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Growing up. No more swaddling!

Meet the new HALO Bassinest™! (And @HaloSleepSack #Giveaway!)

I took my kids to the park a few days ago, and when I looked back at some photos I took, I saw this: That, folks, is not a baby. That is a full-on toddler, diving headfirst right into everything at the playground...and right out of her tiny baby things. Like her swaddlers and HALO SleepSacks. Oh, the day I packed them away made me cry. Just a little, but there were tears. But no worries...we've moved on to bigger and better (and much more mobile) things, and our Little E will be ... [read more]

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Tiny Blocks, Big Challenge: Having Fun with Nanoblock @NanoblockUSA

Thanks to Nanoblock for supplying the product sample for our review. All opinions are our own and honest. It's mid-summer. Are you stark raving mad yet? I'm getting there. The days are hot, the baby is super mobile and my 4-year-old, well...he's a challenge. A great kid, of course, but he's going to miss the cut off for Kindergarten this year, and I think he's ready. Maybe not 100%, so I'm not pushing the issue, but I am definitely taking it upon myself to supplement his learning at home ... [read more]

Recipes

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Homemade “Buttermilk” Ranch Kefir Dressing #KefirCreations #Shop

This post about Lifeway Kefir with probiotics has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I loathe Ranch dressing. It's not about the taste, but rather ... [read more]

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Zucchini Shepherd’s Pie

And so it begins. The zucchini onslaught. In fact, it's almost Sneak Some Zucchini onto your Neighbor's Porch Day. (Although that usually works better at night.) See, at this time of year, at least here in Pennsylvania, zucchini plants are in ... [read more]

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Family & Parenting

On Being “That” Mom

There’s just something about being “that mom” in the grocery store – you know, the plain one with the unwashed hair and no time to accessorize, trying to handle a yelping 1yo who wants to walk through the bulk candy aisle by herself and a 4yo who WILL. NOT. STOP. “mom, mom, momming” long enough… [read more]

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SuperMom? Well, no. (But I do have some smart parenting tips.)

Thanks to Huggies for sponsoring this article on time-saving parenting tips. All opinions are my own. Read on to see how to save $12 when buying Huggies diapers online. So, you know how we’re kind of a green-leaning family? Yeah, we try. A lot, actually. But I have a confession to make. About a week… [read more]

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Reviews

Growing up. No more swaddling!

Meet the new HALO Bassinest™! (And @HaloSleepSack #Giveaway!)

I took my kids to the park a few days ago, and when I looked back at some photos I took, I saw this: That, folks, is not a baby. That is a full-on toddler, diving headfirst right into everything at the playground…and right out of her tiny baby things. Like her swaddlers and HALO… [read more]

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Tiny Blocks, Big Challenge: Having Fun with Nanoblock @NanoblockUSA

Thanks to Nanoblock for supplying the product sample for our review. All opinions are our own and honest. It’s mid-summer. Are you stark raving mad yet? I’m getting there. The days are hot, the baby is super mobile and my 4-year-old, well…he’s a challenge. A great kid, of course, but he’s going to miss the… [read more]

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Crafts & DIY

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One Perk of Getting Older (with @Moen)

This post about bathroom sink faucets was brought to you by Moen, who provided the product to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. My birthday is this week. I’m getting up into “yikes” territory, but to be honest, I’m pretty OK with it. Being this age (we’ll just call it “this age” for… [read more]

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Garden Cabinet Makeover Made Easy with @HomeRight Finish Max

Disclosure: This DIY post and the feeling of satisfaction that came from finishing something–ANYthing–were sponsored by HomeRight, who provided the Finish Max Fine Finish Paint Sprayer for my review. We all know the feeling, right? You write up a huge to-do list and start the day with the best intentions, but by day’s end you’re… [read more]

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