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Noonday Trunk Show Virtual Party – You’re Invited!

I’d like to introduce you to my friend Jen. Jen is an ambassador with Noonday Collections. Noonday has an amazing mission: Across the country, we offer you the opportunity to use your purchasing power to create change in the world {while looking really good along the way}. Your fashion sense can now restore dignity to [...]

My New Love for and a Giveaway

If you love stationery and cards that feel heavy and sturdy, you should check out If you love personalized products with your own names or photos on them, you should check out If you want to win $50 in credit to, you should check them out now! If you haven’t checked out [...]


Giveaway: Percy Joins A Day Out with Thomas in Strasburg!

This June my family had the pleasure of visiting Thomas the Tank Engine in Strasburg, PA. My 2 year old was so excited he could cry (and I think he did once or twice). He LOVES trains so it was perfect for him. My daughter loves anything designed for kids so she was on cloud [...]

Taste of nature bars

Real Tastes Good: Taste of Nature Organic Bars Review

I’m constantly reading labels. Having a child with food allergies demands it! And along with looking for lurking allergens, I started noticing to a few things: how many ingredients are listed, how many ingredients I cannot pronounce, what the first ingredient is, and whether any of the ingredients are organic. I get overwhelmed by foods, [...]

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The ONE Thing Your Child Needs to Know Before Going to Kindergarten

The first few weeks of Kindergarten were ROUGH for my son. ROUGH! You might think it was the long days he had to pay attention that did him in. Or the pressure of new friendships. Or the anxiety of learning new things. It was none of those. My son came home crying every day for [...]


OXO and OATrageous Cookbook Giveaway!

Thanks to Kathy Hester and her awesome new book, OATrageous, and OXO for this delicious giveaway! Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post to enter to win your own set of OXO goodies. There are 2 reasons I am excited to share this giveaway with you: 1. OXO - I think the majority of [...]

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Supporting Teachers and Kids with Great Clips

Disclosure: Many thanks to Great Clips for sponsoring today’s post, but my love for supporting teachers is all my own! I caught myself wondering a few days ago… Exactly how many more days until school starts again? I love the fall. I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils. I love a fresh backpack full of [...]

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Food Allergies: A Baked Milk Challenge

I picked an interesting few months to take a blogging break…. and I promise my husband I’m still on a break… but I had to tell you about the experience we had a few weeks ago regarding the Baked Milk Challenge. I had such a hard time finding any information on what this would look [...]

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5 Tips for a Smarter Mom

Disclosure: Many thanks to Huggies for sponsoring this post and helping me save time each and every day! We all want to know how to be a Super Mom – or something close to it. We want to juggle parenting with grace and flair. We want to have well-dressed, well-behaved kids who eat healthy food [...]