Made From Scratch Cooking The Easy Way Thanks to Hormel


This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Alleigh and Kaelyn have both been back to school now for two weeks.  Of course rather than things feeling like they are slowing down and falling into a normal routine life seems busier than ever.  It seems there is constantly a blog deadline I am racing to meet.  Papers to fill out in the girls folders.  Lunches to pack.  Swim lessons will be starting again soon.  The girls and I have been asked to be in my cousin’s wedding at the end of October.  … …..

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Introducing the Joovy Too Qool – The Qoolest Double Stroller


When people realize my kiddos all have two year age gaps between them I get all sorts of crazy comments, but I absolutely love the spacing we have chose.  Just a few reasons include they have built-in playmates that they get along with the majority of the time and clothing can be passed down before it goes out of style.  Then there are other things that sometimes can be a little tough with them all so close together in age.  For example taking them all out in public by myself for activities like going to the zoo or even a … …..

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Ladies Night In with Dunkin’ Donuts Bakery Series Coffee


I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dunkin’ Donuts. I received product samples to facilitate my In-Home party as well as a promotional item to thank me for participating.   In recent years, coffee has taken on a new meaning in my life.  I’m not sure if it’s the result of being a mom, a night shift nurse, an insomniac, an adult, or just loving the flavor, but I NEED coffee.  Like on a daily basis NEED coffee.  Like I can’t survive a 12-hour shift without NEEDING coffee.  Which is why I got really … …..

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Football Season + SNICKERS = #Chocolate4TheWin


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Living in Canton, Ohio we are privileged to be within miles of experiencing all of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festivities at the end of July each year.  There are so many fun events to attend all centered around supporting the Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum and induction of new Enshrinees.  Simply put it’s a time to celebrate our love for everything football related.  And the best part is it ends with the first preseason game of the year – … …..

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Burt’s Bees Baby Now Available at Select Babies R Us Stores {Plus a Giveaway}


Ever since becoming a mom over six years ago I have become much more aware of the chemicals that are present in our home and in the products we are using on ourselves and our children.  That is why one of my favorite companies is Burt’s Bees.  When using a Burt’s Bees product I know I can expect the scent and texture of the best nature has to offer including clary sage, chamomile, aloe, pomegranate, willow bark, and bees wax.  And not only are we getting nature at it’s best, but we’re also receiving science that actually works.  That’s because … …..

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Hallmark Poster Cards for Kids – The Perfect Back to School Send Off!


I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. It’s officially back to school time and honestly I was a bit worried about how this whole process was going to go down.  This would be Kaelyn’s first year of pre-kindergarten so I had no idea how she would react to being away from mama for so long.  And any time I would mention anything about back to school Alleigh would have a break down – sobbing, alligator tears, the works.  But … …..

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Never Wordless Wednesday: First Day of School 2014


Every mom says it…. but I just can’t believe how fast my girls are growing up.  When I started writing this blog my Kaelyn Mae was only a couple months old.  And today she attended her first day of pre-kindergarten.  How is that even possible?  And my oldest had her first day of first grade!  I keep asking them to stay little, but they just don’t listen! Now Willow… she was ready to ship her sister’s off for the day.  She got mama all to herself for 6 whole hours!  And though I missed my big girls lots, it definitely … …..

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Sea-Band Mama: The Natural Way to Relieve Morning Sickness


Thanks Sea-Band Mama for sponsoring the following post. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that I am actually pregnant with our fourth child. That in a few short months we will have another adorable baby girl to snuggle and cuddle. At this moment I am feeling so absolutely blessed – especially when I feel her moving and kicking inside me. And I’m finally enjoying food again. Yup, I am indulging in whatever craving hits me at any given moment. These are just a few of the photos I have shared on Instagram when one of those cravings strikes. Just … …..

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1 in 4 Americans Experience Bladder Leakage – Join Me & #DropYourPants for #Underawareness


Thanks to Depend for sponsoring today’s discussion. After giving birth to my absolutely adorable little girls I knew my body would change.  I knew my stomach would never be the same again.  I knew my breasts wouldn’t be as perky… especially after many years of breastfeeding.  I knew those veins and dimpling in my thighs would be around for the long haul.  But something I wasn’t prepared for was losing the control I had over my bladder.  That thing now seems to have a mind of it’s own.  I can’t laugh, sneeze, cough, or throw up without peeing myself!  And … …..

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Back To School Celebration with Tombstone Pizza


This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc and it’s advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. This summer went far too fast.  This coming Monday I will be dropping my oldest, Alleigh, off for her first day of first grade.  I remember her first few weeks of kindergarten weren’t the smoothest last year and she’s already begun telling me that she doesn’t want to go back to school this year.  It’s actually quite surprising because she is a very bright little girl and amazes me every day with the things she says and the books she can read.  I know … …..

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