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Managing Self-Care For the Whole Family

CVS Self-Care for the Whole Family

I’ve been doing this whole Mom thing now for 5 years. And while I’m by no means a parenting expert, it is definitely true that no one knows my kids better than I do. I can look across the room and instantly realize one of them just doesn’t “look right” and sure enough they will have a fever, allergies or some other fun bug caught from one of their buddies on the playground. The whole “momtuition” thing is real! As a family, we’ve been using CVS for years for it’s pharmacy, beauty aisle, as well as...

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What’s In My Diaper Bag 2.0

What's In My Diaper Bag 2.0

Packing a diaper bag so that it has everything you need, yet doesn't weigh a ton, is tough. Having two kids or more and it's a true art form. So I thought it was high time for a What's In My Diaper Bag 2.0 video. After all my boys have grown and are now 2 and 5, which means a lot has changed since my first diaper bag video when Max was just a teeny infant. First let's break down the situation. Yes, this is one of my favorite summer diaper bags. I don't change my diaper bags...

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7 Tips for Working From Home

Tips for Working From Home

Working from home can be so amazing, especially as a Mom who loves seeing her kids throughout the day. There is also so much time saved from getting ready in the morning to no commute. However, it can also be a real challenge. Without establishing clear boundaries and a consistent schedule, kids can barge in during those important conference calls or you may even find yourself getting sidetracked by mounds of laundry. So Kristin and I sat down to talk through our top 7 tips for working from home. After years of doing working from...

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Last Minute Easter Finds from Lego

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It's Good Friday which means that Easter Sunday is right around the corner and if the Easter Bunny hasn't yet picked up the goodies he/she going to leave for your kiddos this weekend, time is of the essence! Well, the Easter Bunny doesn't need to panic just yet. I mean as long as the Easter Bunny can find a Target, for example, all hope is not lost. Am I right? Those baskets can be filled in no time...

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Tips for Getting Great Photos with the Easter Bunny

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We all love getting those classic shots of our kids with Santa, but what about the Easter Bunny? Have you ever headed to your local mall to get their photos taken with the Easter Bunny? I'm all for any excuse to capture my babies' photos and it doesn't get much cuter than the Easter Bunny, or Pete, as my daughter calls him. She thinks all bunnies' names are Peter Rabbit and she has affectionately nicknamed the number one bunny Pete. She's too much, but I digress...

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Ultimate Family Helper: The Original Learning Tower

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Teaching my kids to be more independent is something I've struggled with. On the one hand, I know they aren't babies anymore, but on the other hand, I sure do want them to be. Haha! But I can't ignore the facts and the facts are that they're well past the baby stage and ready to do some things on their own. That being said, safety is always a top priority in our house, so I'm not about to let them take the independent route without putting some safety mechanisms into place. And that's where the...

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Sweet Holiday Gift Ideas for Girls

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If you're shopping for a little girl this holiday season, you may be wondering which direction you should go with your gift. Perhaps you should be shopping for the hottest holiday toy of the season? Perhaps not. My take on holiday gift ideas for girls is that you should personalize your present as much as possible. So instead of just focusing on the biggest toy trends of the year, really think about what that little girl in your life loves. That doesn't mean a popular toy won't appeal. There is a particular line of dolls, for...

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The Search for the Perfect Bottle is Over

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When my sweet lil' bubba was about 6 weeks old we discovered he had reflux and a dairy and soy sensitivity. I was nursing at the time, however, needed him to both nurse and take a bottle to allow for a smoother transition once I returned to work. After bottle feedings, we noticed LOTS of gas coming from our little guy and even more spit up than normal. We tried a variety of bottles as most new parents do, but it wasn't until we found the perfect bottle, the Philips Avent Anti-Colic Bottle, that we started...

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