This post is written in partnership with Verizon, all opinions are my own.
I have been active all my life, I grew up in a family that valued sports and fitness and I want my girls to feel the same way. I want them to see exercise as a fun lifestyle choice not a burden or a chore. This past weekend I participated in my first run/walk event the Daisy Dash. This event is for mothers and daughters and sponsored by American Girl and Verizon Moto Z. I took my oldest two girls and we had a fabulous time. We laughed and we talked as we walked our 1.5 miles in the 90 degree heat. It was wonderful to spend that time with them, being active and just bonding.
This post is in partnership with Pampers, all opinions and potty training advice are my own!
As you know we recently potty trained my youngest daughter (if you missed that then you need to follow me on Facebook and Instagram). Much like her older sisters she responded really well to our potty training one week boot camp. There was one major difference in how we potty trained this time. Maybe it is because I am getting older and value my sleep more or maybe it is sheer laziness but this time I dd not want to be stripping beds and changing sheets in the middle of the night. I was not sure what I was going to do to avoid accidents at night until this surprise package arrived for my daughter. Check out her super cute toddler unboxing video.
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Having 5 girls means that I can pass clothes down but for my oldest she needs a new wardrobe every time she grows. My oldest has been growing like a weed so I need to find affordable fashion but she is particular so I need it to be cute and stylish. That is why I love Children’s Place fall fashion, they have the current fashions at great prices. Right before school started I got lunchboxes for all my girls and they were 50% off. We got super cute lunch boxes for a steal of just $5 and they are offering that once again, on back packs too!!
I have been counting down the days until school started, at least for the last 2 weeks I have been. This year the house seemed crazier, the kids wilder and my stress level higher as we neared the end of summer vacation. For the first time ever I was looking forward to the change. I was looking forward to getting a routine back and being able to get things done. Being a work at home mom means I have to get really creative during summer break if I am going to get any work done. And by creative I mean I will have to stay up really late every night.
In my mind the older 3 kids would go back to school and the younger 2 would fall into a great rhythm that allows me to get things done and meet their needs. The peace and quiet was going to be blissful and soothing and everything was going to be much less stressful.
I love to read and I love fashion so when the two worlds collide it makes me happy. Recently I was introduced to several great books all based on fashion some for me and some for my girls. IN our family you always get a book on your birthday and at Christmas, it’s a thing my mom always did and we do it too. I love books and I want to foster a love of books in my girls so finding books on subjects they love is something I try to do.