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barkTHINS: A Snacking Happy Place

RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU LOVE A GOOD SNACK!!! Snacking FTW! (I am totally raising my hand, btw…) *I was asked to participate in the #MyHappyPlace campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Do you have a snacking happy place? I don’t discriminate when it comes to when […]

The Monday Minute: The Hot Flash

Well guys. It happened. The hot flash. On camera. Sure. I could have edited it out. But if I did then I wouldn’t be being real. And right now, hot flashes are MY LIFE. Am I too young to be getting hot flashes? ABSOLUTELY. But hormones have a will that bend to nothing. And if […]

Make Your Own Italian Soda!

Yep. You too can make your own Italian soda! Sure, it’s not like solving a complex equation or walking a tight rope, but I’m still excited about it. Italian sodas are yummy, and festive, and easy to make, and they make people happy. Maybe that’s just the sugar high. But I digress. They are a […]

Do Parents Influence Kids’ Media Use?

Do you think your media use affects your kids’ ideas and attitudes about their own use? Are you the kind-of person who needs data to believe an idea is true? Well, read on. This post from Amy Williams, journalist and concerned parent who loves spreading the word on digital safety is full of important thoughts on […]

The Monday Minute: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day and Others

HI. We are upon yet another Monday. So I made a video. No bells. No whistles. But bells and whistles are rather loud so you probably don’t mind. So there you have it… a reason to enjoy/have peanut butter cookies today (unless you are allergic to peanuts, that is…). On Tuesday you may want to […]

Preparing Your Child for Middle School

I know guys. For some of us, school isn’t even out yet. But you know how time is… It flies. Preparing Your Child for Middle School *This is post was created in partnership with Ask. Listen. Learn. All opinion is my own. The first day of school will be here before you know it! It may […]

Make Reading Fun – Make Movies as You Read!

This is a fun idea to keep learning alive over summer, or to have in your parenting back pocket on a rainy day. Thanks to Education.com for creating this fun activity for us! For a fun way to encourage your child to read, try this comprehension technique made to satisfy visual learners. It’s imaginative, artistic, and best […]

5 Ways to Let Go of the Clutter

Howdy friends! I have a guest sharing today! Please welcome Jenny (great name!) Silverstone of Mom Loves best! I have been all over the map when is has come to managing messes. For me, a messy house did not equal a happy family… it equalled a mom, stressed out from pretending the mess didn’t bother […]

Have Some Good, Clean Fun with Help from Method + Grove Collaborative.

Two things about me: I LOVE a clean house. I HATE CLEANING. How about some good, clean fun?! Two things that have really REALLY helped me with the above two bullet points: Method cleaning products Grove Collaborative Are you familiar with Grove Collaborative? Right now Grove Collaborative is offering a vibrant Method Essentials Kit so […]

36 Donut-y Inspirations for National Donut Day

It’s National Donut Day, my friends! THIS IS SUCH AN EXCITING DAY!  Find this tank here.In celebration of today I have spent hours drooling over some of the creative-est of all donut ideas and I want to share them with you. Because as they say, “GO DONUTS OR GO HOME.” Hitherhencetofore, here are 36 ideas […]