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Cookies and Cocoa: Slowing Down and Being Present During the Holidays

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with #StephensGourmet and the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. Do you remember the first time you took a sip of hot cocoa? Do you remember how it tasted? How it made you feel? The first time I shared hot cocoa with my daughter, her


9 Winter Wellness Tips and Printable Wellness Tracker

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NatureMadeVitaminD #CollectiveBias Winter time can be fun and exciting with the holidays, but sometimes that means we aren’t regularly taking care of our wellness needs. I’ve lived in Wisconsin all of my life, so


Speaking Up to Keep Kids Safe: What You Need to Know

Disclosure: I’m helping to raise awareness about these issues as part of a sponsored campaign with Clean Air Moms Action. I think we all can agree that kids’ safety is important. We may not always agree on how to implement and enforce safety regulations, but we know rules about cars, toys, food,


5 Things I’d Rather Do Than Cook Dinner

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of On-Cor. The opinions and text are all mine. #CountOnCor #OvenTimeTips Have you ever looked at the clock and dreaded starting dinner so late? Or wondered how exactly you are supposed to time making dinner with running back and forth to dance


Ladies Night In: 3 Activities for You and the Girls

Kool and The Gang once sang “this is ladies night, and the feeling’s right.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. There is nothing quite like a Ladies Night With the Girls. Sure, guys are great but sometimes you just need to let your hair down, and you can’t always do that


8 Ways to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween

As a kid, Halloween is scary, exciting, and fun. It’s especially scary for parents with younger kids. That’s why we are sharing some great Ways to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween. With so many other people out and rowdy older kids running around, Halloween isn’t just scary; it can be dangerous. But


How to Dress for Family Photos (and not freak out when it goes wrong)

Are you stressed out about how to dress everyone for your family photos? Or afraid the kids will refuse to wear the clothes you picked out? Then I have a story for you. Picture this… you schedule a family photo shoot with a professional photographer. Using your photographer’s styling tips, you pick


How to Take a Break as a Mom

Do you feel exhausted? Have you ever wondered how you would ever get a chance to take a break? As a mom, we often feel pressed for time. Obligations make as wonder How to Take a Break as a Mom. These tips I am sharing today will help you to understand the


Why You Should Read REAL AMERICAN: A Memoir

I received a free copy of Real American: A Memoir in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Have you ever read a book that has moved you so much you can’t help talking about it with anyone who will listen? Only a few pages in, REAL AMERICAN: A


Stylish Back to School Kids Clothes From Oshkosh B’Gosh

Do you ever get frustrated back to school clothes shopping for your kids? I do! The kids grow fast and play hard, so I prefer buying kids clothing that is good quality, affordable, and stylish. Although my kids have opinions about what they prefer to wear, they are young enough that I

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