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Amazon Prime Photos has all new features! Plus a chance to win a $500 gift card!

Amazon Prime Photos

Have you heard!? Amazon has launched an all-new Prime Photos experience with Family Vault. Now, Prime members can share their benefit of unlimited photo storage with up to five family members or friends at no additional cost. Prime Photos is free for Prime members and makes it easy for family members to safely store and share all their favorite photos. Additional new features include: Image Search, People view and Places view. And Prime … [Read more...]

How hello Products Helps Our Children’s Oral Care Problems

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We all know brushing is important. Often times children aren't too fond of this daily chore. Our children's oral care problems have been ongoing for a little over a year. They've decided they don't want to brush or they brush too quickly and don't get their teeth clean. We've recently been putting extra effort into turning things around because we know the habits they develop now will influence them for the rest of their lives. My 6 year … [Read more...]

Give A Lifelong Gift for Kids with Goldfish Swim School

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This post about a lifelong gift for kids is brought to you by Goldfish Swim Schools. I partner with them to bring you the latest Goldfish Swim School information and to share our experience. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. My kids love being in the water. They were in lessons over the summer but we took them out when school started as we were moving and had a new baby arriving so it was too much to keep them in. … [Read more...]

Beautiful Holiday Portraits Made Easy at Portrait Innovations

Portrait Innovations Holiday Photos

This post about holiday portraits is sponsored by Portrait Innovations. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Holiday family portraits may sound stressful when many of us think about getting them planned and making sure the kids are cooperating. If you have more than one child you also have to worry that they'll be in good moods at the same time! Oh, trust me, I know what it's like. I am the queen of worry. We … [Read more...]

Better Snacks for Pregnant Women and Nursing Moms #MotherNurture

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This is a sponsored post. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. #MotherNurture When I first learned I was pregnant with my oldest son I immediately changed my eating habits. It was the easiest transition ever for me to a healthy diet. I knew what went into my body would also be nourishing my unborn baby. It's been harder, as life has changed over the years, with each pregnancy since. That's why I love … [Read more...]

Our Top Five Italian Dinner Side Dishes

Michael Angelo's Dinner Side Dishes

All ideas, recipes, & opinions are entirely my own however, this is a sponsored post on behalf of Michael Angelo’s™. Fall is in full swing here and for us this year that means not only school and school activities, but also settling into our new house and adjusting to having a newborn again. Not only are we adjusting to those things but adjusting … [Read more...]

Food Made Easier with the Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor

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Food prep and eating healthier have both been goals of mine for some time. Food made easier and at home are things I've told myself over and over that I need to work on. I was recently sent the Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor for review and, just in time for the holidays, thought I'd tell you all about it!  First off, the thing I love about this is that it can be used as a blender for smoothies and milkshakes (and more!) or it … [Read more...]

Easy Candy Corn Cupcakes

Easy fall dessert

Hey everyone! I know, it's been a while! I have a post coming soon that will tell you all about where I've been since I've obviously been absent from the blogging world. Until then....I'll leave you to drool over these easy Candy Corn Cupcakes -- yum!!! They make for the perfect (did I mention easy!?) Halloween party dessert! Candy Corn Cupcakes Ingredients: Candy Corn 1 White Cake Mix … [Read more...]

A Refreshing Treat for Nursing Mamas – A Lactation Smoothie

Lactation Smoothie

This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Having nursed four children I know how hard it can be. I know how much of a struggle some women experience. I love bringing you news about great products that can help you succeed in nursing your little ones. On a recent trip to our local Meijer I saw various Premama products in their vitamin section, … [Read more...]

Caregiver? Help Strengthen their Minds and Bodies

Keeping Elderly Minds Active

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CaringMadeEasy #CollectiveBias Our parents and the older generation are the ones who have paved the way for us. They are the amazing people who our kids are inspired by and who they love to share moments with. Personally, I've noticed when my kids are around either my husband's parents or my parents they learn so much. The grandparents … [Read more...]

Our Favorites for Packing School Lunch

Packing School Lunch

This is the second year I've gotten to pack lunch for my little guy. He loves going to school and for me it brings back memories of my oldest son when he was this age. It reminds me to enjoy every moment because time flies during these years. I love packing lunch school lunch and trying to get creative to keep my son interested but there are also some favorites that will always be a part of our lunch routine! Packing school lunch doesn't have to … [Read more...]

What is the Lifecycle of the Plastic Bag?

