Newborns to One Year Olds

i was looking back through the triplet's newborn photos the other day and realized that i had BIG plans for their monthly photos... individual pictures with certain stuffed animals, on certain blankets, and with cute blocks saying how old they were, pictures of just the boys, pictures of all three and any other combination you can think of under the sun. WHAT WAS I THINKING???? i have TRIPLETS! … [Read more...]

One Year Old Triplets- Portraits and Milestones

the triplets are ONE! we survived the first year! as evidenced by the last time i posted (when i was pregnant with them) life has been BUSY! i'll have a few different posts to commemorate this moment - their birthday party, cake smash, a look back at their early days, month to month photos to see how much they have grown, a recap of the crazy year we had on top of having triplets, and today's … [Read more...]

How to make a paper helicopter – that FLIES!

Learn how to make a paper helicopter that flies! This DIY rubber band helicopter tutorial shows you step by step how to construct a paper helicopter using simple, inexpensive materials. Your kids will love creating this craft & watching it fly! This post is sponsored by Galileo but all opinions are my own. summer is almost here and i BET you are on the lookout for fun, easy, projects to … [Read more...]

Baby Shower Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom

today's new moms are more concerned than ever with reliable, responsible, and safe products for their new little ones. the best baby shower gift ideas for the modern mom are those that represent these important ideals. it seems that i am attending baby showers at least once a month in this phase of my life, so i have a few go-to items that are perfect for a modern expecting momma. for lots of … [Read more...]

Nugget-vention

have you tried the new KFC Popcorn Nuggets?! once you try it you will never go back to anything else! This post was sponsored by KFC through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about KFC Popcorn Nuggets, all opinions are my own. the world is changing people. the standard for chicken nuggets have been raised. children everywhere are discovering what it … [Read more...]

Bring Your Coloring To Life With Crayola Color Alive

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crayola for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Coloring will never be the same! My kids and I were so excited to try out the new Crayola Color Alive books & app – it is so cool! This creative first-of-its-kind app is not just coloring – it’s an experience! You kids can interact with the characters they color and Bring Your Coloring To … [Read more...]

How to clean hardwood floors

are you a clean-as-you-go type person? or a do-it-all-later cleaner? turns out i'm a PERFECTIONIST. no really. that is what the quiz said!!  what type of cleaner are you? i must say i was a bit surprised by my result, but my husband was probably more surprised... i think HE is the perfectionist in our family! the hardest part to keep clean in my home is the floors! most of my downstairs is … [Read more...]

25+ Spring Cleaning Hacks for your Home

  What type of cleaner are you? Take the Quiz to find out!  It's that time of year again! Spring is right around the corner and even though all of this cold weather might not be reassuring, we've got spring cleaning to think about and keep us busy! Each year when this time of year comes around, there are so many items check off the list. Should you donate the kids old clothes, scrub the … [Read more...]

Fueling My Daughter’s Fashion Designer Dreams

what do your kids want to be when they grow up? fuel their future with milk! this is a sponsored post brought to you by Got Milk "what do you want to be when you grow up?" a classic question for kids that seems to spark either an over serious answer (i.e. a cute young lad with a real determination to fight crime as a police officer) or a ridiculous one - like what i wanted to be... a … [Read more...]

Easy on the go breakfast ideas

Mornings can be hard. Getting out the door is a million times easier when you have a plan AND you have belVita breakfast bites! This post was sponsored by belVita through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about belVita, all opinions are my own. mornings. i'm NOT a morning person. so getting out the door to school in the mornings can often be … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Dramatically Strengthen Family Memories and Traditions

did you know that family memories are the strongest when associated with multiple senses? my strongest holiday memories growing up were ones where we were listening to music, holiday scents filled the air, we were tasting treats or savory dishes, cooking in the kitchen and getting messy - all incorporating sight, smell, taste, sounds, and touch. as i strive to make family traditions and memories … [Read more...]

What I’d like you know about my daughter with Down Syndrome

i'd like to introduce you to Ainsley. she is six years old. Ainsley loves to dance, swim, play with her dolls, run around with her friends, and wrestle with her brothers.  she loves roller coasters, making friends, and school. she attends kindergarten.  Ainsley has down syndrome. down syndrome doesn’t define her.  she is not a down syndrome girl.  she is a little girl, who just happens to have … [Read more...]

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