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why you should let your toddler help with chores

August 27, 2018
Get kids involved in chores and cleaning

This post is sponsored by Bona but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.Back in June, my brother sent me a link to a story about getting your children to help around the house without resenting it. The title of the article was interesting to me because both of my kids show an interest in helping around the house, Ben loves to clean the kitchen floor…

2018 target one day sale faves

July 17, 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.  Well thank God I didn’t spend ALL of my money on Prime Day (since their website kept crashing) because now I have money to shop what I’ll call TARGET DAY. And holy moly, there are just so many good things! The giant round,…

summer nights

July 3, 2018
Backyard July 2018

The fourth of July is only a day away and we are feeling the heat! When it’s still 85° at 7PM, you throw on the (matching) swimsuits and play in the water table. Our backyard is completely shaded by the late afternoon, so it’s awesome to be able to head out there without having to spend 12098 minutes slathering on sunscreen. Watching these two play together is so…

co-sleeping saved me

July 2, 2018
bed-sharing

The title of this post may be a bit dramatic to some, but hear me out. I know I can’t be alone when I say motherhood has been so much different than I ever imagined. For some reason I thought I knew exactly what kind of mom I’d be. All the things I would do and wouldn’t do. And let me just say, in my mind, I had…

35 fun things to do outside with your kids this summer

June 7, 2018
35 fun things to do outside with your kids this summer

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. It’s finally summer! To me, summer means meals outside, sticky ice cream on my kids’ hands, and sunshine. Good ol, Mr. Sun. Summer also means the sweet smell of sunscreen on my kids. When it comes to protecting my children from the sun, I don’t take any chances. My family has a history of skin cancer, so…

no bake toddler bites

June 6, 2018
No Bake Toddler Energy Bites

This post is sponsored by Gerber®. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Also note: Our pediatrician has been very strict in not allowing our children to have honey until 12 months of ago. Honey is an ingredient in this recipe.Ben is 14 months old and he’s ALWAYS hungry. Some meals he eats more than his 4-year-old sister. Both of these kiddos love to snack but mama…

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