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Children’s Thanksgiving Books You Can Amazon Prime

Children's Thanksgiving Books

With Thanksgiving approaching next week, we are realizing more and more how hard it is to teach gratefulness and being thankful to our kids. Sure, these are qualities that we work to emphasize all year round, but with the Christmas holiday advertising starting earlier than ever Thanksgiving can feel a little lost in the shuffle. Even the story of the first Thanksgiving can feel like a long lost memory when we are looking at tree lightings and cocoa. Reading is a great way to get these types of conversations started with children. I find it...

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Toy Highlight: Elly Coupe from Simplay3

Elly Coupe Review

Does anyone feel the rush of the holidays coming? I sure do! Maybe its because both my boys also have birthdays mixed in there so we just have so much to celebrate. This time of year has me really seeking out great quality toys and experiences that can make those special gifts. So I'm thrilled to report that this Elly Coupe review from Simplay3 has just that toddler wow factor. Simplay3 is a great company from the founder of both Little Tikes and Step 2. Those brands are so trusted among us moms that I was...

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How to Save at CVS and Our Thanksgiving Road Trip Kit

Thanksgiving Road Trip Kit

Most of us love to save money whenever we can. I know I do! And sure, I aspire to be one of those organized women with all the coupons ready to go in a neat little binder, the reality is that often I’m popping into a store in between school and activities with wild kids running amuck. The sight is just not pretty my friends. Which is why I did a happy dance when I discovered two ways CVS has my back and is saving me money.   How to Save Money At CVS I’ve mentioned my love...

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What They Really Think of Kindergarten & Updating Kids Fall Clothes

Updating Kids Fall Clothes

School is officially in full swing! Here in Maryland we didn’t start Kindergarten until Mid-September while Kristin’s kids started in early August. That’s quite a difference! And since we both have Kindergartner’s in the mix it has been a huge change for our households. And while we of course added a few back-to-school items to their closets, we both agree that the big push is updating kids fall clothes. Updating Kids Fall Clothes When you first start school you are still faced with really hot days. It’s all shorts and t-shirts and sundresses. But now that the...

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CVS Curbside Pickup, Errands Made Easy

CVS Curbside Pickup

Have you ever been running errands and feel like you’ve pushed your kids to the brink of a meltdown? I’ve certainly been there! I have a friend who swears by having no more than three in-and-out of the car seat transitions in one outing. I started paying attention with my own children and sure enough that seems to be the threshold of how much my little guys can take before they start getting restless and losing it. Let’s face it, no matter how necessary it might be, getting them in and out of car seats for...

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How to Make a Diaper Cake

How to Make A Diaper Cake

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers and Luvs at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine. It's baby season!! I know that might seem funny to say when we all have fall pumpkins and boots on the brain but I swear it's true! According to the experts, an average of 12,250 babies are born each day during the summer and early fall. That's ONE THOUSAND more babies a day than the rest of the year! My head is spinning just thinking of all those baby showers! As you...

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Favorite Women’s Running Gear

womens running gear

Throughout the process of training for and running in my first half marathon (you can read all of those details here) I tested and tried out a lot of women's running gear. After all, I was hitting the pavement every other day for over six months. And while no two runners are alike, yes apparently we runners are all precious snowflakes, I thought I would share what women's running gear truly worked best for me. There are some shorts, socks and even headphones I tried that did not make my race day cut. With all...

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Chicco Fit2 LE Makes Staying Rear Facing Easy

Review of the Chicco Fit2 LE

Finding a car seat that you love can feel overwhelming. Especially for first time expecting moms. There is so much information to sift through to make sure your precious little one stays as safe as possible. With car seat safety recommendations stating that children should be rear-facing until 2-years-old, the Chicco Fit2® LE 2-Year Rear-Facing Infant & Toddler Car Seat makes meeting that guideline easy. Which is really saying something. As children are growing, it is important to find a car seat that will grow with them and meet the safety recommendations. I was excited to...

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Back to School Prep with CVS

Back to School Prep with CVS

Whether the kids realize it or not, us Moms are in the throws of back to school prep while they are still blissfully running through sprinkles and chasing fireflies. Both of those activities have been happening a lot around my house this summer as we enjoy these final days before Jake starts Kindergarten. Sure he’s gone to pre-school these past few years but this is the first year that we will be riding the bus and heading off into the elementary school sunset. This guy is SO ready and excited to take on Kindergarten! Thankfully I...

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