Conquering the Big, Messy, Beautiful Journey of Motherhood One Stain at a Time with Dreft

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Laundry.  I admit that it is my least favorite chore because it never seems to be done.  It’s a never ending cycle that I just never can quite catch up on.  Especially with four little ones in the house and a husband that comes home from work covered in dirt.  There is some laundry that didn’t seem to bother me nearly as much.  Those teeny tiny newborn outfits fresh out of the wash filling my nose with the delicious baby scent.  There’s just something about tiny outfits and that distinct scent that makes the task of laundry a tad more … …..

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Celebrate National Learn to Swim Day on May 21st

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My girls are counting down the days til school is out and summer is officially here.  They are so ready to trade in desks, math facts, and spelling words for pools, flip flops, and diving rings.  And I must say I am right there with them.  But as a mom I know that with water also comes danger which is why I firmly believe that teaching children to swim and promoting water safety is very important.  SwimWays feels the exact same way and so they founded National Learn to Swim Day in 2012. May 21st will mark SwimWays 5th annual … …..

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Surviving the Yuckies When Sick Gets Real™ {Plus Giveaway}

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School is quickly coming to a close for our boys, and we are all so excited for the arrival of warmer weather.  This year, we even have a new baby joining us, and we’re ready for a summer packed full of fun and learning!  But unfortunately, along with all of the outdoor activities and beautiful weather, a nasty cold bug or two seems to catch on in the transition.  Even though we try our best to keep those germs away, sick still seems to get very real in our house.  Plus,when you have a home full of boys like we … …..

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Organize Your Digital Media in One Safe Secure Space with MiMedia

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This post was sponsored by The Motherhood and MiMedia.  All opinions are my own. I have crazy amounts of digital media stored all over the place.  External hard drives.  Camera SD cards.  Smart phones.  Tablets.  Discs.  Jump Drives.  Laptops.  Everywhere.  And so when I am looking for a specific photo it can take me hours to track it down.  Not only that, but more times than I care to admit I have completely lost precious memories.  For example a smart phone will not survive a swim in the porcelain throne.  Or when my laptop flashed the screen of death and … …..

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Win Free Polar Pop For a Year!

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To say things have been crazy around here would be a bit of an understatement.  Tomorrow my two oldest daughter’s will celebrate their 8th and 6th birthdays.  All these years later and it still blows my mind that they were born on the same day exactly two years apart.  Yesterday I baked eight dozen cupcakes for them to take to school today to celebrate with their teachers and friends.  Tomorrow morning we have soccer team pictures and then games all morning.  And after that we will be heading up to Maumee Bay State Park to simultaneously celebrate the lodges 25th … …..

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Introducing MY LuLaRoe Consultant – Molly Z

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Over the past several months I have noticed more and more pictures of brightly colored leggings, skirts, dresses, and tops filling my social media feeds.  At first I simply scrolled past them because clothes just weren’t my thing.  I was also at a rough place in my life having been recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic and so I began making drastic lifestyle changes.  As my health began improving and my body started feeling better I was also losing quite a bit of weight.  These changes led me to be a little more interested in clothing.  Since I am all about comfort … …..

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Maumee Bay State Park Lodge Celebrates 25th Anniversary with 25 Vacation Giveaways

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My girls are counting down the days til the school year is over and we’re all super excited for summer to get here.  We’ve been discussing what sort of adventures we can get into and today I am going to share one place that is on the top of our must-visit list this year.  Maumee Bay State Park Lodge just ten miles east of Toledo, Ohio. This year Maumee Bay is celebrating their 25th anniversary and looking forward to their future with a series of signature celebrations through out 2016.  We’ll be making our first visit to the lodge on … …..

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Spring Has Sprung at Crazy 8

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One of the best things about winter coming to an end is packing up all of the cold weather clothing and swapping it out with a fresh spring wardrobe.  With a house full of little fashionistas I have to be sure all of my girls are styling.  That’s why I absolutely love Crazy 8.  Their clothing ranges in size from 6 months to 14 years old which means I can coordinate from youngest to oldest.  Plus the styles are fun, fashion-forward, and {very important to me} age appropriate.  I completely fell in love with the new girls spring line – … …..

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Beat Cabin Fever with a Trip to Castaway Bay {Sandusky, Ohio}

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The weather might be warming up, but in Ohio we are still a few months away from pool days.  However that hasn’t stopped us from swimming because a few weeks ago our family visited Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio.  My girls and I always seem to get some cabin fever in the winter months and spending a few days at the water park is a sure fire way to cure it. We’ve made our annual trip up to Castaway Bay for the past four years and each year I have shared our experiences through blog posts.  Our first few years … …..

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3 Ways To Make Spring Cleaning Fun

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The sun is shining longer each day.  I’ve been waking to the sound of chipper birds each morning.  Buds are beginning to burst on the trees.  Gentle breezes have been blowing through our front screen door.  And our home is in dire need of a deep spring cleaning.  I’ll be the first to admit that cleaning house ranks around the same place as doing sit-ups or going to the dentist for me.  I would literally rather be doing anything else.  Especially when it comes to the bathroom.  And if I am going to be 100% honest I have to admit … …..

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