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The Importance Of Regular Veterinary Care For Cats

This post is sponsored by Royal Canin® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, but Making Time For Mommy only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Royal Canin is not responsible for the content of this [Read On]

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Back To School Hacks To Make Life Easier

Thanks to Stick 2 Me for sponsoring this post. The boys start school in a little over a week so today I wanted to share some of my favorite back to school hacks to make life easier. Label everything Often time when kids are younger the school tells you to label everything but I think [Read On]

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Beyond The Backpack Event In Chicago This Weekend {Gift Card Giveaway}

Thanks to Kmart for sponsoring this post. Hey Chicago parents! Looking for a fun back to school event to get your kids excited for the first day of school? If so, you’ll want to head to the Nick Jr. Beyond the Backpack event at the Addison Kmart location this Saturday! This free, kid-friendly back-to-school event will be filled [Read On]

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8 Diaper Bags That Don’t Look Like Diaper Bags

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. (And also, I’m not pregnant….didn’t want anyone thinking this was an announcement post.) When my boys were little, my diaper bag couldn’t pass for anything but a diaper bag. It was baby blue and brown and had the name of a well-known children’s store embossed on it. At the [Read On]

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Waterpark Fun To End The Summer

Thanks to Raging Waves Waterpark for sponsoring this post. School starts in a couple weeks here so we are trying to squeeze the last bit of fun out of it as we can. One thing we did this past weekend was head to the waterpark. Surprisingly, it was the first time we’d made it to [Read On]

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Attention Football Parents – Riddell Smarter Football Grant Info

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Riddell. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I love football. I look forward to football season every year and count down the days until it starts. I love watching my favorite Chicago team play it, cheering for the Buckeyes in college [Read On]

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Delicious Chinese From The Freezer

This post was sponsored by Tai Pei and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I am always on the lookout for ways to make my life easier so I was really excited to go to Chicago last week for a fun blogger event with Tai Pei. The invite said we’d learn some [Read On]

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Flashlight Hidden Message Letter Hunt

Thanks to Energizer® for sponsoring this post. The other night we were going to make s’mores and I thought it would be fun to have the boys hunt for the chocolate. I got the idea from the candy hunt that we’d been to a few weeks before while we were camping. The campground had hosted a [Read On]

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Get A Haircut To Share A Haircut

Thanks to Hair Cuttery for sponsoring this post. There are a few things our family typically does in preparation for the first day of school each year. The first thing we do is buy all of the supplies on the school supply list along with a backpack of each child’s choosing, I also shop for [Read On]

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Summer Boredom Busters

Disclosure: Items were received for inclusion but all thoughts are my own. It’s nearly August which means if you haven’t heard “I’m bored” from your children yet, it’s coming…. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite summer boredom busters to keep your kids occupied at home as you all enjoy the rest of [Read On]

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5 Tips For Clearer Skin

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AfterDifferin #CollectiveBias I shared back in May how I’ve been self-conscious for years because of my acne prone skin. It’s kept me from introducing myself to new people, getting in pictures with my children, and starting to use [Read On]

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One Thing Boy Moms Should Stock Up On

Thanks to Febreze for sponsoring this post. When I found out I was pregnant for the first time I knew my life was going to be changed forever and, when we discovered it was a boy, I prepared myself for all things “boy”. I realized rough housing was going to be a daily occurrence, messes [Read On]

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Simplify Meal Preparation With Cooking Kits From Revolution Foods

Thanks to Revolution Foods for sponsoring this post. When it comes to simplifying life, one of the biggest areas I try to simplify is meal time. I look for recipes that don’t need a lot of ingredients and things that are easy and quick to make. I’ve discovered that if I try to get fancy [Read On]

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We Are A Soccer Family

This post is sponsored by Target. I’m a Target Brand Ambassador but all thoughts are my own. It’s summertime which means we are in the middle of the U.S. soccer season. Growing up in Croatia, soccer (or “football” as it’s known in Europe) has always been an important part of my life. When I was [Read On]

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7 Unique Ways To See Chicago

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. Whether you are visiting Chicago for the first time, rediscovering “the windy city” you fell in love with years ago, or call Chicago home, you’ll discover new and exciting things every time you explore it. Since I live in the suburbs I’ve been [Read On]

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Fun Ways To Teach Kids Good Oral Hygiene Habits

