Having the Best Summer Ever with Healthy Essentials from Johnson & Johnson!


This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. If you are a parent of a toddler or young child I bet you stock up on the same items as I do when summer arrives – sunscreen, Neosporin, and Band-aids.  And with three kiddos ages six and under that constantly want to be playing outside we sure do go through … …..

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Enjoy a #GoodNightSnack with Kellogg’s Cereal { #cbias }


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc and Kellogg’s.  All opinions are mine alone. Every single trip I make to the grocery store includes a walk down the cereal aisle.  Everyone in our family loves cereal – especially Kellogg’s cereal.  But we all like different kinds so it always seems my cart is half filled with cereal alone, hehe. On my most recent grocery shopping trip to Walmart my hubby requested Raisin Bran, the girls wanted Frosted Mini Wheats, and this pregnant mama just had to have a bowl of Froot Loops.  No way I was gonna deprive … …..

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Imagine, Create, & Learn with Tiggly Shapes and Apps for iPad


We’re big Apple product fans in our house, and our boys definitely have a love for the iPad just as I do (I’m convinced that the iPad has some magical dust sprinkled on it that my kids crave!). Although they love watching movies and cartoons on the iPad, they also really like some of the games we have downloaded for them. On the other hand, I really like for them to have balance with electronic toys and get hands on time with cars, blocks, and other physical toys. So when I came across a new game for the iPad that … …..

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Weaning My Breastfed Twenty-three Month Old Toddler


A few weeks ago at nearly twenty-three months old Willow reached a very bitter sweet milestone.  She completely weaned from breastfeeding.  And let me just share that it was much more difficult to wean an almost two year old than it was her sisters who were weaned at 12 and 13 months.  When I decided to wean my first at 12 months old it was simply because that was what I thought I was supposed to do.  With baby number two I had a horrible case of mastitis at 13 months old and after being on antibiotics that transferred to … …..

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Make Perfect Popcorn Every Time with Pop Secret’s New iPhone App Perfect Pop!


Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring today’s discussion. As our family grows, we’ve learned to do lots of family activities on a budget that are fun for everyone.  We’ve realized how each little person we’ve brought into our family can add up to a lot of extra spending.  So, one of our favorite low cost family fun nights for us has quickly become staying in for movie night. It’s something that both mom and dad can enjoy along with all three of our boys.  Plus, movie night is always made better when we get to compliment it with Pop Secret … …..

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Transforming My Backyard Into An Outdoor Oasis with Pier 1


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pier 1 Imports. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. We have a decent sized backyard with a covered cement patio and lots of toys for the kiddos to play with yet since moving in nearly seven years ago we have never truly used it.  This year I decided I wanted to do something about that.  I wanted to make our back patio functional by having comfy chairs for the adults to sit and … …..

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Staying Naturally Dry & Fresh with Tom’s of Maine


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc and Tom’s of Maine.  All opinions are mine alone. I have been taking steps to make our home more natural and free of chemicals over the past few years.  The biggest change so far was when we decided to remove food dyes from our diets and that led to switching our toothpaste as well which introduced our family to Tom’s of Maine.  I soon realized that Tom’s of Maine has lots of other great natural personal care products including long-lasting deodorant and antiperspirant.  In my last blog post I mentioned one … …..

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5 Time Saving Tips for Super Moms… That’s You!


Thanks to Huggies for sponsoring today’s discussion. I remember a time long long ago….well, a little over six years ago… when the only thing I needed to remember when running errands was my purse.  Or when I could clean the house and it stayed that way.  It’s amazing how much more time consuming and complicated previously simple tasks take when you add a baby in to the mix.  Now three kiddos later and another on the way I sometimes wonder how I get anything accomplished.  The unsolicited comments I get while out and about with my little army of mini-me’s … …..

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Arla Dofino Cheeses – Natural Goodness from Farm to Fridge


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Arla Dofino. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All of my girls absolutely love cheese and ask for it at practically every meal, snack time, and in between.  In fact I like to joke with my four year old that I’m surprised she hasn’t physically transformed into a piece of cheese yet, hehe.  Like every mom I want to make the best choices for my children and so it is very important to … …..

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Never Wordless Wednesday: My Lucky Charm


My Alleigh Jade is one little lucky charm.  I swear this girl just glances down at the ground and finds a four leaf clover!  I could look for hours and have never found a single one. Have you ever found a four leaf clover?

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