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One Smart Way to Use Your Tax Refund

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #YourTaxCash #CollectiveBias As a busy mom, I rely on my smartphone to help keep myself organized, informed, and updated. I use my smartphone on a daily basis for personal and business reasons. Because I use my phone regularly every day, it's important for me to have a fast and reliable phone and … [Read more...]



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On-the-Go Snack Option for Kids and Busy Moms

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #2Good2Bear #CollectiveBias I'm a busy mom of three children. Three. Hungry. Children. I feel like every time I turn around, my kids want to eat. There's breakfast, snacks, lunch, snacks, dinner, and even more snacks before bed. The biggest challenge I face as a mom is having easy and convenient snacks on hand for my kids when their … [Read more...]



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Colic Relief for Babies (and Moms!)

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Colic Relief for Babies (and Moms!) As a mom, long crying episodes can be challenging and exhausting to deal with and get through. I go down the list of things to do for my baby boy when he is uncomfortable and crying excessively, things like changing diapers, feeding him a bottle, making sure he's not too hot or cold, etc. There are some moments when I just can't seem to figure out what baby needs. My baby boy is 7 months old and is … [Read more...]



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The Importance of Family Game Nights

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The Importance of Family Game Nights The Importance of Family Game Nights My husband and I made a commitment to spend more quality time with our children this year. My girls are at the age where they both enjoy playing games and they ask us on a daily basis to play games with them. I love their enthusiasm when it comes to playing games. I remember playing games with my brothers and my sister when I was growing up and the memories are ones … [Read more...]



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How to Create a Migraine Relief Kit

How to Create a Migraine Relief Kit

How to Create a Migraine Relief Kit

How to Create a Migraine Relief Kit Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MoreMomentsWithExcedrin #CollectiveBias I remember it clearly. I was pregnant with my first child. As the evening was approaching, I started to have issues with my vision. In my left eye, I could see what I describe as a flashing strobe light in the shape of a zig zag. It started small … [Read more...]



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Teaching Kids About Money

How to Teach Kids About Money

Teaching Kids About Money

How to Teach Kids About Money My girls are starting to show interest with money at a young age. They see me finding ways to save money and cut costs on a regular basis. My oldest daughter will be entering third grade soon and I feel that she is ready to learn about money. My youngest likes to do what her sister does and this is a great time to get both children involved. As a parent, I need to do the best I can to guide my children to make … [Read more...]



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5 Skin Care Tips for Winter

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Skin Care Tips for Winter One of the reasons I have a hard time during the winter season is due to the fact that my skin gets very dry during the winter months. When winter rolls around, the colder temps, dry air, and wind affect the look and feel of my skin and I do everything I can to keep my skin looking radiant all winter! I use the following tips below to keep my skin looking and feeling great during the winter months. 5 Skin Care … [Read more...]



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Money Saving Goal for the New Year

Money Saving Goals for the New Year

Money Saving Goal for the New Year

Another Christmas holiday has come and gone. As I think about a brand new year, I'm able to reflect on our December 2016 holiday budget. My husband and I went into December with a plan for every dollar. Our goal was to spend our money on practical gifts for our kids all while paring down the amount of gifts that we would purchase. Now that January is here, I can say that we did a good job of sticking to our budget, but there were a few areas that … [Read more...]



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Why I’m Giving Away Most of My Stuff

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The older I get, the more I realize I can't function well with a bunch of stuff around me. My husband feels the same way. Don't get me wrong, there's some "stuff" we love and some "stuff" we can't live without, but for the most part, most of the "stuff" in our life isn't necessary. After we had our two girls, we ended up with more stuff. You know how fast it can all add up -- toys, clothes, books, games, stuffed animals, art supplies, and more. … [Read more...]



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How to Simplify Gift Giving this Holiday Season

How to Simplify Gift Giving

The holidays are approaching quickly and I admit that I do not have my holiday shopping completed. There's still gifts to buy, gifts to wrap, and stockings to fill. Time is running out. I need to get myself organized and plan for the holidays as soon as possible and start my holiday shopping soon. As a mom of 3 children, the amount of presents that each child receives during the holidays can add up. It seems that on each and every Christmas … [Read more...]



