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October is here and I am so excited because autumn is my favorite season. October brings gorgeous fall leaves, bright orange pumpkins, apple cider, trick-or-treat, and it also brings pink ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. In the United States one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. With statistics like this I am sure you have a personal connection with this deadly cancer. My grandmother fought breast cancer and thankfully she was a survivor. There are many ways you can help … …..
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 … …..
The winter months in Ohio are certainly unpredictable. We’ve had days that were so bitter cold I didn’t want to even crawl out of bed and then there were days that temperatures reached nearly 60°F. We have definitely taken advantage of every warm day with trips to the zoo and park. And on the days that we can’t get out due to the crazy weather my girls love to take an adventure by diving into a book. Willow tends to travel to times when dinosaurs roamed the earth while Lilah will curl up on the couch with a kitty book. … …..
I don’t know about you, but I tend to have a tough time getting going in the morning. The problem is my mornings don’t wait for me to wake up and get enough energy to take on the day. I have two kids to get ready for school. Four to five days a week my nephew is dropped off at about 8:30am so that I can babysit him while his parents are at work. Not to mention my two little ones who are always getting into some sort of mischief. Most recently I discovered nearly every surface of my bathroom … …..
This #MerryMeals shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I might not like the weather that comes with the winter months in Ohio. In fact I just told Dustin that I must be allergic to the cold. I’ll do anything I can to avoid going out especially when it’s snowing. But I do love the holidays that accompany these freezing months. Thanksgiving just flew by, but Christmas is less than a month away and then immediately following that we get to ring in the new year. My favorite thing about the holidays … …..
Yesterday I asked Alleigh, Kaelyn, and Willow to work together to clean their bedroom which was a complete disaster. As the day went on it became very apparent that Alleigh was doing the vast majority of the cleaning while her sisters were playing or complaining. Once the room was cleaned I decided to reward Alleigh by taking her out to eat – just the two of us. She chose Pizza Hut and I was absolutely stoked. I love Pizza Hut, but we usually order delivery. There’s just something extra delicious about Pizza Hut fresh from the oven still in the … …..
A few months ago I wrote a blog post sharing a yummy new snack Lilah and I discovered while browsing around our favorite store – Target. Curious if she still loves Gerber Lil’ Beanies? Most definitely. In fact she won’t let me pass through the toddler food and snack aisle without practically lunging out of the shopping cart to grab some more Gerber Lil’ Beanies. I always make sure to grab both flavors, Original and White Cheddar & Broccoli, because Lilah loves them both. Right now is a great time to stock up because there is an awesome cash back … …..
When I say we live a busy lifestyle I truly mean it. At the moment I am writing a blog post while simultaneously watching my tween kill it at soccer practice. We spend four evenings a week at practices and one morning at games. Soon Alleigh will also be starting swimming lessons and giving basketball a try for the first time. Each day when I pick my tween up from school we head home, complete homework, and then head out to extracurricular activities. I had been struggling to find a healthy snack that she enjoys and will also fill her up to give … …..
This #BackToSchoolSImple shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Only 18 more days until my two oldest daughters head back to school. It’s hard to believe I will be driving a third grader and first grader to school this year. A few days ago I took them to get all of their school supplies and while we were at it decided to make a trip through Giant Eagle to get some ideas for school lunches. I really prefer to do my grocery shopping at Giant Eagle because they have a great selection … …..