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fall family photos

October 29, 2018
Fall Family Photos 2018

Fall family photos are always my favorite. The colors on the trees make for the prettiest backdrop. Whenever possible, we like to do our photos back at the country club where we met. We did our engagement photos there in the fall, so it’s just fun for me to see things come full circle. Knowing we were there at this time in 2012 taking photos of just the…

ben: 18 months

October 13, 2018
Ben, 18 months old

My little guy is a year and a half old already. HOW. It’s just a bittersweet age. He looks more like a toddler than a baby. He’s talking more. He wants to be independent. He says “no” when I try to help him. He knows what he wants and is really learning to communicate it to us. He has quite the temper if he doesn’t get his way,…

planning for fire safety as a family

October 12, 2018
First Alert The Super Prepared Family

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. October is Fire Prevention Month – practice safety in numbers to ensure your family’s super prepared too! I know a lot of people don’t like to think about disasters and I don’t LIKE it either. But I do like knowing my entire family is prepared in the event of an emergency. To make talking to your family less intimidating and…

easy after school snack for preschoolers

October 10, 2018
Blaire on the playground

This post is sponsored by Bel Brands USA & Mini Babybel® Cheese, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I can’t be the only one picking up a hangry preschooler every afternoon. Blaire goes to school from 12—3. She has lunch before school and has a snack while she’s there, but she is still starving every day when she gets in the car. Thanks to…

toddler fall clothing

October 10, 2018
fall toddler clothes

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. Being able to shop in both the girl and they boy section is so much fun. Now that the weather is finally cooling down, most days here in the midwest, anyways. I realized last month Carter’s is now offering lots of their baby…

9 reasons to consider a home security system

October 8, 2018
Mom playing with two kids in living room

This post is sponsored by Per Mar Security Systems. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I LOVE our home security system. I have never, ever felt as comfortable in my home as I have now that we have our security system. There are so many reasons I wanted to feel better protected. It’s not just about stuff, it’s about protecting our children and our pets. Having a…

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