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Keep your Toddlers Safe in the Laundry Room with Packets Up!

Keep your Toddlers Safe in the Laundry Room with Packets Up!

This post was sponsored by The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) as part of the PACKETS UP! campaign.   Before we even become parents, we know we will need to babyproof our homes. We block off the stairs and fireplaces. We place locks on cabinets because for whatever reason everyone keeps their household cleaners under the kitchen sink. We even put soft tape around sharp corners of our furniture. But there is another important item to remember when babyproofing: liquid laundry packets. What are Liquid Laundry Packets? Liquid Laundry Packets are small soft packets with pre-measured highly concentrated doses of detergent. […]

Posted August 15, 2018 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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Pre-Writing Practice in Salt for Preschoolers

Pre-Writing Practice in Salt for Preschoolers

My son is in preschool, and they have already been practicing writing their letters on a dry erase board. I thought it would be fun to continue this practice at home in a more sensory way.   Thanks to The Pencil Grip for sponsoring this learning activity.   Pre-Writing Practice in Colored Salt Trays for Preschoolers We are all about the sensory activities these days. Ever since I realized my son was a sensory seeker, I have been seeking activities we can do to meet his needs in a more productive and safer way. He loves when we do activities […]

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Tips for a Fun Family Hike with Small Kids

Tips for a Fun Family Hike with Small Kids

This post was sponsored by BODYARMOR Sports Drink. All opinions are my own. A family hike can be a lot of fun. By hike, I do mean a gentle, easy, fun walk in the park through some trails. I’m including small kids after all. A three-year-old is adventurous, but also clumsy. So no serious hiking steep cliffs for us. But we do enjoy walking the trails around the lake and in the local parks here in Central Texas. We are especially looking forward to cooler temperatures when fall arrives, so we can do them more often. Here are some of […]

Posted July 30, 2018 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, / 5 Comments
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The Child Care Conundrum: To Get a Nanny or Not?

The Child Care Conundrum: To Get a Nanny or Not?

*This post is sponsored by CareWorks.   From the moment you become a parent, you are faced with choices each and every day regarding how to best care for your child. Should I breastfeed? Bottlefeed? Swaddle? Co-Sleep? Motherhood is all about choices, but one of the most important choices you can make is how to provide childcare for your little one once you return to work. You do have choices. I mean, you could search for local daycares, hire a part-time babysitter, or consider a full-time nanny. Nannies are often a popular choice, especially when you work with an agency like […]

Posted July 26, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Sponsored, / 8 Comments
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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, / 2 Comments
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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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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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How to pick the best Preschool for Your Child

How to pick the best Preschool for Your Child

As a working mom, childcare is a vital part of our day, and an important topic to consider. How does one family pick the right daycare or preschool for their children? My son has had three different types of childcare, and the first two played an influential role in selecting his current preschool. Here I am sharing the factors I found to be important when deciding on the preschool for our son. This post is sponsored by KinderCare. All opinions are my own.   Childcare that makes a Working Mom’s Life Easier Being a working parent means our schedules are […]

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The Tool Your Home Must Have to Help Save a Life in a Choking Emergency

The Tool Your Home Must Have to Help Save a Life in a Choking Emergency

We experienced a scary choking situation during our son’s second birthday party. We had a party at the park and had pizza delivered. A simple, fun, easy birthday party for an active little boy who only wanted to run around the playground anyway. It was perfect. Except when it wasn’t. Somewhere toward the end of the party when most people had gone their separate ways but a few of us close friends were still hanging out and chatting, our kids playing, my kid decided he wanted some more of the pizza. So there he was sitting on a park bench […]

Posted June 20, 2018 by Julie in Health, Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 7 Comments
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Surviving as a New Military Mom

Surviving as a New Military Mom

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of The Breastfeeding Shop via SoFluential Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Being a Military Mom is a unique challenge because, in addition to the life-altering changes that having a new baby means for a family, you also tend to live far apart from the rest of your family, and your spouse may be away for long periods of time. Read some tips to help survive as a new military mom.     Find your Mom Tribe The military lifestyle makes us more nomadic, which pulls us from our extended families and […]

Posted May 18, 2018 by Julie in Military, Parenting, Sponsored, / 8 Comments
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