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Bringing Imagination to Life #StreamTeam

  Limit technology… Not too much screen time… Don’t let your kids veg! All of those are valid points and yes screen time needs to be kept in check BUT screen time can also stir the imagination. It can give kids new ideas and help them to act out there own adventure. My kids have […]

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Karina Dresses – A Fit for Every Woman

    Dresses can be really hard to fit on some women, I am one of them. Weight really has nothing to do with it, it is all about body type and my body type is not fit for dresses. I had seen Karina Dresses popping up in my Instagram feed and every time, no […]

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Back to School with Lands’ End

  Yes I know the last thing you want to hear about is back to school stuff but learn from my mistakes in the past, denial will cost you! The best way to face the beast is head on so acknowledge it is coming and start planning! Every year Lands’ End is on my list […]

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What I Wore Real Mom Style: My love of Joggers Continues

    I really can not get enough of jogger pants, they are so comfy and yet stylish. I love that they can be dressed up and yet I feel like I am in my pajamas! Yesterday we were celebrating my parents anniversary after we went to church so I knew whatever I wore needed […]

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Animal Alphabet Nursery Art Cards Plus A Giveaway

  At our house we love flashcards, not just me but my kids really love them when they are little especially. I am always on the look out for fun and whimsical flashcards that not only teach but inspire imagination. When Bee Happy Art contacted me about  there Animal Alphabet Nursery Art Cards I fell […]

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Dear Soon-to-Be Mom, You’ve Got It All Wrong…. And That’s Ok #ColiefMOMents

  Today as I stood in a pool trying to watch 3 kids at once, as 2 shouted watch me mom and one attempted to drink the whole pool and drown herself while laughing, I had a moment of clarity. It is a beautiful July day, the sun is shining and I am in a […]

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Bug Smarties Insect Shield Children’s Apparel from OneStepAhead

  That’s right insect shield children’s apparel as in bug repelling kid’s clothing. Yep clothing that repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums). One Step Ahead is now carrying a line of children’s playwear that repels bugs. Bonded into the fabric is an invisible and odor-less repellant that lasts up to 7o washes, […]

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What I Wore Real Mom Style: Coral & Camo #realmomstyle

  This summer I am loving all these loose and flowy tank tops that you can find everywhere. Crepe is a really popular material or the mixed media ones are great too, regardless they are very forgiving and flattering so I love them. I grabbed this Fluid Tank from Ann Taylor Loft when they were […]

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3 Ways to Wear a Maxi Skirt for Summer

I love maxi skirts in the summer, they are an effortless way to look put together and yet stay comfortable and cool. Today I am sharing 3 ways to wear a maxi skirt that I love beyond your basic tee and basic tank top (both of which are great options).     maxi skirt with […]

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5 Steps to Getting Your Pre-Tween Ready for the Day: Navigating Pre-Tweens and Hygiene

  My oldest is getting older and like most kids her first priority is not personal hygiene. In an effort to ease her into being self-sufficient in the hygiene area I have slowly been having her take over each task. First of course it was brushing her teeth, I still oversee now and again but […]

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The Real Value of Blogging Conferences Like iRetreat

  At the end of June I attended iRetreat 2015 in New Orleans and I can honestly say it was the best conference I have ever attended. I have been to every single conference organized by this particular group of ladies formerly Double Duty Divas now iConnect. Every conference has been wonderful and I always […]

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My Favorite Ways to Style a Maxi Dress

I love a great maxi dress in summer, they are flattering, comfortable and no need to shave the legs (yes I went there). Plus they really are very versatile and no matter if you are short or tall, plus size or petite you can wear a maxi dress you just need the right one. I […]

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Happy Amazon Prime Day

July 15 is Amazon Prime Day and the prices are going to rival Black Friday prices so I hope your fingers are ready to do some shopping! While they have promised amazing things we really won’t know all the great deals until July 15 as they release them, here are few things I do know! […]

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5 Must Haves for a Summer Swim Team Mom

  My kids participate in summer swim team and while swim moms have a lot in common, no matter when their child swims, there is a unique set of needs for summer swim team. The fact that you are outdoors poolside for long hours in the heat means that you need to be prepared to […]

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Nominate Someone to Make Life Better for Baby Thanks to Pampers #betterforbaby

  Have you seen the newest commercial from Pampers all about making life better for baby? Have a tissue ready….       Now that we are all feeling emotional and longing to hold a sweet baby in our arms let’s talk about this whole idea of making life better for baby. Parents make all […]