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My Summer Skincare Secret Is Simple Sunscreen!

As I write this, I’m recovering from a mild sunburn. We spent a fun-filled few days traveling up to Yellowstone to see Old Faithful, down through the Grand Tetons and into Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a day of exploring. It was a fun time, but guess who forgot to wear sunscreen? Amazingly, the only part …

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Seven Foods to Start Buying Fresh This Spring

Have you ever heard the phrase, “fresh is best?” It’s true! Eating fresh foods can help you add more vitamins and minerals to your diet while consuming less sugar, fat, and preservatives. So how do you know what to buy fresh? Look below at seven foods to start buying fresh this spring, so you can …

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The Truth About Postpartum Depression | My PPD Story

When it comes to Postpartum Depression, I feel like I’ve been through it all. Not only have I dealt with it after each of my children’s births, but I also suffered from traumatic Perinatal Depression, which is depression during pregnancy. Somehow, though, this time around, it took me a while to realize that I was suffering …

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7 Ways to Use Fresh Flowers in the House This Spring

Fresh flowers have a sort of magic to them, don’t they? They look beautiful, feel soft, and give off a lovely fragrance, so it is no surprise that people love having fresh flowers in their home. There are so many creative ways to display fresh flowers in your home, and they can all be done …

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Getting Luminous Skin Back After Holiday Indulgence

This is a sponsored blog post with Olay, but all opinions are my own. In my ongoing efforts to create a total facial regimen for my tired winter skin, I’m working with Olay to try out some amazing products to get me looking and feeling amazing. Drying winter air has taken its toll on my …

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7 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Children

Chinese New Year is such a fun way to celebrate the Chinese culture while also celebrating the arrival of a new year! There are many traditions that are enjoyed during Chinese New Year, and no matter what age your child or where you live, these are traditions that can be enjoyed by all. Look below …

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8 Fictional Coffee Houses We’d Totally Visit

Stuck at home with four young children while my husband is enjoying the sunshine of California, I can’t help but find myself daydreaming about the sanctity of the American coffee house. I have so many fond memories of camping out in a local cafe, with a huge steaming cup (bowl?) of artisan coffee, feet up …

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7 Ridiculous “Rules” to Ignore As a New Mom (And Three You Should Definitely Follow!)

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart.com and Parent’s Choice. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Whether you are a first time mom, or you’ve been around the block a few times, people can’t help but offer you “helpful” advice for dealing with the newborn stage. In actuality, the advice never really …

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A Holiday Tradition with Kohl’s Carter’s Jammies

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included pajamas as compensation. Every year since I was small, I’d get a little sad around Christmas time. It was only once I became a mother that Christmas started to take on a bit of magic and excitement. Having kids changed …

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Nursery Makeover – Our Monochrome Nature-Themed Baby Nursery

    I’ve been working on this special monochrome nursery with a nature theme for MONTHS, and I am FINALLY able to reveal it! Come and take a look. I’ve included some links to some of the products I bought so if you are inspired by any of it, you can easily find them. I’m …

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Polyblox Totems Are the Next Big Thing in Early Childhood Education

Back in June of this year, I had the pleasure of attending the BlogHer 2017 conference in Orlando. It was my second year attending, and I knew that I would be exposed to some amazing experiences. While it is full of inspiring stories, incredible women from all industries and a ton of learning, what I …

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Things You Should NEVER Say to a Mom Battling Depression

Depression before, during and after pregnancy is all too common. Whether you have longed for a child for years or you’ve been through it all before, depression can hit at any time. Sometimes it is expected because the mother has a history of mental illness, and other times it comes out of left field and …

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You CAN Go Home Again – Turning an Obligation into an Obli-cation

This post is in partnership with Hampton By Hilton. I am a member of their Real Travel Community, and I have been compensated for this post.  Real travel isn’t always easy. Traveling as a family can be the stuff of nightmares when you have very young kids, and trying to make the most of a difficult …

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Planning For A New Baby – Monochrome Nursery Theme

Now that I’m more than halfway through this fourth pregnancy, and the kicks and prods in my belly are becoming more and more noticeable, I realized it was probably time to start planning for actually HAVING the baby. Since Chester is still using his crib right now, I have been trying to decide whether to …

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Essential Family Camping Tips for a Successful Travel Adventure

As you may remember, I have an ongoing partnership with Firefly® as part of their Healthy Habit Helpers team, and as part of that, I get sent occasional care packages with new products for the kids to try out. This summer, we were very lucky to be sent an amazing package full of travel essentials to make our …

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Joy Is a Choice – The Truth About Traveling As a Family #RealTravel

This post is in partnership with Hampton By Hilton. I am a member of their Real Travel Community, and I have been compensated for this post.  Anyone who knows me knows that I have spent a lot of my life traveling. As a kid, my parents moved us all around the country, living in different …

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Four Things to Look for When Buying Your First Tent

This post may contain affiliate links. Is your family planning on going on a few camping trips this summer? If so, you might be looking at buying your first tent. While tent shopping isn’t the hardest thing you will ever do, it is something you will want to take seriously. Buy the wrong one and …

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