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How to Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol (+ I’m in a Video!)

When my friends at Responsibility.org asked me to make a video as a #TalkEarly blogger about how to talk to your young kids about alcohol, I laughed and laughed and laughed. And then I said no. Because I don’t do videos. They feel hard. I don’t really know how to make them. And I’d have…

While there might not be something you can personally do to save the world, there are a lot of things we all can do to make the world a friendlier place. Great tips and ideas for adults (and kids) to give back and bring more kindness and friendship to the world.

How to Make the World a Friendlier Place

I think we can all agree that the world is a crazy place right about now. You can’t turn on the news without reports of terrorism, racism or violence. You can’t enter social media without endless political debates or more bad news. It’s enough to make a person feel totally hopeless. But we don’t have…

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Fever Hacks for Kids

With three kids, I am no stranger to fevers – especially when it comes to my daughter Alice. Ever since she was a baby, Alice has gotten high fevers. With temps often reaching 105, I’ve learned a lot about how to handle Alice’s fevers over the past seven years. Aside from my pediatrician, my most…

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7 Step Hangover Cure

If you’re like the majority of the population, chances are you’ll wake up at some point over the next several weeks with a hangover. Headache. Nausea. Exhaustion. Wishing you hadn’t had that one last drink… Wishing your kids weren’t screaming in your face at the crack of dawn… Yeah – chances are it will happen…

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Helping Working Moms Find Balance through Flexible Schedules

I recently read an article that took me by surprise. A full 70% of moms with kids under the age of 18 are working. Seventy percent! As one of those working moms, it’s really easy for me to feel like I’m the only mom that’s working. Sometimes it feels like every other mom is staying…

These unique gift ideas for new moms are the perfect items to create a mommy survival kit or care package. For new or seasoned mothers, these fun and awesome gift ideas are perfect for baby shower presents or to give when you're visiting the newborn baby for the first time.

Four Unique Gift Ideas for New Moms

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. I have several friends (and family members) having babies soon. I’m being invited to sprinkles and showers and meal train sign ups. While I used to go straight to the baby registry to quickly make an online purchase for the mom-to-be, I have recently started…

If you're a working mom, these five tips will help you find more balance. From laundry, meals, calendars and groceries, these tips can help you do it all without losing your sanity.

5 Tips for Working Moms

All ideas, recipes and opinions are entirely my own, however this is a sponsored post on behalf of Michael Angelo’s™. Over the summer, I finally came to terms with the fact that I work full time. Because of the flexibility of my job (I’m able to work at home and set my own hours), I was…

5 family fall activities to do with kids, including apple carving. There are tons of ways to slice an apple, and your family will love learning how to carve apples with cookie cutters.

Five Family Activities for Fall

Be sure to read to the bottom of this post to enter to win a $50 VISA Gift Card to help celebrate fall! Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and my family and I celebrate it as much as possible. Whether we’re jumping in a pile of leaves, bundling up for a late-autumn bike…

Have kids in elementary school? I'm sharing 14 of the best Audible books for kids in elementary school. Your 1st - 5th graders will love these books (and you will too.)

14 of the Best Audible Books for Kids in Elementary School

With Miles in 3rd grade and Alice in 2nd grade, I’m thrilled to say that my kids are becoming readers. And, like me, they both become irritable when they run out of books to read. For the last few months, I’ve been on a mission to keep the good books coming their way. After asking friends,…