Tag Archives: Kiddos

We’re back! Tips for flying with Young Children and ASPCA Kids: Rescue Readers Giveaway

Whew! Hey everyone – it’s been a while!

We got back from our month-long vacation in the Florida sunshine on Friday. This Momma gets a prize for flying solo with a 3 and 4 year old.

This is the third year my little ones have flown and the second year I have been with the two of them by myself. It’s all gone very well and we’ve learned a few things about flying with young children.

Tips for flying with young children: planning ahead, security, snacks, staying together, seating and activities.

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32 Ways You’ve Justified Stealing Your Kids’ Halloween Candy

We’ve all done it. No matter how much we try to convince ourselves we won’t dip into the kids’ Halloween Candy, that time rolls around and we find so many fabulous excuses to sneak just a piece.

32 Ways You’ve Justified Stealing Your Kids’ Halloween Candy

32 Ways You've Justified Steling Your Kids' Halloween Candy

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Sunday Shortcuts: How to cut food for kids quickly and easily

Sunday Shortcuts: tips and tricks to make my life easier, and maybe your life too

Last time for my Sunday Shortcut, I shared one of our favorite meals to keep the kids busy and appeal to everyone – make-your-own flatbread pizzas – this shortcut is a perfect follow-up…

Having two little ones 16 months apart, I’ve cut a lot of food into bite-size pieces. What is the quickest and easiest way to cut food for little ones? It’s something we all have in our house and it’s a lifesaver!

The best tool for cutting food for little ones quickly and easily

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Sad day… I’m not going to IDEA World BlogFest, but you Should!

I’m so sad!

Last year I was one of the first to sign up for IDEA World BlogFest with a Sweat Pink. It was a huge thing for me because it was a lot of money and I had no idea what to expect.

It turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences ever! I knew when I left I was going to try to go again this year.

Photo Credit http://fitapproach.com

Photo Credit http://fitapproach.com

Unfortunately, I had to finally come to the conclusion that I just couldn’t make it happen…

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What’s on my mind… Blogging addiction and life

Hey all!

I’ve been MIA for the last week, and it has been great!  I’ve been getting so many things on my never-ending To-Do list, had a wonderful Easter at the cabin, and have been so productive at home.

Planner to-do list

This blog was supposed to help with accountability, but I noticed the time it was taking was actually taking away from the time I could devote to meal planning, workouts, and less stress = less snacking.

It has also been extremely unsettling to let the blog go so long without a post.  It’s funny how it gets in your blood and becomes almost an obsession!  I think about possible posts daily and I feel strange letting a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday go by without writing something.

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Heart Felt Natural Dyer Balls and Squish Delish Pouches {Review}

Very excited to test out some awesome products for Heart Felt Naturals on behalf of Mom Powered Media! I received product for testing purposes and the following may include some Amazon affiliate links.

I am all about doing what I can to bring more natural products into our home, eliminate as many chemicals as we can, and make more homemade meals and snacks for the kids.  The Heart Felt Natural products help me do just that!

Heart Felt Naturals Dryer Balls and SquishDelish Pouches

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Two-Minute T-Shirt Cape for Your Little Superhero! {with Superhero Mask}

Do you have a little superhero at home?

If your kiddo is anything like mine, you are always being asked to tie a cape around their back or tuck a blanket into their shirt. This game is the biggest pain in the tush for us parents because we are constantly re-tying, re-tucking, or fixing those things!

Two-minute T-shirt Superhero Cape

Such a pain!

I came up with a no-sew cape that can be made in two minutes with something everyone can find around their house! It also will never need to be tied and little ones can take it on and off themselves.

Freedom!

Two-minute T-shirt Superhero Cape

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Mess-Free Painting for Little Ones

If your little ones are anything like mine,they love to paint.

I’m pretty convinced it’s just because Momma hates the mess so much!

I have a mess-free solution for your little painters!

Mess-Free Painting

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Giving Thanks for the Little Things {teaching kids gratitude}

This is the time of year when we are reminded to be thankful. It’s definitely not something that should only be remembered once a year.

I feel one of my biggest jobs is to teach my little ones to be thankful daily.

Teaching little ones to be thankful

 

 

 

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I met Lorna Jane! …and an IDEA World Fitness BlogFest sneak peek…

I participated in countless challenges with Lorna Jane and Sweat Pink. I’m embarrassed to say I even had a shopping cart full and ready because I thought I rocked the #movenourishbelieve Pinterest Challenge – oops!

This time around, during the #activelivingchallenge, I’ve had a hard time keeping up, but for good reason! I’ve been so busy getting ready, attending BlogFest, and recovering from BlogFest.

It was an amazing experience!!

This will just have to be a teaser because, while I’m playing catch up, I have two posts for you and won’t get to a full BlogFest recap until next week.

I got to hear from Lorna Jane herself! She is so motivating and sweet!

Lorna Jane at BlogFest

I realized during week two of the #activelivingchallenge that my kids are the answer to everything – they are my motivation, they are who/what I am grateful for, and they are my everything.

Putting myself first to be a better mom

You might think that means I don’t take care of myself, and that happens from time to time, but it has helped me realize something. I am so grateful for them that they motivate me to improve myself.

I’m inspired to take care of myself, eat healthy and stay active, so I will be the best mom possible and show them the best example possible.

I’m so blessed to be where I am right now, to have wonderful people in my life, and be presented with such amazing opportunities.

I can’t wait to fill you in on my most recent opportunity to meet inspiring women and share and learn together at IDEA World Fitness BlogFest with Sweat Pink!

Do you put your kids first, or have you realized you can better serve them when you put yourself first? Of course, this goes for putting all others first as well – even if you don’t have children – share! I want to know!