5 Kid Pool Rules For Summer

5 Kid Pool Rules For Summer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stearns Puddle Jumpers®. All opinions are 100% mine. The temperature is remaining warm, Memorial Day is around the corner and the kids are almost out of school. For tens of thousands of children, their eyes switch from the books to the pool. We love going to the pool during the summer but when we do there are some clear, simple rules that our children must follow in order to swim and play at the pool. And if one of the rules is … [Read More]

Creating a Comfortable Learning Environment + 10 Classroom Hacks for Teachers

Creating a Comfortable Learning Environment + 10 Classroom Hacks for Teachers

This post featuring classroom hacks for teachers is made possible thanks to Mohawk, who has graciously donated a bound Mohawk carpet to my son's kindergarten teacher so she could create a comfortable learning environment for the kids.  One of the keys to a great learning environment for kids is creating an inviting and comfortable setting. My son's kindergarten teacher has done just that with her classroom and it allows the kids to feel at home when they're away at school. From the warm … [Read More]

Copy Cat Cosmic Brownies

Copy Cat Cosmic Brownies

I don't know what it is about having a baby that makes me crave sweets but one of my biggest hurdles while nursing is saying no to too many sweets. However I still allow myself some decadent indulgence from time to time. As long as I make it from scratch. Sure it sounds like more work, but I promise you, making these brownies from scratch is so worth it! Get ready to enjoy a small square of these brownies and be satisfied for the whole week. Copy Cat Cosmic Brownies What you need: 1 … [Read More]

Patriotic Decor Ideas

15 Patriotic Decor Ideas

  Memorial Day is approaching. This holiday is usually the day most consider the unofficial start of Summer. And for us that means decorating for the Summer holidays to not only remember our troops but to remember our country and show our patriotic pride. I love changing up my mantel and home decor depending on the holiday or season and Summer is the perfect season to decorate with American flags and red, white, and blue decor. Here are a few patriotic decor ideas to spruce up … [Read More]

How to Make An Elsa Braid - A Simple DIY Tutorial

How to Make An Elsa Braid: A Simple Hair Tutorial

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for SoCozy. I received Target gift cards to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. Now let me be completely honest up front, if you were looking for a super fancy french braid like tutorial, then look somewhere else. Because today I'm going to show you how to make an Elsa braid. But if you're anyone other than my daughter you may simply see a pony tail with a braid in it. That's because this is exactly … [Read More]


Using Disposables At Night - why we made the decision

Using Disposables At Night

Follow This post featuring why our family chose to use disposables at night is sponsored by Huggies.  After having my third child I thought things would go just like the other two. We’d continue to do all of the things that we did with the other two this time around. But every child truly is different […]

Must Have Essentials For Staying In A Hotel With An Infant

Must Have Essentials For Staying In A Hotel With A Baby

Follow A few weeks ago I headed to Seattle with my 2 month old for a conference and a few weeks before that we stayed in a hotel in Palm Springs for spring break. During both of these trips we stayed at a hotel and I picked up some great tips on staying in a hotel with […]

Going Beyond I Love You This Mother's Day

Going Beyond I Love You This Mother’s Day

Follow This post is brought to you by CafeMom and Hallmark.  Often I’m reminded of the fact that I don’t have the relationship I thought I’d have with my mother. The image I had in my head of what was to be of our relationship once the whole mothering thing was out of the way. The vision […]

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