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Fun Stuff for Fancy Moms + Gift Ideas!

Fun Stuff for Fancy Moms + Gift Ideas!

I need basic essentials that help me simplify my morning routine, take care of my skin and at least attempt to style my hair in the midst of 3 kiddos running around. These fancy products are easy to use and can help moms feel a bit more glamorous.

How to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

How to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Operation Christmas Child is a great way to get your kids involved with gift giving to kids in other countries! My kids love picking out gifts and packing a shoebox each year. Not sure what to put in your shoebox? Here’s a list of top recommended gift ideas + what not to include.

5 Helpful Tips for Successful Breastfeeding

5 Helpful Tips for Successful Breastfeeding

If you are able, breastfeeding is a precious opportunity to bond with your baby especially during the newborn stage. After having 3 kids, I have discovered several tips to create a successful and peaceful breastfeeding routine. These five ideas have worked for me but every mama and baby have a different experience. I’d love to hear your own breastfeeding tips too!

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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!

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Stuck inside? Colder weather or rainy days often create lots of opportunities for creative activities and imaginative play. We love to create a DIY sensory bin, design kid-friendly art, and practice learning new skills through play.

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway ★ Baby, Kids & Moms

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway ★ Baby, Kids & Moms

The holidays are a fun time to celebrate family, exchange gifts and even possibly welcome a new little one. Our Holiday Gift Guides feature fun and practical gift ideas for babies, kids, and moms! New toys are always fun, but our Gift Guides also include basic essentials such as drinking cups and feeding accessories, maternity and nursing gear, helpful gifts for baby’s first Christmas, Eco-friendly basics for home and kitchen, luxurious natural body products, healthy and beauty gift ideas, and more! One lucky winner will win this entire Holiday Gift Collection!

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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 Naturally Wash Laundry for Messy Kids

How to Naturally Wash Laundry for Messy Kids

Mommy Life comes with lots of laundry! I like using natural laundry products that are safe for my family and effective at removing stains left by messy kids. See what we thought of Molly’s Suds laundry products and try out our fun homemade fingerpaint activity for kids!

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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Autumn Mornings & Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Autumn Mornings & Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is my favorite season and October my favorite month. I love the crisp cool air and fiery colors in nature. It’s also a busy month so I love savoring the chilly quiet mornings with a yummy drink like this homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe!

Glittery Cloud Dough Party Favors

Glittery Cloud Dough Party Favors

This sensory cloud dough is easy to make with two ingredients and it’s a fun kids party activity too! Kids can help choose the colors and pour in glitter to make sparkly sensory cloud dough!

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

In our house, preschool and kindergarten feel a lot more like structured play time than educational lessons. Sure, my 5-year-old does a few pages of her phonics and math workbooks and my 3-year-old traces her letters, but anyone who has kids knows their attention spans aren’t long. I try to mix up our school activities so learning is fun! Here are a few ways my kids learn through play.

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Clean with Lemon + Keep Produce Fresh

Clean with Lemon + Keep Produce Fresh

Fresh lemon is a great basic kitchen essential for cooking and Eco-friendly cleaning — the natural acidity found in lemon is tangy and ideal for degreasing! Plus, keep lemons fresh and delicious in Rubbermaid FreshWorks produce containers.

Family Fun at New Leaf Nursery Fall Festival

Family Fun at New Leaf Nursery Fall Festival

Today we had lots of fun at the New Leaf Nursery fall festival! This Coeur d’Alene nursery offered plenty of free things to do; a petting zoo, a hay bale maze, rock painting and beautiful fall flowers to view.

Teach Kids Manners & Etiquette with a Tea Party

Teach Kids Manners & Etiquette with a Tea Party

Do your kids like tea parties? Our family often enjoys tea parties for lunch, snack, and just for fun! When we aren’t having a tea party, my girls are asking to have a kids’ tea party. Tea parties are also a great way to teach kids polite manners and table etiquette in a fun setting. The polite manners you teach your kids can impact how they interact at school and friends’ houses too. These tips can help your little miss or mister learn polite manners and important friendship building skills. A gorgeous Tinseltot tea party mat provided the perfect space for our tea party!

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