This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBiasMay is such a wonderful time of year! Spring has sprung and the weather has started to warm up. And we get to celebrate our favorite mothers on Mother’s Day. There are many wonderful mother figures in my life and I am so grateful for the time I get to spend with them. But this year, one mom in particular is blowing my mind (and, quite frankly, making me feel a little inadequate). This Mother’s Day, my sister-in-law will be celebrating her first as a mom of 4 kids. Her family recently fostered two toddler boys and it instantly doubled her family. She has handled this (and ALL the stress that comes with it) with such grace and love. She is truly a role model and deserves a little extra praise. But I also want to encourage her to find time for herself. Read through for a delicious adult-friendly Buttered Cheerios™ recipe with Truffle Oil that she can easily make during their regular snack time!
Headaches suck. I’ve suffered from them since I was a little girl and they are the worst. Now, my kids are starting to get headaches and it’s bumming me out. Although my headaches aren’t classified as migraines any more, I still get severe headaches about once a month. They are caused by allergies, stress, caffeine, and pretty much if people look at me the wrong way. Although I have medicine that I take, there is one thing that I always turn to when I need headache relief. Someone made me a DIY freezer bag when I was in college to help me with my headaches. And I have used it ever since. Now with the kids needing headache relief too, I decided that we needed to make more of these bags and that you might benefit from them too. I’ll be honest, there had been fights over who got to use the freezer bag. Read on for the tutorial. If you don’t know how to sew (like me!) grab a friend who does!
My youngest son is super creative. He loves to draw and create imaginative stories. When I found out that our local mall was opening a store where kids get to create and publish their own books, I knew we needed to try it out. Storymakery is a really fun activity for kids! During their visit to Storymakery, the kids get to develop characters, write a story and publish their very own book! The process takes about an hour and the kids walk away with a one-of-a-kind book that they will have for the rest of their lives! So fun!
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnuggleUpMoments #CollectiveBiasYou know how when you were little, you had that one blanket that you dragged around the house with you? It was your comfort, your constant companion? My kids both still have blankets that come out of bed with them in the morning and goes back to bed with them each night. And I’m not ashamed to say it, my husband and I have blankets also. Ours only leave the bedroom to come out on the couch with us, during winter evenings, otherwise they are firmly stationed on our respective sides of the beds. Each of these blankets was lovingly made by hand by my husband’s grandmother and they are our most prized possessions. In this day and age of “busy,” these blankets help us to slow down and create family Snuggle® up moments.
This post was sponsored by Nintendo as part of an Influencer-Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.I have two boys. Two boys who love video games. Who try to talk to me about video games, like Yo-Kai Watch. I feel so bad for them since I know I usually have a pretty blank look on my face as I’m listening, thinking, “What is Yo-Kai Watch and why is it taking so long to get to the point!” I have never been a “gamer” and probably am not going to turn in to one now. But I do like to know what kinds of stuff the kids are interested in. I always try to give them at least 5 minutes, of my full attention, so they can explain what’s going on in their video games. These discussions would go on MUCH longer if I let them. Why do kids love the details so much?!
One day on Facebook, I was able to explain to another mom what her son was talking about because I had just learned about it from my kids. And then I knew what I had to do. I need to help other moms. So I decided to take one for the team and have my oldest son explain to me exactly what Yo-Kai Watch is. I did this so that you don’t have to worry about hurting your own kid’s feelings as your eyes start to glaze over. You’re welcome.
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On an unexpected rainy day this summer, my family and I got into a car accident. We were headed to meet up with extended family for a week-long vacation. We were all fine, but really shaken up. We made it on to our vacation and had a mostly enjoyable time (after renting a car to complete the 6 hour drive and dealing with adjusters between fishing trips). But I never expected to have this incident leave me in a state of panic about natural disasters. What I am finding amongst my mom friends is that I am not the only one concerned about natural disaster preparedness. I found a great resource that I want to share with you so we can all make it a priority to get our emergency plans together. And it isn’t as hard as I thought it would be.