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DIY Colorful Heart Shaped Crayons

With a long weekend coming up for many, I wanted to share a fun family activity that you can do with your children over the next few days to make the most of the time you have together. What’s great about this craft is that it uses up all those little crayon pieces that you [Read On]

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‘Dinner For Two’ Date Night Gift Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WonderfulYourWay #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Before we had kids, Sinisa and I would go on dates quite often. We’d go out to eat, go to the movies, and walk around local [Read On]

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Easy Lunch Idea For Busy Moms

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LeanCuisine #CollectiveBias Now that the holidays are over it’s time to get back to my regular schedule. I spend my days working online, my afternoons and early evenings wearing my “mom” hat and driving the kids to their various [Read On]

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Afterschoolz Makes Finding Kid’s Activities Easy {$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway}

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. It’s no secret that I believe in the importance of extracurricular activities for kids and that my boys are very involved in activities they enjoy. One of the main reasons I started putting them in activities was so they could work on their [Read On]

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Sick Day Basket For Kids

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. Getting sick during the winter months is pretty inevitable. Our children especially, stuck in crowded schools with lots of germs, are more likely to get sick during these months than during other months when they spend more time outside. I’ve come to recognize [Read On]

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Ideas To Beat Winter Boredom

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Now that the holiday season is over I’m ready for winter to be done. Anyone else feel that way? Unfortunately, most of us still have two to three months of cold weather ahead so I figured we might [Read On]

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Help Kids Learn Phonics & Spelling With The Wonster Words App

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. We love discovering new smartphone apps for the kids and the best ones, in my opinion, are ones that have a learning aspect to them. I feel like children are more likely to want to learn if learning is fun. Wonster Words, a free [Read On]

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Learn To Take Beautiful Photos With The Shoot 2017 Year Long Project

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. I’ve really been working hard to improve my photos this past year and I think I’ve come a long way when it comes to photographing stationary objects for my blog posts. Taking pictures of the most important things (aka- my kids) has been [Read On]

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DIY Favorite Memory Ornaments

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. One of my favorite things about the holidays is decorating our home for Christmas. Out of all the decorations that I own, none are more cherished than my personalized ornaments. Most of my personalized family ornaments are “dough” ornaments that I have gotten [Read On]

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50+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas {Something For Everyone!}

Disclosure: Some items were received for consideration but all thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links. One of the last things “Santa” has to purchase every holiday season is stocking stuffers. “Santa” tries to limit the candy in the stockings and instead stuff it with small necessities and a few fun items. If [Read On]

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Gifts For The Home {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: Samples were received for consideration but all thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links.) A few years ago I wrote about how one of the top gifts on my Christmas wish list was a stock pot to make soup. I realized at this point that I had matured because I was asking [Read On]

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Fun Gift Ideas For Kids

Disclosure: Samples were received for consideration but all thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links. How’s the holiday shopping going? If you still have some children to shop for you are in luck because I’m sharing a bunch of fun gift ideas for kids today! My Fairy Garden Magical Cottage Playset Have a [Read On]

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Gift Ideas For Women

Disclosure: Samples were received for consideration but all thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Can you all believe that Christmas is next week?! Today I’m sharing Christmas gift ideas for women. There’s something for everyone on this list, whether you are looking for a gift for your mom or friend. I also [Read On]

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Gift Ideas For Tween Boys {Skylanders Giveaway}

(Disclosure: Samples were received but all thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links.) Christmas is coming and if you have a tween boy on your shopping list you might agree with me when I say they are kind of difficult to shop for! I feel like pre-teen girls are pretty easy to shop [Read On]

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Games That Make Great Gifts

(Disclosure: Samples were received but all thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links.) I love the idea of giving a game as a gift because it encourages family time and fun for years to come. I wanted to share some games I think would make great gift ideas. Some of these are for [Read On]

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The Best Gift For People Who Love To Travel

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. One of my favorite things to do is travel. I love going new places with my family and spending quality time with them away from all of the household chores and to-do’s. Though our trips are limited to a few days or a [Read On]

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STEM Gift Ideas For Kids And Tweens

