Archive for Parenting

8 Mealtime Strategies for Busy Parents

Have kids? You’ll love these 8 Mealtime Strategies for Busy Parents! If anyone tells you running a multi-kid household is easy, step back because their pants are probably on fire. It’s not easy, it’s hard work! Meal prep alone is a full-time job so today we are sharing 8 mealtime strategies for busy families. These will help save you time and might go a long way to preserving your sanity. …continue reading

Tips for Higher Education Success as an Adult

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ashworth College . The opinions and text are all mine.   Are you thinking of returning to school for a professional pivot in your career or just wanting to finish something you started, but never finished?  Both my husband and I went back to school as adults and we definitely learned a thing or two along the way, which …continue reading

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Meal Planning with Healthier Choices

Are you excited for the new year?  I tend not to make resolutions, but rather I set expectations for myself.  This year I intend to stick to meal planning while still giving my family the flexibility that it often needs. Over the years I’ve come to realize that everyone’s idea of meal planning is different. The most important thing is to make sure that it works for you and your …continue reading

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How to Keep the Magic in Christmas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toys“R“Us for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you had that moment yet where your baby asks with big eyes and brows furrowed, “Is Santa real?”  My oldest just turned seven and like clock work she came home from school and asked me that question.  I say like clock work because thirty years ago I asked my mom …continue reading

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Date Night Hacks

This is a paid post written by me on behalf of P&G.  The opinions and texts are all mine. One of the most important and most difficult things to find the time for are date nights.  Your marriage is largely dependent upon the time that you get to relax and enjoy each other’s company, but when it’s so expensive between a sitter and a fancy dinner it’s hard to justify …continue reading

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Making Sense of Healthcare for Families

Are you baffled by healthcare?  Wondering what certain terms are talking about?  I totally understand!  I used to set aside our health claims hoping that they would magically take care of themselves.  Luckily, it doesn’t have to be so difficult because UnitedHealthcare is working to help make sense of it all. This is a sponsored post written on behalf of UnitedHealthcare. Making Sense of Healthcare for Families Premiums, co-payments and …continue reading

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How to Do More Now

Do you feel like you never seem to catch up on all your daily tasks? Between taking care of the kids, the house and yourself it just never seems to all get done. We want to show you how to do more NOW and how to make yummy Praline Energy Balls in the process. How to Do More NOW These two little cuties are six and a half and three. …continue reading

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Tips to Keep Kids Healthy

Looking for simple Tips to Keep Kids Healthy this school year?  Give kids the upper hand in fighting germs! Tips to Keep Kids Healthy   It’s that time of year, leaves are starting to fall and the days are getting shorter and a little more crisp. Yep, it’s just about time for the kiddos to head back to school if they haven’t already. Hi, it’s Erin from Suburban Simplicity. I …continue reading

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How to Overcome Back to School Fears

Do you or your child have back to school fears?  We know the feeling all too well, which is why we’re sharing how to overcome those fears.  As a former teacher in an inner city school district I would see all types of fears walk through the doors of our building.  Whether it was the parents or their children there was a simple way to ease everyone’s fears. How to …continue reading

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When Fear Strangles Your Child

Do you have a child hesitant to try new things?  Are they only willing to try something after much hesitation and with reluctance?  If so then we can stand together because we know all to well what it feels and looks like when fear strangles your child. When Fear Strangles your Child My oldest daughter is six and half.  She is going into first grade and she is the furthest thing …continue reading

5 Tips to Sleep Better

Ever since having kids, I don’t feel like I’ve gotten a full night of sleep.  I’m guessing that most of you that are reading this are struggling with the same issues I have.  Whether it’s a toddler climbing into your bed or a newborn crying out for a feeding, these 5 Tips are sure to help you sleep better tonight! 5 Tips to Sleep Better Keep your liquid intake to …continue reading

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5 Tips for Sun Protection

Planning on enjoying the sun this summer?  With two little girls with very different skin types because their mother is a fair, Irish girl and their father tans from minimal sun, I worry about sun protection starting in early Spring.  I’ve learned a ton about keeping my girls protected.  These 5 Tips for Sun Protection will have you covered all summer long. This is a sponsored post written on behalf of …continue reading

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