Category: Lifestyle

Comfy Nights with Tuft & Needle

Comfy Nights with Tuft & Needle

It can be hard to find the perfect mattress. Tuft & Needle seems to have thought of everything with their mattress that provides lofty support. This mattress comes in a box and ships through the mail with Free Shipping and a 100-Night Sleep Trial!

Gourmet Holiday Treats & Seasonings from PRI

Gourmet Holiday Treats & Seasonings from PRI

The holidays are fun to celebrate with fun food, delicious treats and spicy drinks and sauces. These memorable food-inspired gift ideas and holiday treats will make an impression during the holidays.

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

Whip up pretty holiday decor in minutes with these easy DIY apple candles! All you need is a handful of unblemished apples and small tea lights. DIY apple candles are gorgeous accents for a holiday table and Thanksgiving buffet spread. I’m excited to share how I made these pretty fall decorative accents in minutes!

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5 Creative Ways to Use Apples

5 Creative Ways to Use Apples

Are you ready for the holidays? I love holiday shopping and holiday baking. Easily make these apple-inspired ideas, treats and projects for fall and enter to win our Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway!

Save Family Memories with Picture Keeper Connect

Save Family Memories with Picture Keeper Connect

I take lots of photos of my kids so important to me to have a way to protect my photos from accidental deletion. Picture Keeper Connect offers a simple way of backing up mobile photos on the go. Enter to win a Picture Keeper Connect 16GB!

How to Help Kids Appreciate America’s Freedoms

How to Help Kids Appreciate America’s Freedoms

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. All opinions and content are my own. I’m partnering with Folgers® at Walmart through the Share A Cup & A Story campaign, to create personal connections with Veterans and honor their service to our country.

When you think about the United States of America, common themes often come to mind. Independence, freedom of speech, and the American dream are just some of the ideals associated with America. Those ideas were won through the efforts of others, many of whom even gave up their lives. As Veterans Day approaches, it’s a good opportunity to teach kids about the wonderful nation we live in and what was required to achieve our independence.

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How to Talk to Kids about Distressing News Headlines

How to Talk to Kids about Distressing News Headlines

When tough news hits the headlines it can be tempting to hide the facts when talking with children. Here are some ideas for how to share distressing news updates with your kids.

Fixer Upper Final Season Announcement – Chip & Joanna Gaines

Fixer Upper Final Season Announcement – Chip & Joanna Gaines

Do you love HTGV’s show Fixer Upper? Joanna & Chip Gaines have inspired many DIY projects and home decorating styles. I was sad to hear the recent announcement that Fixer Upper Season 5 is scheduled to be the last. Here are the sweet details why!

4 Important Things to Consider when Buying a Used Car

4 Important Things to Consider when Buying a Used Car

I remember the first car I bought: a Dodge Dakota. It wasn’t half bad, for a light duty truck. It can be exciting when it comes time to pick out a car, even when it’s not your first. Looking for something in your favorite color, that manual transmission you wanted, or perhaps something… sporty? Of course, there are also necessary considerations: do I need to haul things? How many seats do I need? What kind of mileage is this going to get? Looking back, there are many things I would tell myself to think about before taking the plunge of buying a used car. As a matter of fact, right now I am looking for a good family car that seats 6-8 and has four wheel drive, or all-wheel drive (4WD or AWD). With three little kids, we need to upgrade to a car that easily fits all 3 car seats with room to move and haul gear. These 4 tips can help you avoid hidden issues with used cars and make your future car shopping experience much easier.

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5 Ways to Make the Fall Feel Festive

5 Ways to Make the Fall Feel Festive

We all have our favorite seasons and I love things about all of them. We had a lovely summer this year with some family travel and lots of backyard play, but now I’m ready for fall! Here are some things our family has already done to make the changing of the seasons feel festive and fun!

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

Refresh your yard with some fall-friendly blooms. These plants and flowers are ideal for planting in the fall to give your home and lawn a little more color.

Ready To Go Breakfast Ideas from Jimmy Dean

Ready To Go Breakfast Ideas from Jimmy Dean

Do you have trouble figuring out what to eat for breakfast? It may seem that breakfast is the easiest meal of the day to skip. As a busy mom, I often drink a cup of coffee, feed the kids, wipe up a few messes, and realize around 11 am that I forgot to eat breakfast. I’m sure moms with kids who need to get out the door for school or working moms who leave the house early find it even harder to eat breakfast. Eating a filling breakfast is an ideal way to start the day because food boosts your metabolism, helps you think better, and gives you more energy to accomplish your to-do list. A protein-packed breakfast combined with morning exercise is a perfect way to start any day. I’m excited to tell you about some easy breakfast solutions that you can whip up while you are hunting for your kid’s shoes and reminding the kids to brush their teeth.

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Survival Tips for Going Back to School

Survival Tips for Going Back to School

Are your kids going back to school? I remember as a kid missing the end of summer days and also feeling excited about buying new school supplies and jumping back into structured days. Here are some basic survival tips for making the school schedule transition a little easier.

Water Safety Tips & Summer Gear

Water Safety Tips & Summer Gear

Summer can be filled with lots of fun and adventures. These water safety tips shared by a father and police officer can help parents keep kids safe during family water activities. Also don’t miss our summer gear family must-haves and review of DryFins chafe-free swim trunks below!

5 Simple Kids’ Routine Ideas

5 Simple Kids’ Routine Ideas

Transitioning from caring for a baby to engaging with young kids can be a hard change. I’m a stay-at-home mom with three kids under the age of 5 and I often struggle to come up with ideas about how to entertain my kids and teach them new things. I’ve found simple routines are helpful to schedule your day so kids know what to expect when they wake up. Just like babies have a feeding and napping schedule, kids benefit from routines for eating, playing, learning how to sit still, practicing following directions, and growing their attention spans. I’m excited to share my family routine tips that help create happier days.

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