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Doodle Journals, Reading and Summer Slide

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This is the last week of July and that means that summer is rapidly coming to a close. I try not to think about back to school until August hits, but that doesn’t mean that my kids aren’t keeping up with school work. Summer slide is a parents worst nightmare. All year long my husband and I  help with homework and go the extra mile to keep them on track and to loose that over the summer is the worst. Plus if they slide backwards that means more work for us this fall and I would rather work to move forward than cover the same stuff we worked on last year all over again. Continue Reading

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No Really, Can Your Child SWIM?

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In the summer we live at the pool, literally we are there 5-6 days a week. We belong to a members only pool and they have very reasonable guest policies so we often bring friends. Inevitably when you are discussing a pool play date the question Does your child know how to swim? comes up. This is such a tricky question because I have learned that my definition of knowing how to swim and others is not always the same. Continue Reading

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Keeping My Kids Hydrated in the Summer Heat

Product was provided for feature. all opinions are my own.

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Water, I know. It’s the answer to keeping your kids hydrated. But what if your kids resist drinking water, what then?

Then you find an alternative that keeps them hydrated even in the hot summer sun. For me that alternative is new Ocean Spray PACtⓇ Fruit Infusions juice drink.

My kids love juice. I mean they really love it. I have always watered juice down to lower the sugar and I look for the healthiest option. But my kids would drink juice and only juice all day long if I let them. In the summer months my kids must start the day with a big glass of water. They fight me and complain but they are not allowed to have any juice until that glass of water is gone. I wish I could say it has gotten easier as the summer goes on, but reality is my kids still fight me. They fight me just as much today as they did every other day so I needed a new way to add more hydration.

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How to Throw The Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich Party

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This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Celebration by Frey. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.
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Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy cool treats like ice cream sandwiches so why not throw a party that incorporates these yummy treats. My girls and I threw an ice cream sandwich party and it was fantastic. We set out a candy buffet full of delicious and pretty goodies from Celebration by Frey like Sixlets, candy crumbles, Pearls and gumballs (because who doesn’t love a gum ball?). We added an assortment of cookies and ice cream and started creating. Continue Reading

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S’mores, Blueberry Lemonade and Women Helping Women #stylepassiton

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Have you heard of Dress for Success?

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.”

I have been a long time fan of Dress for Success, I love that they are not only empowering women but supporting them and giving them the tools they need to succeed, specifically clothes. We all know that first impressions matter so having the right attire for an interview can be the difference between getting a job and not getting a job. Dress for Success knows that and they need people like us to donate and help these women.

L’eggs has teamed up with Dress for Success to mobilize women all over the country to donate for this great cause and I am so honored to be a part of it. Times like this I am so grateful for social media, yes Facebook can be a good thing. I put the call out to friends and they raided there closets donating clothes to this great cause. I also had a some local friends over, we enjoyed some great food, wrote notes of encouragement to attach to the clothes and had a great time.

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