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Make Moving with Kids Less Stressful

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When Dustin and I found out that we were expecting our first child about ten years ago we were living in an apartment.  While apartment living works for some people it didn’t seem practical for us especially in our current living situation.  We were on the third floor of a building without an elevator, no washer/dryer in our unit, and the second bedroom was very small.  And so we began the frantic search for what would become our first home together since our lease was soon to expire on our apartment.  We had intended for this cozy bungalow to be … …..

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Bundles of Savings with Sam’s Club & Huggies

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One thing I always knew was that I wanted to be a mom, but I wasn’t quite sure how many kids that would be.  Ten years ago I might have thought you were crazy if you told me today I would have four daughters, hehe.  Yet over the past nine years I have been blessed to grow our family by four beautiful bundles of joy.  I will never forget the moment each of those bundles were placed in my arms and they got their first hug from mama.  Huggies understands that there is truly nothing more powerful than that moment.  … …..

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Learning to Swim with SwimWays

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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 … …..

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Sharing NEW Luvs Ultra Leakguards with NightLock Plus™ with Friends

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to invite some of my very good friends over and their little ones to share the new improvements that Luvs has made to their already amazing diapers.  I wish I could have invited each and every one of my readers, but unfortunately I don’t think everyone lives close enough and well my house just wouldn’t fit ya’ll either, hehe.  Since you couldn’t be here I thought the next best thing I could do would be to recap the party here on the blog. Before everyone arrived I spent some time that morning preparing for … …..

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Protect Little Lungs by Learning the Facts of RSV

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This post was sponsored by AstraZeneca as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Do  you know the leading cause of hospitalization for babies during their first year of life in the United States?  It’s a disease that can cause up to 125,000 infant hospitalizations and around 200 infant deaths per year.  Yet 1/3 of mothers have never heard of it.  Respiratory Syncytial Virus more commonly referred to as RSV.  I had heard the term before, but didn’t quite realize the seriousness of this disease until Willow, then 8 … …..

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Yoplait Go Big for Tween Sized Appetites

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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 … …..

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#GearingParentsUp for Back to School with Office Depot® OfficeMax®

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The overwhelming feeling of responsibility I felt when my first daughter was placed in my arms after her birth was a tad terrifying.  This cuddly little screaming bundle of joy that we were already so in love with would depend on us for everything.  And we didn’t have a clue what we were doing.  I remember coming home from the hospital, setting the infant carrier on the floor in the living room, and then thinking “now what?”  Fast forward eight years and I now have a third grader along with her three younger siblings.  That overwhelming feeling of responsibility?  It’s … …..

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Celebrate National Learn to Swim Day on May 21st

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My girls are counting down the days til school is out and summer is officially here.  They are so ready to trade in desks, math facts, and spelling words for pools, flip flops, and diving rings.  And I must say I am right there with them.  But as a mom I know that with water also comes danger which is why I firmly believe that teaching children to swim and promoting water safety is very important.  SwimWays feels the exact same way and so they founded National Learn to Swim Day in 2012. May 21st will mark SwimWays 5th annual … …..

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#HowWeFamily – It’s Not About Who You Love But How

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I have received information from the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. One of the great things about the holidays is that it brings family together.  Many of my extended family members live over an hour or so away and I don’t get to see them on a regular basis through out the year.  It’s nice to get to spend time with them, eat yummy food, play board games, laugh together, and exchange a gift or two.  To celebrate all families and how they come together during the holidays TYLENOL® has created … …..

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Surviving the Holidays with a Little Mover

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Having four little ones has definitely brought the magic back to Christmas for me.  As soon as Thanksgiving is over I can’t wait to get all of our Christmas decorations out to transform our home for the holidays.  Of course the most important of all the decorations is the Christmas tree.  Every year we visit a tree farm where we select the perfect Christmas tree, watch the hubby cut it down, and indulge in hot cocoa before tying it to the roof of the Expedition and heading home.  I then spend many hours stringing popcorn and cranberries to hang on … …..

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