Lifecycle of a plastic bag

Have you made the switch yet from the old plastic bag to reusable grocery bags? For us, it's one of those small changes we made that we truly feel makes a big difference. Did you know the orders for plastic carrier bags has decreased by a staggering 48% whereas the orders for 'bags for life' have jumped up to 120%? That's an amazing stat! When it comes to numbers, I am big on stats. The below infographic is full of stats and is a visual tool … [Read more...]

My Babies are YoBaby Lovers and Now it’s Pediatrician Recommended

As part of the Stonyfield YoGetters team I receive products and/or compensation to share Stonyfield goodness. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. My last three children have all been Stonyfield babies. By that, I mean they've all been started on YoBaby yogurt as one of their first foods. If you've been around here you've probably read me mentioning that when I was pregnant with LA (now 6!) I started making a lot of … [Read more...]

Why We Choose WaterWipes #WaterWipesBRU

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This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review so I can explain to you why we choose WaterWipes. After four babies we've learned a lot about what our family really needs and doesn't need when it comes to a new baby. There are baby items galore when you visit the aisles of BabiesRUs. Some we've found we don't really need for baby, some are … [Read more...]

Double Dip on Savings at Kroger #Kroger4xFuel16

Saving Money Bank

Disclosure: I partnered with Tatu Digital Media to bring you this helpful information. All opinions are 100% my own. Saving money is always something I am trying to do more of. Who doesn't want to save as much money as possible when you have to buy things? School supplies are something many of us are buying this time of year so why not save money when buying them!? We are always buying extra for my husband's students so every penny counts! … [Read more...]

Jord Wood Watches for Women – THE Summertime Accessory

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Watches for women are not always easy for me to find or love. When it's hot I don't like a lot of jewelry on or anything heavy on my wrist. When I was offered a watch from Jord Wood Watches in exchange for review I quickly took them up on the offer. Their watches for women are gorgeous and unique, who wouldn't want the chance to review one?! Of the Jord watches for women, I was given several options to choose from. I decided to go with the … [Read more...]

Flourishing at SafeSplash Swim School #IAmSafeSplash

SafeSplash Swim School #IAmSafeSplash

Swimming is something I've always personally loved but water scares me when it comes to my kids. There are always those "what ifs" that cross a parent's mind. That's why I knew I wanted my kids to take swimming lessons. I was recently offered a chance to review SafeSplash Swim School and knew I needed to let the kids experience the month of lessons they offered us in exchange for a review. What I didn't realize at the time was just how happy we … [Read more...]

NEXO Knights 4D Movie at LEGOLAND Michigan

NEXO Lnights Lego Movie

Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan in exchange for coverage of this 4D movie. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan shared with us the 4D movie: NEXO Knights™! We recently went to view it and had a blast! We are probably the only family in the world that had not yet experienced a 4D movie but for our first, we were quite impressed with NEXO … [Read more...]

No Mess Toddler Snacking with Gerber Lil’ Beanies

Lil Beanies Snacks

Do you have an independent toddler? You know, the kind that wants to do EVERYTHING herself? Doesn't need your help, ever?! Both of my girls have been this way and they like to create a scene if I try to help them. When it comes to toddler snacking it can be a nightmare. Feeding herself can be messy when it comes to snacks like yogurt, applesauce, or smoothies. Since it's been a bit messy lately I decided when I went to Target yesterday I HAD to … [Read more...]

Enjoying Milk & Cookies Again with a2 Milk® (and a Cookie Recipe!)

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This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Milk and cookies has been a favorite of mine since I can remember. I've always had a sweet tooth and there is just something about cookies with milk. When I met my husband I found out he deals with some stomach troubles when drinking milk. I felt terrible for him that he couldn't freely enjoy … [Read more...]

Summer Cravings with Stonyfield Yogurt and prAna Jeans

Stonyfield Greek Yogurt #SummerCravings

As a Stonyfield Yo-Getter I received yogurt coupons from Stonyfield and prAna jeans in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Can you believe June is finally here? Winters seem to be so long here in Michigan because the cold makes me long more and more for the summer warmth and longer days. Now that June is here we are thoroughly enjoying the warmer days and the outside play with the … [Read more...]

Join Macy’s in Celebrating Strawberry Shortcake Day! #AmericanIcons

Strawberry Shortcake #AmericanIcons

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Who doesn't love Strawberry Shortcake? It's an American Icon for sure! To me, it symbolizes summer, warmth and family fun! We always enjoy it together during summer family cookouts and gatherings. Macy's invites us all to celebrate … [Read more...]