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Motherhood: The Toughest (But Most Rewarding) Job

Thanks to Teleflora for sponsoring this post. I have held numerous jobs in my thirty two years of life but none of them has been as rewarding, or as difficult, as this one called motherhood. This job, where my bosses pay in hugs and kisses and my job description consists of chauffeur and bedtime story [Read On]

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Still looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? Don’t worry because I have some amazing ideas that mom or grandma will love no matter what she enjoys! Please note: This is a sponsored post and contains some affiliate links but all thoughts on the products are my own. For the active mom Mio FUSE, is [Read On]

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Tips For Potty Training Success

This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine. The weather is getting warmer and for many parents of toddlers that means it’s potty training season. Though my family is out of this season of our lives I know many [Read On]


Robots-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling

Have you made your summer plans yet? If you want to put your child in camp this summer the time to register is now. I know it seems crazy since it’s only April but many camps start to fill up this early so you don’t want to delay! Thanks to Robots-4-U for sponsoring this post [Read On]


How To Make Bathroom Recycling Easy

Many families recycle bottles, cans and paper products in the kitchen but it’s harder to do throughout the rest of the house. One place we use a lot of plastic bottles is in the bathroom and they tend to end up in the trashcan along with other things that can be reused, like toilet paper [Read On]

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Real Inspiration

Thanks to T.J.Maxx for sponsoring this post and creating this inspirational video. “Real inspiration comes from real women.” That’s the basis for the new campaign from T.J.Maxx this Spring and I love it. As a blogger I try to be as open as possible because that’s what I like to see when I visit other blogs [Read On]

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Kid Friendly Snacks For Earth Day

One of my favorite things to do on special holidays is find themed snacks for the kids. With Earth Day coming up in a few days I thought I’d share some fun ideas for Earth Day snacks that are kid-friendly. Earth Day Popcorn & Cute Treat Cups from Simple as That *** Earth Day Yogurt [Read On]

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Free To Play Without Worries

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #allfreeclear #CollectiveBias With two boys I always have tons of laundry but during Spring and Summer they seem to make double or even triple the normal amount of dirty clothes. Last week started baseball and soccer season which means we [Read On]

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Two Easy Ways To Save On Diapers

This post was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. Those with little ones know that diapers are one of the most expensive monthly purchases new parents have which is why little made me more excited than finding a coupon for this [Read On]

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Encourage Your Child’s Love Of Soccer Through Camp This Summer

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. Do you have a little one who loves soccer? If so, enroll them in soccer camp this Summer! British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in North America with 150,000 campers! With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages [Read On]


100 Recycled Crafts For Kids

With Earth Day coming up I thought I’d put together a post with ideas for ways to reuse materials instead of throwing them away or sending them off to be recycled. All of these can be made by or with children to get them involved in the upcycling fun. I’ve categorized the crafts by material [Read On]


Step Into Spring {See Kai Run Shoes Giveaway}

I’m so excited to finally see high temperatures in the 70s coming up this weekend! I can finally put away the winter coats and boots (hopefully I didn’t just jinx myself!) and get the boy’s sandals and summer shoes out. We received some fun new styles courtesy of See Kai Run that I can’t wait [Read On]

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10 Tips For Saving Money On Kid’s Clothes

One of my favorite things to do is shop for kid’s clothes and I love finding great deals on things that make them look even cuter than they already are. Clothes purchases can be a large portion of your budget if you let them so I wanted to share ten of my favorite ways to [Read On]

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Party For The Planet At Brookfield Zoo

Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo, but on April 24th they will be showcasing some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe at their Party for the Planet! Visit the Eco Expo featuring over 40 Earth friendly vendors, drop off recycling, enjoy [Read On]

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Our Favorite Games For Family Game Night

Life gets busy so our family makes sure to put time on the calendar for family fun. Every Friday is game and/or movie night. Whether we choose to find a kid-friendly flick or take turns choosing a game to play, family fun Fridays is something our whole family looks forward to. I wanted to share [Read On]

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Come Hear Me Speak At The Baby & Beyond Event

I am excited to share that I’ll be speaking about parenting at the upcoming Baby & Beyond: Discover The Journey event hosted by Riverside Healthcare. If you are in the Chicago area I invite you to come on down to the event. I’d love a chance to meet my readers! Baby & Beyond 2016Riverside Healthcare’s [Read On]

