Barnyard Bento Lunch

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I have fun memories of lunchtime in elementary school.  Relaxing with my friends and being surprised with what my mom packed me for lunch was always a highlight of the day. Now that it’s back to school season,  random little memories of school lunch are coming back to me like teachers teasing me about buying bananas […]

5 Summer Science Activities for Kids

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It’s easy to be a scientist. Just look around and ask, “Why?” Sweet T does this approximately 673 times per day, so I think a Nobel Prize might be in her future. As a science-based company, Bayer has a company wide initiative to encourage kids to learn science by doing science. It’s called Making Science Make Sense® […]

Living the #ParentLife? Join Publix Baby Club!

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This post is brought to you by the Publix Baby Club. All opinions are my own. August will mark 5 straight years of diapering at our house, and if Gus has any say in the matter, we’re in for at least another year! Our most recent potty training attempts ended rather abruptly: I think he made […]

An Awkward Girl’s Guide to Hospitality

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When Jennifer asked if I would be interested in writing a post about hospitality for her lovely blog I gave an immediate and enthusiastic YES, which was followed by crippling insecurity and doubt…which pretty well mirrors my love hate relationship with hospitality. I love the idea of hospitality, but the reality is a little more complicated. Hospitality was […]

Bringing Stories to Life with Imaginary Friends

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This is Sweet T’s last summer before Kindergarten, and we’ve been busy making memories. Hopefully some of them are good ones. Ha! Today we visited the library and Burger King afterward for kid’s meals. Both my kids love trips to the library (with or without the promise of fast food) and enjoy being read to. […]

Get a free Amwell visit! Plus, Gus’ first trip to the ER…

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Moms of boys. I’ve got a question for you. 27 comments yielded some sage advice from “lots of prayer” to “just wait until they get a dirt bike.” The latter wasn’t too encouraging. And exactly two weeks later… I’m really surprised that we lasted this long without a visit, because…boys. Gus cut his head by tripping and […]

5 Stress Management Tips for Moms

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This post is brought to you by RESCUE Remedy. All opinions are my own. Most moms are intimately familiar with stress. Life’s little challenges can build up and affect our health just as much as a major life event. Below are 5 practical tips that you can implement today to start managing that everyday stress […]

10 Spring Cleaning Tips

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Who among us actually likes to clean? I love a squeaky clean house, but don’t necessarily enjoy the process of getting it to that point. As a result, I’m always on the lookout for shortcuts to take, cleaning tips to pin, or products that help make the process easier. If you feel the same way, read […]

Parenting in the Digital Age

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Mamas, our generation faces unprecedented parenting challenges thanks to technology. My parents cringed as I read graffiti (aloud of course) at the park or magazine headlines in the grocery check out about how to please my man in the sack. I get to cringe at both of those things plus that sidebar ad for busty Russian babes who want to marry American […]

5 Morning Success Tips for Busy Moms

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Are you a morning person? Good for you. I’ve always been a night owl, but even if you’re an early bird the responsibility of getting a family up, at ’em, and out the door each morning can be overwhelming. Below are 5 tips to set yourself of for morning success and conquer your day! 1. […]