This post and party were sponsored by ACT Kids Toothpaste but all thoughts and opinions are my own. As parents, there are a lot of life skills that we have to teach our children- from helping them learn to feed and dress themselves to organizational skills that help them succeed in school. My past eight [Read On]

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Why Camping Trips Make Some Of The Best Family Vacations

I love taking mini-vacations with my family and I’ve shared before about how much we enjoy camping. There’s just something about being in nature, away from most of our technology, that creates the perfect atmosphere for quality family time making great memories together. I wanted to share why I believe that camping trips make some [Read On]

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KIDZ BOP “Best Time Ever” Tour Coming To Chicago {Giveaway}

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I am happy to be working with Live Nation again this year to share about their KIDZ BOP “Best Time Ever” tour coming to Chicago. KIDZ BOP records kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids. They have created the #1 music brand for kids, selling [Read On]

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Tips For Putting Together A Homework Caddy

Raise your hand if you are ready for back to school season. No? I’m not ready either but I figured I better start because, as I shared a few days ago, my boys’ first day of school is just about a month away. There is so much to do but at least I’ve gotten one [Read On]

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Enjoy A Family Staycation At Pheasant Run Resort

Thanks to Pheasant Run Resort for hosting our family for a staycation. Summer is in full swing and, if you have been longing to take a vacation but can’t afford to or haven’t been able to get away for a week long trip, I have the perfect option for you. Take a staycation! If you [Read On]

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Protect Your Memories With Picture Keeper {And A $300 BTS Shopping Spree Giveaway}

Thanks to Picture Keeper for sponsoring this post and giveaway. I know it’s only July but my mind is starting to think back-to-school already! It might be the school supplies in stores or it could be the realization, after looking at my calendar, that the first day of school is only about a month away. [Read On]

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Live Music And More At Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights

Thanks to Brookfield Zoo for sponsoring this post. Brookfield Zoo has always been a place I’ve enjoyed taking my family to but now there are even more reasons to visit with the return of their Summer Nights outdoor concert series. From 4:00 to 9:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays through August 12, guests of all [Read On]

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Parents, Now You Can Say Yes To The Drums

Thanks to Yamaha Drums for sponsoring this post. Last year we were looking into starting music lessons when Jacob announced that he wanted to learn to play the drums. The idea of drums sounded fun but when I thought about all of the loud practice time I’d have to endure I quickly steered him to [Read On]

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Backyard Updates To Brighten Summer Days

Thanks to Kmart for sponsoring this post! The boy’s baseball season is over which means our family is spending a lot more time relaxing at home instead of sitting at the baseball field. I love spending time in the backyard but our space was less than ideal for family time so we stocked up on [Read On]

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My OREO Creation? Nutty Caramel Apple Golden OREO Cookies!

Though I wish summer would last all year long, I can’t deny that school and the fall season are just around the corner. Stores have their back-to-school displays up already and I just registered Jake for football, my favorite fall pastime. Though I’m not looking forward to the colder weather, I am looking forward to [Read On]

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White Sox Family Sundays

Thanks to the Chicago White Sox for hosting my family at a game. Looking for something family-friendly to do in the Chicago area? White Sox fans can spend a Sunday afternoon at the Sox field enjoying the baseball game and many fun kid-friendly activities. Family Sundays, presented by Coca-Cola, cover all Sunday home games in [Read On]

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Summer Fun At Cedar Point

Thanks to Cedar Fair for sponsoring this post and providing this great mini-vacation to Cedar Point for our family. Happy 4th of July! Summer is in full swing which means our days are spent trying to get in as much outdoor fun as possible. We love going to theme parks and recently visited Cedar Point [Read On]

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The Zap Zap Math App Makes Learning Fun

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. When I was growing up, practicing math was done using flashcards and worksheets. It was boring and something I dreaded doing which led to math becoming my least favorite subject in school. Nowadays, math is more interactive which makes it fun for kids [Read On]

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No Kid Hungry This Summer

Summer can be the hungriest time of year for many low-income families. When schools close, students no longer get school meals, and families struggle to put food on the table. Families struggling to make ends meet are forced to make unthinkable decisions between whether to buy a bag of groceries or pay rent, whether to [Read On]

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Last Minute Gift Ideas For Dad {Giveaway}

Thanks to Sears for sponsoring this post and giveaway. Father’s Day is this Sunday! Anyone still need to buy a gift for dad? My boys have reached the age where they like to help pick out gifts to give for occasions like this so we are headed to the store tomorrow for some last minute [Read On]