M8) Harman/Kardon

  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. As a Sprint Ambassador, my family and I are trying out a fe...
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Teaching Kids to Clean: Adventures in Vacuuming

  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.  As always, we only share items th...
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The Best Creative Kids Activities from 2013

  I do love the month of January.  Not because of the snow or any special occasions -- it's because the month brings us a chance to slow down and reflect on all the great times from the previous year. Live is busy; we all know ...
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10 Things to do When the Kids have Cabin Fever

Winter is here and that means more time inside -- which usually means the kids don't get nearly as much exercise as they really need.  I don't know about you but 'jumping on the couch' can't be the only option in our house (I would nee...
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What's Your 'Snack Mom' Personality -- Inspired by NickMom

I'm happy to be sharing my ideas on snack offerings as part of a compensated campaign with Collective Bias® and NickMom.  Although this is a sponsored post, all obsessions with healthy snacks and snarky opinions are entirely my own!...
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Get a Flu Shot and Help Kids Around the World to Stay Healthy

As part of a post sponsored by Collective Bias®, I visited Walgreens to learn more about annual flu vaccines and their amazing "Give a Shot, Get a Shot" campaign which helps kids around the world to stay healthy. I’ll be the first to ad...
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DIY Kids Chalkboard Backpack

  Don't you just love when you can reuse or upcycle something for the kids!  We needed a back-up backpack for the year {you know, for the days that the regular one gets left at school or to use as a bag for afterschool activitie...
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Getting into a School Day Routine

Do you know what my most favorite part of summer is -- no routines!  I really love that we don't have to stick to a schedule and can just operate day-by-day.But once school begins, our house really needs that regular daily schedule to ...
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The Essential Guide for Homework Help & Afterschool Activities

  I'm always so overwhelmed once the school year gets into full swing.  I think it's coming off of those laid back summer days and then WHAM! -- it seems like there's hardly any time to relax.  One of our challenges is find...
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12 Items Too Cool for School

Want to make Back to School a big hit in your house? We know it's all about the gear, right!Here are a few fun & helpful items that will thrill the kids as they head into a new school year!  12 Back to School Items Kids w...
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Back to School Shopping - SIMPLIFIED!

We'd like to thank Walmart for sponsoring this post and supplying parents with a great new option for back to school shopping.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Last year, back to school shopping for us was insane!&n...
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10 Things to Stock Up On For Summer

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner.  Before you know it, school will be out and the kids will be home looking for things to do.  Before we hit those long summer days, I like to be ready for all our activities.&n...
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Making Life Easier: Win a NetZero 4G Mobile HotSpot

  Life is busy!  Especially at this time of the year -- so I will frequently jump on any chance to make things a little easier. For example, using holiday bags to wrap odd-shaped gifts instead of wrapping paper - much easier! A...
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