Life & Style


Our Favorite Valentines Day Activites

I’ve compiled a list of our favorite Valentines Day activities that are toddler friendly. I have 3 things that I look for when I am scouring Pinterest for our next project. First, it has to be easy. I definitely don’t have time for a lot of prep work. Second, I prefer if it’s somewhat educational. Playing and learning is a double win! Lastly, it has to be inexpensive. I prefer it if I can find most things around the house…

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stressed out mom

This year I am spending a lot of time focusing on myself. After 6 years of being a parent I have finally realized that to be the best mom for my girls I need to take care of myself first. I stopped thinking that it was selfish and started realizing that making sure I was not overwhelmed, tired, or stressed-out was the best gift I could give them. I have partnered with Natural Vitality CALM to share a few things…

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7 Tips to Make Breastfeeding Smooth for New Moms

I am so happy to have as a guest contributor for my site today. As a new mom breastfeeding came with so many questions and was a fantastic resource for me. Take a look at this article to find so much great information that is sure to be helpful as you start your breastfeeding journey. As far as parenting is concerned, nothing will be close to smooth, well at least in the beginning. Sleepless nights, multiple diaper changes,…

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Visiting Blue Ridge, Georgia – A Family Travel Guide

Blue Ridge Mountains with Kids

For New Years we decided to escape to the mountains with family and avoid the hustle and bustle of our busy social calendar at home. After some research, and a desire to not drive a really far distance, we decided on the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia. The Blue Ridge Mountains with kids and the rest of our family was the perfect choice and here is why. I had never been to Blue Ridge Mountains with kids, or really any…

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Things to do in Tampa with your family this Christmas

My girls are at the perfect age to really appreciate the holidays. They get into the cookie decorating and tree trimming and all things Christmas. Part of the fun is all the local events that take place during the year. There are so many fun things to do in Tampa with your family that I decided to put them all in one place. That way you can start planning your Holiday adventures without all of the hassle of searching multiple…

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Gift Guide for little girls 2018

Christmas gift guide

Each year I search and search for the perfect gifts for my girls. This doesn’t always mean the newest and coolest toys. My search consists of careful consideration of what is needed and useful, as well as fun too. As I think of quality over quantity I am reminded that during this season of giving, more is not always better. I tried to implement this in my gift guide for little girls this year. Each year we practice a way…

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Why It Took 6 Years For My Husband And I To Take A Trip Without Our 3 Kids And How We Decided We Were Finally Ready

It wasn’t like we planned it this way. Weeks turned into months and then finally we realized how much time had passed. My husband Scott and I, after being parents for six years, realized we had never spent an entire night together away from our kids. Sure we had date nights and home dates and tons of times to connect but we had never had an entire 24 hours to ourselves. A whole day to make each other a priority.…

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The Importance of Connecting with your Children

With every new parenting article I read I notice a re-occurring theme. The article could be about toddler temper tantrums or getting your child to sleep through the night. It could be about surviving the teen years or helping your kid do better in school. With the scroll of each page I notice one message being shared over and over again. CONNECTION. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I hear about this really simple concept all the time. It…

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The Greatest Showman Family Halloween Costumes

Greatest Showman Halloween Family Costumes

Guys this year was one for the record books. I’m acting all cool and composed now that’s it over but exactly two days ago i was a nervous wreck. I didn’t have one of the five costumes completely done and I could see my greatest showman dreams (or more like a million dreams) crumbing before my eyes. I somehow was able to pull it all together, with the help of so many, and it actually turned out better than I…

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Halloween lunch ideas for kids

halloween lunch ideas for kids

Halloween isn’t just about candy. There are plenty of ways to incorporate healthy options without compromising Halloween fun. I’m sharing some fun and easy Halloween lunch ideas for kids. Be sure to scroll down because I am also sharing some free lunch box notes for you to print and include in your little ones lunch box. I really love how easy it is to pack these festive lunches in our Stuck On You bento lunch box. These personalized lunch boxes…

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Spooky Smoothie – a healthy Halloween treat

I am always in search of festive Halloween treats that are also healthy. My kids have their fair share of candy during Halloween and I like to offset that with items that are not only good for them but also fun. This spooky smoothie is the perfect combo of both!   I came up with this smoothie on a whim and was shocked at how easy it was to make with items that I had around the house! We made…

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