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2014 04/17

Just in time for Easter, here come The Happy’s! {giveaway}

Oh, Easter, the time of year when parents decide it would be super fun to get their kids a new puppy/kitty/bunny/chick. Because nothing screams Easter and Spring like baby animals. And then, two weeks later, we wonder what on earth were we thinking?

This year, appease their “please, oh, please, mom!” but avoid the post-Easter “it’s not MY {insert animal here}” and fill their baskets with The Happy’s!

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2014 03/31

Jazzing up Springtime school lunches

As Spring Break quickly approaches (later this week for my kids), we have officially hit the homestretch of the school year. After Spring Break we have just 8 short weeks of the school year! Which may seem super short or super long, depending on how excited you are for Summer break to hit.

Regardless, I’ve noticed that my kids are starting to get a bit bored with their lunch selections just about this time of the year. I notice this mostly when they start begging for store-bought lunch in a box. Not because they sound delicious and are super filling and nutritious, but because they are different. And they come with a piece of candy. Read the rest of this entry…

2014 03/26

Learning to Play

The majority of the first 7.5 years of our parenting life, our family lived in a condo surrounded by a neighborhood in our suburban town. “Play” consisted of deliberate trips to the local parks or indoor play areas or activities in the small yard or riding bikes around our cul-du-sac.

All toys needed to be picked up and put away at the end of playtime (per the associations rules) and all outdoor activities needed to be parent-supervised, because, heaven forbid the adults on our street actually watch for kids as they were driving through. It all became more of a nuisance than fun. For any of us. Read the rest of this entry…

2014 03/24

Spring Cleaning YOU with Modere

I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Modere I received a promotional item to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.

I don’t think I have ever felt the drive to Spring Clean quite as much as I have this year. I’m sick of the cold and snow. I want to scrub away the Winter-blahs and pack away the boots and snow pants and heavy coats. I want my skin to actually soak in the fabulous sunshine and warmth it’s been craving.

While Spring Cleaning my house probably won’t happen for another few weeks (seriously, it was snowing again this morning), I have been getting my my skin “Spring ready” thanks to Modere. Read the rest of this entry…

2014 03/18

Potty Training Bootcamp: I think I’m fired

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pull-Ups. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

You know the old adage “It takes a village to raise a child“? Well, somedays I wish that village would show up and potty train this kid!

I wish I could get in to the whole “potty training bootcamp” mode, but I can’t. I’ve just been very laissez faire this time around and I need that village to come give me a kick in the butt to get this thing done! Read the rest of this entry…

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