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Easy Button Board Toddler and Preschooler Activity

This post contains affiliate links. Hey, you know what's really fun to play with? (Hint: it's not the big toys that my kids found under the tree last month.) What's really fun is making a robot out of an old box. Or yelling into a paper towel roll. Or banging on a pot with a spoon. I think sometimes we complicate activities for kids, when the simplest often rise to the top of the most-played list. And a jar full of buttons is extra fun, apparently, because that's what my kids have been ... [read more]

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Buy Some Time with an Easy Oil Change #DropShopandOil {Giveaway}

This easy oil change shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias Confession time: I've been neglecting my baby. My first one. In the years since she joined our family, I've gone from doting, meticulous mommy to a terrible procrastinator, leaving her disheveled and lonely, while I only had eyes for the new little ones who have since stolen my heart. And by baby, I mean my beloved Honda Civic. She's ... [read more]

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Skillet Baked Apples Stuffed with SNICKERS #BigGameTreats

This game day dessert recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias Woohoo! It's football season! \m/ > < \m/  <-- do you know what this is? That's what I'm doing right now. Why? Because I LOVE game day. Ok, maybe it's not exactly about the thing where those guys go running after that ball. Truth be told, there are two reasons why I am always down for a big game party: 1. the commercials ... [read more]

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Need Crafts and Activities? Visit #DisneyImagicademy, a new app for parents!

At what age do kids start entertaining themselves? I'm sure it's different for each kid, but I can say for sure that mine aren't there yet. Some days, my well of ideas simply runs dry, and I need a little help coming up with fun, educational to-dos. Disney Imagicademy: Parents is a brand new free app that's packed with Disney-inspired crafts, ideas, activities and tips that help answer the question, "What can I do today to help my child grow?" Honestly, the last thing my kids need is ... [read more]

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Before Coffee and After Coffee. Because Coffee. (with Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe) #McCafeMyWay

This shop about McCafe coffee pods has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc.and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias Coffee. COFFEE. Coffeecoffeeecoffeeeee.  We moms talk a lot about coffee, don't we? There's good reason for that. When parenthood turns your entire world upside down, a good cup of coffee is one of the things that can help right it again. Everything runs a little more smoothly with a good cup of joe in hand. Bad night's sleep? ... [read more]

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The #HolidaysAreCalling (All the Way to Michigan!) with Walmart Best Plans

This shop about Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web from Walmart Family Mobile has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidaysAreCalling #CollectiveBias I have one brother. He and I are ten years apart, and we only lived under the same roof for about 8 years. I left home to go to school at 18, and by the time I returned (quite a few years later, to raise my family in my 30s) he was off on his own, a few states away. These days, I'm ... [read more]

Recipes

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Skillet Baked Apples Stuffed with SNICKERS #BigGameTreats

This game day dessert recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias Woohoo! It's football season! \m/ > < \m/  <-- do you know what this is? ... [read more]

Bear-claw-homemade-creamer

Before Coffee and After Coffee. Because Coffee. (with Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe) #McCafeMyWay

This shop about McCafe coffee pods has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc.and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias Coffee. COFFEE. Coffeecoffeeecoffeeeee.  We moms talk a lot about coffee, don't ... [read more]

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Moving On Up: Muslin and Baby Milestones!

Thanks to aden + anais for softening the blow of our latest milestone with muslin swaddle blankets for our review.  I started last week knowing that I should be writing a post to rave about our new aden + anais cotton muslin swaddle blankets. But then life took over and our week went bananas, as… [read more]

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Kids Sports Are Coming (Somebody Hold Me) #AflacSweeps #ad

Until now, my kids have been too young for organized sports. But the time is coming. My son has been talking about karate, soccer, baseball. Plus, he’s a serious climber with no fear. For a mom like me, who gets a knot in her stomach at the thought of her kids jumping in leaf piles… [read more]

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Crafts & DIY

ButtonBoard

Easy Button Board Toddler and Preschooler Activity

This post contains affiliate links. Hey, you know what’s really fun to play with? (Hint: it’s not the big toys that my kids found under the tree last month.) What’s really fun is making a robot out of an old box. Or yelling into a paper towel roll. Or banging on a pot with a spoon. I think… [read more]

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Kitchen Hack: How to Keep Your Tablet Safe and Clean in the Kitchen #IntelTablets

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. The countdown to Christmas is getting super short, and my holiday baking has only just begun! I have so much catching up to do, but it’s been… [read more]

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