Unhealthy Toxins in your Home Air and 5 Easy Fixes

Unhealthy Toxins in your Home Air and 5 Easy Fixes

I am excited to share this sponsored contributed post since air quality is such an important factor in our lives. As you may know, I do environmental compliance at work, which includes air quality permit support. While my job is to assist our clients in compliance with permits and emission limits for outdoor equipment, indoor air quality is just as important. Keep reading for some great tips on improving the air quality in your home and learn more about this new smart device.     If you suffer from mild seasonal allergies like me, the beginning of summer brings a […]

Posted July 18, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Home, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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A Working Mom’s Guide to Calmer Mornings

A Working Mom’s Guide to Calmer Mornings

What are mornings like at your house? It always feels like we’re running late and the kiddo is cranky. The more I nag, the slower he moves. The more he fights to leave the house. Do you sometimes feel like you’ve put in a full day’s work before you even sit down at your desk? I often do! Make mornings easier by following this simple checklist. Imagine how different your life would be if you could stay on schedule and start the day in a happier mood. I am always working on mindfulness, and it really is a daily practice. […]

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5 Tips to Prepare your Relationship for a Newborn in Pregnancy

5 Tips to Prepare your Relationship for a Newborn in Pregnancy

Prepare your Relationship for a Newborn with these 5 Tips Preparing for life with a new baby is no easy task. Likely those nesting instincts have kicked into high gear. You know to check off the boxes of creating a registry, planning your shower, attending your prenatal appointments and setting up the nursery. But what is one monumental thing you don’t want to skip preparing? Your relationship of course! There is no shift quite like the shift from couple to couple with a new baby. The thing is, with a little footwork, some meaningful conversations and a shared understanding of […]

Posted July 16, 2018 by Julie in Family, Guest Posts, Love, Parenting, Pregnancy, TopPosts, / 1 Comment
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Motor Development Milestones for the First Year

Motor Development Milestones for the First Year

    What is Motor Development and Why Should You Care   Wondering why your pediatrician asks about your infant’s motor development at every check up?  Motor development is a broad term used to describe your baby’s movement patterns and how they are progressing with them.  The milestones refer to the big ones that all humans progress through and should be met in sequential order. The importance of motor skills extends beyond being able to move well. Internal and external movement enhances the sensory (nervous) system too.  With the huge rise in kids with sensory delays these days, it may […]

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The Best Popsicle Collection you must try this Summer

The Best Popsicle Collection you must try this Summer

Summertime means temperatures are HOT! And the best way to cool down? Yes, a tasty, yummy, fresh and refreshing popsicle! You can buy pre-made popsicles or you can toss a little fun together with your kiddos and make your own. All you need is some ingredients (similar to putting together a kid-friendly smoothie), a , and a popsicle tray for the freezer. Here are some fun popsicle tray ideas! which is great for younger kiddos. for robot-loving kiddos. because what kiddo doesn’t love dinosaurs? Mine does! Ready to make your own? Here is a collection of amazing (and yummy) popsicle ideas […]

Posted July 11, 2018 by Julie in Food, , / 2 Comments
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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Maternity Leave

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Maternity Leave

Preparing for your baby’s arrival is a super exciting time. If you prepare well, you’ll make the most of your maternity leave and postpartum period. You’ll heal better, bond with your baby better and even enjoy yourself more. Here are our best tips for making the most of your postpartum recovery. How to Make the Most of Your Postpartum Recovery and Maternity Leave Set realistic expectations Healing after birth and recovering postpartum isn’t a cakewalk. There’s so much planning to do while pregnant. Planning for baby, planning for birth. So many moms forget to plan for their postpartum too! With […]

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Get Outside this Summer with Babbleboxx

Get Outside this Summer with Babbleboxx

*This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com and the brands featured below. All opinions are my own. Happy summer! Let’s rejoice and enjoy this fantastic season full of sunshine and fun and go get outside! I love sharing fun gift guides and ideas for wonderful products you can use to have a ton of fun this summer. Today I’m sharing the fun-tastic products I received in this #GetOutsideBBoxx Babbleboxx. AfterShokz Trekz Air Open-Ear Headphones Let’s start with these AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones – these are wonderful! These are wireless bone conduction headphones, delivering sound through your cheekbones! Rather than sitting in your ears (which […]

Posted July 9, 2018 by Julie in Gift Guides, Sponsored, / 6 Comments
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Breastfeeding: 5 Things You Need to Know to Prepare

Breastfeeding: 5 Things You Need to Know to Prepare

As a mom-to-be, I knew I wanted to breastfeed, and I did everything I could think of to prepare. It did not turn out how I expected and was definitely a struggle for me. I want to share my lessons learned with my fellow ladies and all the currently pregnant mothers so you can prepare for breastfeeding. And if you like to plan ahead, you might like these lovely mom smart planners to help you from bump smart to nurse smart.   The ONLY 5 things you need to know for breastfeeding 1. Breastfeeding is Natural, but it does not […]

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Mess-Free Toddler Crafts for Summer

Mess-Free Toddler Crafts for Summer

I love to do really easy crafts with my 3-year-old. I have shared quite a few already, and you can see they are stress-free and easy to do when you have a few minutes to grab the supplies and let the kiddo at it. These types of activities are perfect for us to do when we come home from work and daycare. Thanks to The Pencil Grip for sponsoring this fun summer craft time. Since my kiddo loves to paint, and I don’t love to clean up a mess, I was thrilled to come across Kwik Stix at the store. […]

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Marriage Advice for Raising Happy, Healthy Children

Marriage Advice for Raising Happy, Healthy Children

  Contented parents, Cheerful children- Your Marriage plays a vital role in raising your kids Your children watch you closer than you may think. From infancy, the way you and your spouse behave around your child has a direct impact on who your little one will grow up to become. One of the best pieces of parenting advice is that children imitate parental behavior, so make sure you’re setting a good example. If you have a positive outlook on life, your child is more likely to grow up with an optimistic attitude. On the other hand, if you and your […]

Posted July 2, 2018 by Julie in Family, Guest Posts, Parenting, / 3 Comments
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