Books to Help You Learn, Make and Create {Review + Giveaway}

Fresh off of the Dove Self-Esteem Project with our oldest daughter I am using what I learned about Emma and her LIKES to help build our relationship and self-esteem. Our girl is artsy and has a love of creating, much more than her mama but I will do anything to make sure our lines of communication stay open right now.  When we got the opportunity to check out a few beautifully illustrated books from The Quarto Group on, doing, making, and learning I knew it would be the perfect way for us to spend some quality time together as well as…

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Must-Know Facts About Nighttime Wetting + an Interview With Michele Kambolis #RestEasyTonight #ad

Potty training your kids is probably one of the better accomplishments as a parent, but what if your child has nighttime wetting? Throughout the years we have had many instances where the kids have gone through spurts of nighttime wetting. Since the kids mostly sleep in our bed I can 100% let you know that waking up while a kid is peeing on you is not fun. Even less fun is sleeping through the night in a wet spot because we didn’t wake up. One thing we never did was overreact when it happened though because we didn’t want to…

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Backyard Basics: Budget-Friendly Options for a New (Looking) Summer Oasis

This year I did not budget for new backyard basics instead, we are focusing on using what we have and making it work for us. I have my eyes on new patio furniture but with the NEED to replace our sliding doors this year I have to make sacrifices what I have work for one more season. In the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of our projects on the blog while we clean our deck and seal it, give our patio set an overhaul with just a fresh coat of paint and I try to figure out…

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How to Find the Focus to be a Bawse {Kindle Paperwhite Review + Giveaway}

One week into owning a Kindle Paperwhite and I am well on my way to being a better, more productive person. Some background–> I used to read a novel a day as a child. I would stay up until I finished a book using the light from the street lights outside my window. I am pretty sure that the reason my eyes are so horrible is because of this. As I grew older, I had more and more responsibility fall on my plate and somehow the first thing to go was reading. This makes me sad just writing it. Right…

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Beginner Yoga & Cardio Essentials from Gaiam and SPRI

A couple of weeks ago I started using a new hair care system that cleaned my hair so well I thought I was going gray. True Story. I spent two days trying to convince my husband that there was gray hair and also looking for it myself. Two days wasted but also a tiny wake-up call and a reminder that I am not getting any younger and I have a lot on my plate right now. ‘I didn’t even think twice about going gray because of the stress I am going through’ is a lot of stress!   So I…

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