May 282017
 
How to Prevent and Treat Tick Bites

This post was sponsored by Floating Hospital for Children as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. The weather is finally starting to warm up here in Maine, and I could not be happier. Last summer, my husband built a beautiful fire pit in the back yard, so we plan on spending a lot of time around it this year. We have quite a spacious back yard, and my kids, 2 and 4, love to run around and play outside all day long during the summer months. Our back yard is such a quiet, relaxing place where we love to spend time and unwind. We host parties all summer long, for birthdays and other special occasions. We have built several raised garden beds that we fill with vegetables every year, and we have also planted berry bushes along our tree line. Today, we planted [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 262017
 
Ultimate Homemaking Bundle: 106 Resources to Help You Win at Homemaking & Mothering

As a busy Mom of two toddlers, I love anything that can help me save time, money, and more importantly, my sanity. Let’s face it, being a Mom is HARD. We are always trying to balance a million different things, and a lot of times we get so wrapped up in trying to get everything done, that we become completely overwhelmed. That kind of stress is not good for us or are families, so what’s a Mom to do? Find great resources to help make your life easier, of course! This post contains affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link in this post.  The 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is now available, and includes 106 resources to help you win at homemaking and mothering! I am so excited to share this awesome bundle with you, but it’s only available for 6 days, so you’ll want to hurry [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 242017
 
30 Children's Books About Dad

Kids and Dads will have fun bonding while reading these great books about Dad! Father’s Day is just around the corner, and I thought it would be fun to get my kids a few children’s books about Dad. My husband, John, is such a great father. He’s kind, funny, generous and loves to play with, and teach our children. As I type this post, he is showing them how to plant vegetable seeds. He always strives to include them in whatever activity he may be doing. John works so hard at his job, and always does his best to keep all of us safe and happy. He is truly amazing! I think John will love reading these children’s books about Dad with our kids. I’m sure they will put a smile on his face, and I know my kids will love them too. They just adore their Dad! This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 232017
 
Premier Protein CLEAR for Busy Moms

HAVE YOU TRIED PREMIER PROTEIN CLEAR YET? Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Being a stay-at-home Mom to a 2 year old and an almost 4 year old keeps me incredibly busy. Some days I feel like all I do is pick up messes, break up fights, change diapers and get my kids food. I sit down in my chair, and three seconds later, one of them needs something else from me. I’m on the go all day long, and often times, it’s hard to find a quiet moment to myself, where I can just relax and regain some energy. Finding time to fix myself something to eat is another challenge I face a lot. It’s so hard to take care of yourself when your kids constantly demand your attention. In November of last year, my husband and I started following a low carb diet. We have both lost quite [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 062017
 
Plan for Your Family’s Financial Future with Prudential

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Prudential. Four years ago, I quit my full-time job as a paralegal to become a stay-at-home Mom. It was the first time in my adult life that I was not earning a paycheck. Instead, I was relying solely on my husband’s income. Not having any income of my own, or any money in savings, made me feel very uncomfortable and vulnerable. If anything had happened to my husband’s income during that time, I don’t know what I would have done. After we added a second child to our family and purchased our first home, I realized it was time for me to get serious about planning for the future. While I don’t like to think about bad things happening in my life, I know it is always best to plan for any curve-balls that might be thrown your way. You just never know what the future might bring. As [CONTINUE READING…]

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Feb 242017
 
How I Save Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. Being a stay-at-home Mom, I am always looking for ways to cut costs and save money, especially when it comes to purchases I make for my kids. They are expensive! My kids outgrow their stuff so fast, and I don’t want to spend a ton of money on something they aren’t going to wear for very long, so I only buy clothes and shoes when they are on sale, and I accept as many hand-me-downs from friends and relatives as I can get. Whenever I shop online, I always shop through a “cash back” website to earn cash back on my purchases. Every little bit adds up! I got back quite a big chunk of money from the Christmas shopping I did last year. I earn a little side money through blogging and [CONTINUE READING…]

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Feb 062017
 
Get Your FREE Child Safety Kit

Do you have a child safety kit? If not, you should definitely look into getting one. In the United States and Canada, nearly 500,000 children are reported missing every year. Isn’t that a crazy and scary statistic?! This post contains affiliate links and I may receive a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link in this post. It’s something you don’t even want to think about happening to your child, but the fact of the matter is that it can happen to anyone, at any time. You can really never be too prepared when it comes to your child’s safety, and ordering a FREE Child Safety Kit just makes sense. This FREE Child Safety Kit is endorsed by the International Union of Police Associations and provides parents with the means to be able to respond quickly and effectively in the event a child goes missing. These kits are available AT NO COST to parents/grandparents and guardians! [CONTINUE READING…]

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Jan 282017
 
5 Tips to Avoid Mindless Munching

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/ Meta Appetite Control. It’s the beginning of a new year, and while most people start trying to eat healthier and lose weight this month, my husband and I decided to challenge ourselves and do something that only seemingly crazy people would do. We started our weight loss journey on November 12th, right before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Crazy, right? Even with all of the holiday temptations thrown at us, it honestly hasn’t really been too difficult, but there are still some times when I find myself struggling just a little bit. I have two toddlers at home who like to snack all day long, and I often find myself mindlessly putting a piece of this or a bite of that in my mouth without even thinking about it. I recently took the POPSUGAR Snack ID Quiz to find out what kind of snacker I am, and it’s really no surprise [CONTINUE READING…]

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Jan 262017
 
Enter to Win a $50 Macy's Gift Card - 20 Winners!

This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link in this post. Macy’s is having an awesome sale this weekend, and you can save up to 20% on your purchase, including select sale and clearance items, when you enter promo code WKND at checkout at Macys.com! Check out some of the great deals below! In addition to this awesome sale, you can enter to win 1 of 20 $50.00 Macy’s gift cards! This giveaway ends Sunday, January 29th at 11:59 PM ET. Twenty (20) winners will receive a $50 Macy’s gift card. Winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Tuesday (1/31) via the email address they used to enter. See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions and other important details.

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Jan 062017
 
10 Self-Care Tips for the New Year

This post was developed in partnership with Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are my own. It’s a new year, and I know it sounds so cliche, but it’s a great time to start fresh, make some resolutions and work on improving certain areas of your life. This year, I will be working more on self-care. As a stay-at-home Mom to two toddlers, age 3.5 and almost 2, self-care is something I have let slide for quite a while now. When you’re wrapped up in all of the day-to-day activities of your kids, it can be hard to find the time or energy to take care of yourself too, but it’s so important. If you’re like me, you probably expend all of your energy taking care of everyone else, and just feel completely zapped by the end of the day. There are a few things you can do for yourself throughout the day, however, that will greatly [CONTINUE READING…]

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