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our pledge to stop drinking bottled water

April 20, 2019
Brita Longlast Pitcher

This post is sponsored by Brita, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. 2,000 plastic water bottles are used every second in the US. Let that sink in. Drinking water is really the ultimate healthy choice, yet it is one that is trashing our planet. Plastic water bottles take 450 years to decompose and by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the…

blaire turns 5 | ben turns 2

April 13, 2019
Blaire & Ben at Wallace's

This spring both of our babies have celebrated their birthdays, with Blaire turning five and Ben turning two. They both have such strong-willed personalities. They LOVE to play together, but also play well separately because, well, they both want to get their own way. I hope Ben always enjoys having multiple mothers because Blaire is always watching him. She inspects the age for every toy he gets, even…

safety checklist with First Alert: 8 things to do in your new home

March 13, 2019
First Alert 10-Year Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. First Alert 10-year sealed battery alarms offer hassle-free protection that helps keep your home and family protected for a decade! #LiveWithA10I can’t believe it… we are finally in our new home! As you know, I am super cautious when it comes to the safety of my family. For me, that meant creating and going through a safety checklist to make…

12 easy holiday traditions for your family

November 26, 2018
Family Game Night

This post is sponsored by RMHC, Inc® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.When I think about the holidays, I think of spending quality time together with my family. Even though we have only been married five and a half years, Blaire was born only a few days before our first wedding anniversary, so we have had the past four and a half years to…

the value of $160 for your family

November 15, 2018
Iced Coffee and Chocolate Milk Cheers

This post is sponsored by Vanguard but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. One of the hardest parts of adulting is dealing with your finances. Sure, I can think of a few people who are good at it, but do they like it? No. If they didn’t have to do it, would they? Nope.In our family, Jason is the saver and I’m the spender. He…

favorite advent calendars for kids

November 4, 2018

The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. One of our favorite Christmas traditions with the kids is an Advent calendar. Blaire always loved the advent calendars with little chocolates, but last year we did one with Blaire that had Disney princess socks (from Target on Black Friday). I have no…

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