Preparing for a Disney Junior Minnie Mouse Slumber Party


This #JuniorCelebrates shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Do you have any Disney Junior fans in your house?  All of my girls absolutely love watching Minnie Mouse, Sofia the First, and Doc McStuffins.  And if their not actually watching the shows then they typically can be found playing with Disney Junior toys or singing songs from the shows.  Time for your checkup! / Time for your checkup! / I’m gonna check your ears / Check your eyes / Find out how much you’ve grown… I might even join in from time … …..

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September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month


If you’ve read many of my posts, I’m sure you’ve already caught on… but I have a secret. Although I get to be a stay-at-home mom by day, one to two nights a week I transform into a nurse and work in my local hospital’s birthing center. I work labor & delivery, in the special care nursery, and in post-partum where I teach new parents about breastfeeding, caring for their babies, and caring for themselves. It’s amazing because I get to do both of my dream jobs at once (with a little bit of sleep mixed in the middle, hehe!). … …..

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#GetGoing with Jif To Go For Your Chance at $1,000


I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. I’m a bit of a picture taking addict.  My girls don’t seem to mind my obsession with constantly snapping pictures of them and our surroundings, but the hubby… well let’s just say he tolerates it, hehe.  But what if one of my pictures could score us $1,000?  Bet he wouldn’t mind it so much then!  And now through October 1st 2014 Jif To Go is giving everyone that chance … …..

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Never Wordless Wednesday: An Afternoon in Amish Country


This past weekend the girls and I headed to Amish country with some very good friends. Angela and I became friends shortly after I met Dustin and our kiddos have been friends literally since birth.  I absolutely love spending time with them.  On this particular day we visited The Farm at Walnut Creek and I will be sharing our experience there in another more detailed post.  But after leaving there we headed out for lunch and ended up at Dutch Valley Restaurant – gosh, I love me some Amish grub. Hehe.  And to our surprise there was a little festival … …..

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We Made the Switch to Roman Meal Whole Grain Bread {Plus a Giveaway}


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. One of my goals is wanting to live a healthier lifestyle.  I am sure this is a common goal for many people, but those same people – myself included -  may think that living a healthier lifestyle takes huge changes that just seem rather impossible.  But guess what – that’s not the case at all.  In fact we can tweak small things in our everyday routine that can … …..

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Never Wordless Wednesday: Our Squirrely Front Yard


If you’ve been hanging around any length of time then you probably know that I absolutely adore squirrels.  I really don’t know when or why I started liking them so much, but I just think they are so stinking cute.  Heck, I even decorated Willow’s nursery in a squirrel theme!  And so a few weeks ago when my sister, Willow, and I attended The Great Trail Festival I stumbled across these handmade squirrel feeders and just had to have one for the tree in the front yard.  It came with a corn cob inside and after it hanging on the … …..

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Help Eliminate #DiaperNeed with Huggies & the National Diaper Bank Network


Everyone knows that with every little bundle of joy that comes into the world, comes lots of other little “bundles” that need to get changed every 2-4 hours, 24 hours a day. While many parents start out really excited to change these first diapers, some parents have a totally different thought in mind- a thought of where that next diaper will come from. In fact, 1 in 3 US families will struggle with providing enough clean, dry diapers for their baby at some point in their diapering years. Some parents will even have to chose between food and diapers, and … …..

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Be So Cool for Back to School with new SoCozy #SoCozyBTS


Back-to-school time is always a busy and exciting month, and now that Aiden is in his second year of preschool, he’s really looking forward to all of the fun he’s going to have this year. He landed a really fun teacher this year and even has a few familiar faces in his class that he knows from last year. Plus, he knows that back-to-school time now means new supplies and clothes too, but any new back-to-school outfit wouldn’t be complete without a fantastic hairstyle to go with it! That’s why I was so excited to bring to you SoCozy- a … …..

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A Moment For Me with Bigelow Tea


This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I know I’ve been talking about back to school a lot lately, but that’s basically what is running my world at the moment.  Getting in that groove of getting kiddos up in the morning, fed, teeth brushed, dressed, lunches pack, and out the door in enough time to make it to two different schools on time.  Some days the only thing that gets me through all the craziness and chaos is my tea.  I’ve always loved tea, but lately it has been providing a … …..

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Never Wordless Wednesday: Ohio State Park Lodges Press Trip Sneak Peek


I am so excited to have been invited to attend an amazing opportunity touring numerous Ohio State Park Lodges and surrounding activities.  And so now through Saturday the hubby and I are on a little press trip and it’s the first time we have been away from all of our kiddos at the same time….. well since having kiddos, hehe.  It’s great getting some time to ourselves and experiencing such awesome places in Ohio.  I don’t want to share too much just yet, but in honor of Wordless Wednesday here are just a few photos that I took today while … …..

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