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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]

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Apple Pie Flavored Yogurt Parfaits

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #YogurtInspiration #BreakfastInspiration #CollectiveBias One of my favorite things about the holidays is all the delicious food, from turkey to sweet potatoes to the dessert table at our family parties. One staple that is always available at Thanksgiving is apple pie [Read On]

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5 Charities To Support This Holiday Season

One of my most popular posts this time of year is a post I wrote about teaching our children generosity and gratitude. Though these are things that most parents are always wanting our children to learn, I think that we are especially focused on it as Thanksgiving draws near. One of the ways that I [Read On]

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Speedy Fun On The Go

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RaceDayRelief #CollectiveBias Calling all racing fans! Start your engines because I have a fun activity to keep your kids busy this season. Your little ones will love racing cars on their own race track while you watch the race [Read On]

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Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2016

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) is coming back to Navy Pier for another weekend of fun, November 19th and 20th. This is the only toy and game fair that gives the public a chance to learn about (and play!) with the hottest new toys and games. Last [Read On]

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One Way To Earn Extra Money For Holiday Shopping

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The holiday season is quickly approaching and we all know what that means… extra expenses! Between gifts, donating to charity, food, entertaining friends & family, and decorations this is, by far, the most expensive season of the year. No matter how many times you convince yourself to try to [Read On]

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How To Get Your Bathroom Ready For Holiday Guests

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetUnderTheRim #CollectiveBias  The holidays are coming and, for many, that means entertaining friends and family. We started a new tradition last year of having family over on Christmas Eve so, being the Type A person that I am, [Read On]

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Chicago’s BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Lights Festival Returns

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank but all thoughts are my own. One of the most magical times here in Chicago is the Christmas season. The kickoff to the holidays starts with a fun event called the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Lights Festival which includes a parade downtown Chicago along the Magnificent Mile, [Read On]

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20 Gifts For Chicago Cubs Fans

As a Chicagoan I am so excited that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series last night! Jacob, my 8 year old, is a big fan of the Cubs so I thought I’d put together some great gift ideas for all those who love the Chicago Cubs. Click on the images for details/pricing. (This post [Read On]

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15 Outdoor Activities To Do In The Fall And Winter Seasons

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. The leaves are starting to fall and the weather is turning cooler but don’t let that keep your family from exploring the outdoors! Kids can still have lots of fun outside! From jumping in piles of leaves to going on nature walks to [Read On]

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Three Resources To Help Manage Your Family’s Health

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. As a busy mom I feel like I have a million things to do every day. Keeping track of my family’s health is just one of those things, but probably the most important one on my to-do list. I wanted to share a [Read On]

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One Pot Italian Dinner

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla® and Johnsonville®. The opinions and text are all mine. During the fall I love finding easy, hearty dishes for my family. Sinisa recently made this delicious, one pot Italian meal and I just had to share it with you all. Not only is [Read On]

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Is It A Cold Or Is It Fall Allergies?

Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with MinuteClinic as part of their Fall Allergy campaign. As part of my involvement, I have received sponsorship from MinuteClinic for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are purely my own. Did you know that 35 million Americans suffer from allergies and don’t even know it? That’s because [Read On]

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A New Product That Cat Parents Will Love

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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Tips For Organizing Toys In Small Homes

This post is a partnership with Nakturnal. Are you overwhelmed by toys? Many parents are and I believe that those who live in small homes have even more toy storage problems. We live in a condo and I was overwhelmed for so long until I came up with some solutions for organizing all the chaos. [Read On]

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Essentials For Swim Lessons In The Fall And Winter

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Speedo USA but all thoughts are my own. My boys take swim lessons pretty much year round. In the summer they enjoy the lessons outdoors but during the colder months all of the lessons are moved indoors. I’ve discovered that we need to pack a lot more items during [Read On]

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Football Party With A Baked Potato Bar

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AD #Tailgreatness #CollectiveBias Football season is one of my favorite times of year and it’s a great excuse to get together with friends and family. This year I wanted to plan a party with a baked potato bar [Read On]