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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Every Day

Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Every Day   It seems that everywhere you turn, health and wellness experts are telling you to eat more fruits and vegetables. You totally get it, and you know that fruits and vegetables are important!

Carpet Cleaning Solutions

This post has been sponsored by Stanley Steemer, all thoughts and opinions are my own.   When you have a busy household that includes children and pets, you absolutely need to have go-to Carpet Cleaning Solutions that can get your through the day.  I say day because it can be a day to day struggle to keep the carpet clean between muddy paws and goldfish cracker crumbs.   When we …continue reading


Self Care & Better Health Without Guilt- A Guide For Mothers

Ah, summer. The days are long, the nights are short, and the parties never seem to end. In fact, as a mother, summer might possibly be one of the busiest times for your family. Dropping kids off at camps, making endless summer plans, going on trips, and trying to find a way to keep everyone cool, fed, and entertained. It’s so exciting and exhausting all at the same time. Self …continue reading


Connect with Your Child With Autism in 6 Actionable Steps

Are you wondering how to connect with your child with autism? As the owner of a learning center for children with autism in Paris, I have the joy of coaching families to better connect with their children each and every day. Increased connection with your child will lead to more communication, better eye contact and more learning opportunities daily. It will decrease difficult behaviors and frustration, both yours and your …continue reading


5 Wear Sunscreen Activities

As someone who burns easily, I am very cognizant that my girls are often exposed to the sun during activities that I wouldn’t ordinarily think to have them wear sunscreen for.  Which is also why I am so thankful to Neutrogena for partnering with us to bring this content and issue to light.  Sunscreen isn’t only needed for while swimming.  It’s needed more often than you think! 5 Wear Sunscreen Activities …continue reading


Backyard Entertaining Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Roundup® For Lawns. There’s nothing quite like when the warm weather hits.  Wouldn’t you agree!  I see and feel it throughout our neighborhood. Everyone is just in better spirits and are looking to entertain family and friends.  We prefer to do all of our entertaining in the backyard, which is why I’ve put together my top Backyard Entertaining Tips. …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


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


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


Keep it Clean Basics

Do you live in a house where the messes seem endless? Between the kids and the dog, I can barely keep up. In order to keep our house clean and ready for guests we have agreed to some keep it clean basics. Also, at the end of this post I’ll be sharing some exciting news for a chance to win and keep your home clean for a year! “Thank you to Stanley Steemer …continue reading


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


Carpet Cleaning Tips

Does your carpet need a good cleaning?  Even in homes where everyone in the household is trained to take their shoes off before entering the house, the carpets can get dirty over time.  This is especially true in homes where there are children and pets like ours.  Our carpet cleaning tips are tried and true, even against the toughest messes. Thank you to Stanley Steemer for partnering to sponsor this post. …continue reading

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