How to Be Prepared When Kids Get Sick – #SickJustGotReal

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

I think everyone had started back to school by now, right? I’m amazed at what a difference there is in school start dates across the country. But now at the end of September, we’re fully into fall, and here in the PNW the weather decided to start matching the calendar. Chilly mornings that call for hoodies and boots, early morning bus stops with backpacks full of books, and pumpkin spice everywhere you look.

Fall flower wreaths

But, the cooler weather brings more than just school days and lattes – it also brings coughs and colds and kiddos with a runny nose. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten through a winter without at least one cold – and now that I have a little one in elementary, the germs are everywhere. So, it’s pretty inevitable that someone in your home, somewhere, at some time this season, is going to come down with a cold, or at least cold-like symptoms of stuffy head, body aches, coughs, and more. [Read more…]

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Plasma Car Giveaway!!

Every kid loves a toy that they can scoot around on. Whether they’re driving, riding, pushing, pulling – they want a toy with wheels that they can climb on and GO. If you don’t get them an official car-type toy, they’ll find their own, like riding on the dog :) So, why not get the kiddos in your life a super fun plasma car? Perfect for almost any kid – and I’m giving you a chance to WIN one, right here!

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How to Help ‘Let’s Play’ Give Schools a Sports Equipment Makeover!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Let’s Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority by building and improving playgrounds and donating sports equipment to groups in need. Although I received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” -Diane Ackerman

As moms, we all want the best for our kids, right? And, becoming a mother means suddenly your heart thinks of all kids, not just your own. What if I told you that there was an easy way, right now, to help support kids, to encourage them to be active, to help them thrive? Well, keep reading ladies, because I have some ideas you’re going to love!

Let's Play inspires play in communities around the country

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” -Kay Redfield Jamison

Studies continue to stress the importance of play to children’s development. They learn almost as much on a playground or in a gym as they do in the classroom. Play and sports help kids learn to problem solve, build creativity, the importance of teamwork, and – it gets them moving.  All kids deserve safe playgrounds with cool toys, awesome gyms and sports equipment, as well as parents, educators and coaches to encourage them. [Read more…]

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Back to School Shopping Tips for Glam Girls

We’ve partnered with KidsShoes.com for this post – we received some awesome new girl’s shoes for back to school to show you, all opinions are totally ours. As always. #shopkidsshoes #shoeuswhatyougot

Do you have a little fashionista in your life? A girl who lives for glitter and glam? A girl who’s young enough that you still have to do most of the shopping and assisting in the fitting room, but old enough to be super opinionated on what she wants to wear to school every day? Then I’ve got some tips here to help make your mom life easier. Because I love you. Keep reading.

Finding the best shoes for glam girls [Read more…]

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DIY Luau Flower Hair Clips and Beach Bag

Kids crafts that are cheap, easy, cute, and super fun? That’s what we’re all about! Add in some inspiration from our fave Disney film and some great supplies from Dollar Tree – Winning!!

This Dollar Tree DIY Luau Flower Hair Clip and Beach Bag super awesome craft tutorial is a partnership with DollarTree.com, #DollarTree, and contains affiliate links that support this site. :)

DIY Luau Flower Accessories - #DollarTree DIY

I love DIY and crafting and making things. I’m on a budget. A very, very tight budget. So – we do a lot of creating and upcycling around here. So this project is SO “us” – it’s thrifty, really simple to make, easy to customize with different materials, is something useful, and it’s just fun. All of the supplies are from Dollar Tree. This is an awesome project to do on your own, or with a big group, which is what we did. For just $2 in supplies per kiddo, every girl went home with a new set of handmade luau flower summer accessories!

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Win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!!

Hey sunshine! You know how much I love giveaways. And you know that I love YOU. So – here’s a giveaway just for you. Awesomesauce. There are a lot of entries here – you don’t have to do them all. It just takes ONE entry to get your name in there somewhere :) But the more you complete, the MORE chances to win. So – have fun, and good luck!!

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Tres Jolie! The March Glam Bag from Ipsy!

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Hey ladies! I was very overwhelmed last week. Funeral, health stuff, scheduling appointments, the not-fun side of life. But I’m back, to share my latest Ipsy Glam Bag with you guys! It’s all about spring, color, light, easy, and fresh. I mentioned on Friday how much spring makes me long for pretty styles and happy looks – so this fits perfectly into my mood!

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Ipsy March Glam Bag – Tres Jolie!

How fun is this collection? The story behind it is Tres Jolie, an easy, understated French girl makeup style and vibe. The bag is a chic, pale pink color on one side, with this fun print on the other that kind of reminds me of mermaids :) It was filled with pieces that coordinate perfectly, give a nice rose gold, sun kissed bit of brightness to my face, and as always – are matched to my exact skin type and shades. {You fill out a questionnaire when you join Ipsy, so they can find the best choices that are uniquely right for you!} [Read more…]

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