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5 Simple Ways to Decorate Your Home During the Holidays with the Kids

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The holiday season is a busy time of year. This is the season for giving, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends. We spend a lot of time preparing our homes for guests and decorating so that our homes feel inviting, warm, and welcome. If you are feeling overwhelmed with your to-do list this holiday season, try to focus on keeping things simple. Get the kids involved in decorating and allow them to help in the fun. There's no … [Read more...]



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5 After School Snack Ideas

5 After-School Snack Ideas

5 After School Snack Ideas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schreiber Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. I work from home most of the day and keep two of my children home with me. I guess you can call me a WAHM (work-at-home mom). My 4 year old daughter and my 4 month old baby boy require a lot of attention during the day. I take several breaks from my work to pay attention to their needs. There are many days where I choose to work at … [Read more...]



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5 Tips to Maintain Your Car in the Winter (+ Giveaway)

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Your car is an investment. It's a way for you to transport your family to and from school, extra-curricular activities, the grocery store, vacations, and more. Because your car is an investment, it's a great idea to take good care of your vehicle so that it can continue to run properly for years to come. Winter is approaching and there are several ways to winterize your car to keep it running well. Ice, rain, snow and freezing temperatures can … [Read more...]



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How to Keep in Touch With Family During the Holidays

6 Ways to Keep in Touch With Family this Holiday Season

How to Keep in Touch With Family During the Holidays

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #TreatYourFamily #CollectiveBias My husband's career has taken us pretty far from our family. I would have to say that the hardest part about having a career so far away is not being able to see family more often. We rely on mostly technology to keep everyone connected these days. We do our best to call home, text, … [Read more...]



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How to Write a Letter to Your Child

How to Write a Letter to Your Child

How to Write a Letter to Your Child

When my daughter was born, I started a journal for her. In this journal, I write letters to my daughter on a regular basis. In my letters, I almost always write about how proud I am of my daughter and how much I love her. She doesn't know I have this journal, and I think it's time that I share it with her now that she's old enough to read and understand what it's saying. My daughter now has her own little journal that she writes in. It's … [Read more...]



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5 Ways to Save Money for Your Family

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FamilySavings #CollectiveBias Two years ago, my husband and I started what I call a "lifestyle makeover." We were living very busy lives and our home was cluttered with items that no longer served a purpose or brought us joy. Through this chaos, we learned that we were wasting money on things instead of saving for our … [Read more...]



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Ways to Help Your Child Succeed At School When You’re Pressed for Time

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For busy moms, prioritizing and paring back is key. One thing you never want to have to cut back on, though, is helping your children with their homework. Thankfully, helping your children succeed in school doesn't have to require you to sit down at the table together for hours every night. Here are four great ways you can help your children succeed in school even when you're strapped for time. 1. Quiz Your Children in the Car Between … [Read more...]



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How to Create a Peaceful Routine for Back-to-School

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jimmy Dean®, State Fair®, and TapInfluence. All opinions are my own. #fuelforschool My girls have been in school for almost two weeks now. We are finishing week two and it's been a successful start so far. The reason for our success comes from careful planning and organization. I'm way more organized this school year than I was last, and I've learned some lessons from last … [Read more...]



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How to Make Brushing Teeth Fun + Firefly Sweepstakes

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Disclosure: I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of Firefly®, REACH®, and One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. As a mom, it can be frustrating at times to get our kids to brush their teeth every day. I find myself asking my girls to head upstairs to brush their teeth only to hear moans and groans and disappointment. However, I recently updated their toothbrushes and it has made a big difference in this process … [Read more...]



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Camping Essentials for Families

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Apollo Box. The opinions and text are my own. Summer is here and many families are planning summer vacations, daily outings, and fun activities including camping! Camping is a popular activity to take advantage of in the summer months. I have several memories of camping with my family and every year we got smarter about what to bring with us so that the entire family would have a … [Read more...]



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