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This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Summer is officially here and that means lots of time by the pool. My girls and I would be poolside from sun up to sun down if it was possible. But being near water throws in a whole new set of dangers that we don’t deal with on a regular basis. In fact drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States for children ages one to four years old. It … …..
Life with four girls is getting crazier as each year passes. We currently have three playing soccer, two taking swimming lessons, and my oldest is running her first 5k on Saturday. Add in my wild child two year old and I barely get a moment to sit down. All that running can leave my husband and I feeling rather parched. And so when he needs a caffeine pick me up his first stop is always Circle K. A post shared by Danielle Harper (@harperhousehold) on May 13, 2017 at 3:42pm PDT If an ice cold pop is what you want … …..
There are 6 mouths in our family….. well 6 human mouths. Five of those I am responsible for keeping sparkly clean and cavity free. I’m pretty sure the husband can fend for himself, hehe. With four girls sometimes it’s a struggle to make it through the day let alone make sure everyone has brushed their teeth. Did I even eat breakfast today? Thankfully my two oldest daughters are now old enough to take care of their oral hygiene themselves, but it does take some reminding. We’ve also discovered a few products that make the whole process a bit easier so … …..
One of the best things about being a parent, aunt/uncle, grandparent, or well anyone who gets to spend time with kids is that you get to relive a bit of your childhood at the same time. While browsing toy aisles with my girls I have seen so many of the toys I used to play with either in their original form or a fun remake. And the same goes for television shows and movies. I about flipped when I saw that there was going to be a new Smurfs movie. Have you seen Smurfs: The Lost Village? It hit theaters … …..
At all times we have a rather large selection of cereal in our pantry cupboard. Every member of the Harper family loves cereal for breakfast, snacks, and sometimes even dinner. A few of my daughters favorite cereal is Post Cocoa Pebbles, so when I saw the new Post Cinnamon Pebbles I knew we were going to have to give it a try. I was curious if this new cereal would stay true to our old favorites – Cocoa Pebbles & Fruity Pebbles. As I opened the box that sweet cinnamon smell hit my nose and I couldn’t wait to give … …..
Spring is finally showing up here in Indiana and the weather has been awesome for a couple days now. My boys have had a blast playing outside after being cooped up all winter, so slowly and surely, the toys have all started to trickle outside as well. One of their favorite toys to play with not only inside, but now outside as well, has been the MiO Eating + 2 People set I reviewed a few months ago from the Manhattan Toy Company. Made as multiple modular sets, each one is made from wood, gender neutral, and really awesome for … …..
Back in February the big girls had “spring” pictures taken at school. I do love when my girls bring home their fall school pictures which are a more traditional face shot with the school year in the bottom corner. I always purchase these to document how they grow each year regardless of the goofy smile or messed up hair, hehe. But these spring pictures didn’t impress me especially with the outrageous price tag attached to them. And so I sent them back because I knew I could take all of my girls to Portrait Innovations where I knew I would … …..
Today is the first day of spring and the weather forecast is looking promising for warmer temperatures. I hate to wish spring away, but I just can’t wait for summer to get here to spend our days playing by the pool. Luckily in Ohio we have some amazing indoor water parks available and two weeks ago we visited one of our favorites – Castaway Bay – in Sandusky, Ohio. That weekend getaway helped my girls to beat some of their winter boredom blues and also sparked their excitement for summer to get here quickly too. When entering the Castaway Bay … …..
A few months ago I wrote a blog post about an amazing clothing company – prAna. When I wrote that post it was the first time I had ever heard about this company and I absolutely fell in love with the pieces I had received. I had mentioned that I didn’t think the jeans I received would spend much time in my dresser drawer because I would want to constantly be wearing them and that was definitely the truth. I know I wear my Kara Jeans at least twice a week and they still look brand spanking new. And so … …..
While the weather has been really quite mild in Central Indiana this winter, the dry air has really made an impact in our house. We learned that while our new heat pump is super efficient in weather like this, it just really dries out the air. We’ve all seemed to battle dry skin this winter, and I’ve definitely noticed that the house has been super staticky. To combat this, we’ve always used humidifiers in our kids rooms, especially during the cold season. However, with our bigger house, we needed to think a bit larger in terms of how to humidify … …..