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Travelers Can Earn Points Faster With The New Choice Privileges

I love traveling and enjoy it even more when I get perks. One program I’ve been a member of for the past couple years is Choice Privileges so I am happy to be working with them on this sponsored post to share about some changes to their rewards program which gives people points for staying [Read On]


50 Rainy Day Activities For Kids

The boys have been on Spring Break this week and every single day it has been raining or snowing. I’ve had to be creative and think of activities to keep them busy so I figured I’d share the ideas with you all in case you are stuck inside as well. The first think I’d suggest [Read On]

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Curious George Is Now Streaming On Hulu

Thank you to Hulu for sponsoring this post and offering all my readers trials of the Hulu service. Curious George is now streaming commercial-free on Hulu! For nearly 65 years, generations of young children have been charmed by the literary adventures of Curious George and now he is ready for his next adventure! Based on [Read On]

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10 Great Educational Products For Children On The Autism Spectrum

Thanks to Lakeshore Learning for sponsoring this post.   In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I wanted to share 10 great educational products for children on the Autism Spectrum. Most of these are products I’ve used with my own boys or in a classroom setting. They also have the added benefit of being great for [Read On]


The Birthday Party Debacle Avoided

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. My kid’s birthdays are in June but that doesn’t stop them from starting the birthday party planning as soon as Christmas is over. They have been in almost daily debates about where their party should be and still haven’t come to a decision. Having [Read On]


Tips For Getting Kids To Help With The Chores

Whether your family has set chores daily or has a cleaning day once a week, it’s important to get the whole family involved in keeping the house tidy. Getting kids to help with the housework may seem more like a chore than the actual cleaning task does so I wanted to share some of our [Read On]

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30 Fun LEGO Learning Activities

My boys love playing with LEGOs and have a massive collection of these brick pieces. I started looking around for LEGO ideas that would teach them something and wanted to share some here. These are my favorite LEGO activities that make learning fun! Learn Math Learn Place Value – The Science Kiddo Greater Than or [Read On]


How To Make A Nature Journal For Kids {Writing Prompts Included}

Thank you Tampico Beverages for sponsoring this conversation. The boys love exploring the outdoors and we are lucky to live near a number of forest preserves. We created some nature journals together and went for a walk on a nearby trail. It was the perfect way to spend a Spring day! Below I’ve shared instructions [Read On]

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30 Fun Outdoor Activities For Kids To Do This Spring

Spring is here and that means warmer weather and more time outside. I’ve rounded up 30 of our favorite activities to do outside in the Spring! The best part is that most can be done in your own backyard for free! Thanks to KEEN footwear for sponsoring this fun activities post and providing us with [Read On]

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Giveaway: Customizable Radio Flyer Wagon

Happy National Little Red Wagon Day! I’ve been a fan of Radio Flyer’s little red wagon for years and am excited to be working with them on this sponsored post to celebrate this special day. For over 99 years, Radio Flyer has been helping make happy memories. Whether it carried loved ones on a trip [Read On]


15 Activities To Keep Kids Busy When They Are Sick

Nobody likes to be sick so I wanted to share some ways to make a sick day fun for kids. All of these can be done from the couch! A big thank you to Pfizer for sponsoring today’s post and providing a product bundle as a giveaway. I’m not a doctor and this post should [Read On]


Make Money Selling Your Kid’s Used Items {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.) Kids need a lot of stuff. When they are babies it’s bassinets and pacifiers and onesies. As a toddler it’s shatterproof plates and sippy cups and ride on toys. As they get older they don’t need those “baby” things anymore. Their things become smaller and then you have little [Read On]


Need A Sitter? Try Chime By Sittercity

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.) What is the one thing that keeps you from going out on a date with your significant other? For me, it’s childcare. Gone are the days that we can just decide to go out on a date and leave. Further complicating things for [Read On]

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Tastefully Simple Easter Celebration Menu Collection {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.) When I was younger, I would accompany my mom to a lot of in-home sales parties. My favorite one was the Tastefully Simple party because I enjoyed sampling everything. I loved their Bountiful Beer Bread Mix and also the sweet, fluffy fruit dip [Read On]