Tips for Having a Healthy Valentine’s Day
Healthy Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love and appreciation and there is nothing we love more than making our friends and family feel good! With a special card and a small gift we can help give our children a healthy Valentine’s day while still making them feel loved. Printable Valentine’s Day Cards  I love Valentine’s day because it is one of those holidays where the main goal is to make the people you love feel good and appreciated. You usually...

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A Mom’s Mission for her Girls to Love their Curls
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I partnered with Dove™ Hair for this sponsored post to promote the campaign's social mission to create a conversation with moms on how & why they should share hair positivity with their daughters. As a little girl I had an ambivalent relationship with my naturally curly hair. Living in Houston, humidity was NOT a friend as it often left my hair a frizzy mess. Perms came in style and for awhile I was OK with it but soon the flat...

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40 by 40: #4 Write a Letter of Thanks
Are you putting off saying thanks to someone from your past? #4 on my 40 by 40 is to write a letter of thanks to several people in my past who helped me in big ways.   Now that I'm quickly approaching 40, I've been trying to think back to how I saw life in my 20's. It was a totally different view compared to life through the lens of my late 30 plus self! After losing my dad my...

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40 by 40: #3 Travel to Seattle in the Fall & Rain
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38 days and counting to my 40th birthday. #3 on my 40 by 40 list: Travel to Seattle in the Fall & Rain. This post contains affiliate links which means at no extra cost to you I will receive a small commission on items you purchase. Thank you for supporting this mama's blog! I LOVED watching Frazier growing up. I was a little bit weird as far as loving witty banter and gravitating towards quirky characters like Niles and Alex...

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40 by 40 list – #2 Disney Princess Half Marathon
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The Countdown has begun: 39 days until I turn the big 4-0! Running a Disney Princess Half Marathon is #2 on my list. I'm not a runner by any stretch of the imagination as far as someone who LOVES to run and is really "good" at it. I was invited by a friend/crossfit buddy two years ago to run and gave it a try. I didn't love it but I love my friend, spending time with her AND getting in...

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Educational Things to Do with Your Children over the Holiday Break
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Educational Things to Do With Your Children Over Holiday Break Are you looking for educational things to do this break?  There are so many ways to integrate learning while your children are home over the holidays so why pass these opportunities up? This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a commission from items purchased at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting this mama and her passion! While you have these few weeks of uninterrupted time with them,...

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5 Steps to Remove the “Gimmies” From Your Child This Christmas
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The holidays are fast approaching and with them the abundant toy aisles begin to bulge at the seams with the newest, latest, fastest and coolest toys.   Are you looking to cure your child of the "gimmies" this Christmas? This post contains affiliates which means I will make a small commission from items purchased. Thank you for supporting this mama and her blog.  No matter where you turn there are sparkly, glittery, shiny and fast new toys that your child...

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Frugal Find #1 : How our Family Saves Money while Eating Healthy Kroger Digital Coupons
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Frugal find is a series of sharing ways our family has found to save money while eating healthy. Kroger Digital Coupons are a whole new ball game for me! fcd8b60acffcabf53b5311f81c5bfb7c63544d6fe8a15b67bf This post contains affiliates which means I receive a small commission from purchases. Thank you for supporting this mama's mission. I am NOT your typical frugal homemaker. I'm horrible at clipping and saving coupons, particularly the ones with an expiration date or exceptions! I AM a mom and wife trying...

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Technology and Device Agreement for Teens and Parents: Social Media and Kids
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I delayed buying my girls any electronics (even an ipod) until 6th grade. I didn't have a technology or device agreement and thought it wasn't necessary because I thought them hearing my words about what others were posting or crazy things I saw online would be enough. I was wrong. I learned this lesson the hard way and our first year of devices and social media was a nightmare. Our new middle school/ pre-teen experience coupled with exposure of the...

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5 Lies Parents Believe about Kids and Social Media
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The negative side of parenting kids with social media isn't the easiest subject to talk about but I've had it on my heart to start the conversation because this whole device thing threw our family into complete chaos last year. Here are 5 lies parents believe about kids and social media. If you're a parent with a pre-teen or teen and struggling with this issue you are NOT alone. Lie #1 We don't need to have an actual device and...

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