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Product Spotlight – Lovely Tot Designs

A few months ago I was invited to take part in an instagram loop giveaway which was the first time I head of Lovely Tot Designs she was also part of the loop.  I love that this shop not only sells super adorable baby items, but I love even more that Lovely Tot Designs gives back to their community!  How awesome is that?!?!?!  I knew then that I simply had to find a way to work with her.

Health Observances

Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month – Ava’s Story

July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month.  Being involved in the baby community and being a parent of little ones I’ve recently seen a lot of cases of cleft lip and cleft palate and have been moved by the strength these parents have had to endure for their children. I reached out to a local family; Mom and Dad to the gorgeous 6 month old Ava Yvonne...here’s what they had to say...

family · For Moms

“Five Year Into It”… Six Years Later

A few months ago in getting ready to launch this blog I went through old journal entries and little quotes and writings I had saved in an old notebook. I came across notes for an old personal blog I started back when blogging was about sharing your family life.

family · home organization

Choose a Chore System That Works For You!

Chore charts have been an on-going struggle in our household for quite a number of years. My husband and I grew up on completely different ends of the spectrum when it came to household chores and what the children were responsible for. I never had to do any chores...like ever! My husband did. We decided we did want our kids to have some responsibility when it came to our family and our home but I have to say that we’ve never been successful and finding a system that works.

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Life Lessons to Learn from Harry Potter

Last week the words that every mother wants to hear were uttered in my home! “Mom, can I start reading Harry Potter?” Well ... any mom who also happens to be a huge Harry Potter fan. I swear, that I couldn’t get to the bookshelf fast enough. I have been anxiously awaiting during the last 8 years for the day that my kids would be interested in Harry Potter. Until now JK Rowling’s story about “the boy who lived” was something mommy liked, so this was a momentous occasion in my house.

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Three Things to Make Summer Break a Success

I can’t believe that summer break is almost upon us! Last year I spent most of May preparing, researching, planning, printing, and organizing for summer vacation. I had a new baby to plan around so I needed to ensure that the biggies had activities planned all day so that the baby’s schedule wouldn’t be too interrupted. This year I have three very active children all wanting to go in different directions, and unfortunately (as you can tell my my opening line) May was gone in the blink of an eye! So this last week I quickly got to planning summer activities. Luckily I have a lot of the tools that I used last year for planning and thanks to Pinterest most of my research was saved, so that made it easy peasy!