Tag: children

Beautiful White Teeth For the Whole Family

**This post is brought to you by Southern Dental Care. All stories and opinions are my own.**

Each day after school, Bee starts sharing her day as soon as she gets into the car. Some days, she doesn’t stop talking until we get home. Recently, her focus has been on a mission to lose her first tooth. A classmate has already lost their first tooth and Bee just can’t wait until the Tooth Fairy comes to visit for the first time.

Of course, the Tooth Fairy doesn’t always stop by our house (don’t judge). read more

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Flipped Water Glass Experiment from Outdoor Science Lab for Kids

Weekends can be tons of fun, but on some weekends, where the primary goal is to clean up after the recent hurricane, ideas and energy can fall flat pretty quickly.

When I received Outdoor Science Lab for Kids by Liz Lee Heinecke, I was excited and hesitant. See, I have spent tons of time checking books like this out of the library, only to find out that I need to buy a bunch of things from the store to get them to work properly.

Outdoor Science Lab for Kids is nothing like that.

Many of these experiments can be done with a simple search around the home. Even when you do have to go to the store, you will likely use it all, no random items sitting around the house after you’re done. read more

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Honoring Child Passenger Safety Week

Sometimes learning a new routine sucks, but sometimes it’s great.

At our new school, the teachers help my daughters in and out of their car seats. I love that I don’t have to get in and out of the car and that someone else has to buckle them.

One particular day, when a teacher was helping Butterfly out of the car, she mentioned that she was happy to see that “her precious girl” was strapped in properly.

I also see the issue clearly when others take my daughters for a ride. I always begin with a 10-minute tutorial on how to properly secure the car seat, then buckle in my daughters. Everyone rolls their eyes, but I take my daughters’ safety seriously, especially in thousand pound vehicles. read more

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What a Difference a School Makes

I know that until my girls were born, I was extremely active in my son’s school life. After having Bee, my first daughter, I slacked off. I did what I could from home, but it wasn’t much.

Day One

When I dropped off the children on the first day, I really expected to drop and go. Instead, it went like this: drop, drop, drop and stay, then take one back home.

I knew I would stay with my two-year-old for a bit and make sure that she was adjusted to the class before leaving. Butterfly did great. She rarely looked at me, except to give me a loving smile and then back to playing. read more

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6 Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

I remember at one of Bunny’s first parties with his playgroup. He was about three and we were having a great time. One of the other moms asked him if he wanted some candy. He excitedly ran over to the vegetable platter and snacked on carrots and tomatoes. The moms all looked at me jaws dropped. My son had picked veggies over candy. By this time, he hadn’t had candy often, maybe 5 times in his life.

Now, that I have more children, the candy restrictions are not as strict, but I still have two of my three kids who will opt for vegetable over many other foods. The one, my eldest daughter, Bee, she’s a special case, with a story that goes all the way back into my womb. Even with Bee, she can eat her share of fruits and vegetables. read more

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Summer Camp at Home: Music Theme {and many more themes}


This summer, I am collaborating with a great group of women to bring your 7 Weeks of Summer Camp at Home. Each week, we will be bringing you new books, snacks, recipes and activities to enjoy with your children. I’m bringing to you a week’s worth of musical activities for your young ones.

I’ve always dreamed of having a musical household. So I’m making it happen. My son playing piano and the rest of us singing loud and often. When the mood suits me to go all-in, I love to teach them some of the fundamentals of music. Not just for fun, students in high-quality school music programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of the school or school district. (Johnson, C. M. & Memmott, J. E. (2007)) read more

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50 Ways to Multitask While Breastfeeding

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Today, we welcome Renee Show and her book, Diaper Bag of Tricks for Breastfeeding. Thankfully, I just finished breastfeeding myself (after about 20 months). This book would have come in handy just a short couple of months ago. So, to make sure that the rest of you use your time wisely, here are 50 ways to multitask while breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding takes up an incredible amount of a new mother’s time. I know this from experience. read more

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Baby’s Brilliant App Sizzling Summer $250 Giveaway {2 Winners}

