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 Kid

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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Dec 142016
 
The Importance of Year Round Outdoor Play

This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play. Living in Maine, I am used to several months of cold weather each year. I’m not really a fan of the cold, but I know it’s really important and beneficial to still get outside for some fresh air during the cold months. So, I get the kids bundled up in their warm clothes and head outside to play! Some of our favorite fall and winter activities include throwing or kicking a ball around the back yard, playing a game of “chase”, going for a walk around our (large) yard, building a snowman, and so much more. Last year, my husband and I had so much fun pulling the kids up and down the snow-covered driveway in their snow sled. Not only was it a ton of fun for them, but it was great exercise for us! I’m thinking this year we will probably try to find [CONTINUE READING…]

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Dec 122016
 
Enter to Win a $100 Home Depot Gift Card! 10 Winners!

This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission after you click on a link in this post. Since buying our home almost 3 years ago, my husband and I have been to Home Depot more times than I can even remember. When you own a home, it seems like there is always something coming up, whether it’s a necessary home repair, making renovations or just adding a decorative touch. Home Depot gift cards ALWAYS come in handy, and now through Wednesday, December 14th you can enter to win 1 of 10 Home Depot gift cards! Giveaway ends Wednesday, December 14th at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Tuesday (12/20) via the email address they used to enter. See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions and other important details. What would you buy with a $100 Home Depot gift card?

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Dec 012016
 
Get $25 for Every $50 You Spend at Stella & Dot!

I was compensated for this post and this post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Is jewelry on your Christmas shopping list this year? Check out these incredible deals from Stella & Dot! Dot Dollars are back at Stella & Dot! For a limited time get a Gold Wishing necklace for only $5.99 when you spend $50*! You better hurry because this offer is only valid 12/1-12/5 until 9 PM PT. Plus, don’t forget, it’s still Dot Dollars time! So for every $50 spent, you get a $25 credit for later! *While supplies last. Promotion ends on 12/5 at 9 pm pst. No exceptions. Must have $50 or more in your cart(not including tax or shipping) before you receive the discount for the Wishing Necklace Gold. Limit 1 per customer. Must manually add Wishing Necklace Gold to cart. No price adjustments.

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Nov 282016
 
How to Make a Low Carb Cheese Board

Beat the bloat this holiday season with a low carb cheese board! Cheese boards are a popular appetizer choice during the busy holiday season, and it’s easy to see why. I mean, who doesn’t love cheese?! Cheese boards are so great because they are really easy to put together. You just get a bunch of your favorite cheeses and finger foods, arrange them on a board, and call it a day. It’s a nice way to offer your guests a lot of variety, without a whole lot of effort on your part, and you don’t have to worry about dirtying up a whole bunch of dishes either. When making cheese boards, people usually tend to load them up with a whole bunch of carbs – slices of crusty bread, crackers, bread sticks, etc., and lots of sugary fruits like grapes and figs. While those foods are delicious, they can be an unwelcome temptation to people who [CONTINUE READING…]

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Nov 262016
 
16 Fun Advent Calendar Ideas for Kids

My kids are both showing a lot of interest in Christmas this year, so I’ve been researching fun advent calendar ideas for kids. I never had an advent calendar when I was a kid, but I always thought it looked like so much fun. If you’re not familiar with advent calendars, they are calendars containing small numbered flaps, one of which is opened on each day of Advent (the 24 days leading up to Christmas). There are some really creative advent calendars available now, so if you’re looking for fun advent calendar ideas for kids, you’ll want to check these out! They are a really great way to get your kids excited for Christmas. They will love opening a door on their advent calendar and finding a surprise each day! This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link in this post. LEGO Star Wars [CONTINUE READING…]

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