(Disclosure: Samples of these items were received for consideration but all thoughts are my own. Some links are affiliate links.) Fun toys are great but fun toys that reinforce concepts of STEM subjects are even better! Toys that have a science, technology, engineering and/or math focus have been popular the last couple years and I [Read On]

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A Magical Evening To Start The Holiday Season

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank but all thoughts are my own. I got to attend the event to see what it’s like to be at Lights Fest as a BMO customer. I shared a couple weeks ago about one of our favorite winter Chicago events, the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Lights Festival. My family had [Read On]

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5 Subscription Boxes That Make Great Gifts

Disclosure: Some samples were received but all thoughts are my own. Subscription boxes are all the rage nowadays. From snacks to makeup to pet products to crafts to candles, there is a subscription box out there for everyone on your list. I thought I’d share some of my favorites that would make great gifts for [Read On]

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Enter To Win 1 Of 30 Litter-Robots And Other Amazing Prizes For Your Cat

Disclosure: I received a Litter-Robot in exchange for sharing about this promotion. I am so excited to share that I’ve partnered with Litter-Robot to promote their 25 Days of Christmas giveaway. They are giving away AMAZING prizes, including 30 Litter-Robot Open Air units. What’s the Litter-Robot Open Air you ask? Well only the best litter box ever! I [Read On]

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Cucumber Bites Christmas Tree Appetizer Tray

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayEntertaining #YogurtInspiration #CollectiveBias One of my favorite ways to celebrate the Christmas holiday is to have my family over to spend time together. Christmas Eve is our big celebration at my house and I always have a table full [Read On]

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The Gift Of Writing

Thanks to CROSS pens for sponsoring this #LongStoryShort post. For as long as I can remember I have loved to write and it’s something that’s come out in various ways as I have grown. In grade school one of my favorite assignments was to create a homemade book, and I spent hours perfecting my story [Read On]

Random Acts Of Kindness

35 Random Acts Of Kindness Your Family Can Do This Holiday Season

The past few days we’ve all been focused on buying. From Christmas decor to Christmas gifts, there has been so much stuff that we “needed”. (Was I the only one who caved and bought the Instant Pot because everyone in their Facebook thread was raving about it?!) Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are [Read On]

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A Healthier Lunch {Found In The Freezer}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyWayToVeg #CollectiveBias I’ve recently written about my journey to get healthier, from exercising more to drinking more water to making better food choices. I’m working on becoming a healthier version of myself. One thing that I’ve been trying to [Read On]

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7 Ways To Celebrate The Reason For The Season

Disclosure: Some product samples were received for inclusion and this post includes affiliate links. The Christmas season is the most hectic season of the year. From buying gifts, to going to holiday parties, to holiday baking, it’s so easy to get caught up in the “doing” that we forget why we are doing everything in [Read On]

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10 Gift Ideas For Creative Kids

Disclosure: Products were sent for consideration but all thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Black Friday is here and everyone is in the shopping mood- including me! I have been online all morning shopping for gifts. I have a lot of great gift ideas I’ll be sharing over the next couple of [Read On]

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Our Family Christmas Pictures

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. Holiday photos of my family, both of me as a child growing up with my siblings and now of my own children, are some of my most cherished possessions. Looking at holiday photos makes me happy and I love being able to look [Read On]

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Our Favorite Christmas Pajamas: Buy A Pair, Give A Pair

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. One of my favorite purchases every holiday season is a set of matching pajamas for my boys. Each year, on Christmas Eve, they wear their new pajamas when they go to sleep and wake up to celebrate Christmas morning in their festive jammies. [Read On]

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3 Things Pet Parents Need To Do To Prepare For Holiday Entertaining

This post is sponsored by ARM & HAMMER™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about ARM & HAMMER CLUMP & SEAL™ available at PetSmart®, but Making Time For Mommy only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Arm & Hammer and PetSmart are not [Read On]

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Concession Stand Themed Football Party

This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. #ClubTysonFFL You all know that I love football parties so I’m really excited to share about an easy one I put together recently. This party [Read On]