Baby's Brilliant Logo Technology is moving so quickly and children are learning to use phones and tablets before they can even talk. The more apps that come on the market, it’s hard to tell which ones to try out for baby. There are so many options that include songs, animals, pictures or drawing. With Baby’s Brilliant, you get everything in one! What’s so different about Baby’s Brilliant?
  • Hearing-impaired children can use Baby’s Brilliant
  • After careful research, Baby’s Brilliant have found the most appealing animations to keep babies engage
  • Videos are not just visual, but interactive, they can click on the videos to listen to their sounds
  • Baby’s Brilliant is bilingual!
  • Baby’s Brilliant has a soft and soothing night light for baby
If you are looking for an app that has bright and engaging images, is bilingual, is engaging for the hearing impaired child, has interactive videos and can let baby click on animals to hear sounds and even one that has a soothing night light then Baby’s Brilliant is the app for you! Classical music and videos that help baby explore the world around them is what makes this app so engaging among the fun images. Baby’s Brilliant is offering 2 giveaways-a $150 Visa Gift Card and $100 Amazon Gift Card. 2 winners will win one of the gifts above. To thank Baby’s Brilliant, I encourage you download or share this with a mother of a baby or toddler so they can experience all there is and leave a review in respect. It is not mandatory, but we all know the best way to thank such an incredible brand is to leave them reviews! Visit http://babysbrilliant.com/ and learn more, then head to your iOS Apple store and download today! To enter the giveaway, see the below form! BabysBrilliant-Summer-2015-Giveaway-200

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A Day in My Life ~ #AAF with Jenessa {Mothering in Real Life}

A couple of weeks have passed since my last #AskAwayFriday. This school year has been great for my son, but taxing on me. My son is now in school 2-3 days a week from 8:45 to 5:00. He’s in a several clubs after school, so I have the two LOs all day. Having my son around means that I can get a break as he entertains both of the girls. I haven’t had that, since he has chores after school, then dinner, then bedtime. The process for putting my daughters to sleep starts at 9, but often doesn’t end until 10. Quite honestly, after all of that, the last thing I want to do is blog. Feel free to leave me any comments on how to cope with this schedule, it would be greatly appreciated. read more

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A Broken Heart {#FTSF}

We all have amazing bodies… I can tell you about giving birth to four children, losing and gaining weight, withstanding sports injuries, and even the fact that most of my scars are barely visible. But I’m not.

Today, I’m going to share a story of one beautiful child’s body.

This story of a newborn… His mom’s labor was uneventful… as uneventful as a labor can be, until a fever kicked in and the risk to having a VBAC was putting both of them at risk. After contemplation and discussion, a second cesarean was performed on the mom and a beautiful baby boy popped out. read more

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Working Out is Hard to Do ~ #AAF with Liv {Live from Surprise}

For some weird reason, I think my life is going to get easier and I’ll get more time to do what I need to do. This week, both my girls were sick and I spent the week schlepping them to the doctor and nursing them back to health. We even had two cars this week, only for it to be raining with two sick kids for us not to enjoy it. Alas, I look forward to #AskAwayFriday where I can get to know another blogger, instead of thinking too much about this one. 🙂

What is #AskAwayFriday? Well…
#AskAwayFriday was created by the amazing Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County as a way to connect with other bloggers with a great Q & A session of 10 questions and 10 answers! By offering a wonderful opportunity to get to know others while allowing others to get to know you and of course there is also the added bonus of making great friends along the way which is one of the best parts of this online world! Now to welcome our wonderful #AskAwayFriday hosts… NEWAskAwayFridayHost550 read more

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How to Save $$ on Your Children and Juicy Onion Burgers with Creative Style {5}


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Welcome to the Week 5 of the Creative Style Linkup! Thank you so much for yet another week of great linkups and the opportunity to connect with more bloggers last week! This week, apart from sharing your favorite blog posts with us you can grow your YouTube and Stumbleupon accounts. Did we mention that each week we will be selecting 3 favorite posts to pin to this Pinterest Board here? We’re excited to pin your posts to give you more exposure! read more

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