Christmas Gift Challenge

We can all get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and end up buying way too many gifts and spending way too much money.  While I will be bringing you some gift ideas this holiday season, I challenge you to purchase mindfully.  Decide on your budget ahead of time and shop sales where you can. Shop with a list write down ideas before you head to the store.  This will ...

Holiday Gift Guide

I think I say this every year, but this year I'm in awe...I cannot believe it's time to write this post....and this year I'm feeling like it's time to take it back to our roots....focusing on quality gifts that are clutter free, unique, and just down right awesome.  Here's what I'm crushing on this holiday season. Please note I received samples of some of these goodies to be able to write ...

Tips for Minimizing Stress During Holiday Travel with Kids

Labor Day weekend is a few days away, and the Holidays will be here before we know it, which for many families means making plans to travel by planes, trains, and cars. Please see below for tips from parenting expert Sarah Baldwin M.S.Ed., that will help make the trip easier and more enjoyable for kids and their parents. Sarah is an early childhood educator, author and owner of Bella Luna ...

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“This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.” Being a parent is hard work.  It's also expensive.  We've teamed up to save you $2 on the diaper trusted by experienced parents. Luvs Luvs is a diaper that's made to keep up with your busy life.  They come in sizes newborn through six, with ...

Mom, Dad and Grad Gift Guide

It's that time of year again...the time of year when you need to find a lot of really special gifts, and fast.  I'm here to give you some creative ideas to mix things up.  I too struggle with finding amazing gifts, year after year, and I love it when I find something extra special. Please note I received samples of some of these items in order to be able to write these reviews. My options are ...

Summer Sizzles

Summer is here.  I can't believe it, the past year has been the fastest of my life.  I've moved into a new home, had a son, and changed careers (slightly).  I'm counting my blessings to still be able to share some of my summer favorites with you.  I love writing roundups.  I love reading roundups and discovering what other bloggers are in love with at this very moment.  It's a great way to ...

Sunny Days With Swim Ways

Since my son was born, I've been looking forward to his first summer.  I love all of our summer activities; camping at the lake, visiting our island family, and hiking as much as possible.  However, I never stopped to think about the technicalities of all of these activities, swimming in particular. This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central ...

Save This Sunday

If there's one thing I've learned about parenting in the past 7 months, it's that it costs WAY more than you think it does. There are frequent and unexpected expenses.  Saving money when and where you can is critical so you an prepare for the rest of what life will throw your way.  Luvs is helping our readers save some cash this week with coupons! This review was made possible by iConnect and ...

SARAH BALDWIN OF BELLA LUNA TOYS SHARES TOP TIPS FOR ENGAGING KIDS AROUND EARTH DAY

Bella Luna Toys to Donate 10% of Profits from Sale of all Products in Earth Day Collection during the Month of April to the NRDC   (Rockland, Maine – March 22, 2017) Spring often can’t come soon enough for families, especially if they’ve been cooped up inside all winter. With longer and warmer days, buds appearing on trees and flowers peeping through the ground, it’s a wonderful time to ...