MommyCon is Coming to Columbus, OH September 19th


The countdown is on, because in just a few short weeks, Mama Harper and I are off to another MommyCon!  If you’ve been around for any length of time, you’ll know that we are big fans of MommyCon, and have been to the Chicago event twice.  This time, the event is much closer to home for Mama Harper- right in her home state in Columbus, Ohio!  But not only are we excited to be in Ohio this time, we’re going to take advantage of MommyCon Columbus being almost a halfway point for us, and each bring our families along for … …..

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Safety and Security While On-the-Job with Master Lock {Giveaway}


I was provided a product sample in exchange for my honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. More than 122 million people in the US and Canada are full-time employees, and spend an average of 47 hours a week or more at their workplace.  I know in our home, my husband works full time and I work part time, so work is an essential part of our daily life.  And since we spend so much time there, safety while at work, traveling, and at home while we are gone is really important to us.  We know many of … …..

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4 Simple Shut-Eye Strategies For Better Sleep


I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Do you have trouble falling asleep at night?  How about staying asleep?  When morning comes would you rather stay curled up in bed?  Do you hit the snooze button more than once?  If you answered yes to any of those questions know that you are not alone.  I can answer yes to every single one of those questions almost every single day.  And I’m not the only one.  There is a huge sleep problem in … …..

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Blast off on a Adventure with “Miles from Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket!” on DVD


I received this product free of charge to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Have you seen the new Miles from Tomorrowland series on Disney Junior yet?  If your kids are anything like mine, you’ve seen every episode and have heard about Miles since the first commercial aired!  Luckily for me, it’s a Disney that I really like watching with them, and I have been known to keep it playing in the van even when the boys aren’t in there.  But now there’s a great new Disney DVD available in stores- “Miles from Tomorrowland: Let’s … …..

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Earn More Money For Your School with eBoxTops at Sam’s Club!

BTFE Sams Club cutting

For my girls the 2015-2016 school year begins in just two days.  Tomorrow we will drop off the school supplies while meeting their kindergarten and second grade teachers.  We’ve also been stocking up on their favorite foods for lunches as my kiddos like to pack most days.  We’ve made quite a few trips to Sam’s Club because I know I’m getting a great value for my dollar while purchasing the items my kids like the most. The elementary school my daughters attend is one of over 80,000 k-8 schools that participates in the Box Tops for Education program and so … …..

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Keep Your Little One Safe & Warm with Merino Kids Sleep Bags


The summer months have been so much fun around our house this year.  Sleeping in with the boys has definitely been one of the best parts, but we’ve also had some pretty major changes happen over the break.  Aiden became a kindergartener, our house is now listed for sale, Reese is starting preschool, and Ezra officially moved up from a crib to a toddler bed.  While I’m proud of each one of their accomplishments (and ours… listing and showing a house is some seriously hard work!), all of the changes can really mess with a mother’s emotions!  One of the … …..

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Colic is Tough. Colief Can Help.

Colief Infant Digestive Aid

No matter how many babies you have there is one thing I can promise… they will all be completely different.  What worked to soothe one could completely throw another into hysterics.  Perhaps one falls asleep and stays asleep with ease while another must be rocked and swaddled.  Maybe you breastfed your first three children with absolutely no problems and your fourth child is having trouble gaining weight.  That was me.  I vividly remember taking Lilah to The Breastfeeding Center at one month old to weigh her.  I remember staring at the scale when the numbers appeared not being able to … …..

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Mindful Relaxation Through Coloring Books for Grown-Ups


Art has always been a large part of my life. When I was younger I learned that drawing really helped my to de-stress and essentially take a time out from everything going on. As an adult, I have to remember to purposely take time out and do something creative, whether it be crochet, reading, writing, or art of some kind. I’ve found that if I can commit time each day (or at least a few times a week) to my creativity, I do better as a mom, wife, nurse, and person. Recently I’ve learned about something incredibly fun that totally … …..

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Get Ready for Back to School with Sam’s Club & Box Tops!

Sam's Club Store Front

Very soon my kids will be heading back to school and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to it just a little bit.  And by soon I mean August 19th.  Which just so happens to only be 9 days away.  Not that I’m counting down or anything, hehe.  In the mean time I have some final preparations to accomplish.  We already completed supply shopping which is easily my favorite back to school task.  There’s just something about freshly sharpened pencils, crisp blank notebooks, unused pink erasers, and a brand new box of crayons that brings back … …..

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Backyard Play & Indoor Imaginations Come Alive with John Deere Monster Treads Lightning Wheels


I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   We’ve had our house up for sale, so consistently keeping the boys’ rooms tidy and organized has been a disaster work in progress.  Part of our uncluttering plan was to eliminate a lot of the unsightly toy mess, and focus on only keeping toys in our home that would promote creativity, encourage imagination, and well, don’t have a lot of tiny pieces.  We’ve realized in the last week or so that the boys have actually spent more time playing … …..

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