It Feels Good to Feel Good

5 Ways to Stress Less this Holiday Season

It Feels Good to Feel Good

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Massage Envy as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. #BecauseMoment During the holiday season, there's a lot going on and our to-do lists almost seem never-ending. There's meal planning and preparations, organizing and cleaning the house for guests, holiday parties to attend, gifts to shop for, and life to live while completing all of these tasks. The kids still have to be taken … [Read more...]



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6 Date Night Essentials

6 date night essentials

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeHealthyForEveryPartofLife #CollectiveBias If you are a mom, date nights with your husband can be few and rare. When you do get the chance to spend an evening out with the love of your life and while the kids are at home with the babysitter, you'll want to be as prepared as possible. The last thing you want to do is run … [Read more...]



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How to Prepare Your Bathroom for Guests

How to Prepare Your Bathroom for Guests

How to Prepare Your Bathroom for Guests

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HappyThanksGathering #CollectiveBias The holiday season is here and before you know it, we will be ringing in the New Year. This season, many families will be packing up and traveling to visit family and friends. While the holidays can be a time of joy and celebrating, it can also be overwhelming and stressful. There's a … [Read more...]



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6 Ways to Feel Better During Your Period + Pampering Gift Basket Idea

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ConfidenceUDeserve #CollectiveBias Having your monthly period doesn't have to be a dreadful experience. In fact, I'm actually a fan of that time because I know I get to pamper myself more and put my feet up and relax a bit! With the right tips and products on hand, you too can feel comfortable during that time of month! … [Read more...]



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Boo! I Scream For Ice Cream this Halloween

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Klondike as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Halloween is less than a week away! The month of October has been filled with fun things to do for the whole family including visits to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, fall festivals, trunk-or-treats, and more. This week, our calendar is filled with activities including fall … [Read more...]



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3 Things We Are Doing to Manage My Daughter’s Eczema

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Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO® Eczema Therapy. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. About two years ago, I received a phone call from the health room at my child's school. They were calling to tell me that my daughter, now 7 years old, was itching and scratching in a few places and that they would be applying some cream … [Read more...]



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5 Ways to Take Care of Your Skin

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Skin + Giveaway

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Skin

Disclosure: This post is written by me on behalf of Exposed Skincare. I received products at no cost in exchange for a post. All opinions are my own. The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to take care of my skin. I'm definitely not getting any younger. Over the last few years, I've noticed a few new lines appear on my face as well as sun spots. I know that my time spent in the sun when I was young girl is finally catching … [Read more...]



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Easy and Convenient Snacks for Back-to-School

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MARVELSnackBar #CollectiveBias I have two active girls at home. They are definitely girly girls. My girls love to dress up in princess dresses and participate in pretend play on a regular basis. They occasionally sneak their way into my room and get into my makeup! Even though they are girly girls and love anything pink and … [Read more...]



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5 Secrets to Healthy Hair + Viviscal Sweepstakes!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Viviscal. All opinions are my own. #Viviscal #ViviscalSweepstakes If you are a busy mom, then you probably know how hard it is to focus time and energy on your hair each day. Who has time for that?! I know I sure don't. I'm definitely guilty of wearing the "mom pony tail" on a regular basis. Taking care of kids is a lot of work and we all know that many times we put our … [Read more...]



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5 Tips for Better Sleep at Night

Tips for better sleep at night

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature’s Bounty®. All opinions are my own. The school year started last week for my girls and we are slowly getting back into a routine. It's been a bit difficult getting back into our routine. During the summer, I stayed up late each night and caught up on work, watched television, read books, or listened to podcasts. Things have changed though, and I need to get used to … [Read more...]



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Lunchbox Idea: Fishing for Goldfish

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pepperidge Farm®, Wet Ones®, and TapInfluence. All opinions are my own. School started for my girls earlier this month and the back-to-school season is in full swing. It’s been a smooth start so far, but there are always areas where I need to improve. Packing lunches for school is one area where I need to get a little more organized and one task I usually dread. However, this … [Read more...]



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How to Create Coffee Themed Care Packages for College Students

Coffee Accessories for Coffee Bar

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. #WhatsBrewingOnCampus #Walmart When I was in college, I had an obsession for coffee. As an adult, I still love coffee and drink about two cups every morning to get through the day. During my years as a college student, I remember using traditional 12 cup coffee makers in our rental home. When I moved onto campus, I didn't have any coffee … [Read more...]



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Back-to-School Shopping for Moms with eBay Daily Deals

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by eBay but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Summer is flying by and the countdown to back-to-school has begun! I can't believe I'm already saying that. It feels like yesterday when my daughter graduated from Kindergarten and was released for summer break! In about a month, my daughter will enter first grade and my youngest will continue her preschool program. Until then, I need to … [Read more...]



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How to Make a Stylish Mom Ponytail

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I'm a pony tail wearing mom. When I wake up in the morning, I make a quick cup of coffee, put on a little foundation, eyeliner and mascara, change into my day clothes, and then throw my hair up in a pony tail before heading off to take the kids to summer camp. With two young children, I don't have too much time in the morning for me. Instead, you'll find me running around most mornings as I frantically try to get my kids ready and out the door … [Read more...]



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5 Ways for Moms to Relax this Summer + $10 Giveaway

Yoplait Plenti Greek Yogurt

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Yoplait Plentí. All opinions are my own. #LandofPlenti The kids have been home for summer break for almost one month now. I've been trying my best to keep the kids busy and entertained this summer with both indoor and outdoor activities. We go to the pool on a regular basis and we also spend time indoors coloring, playing games, watching t.v. and whatever else we can find to do to pass up time during … [Read more...]



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5 Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun this Summer

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #ChooseSkinHealth The temperatures in South Carolina have been in the 100's this week, the highest being 108. I check the weather app on my phone each day and it doesn't look like there's any relief from the heat any time soon. With the temperatures rising, … [Read more...]



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Should You Have Your Child’s Birthday Party at Home or Away? (+ Themed Birthday Party Ideas)

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When my daughter was little, I thought I would be smart and save money by having her birthday parties at home. Just think of all of the money I could save (and the crafts I could do!) by making things myself! Unfortunately, it wasn't long before I realized that not only are at-home birthday parties a ton of work, but they aren't always any cheaper, especially if you love to get crafty. The next time your child's birthday rolls around, you're … [Read more...]



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How to Get Work Done with Kids at Home

how to get work done with kids at home

For many work-at-home moms, it seems like the distractions never end. From the laundry to the phone calls to the errands, there is always something around the house demanding their attention. While the abundance of distractions can be a problem at any time of year, it often hits its peak at the beginning of the summer. The kids are out of school, the weather is amazing, and it's incredibly difficult to get anything done. For those of us who … [Read more...]



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How to Create a Summer Routine that Works

Close up of spiral bound calendar displaying month of July.

Summer is almost here! Are you ready? While summer may seem like a great time to simply kick back and relax without a whole lot going on, the truth is that if you want to make this an awesome summer, you're going to have to plan ahead. Whether your family has a lot going on or your schedule is relatively free, a summer routine is essential. Otherwise, you'll find yourself rushing from activity to activity, forgetting things along the way, or … [Read more...]



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How Much Alone Time Do You Really Need As A Couple?

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It doesn't matter if you've been married for five years or fifty, if you have six children or none at all, if your house is big or small--every couple needs a little alone time away from each other every now and then. This isn't a bad thing--it's simply a fact of life! Alone time allows you relax, regroup and refocus. It allows you to pursue interests the other isn't enthusiastic about. It allows you make other friends, and it gives you more … [Read more...]



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