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Posted on 12/04/2016

Holiday Gifts for the Whole Family

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Whether you’re shopping for your whole family or someone else’s, this gift guide is sure to be a big help! From gifts for babies & kiddos under age 9 to gifts for mom and dad, look no further for what to get the peeps in your life.  Read more

mother and daughter making Thanksgiving apple pie together
Posted on 11/10/2016

5 Meaningful Ways to Spend Thanksgiving as a Family

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My family has always celebrated Thanksgiving as a time to come together and enjoy a meal — to be thankful for our time together and all that we have to eat (despite the holiday’s painful past). Though it’s also a family tradition for my mom, sister and I to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving that was never the focus of the holiday, but many stores seem to have shifted that direction. This shift has taken all the focus of the holiday from caring for others to buying things for Christmas. So in the spirit of actually celebrating Thanksgiving as a day of togetherness this year, here are some fun things you can do together as a family for Thanksgiving. Read more

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Posted on 11/08/2016

The Big List of Veteran’s Day Offers for Vets & Military Families

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Veteran’s Day is one of few days a year that many American establishments honor service members and their families for their sacrifice & service, so you’ll want to be sure to do something to celebrate. But making Veteran’s Day a success requires careful planning, so knowing what’s available is important. Keep reading for a listing of the best Veteran’s Day happenings in travel, activities and dining the whole family can enjoy to celebrate their very own hero. Read more

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Posted on 11/02/2016

10 Apps That Make Hosting Holidays Easier

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Gathering for special occasions is one of the reasons the holidays feels so magical. Well, that and there are presents involved. But with these big events comes the stress of putting it all together. Sometimes ensuring dinner is set and ready on time while also taking the time to decorate just right and be sure you have enough food (or people coming) can be a real bear! Fortunately, there are some very cool apps that make all this more of a breeze and less of a sandstorm. Keep reading for 10 apps that will make hosting holidays a little bit easier. Read more

2 unbelievably good protein smoothies to start your day
Posted on 10/01/2016

Unbelievably Good 5-Minute Protein Smoothies to Start Your Day

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Managing to eat breakfast now that the kiddo is in school hasn’t been easy. I get back from school drop off and try to catch up on social media and emails as soon as I can so the next thing I know it’s noon or 1 p.m. already and I haven’t eaten a thing all day. Now that I’m pregnant, I’m trying to be better about getting some sort of breakfast/protein in so I’ve been looking into ways S and I can get the morning nutrition we need without adding too much time to our morning since we’re perpetually “going to be late.” The answer? Smoothies! I’ve created two 5-minute smoothies that I know you’re going to love — A Nourishing Carmel Apple Smoothie for fall (or anytime you want it to feel like fall) and a Peanut Butter Lover Workout Smoothie. Keep reading for the recipes! Read more

Posted on 08/14/2016

6 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Dad

Birthing/ Dad/ Family/ Home Page/ Parent Life/ Pregnancy/ Social Time

Taking the step to become a dad is tremendous — it means you not only love someone enough to be totally connected with them for the rest of your lives but that you’re ready to care for a little being together. It’s said that when you have a child it’s like sharing your heart with the world, having it exist outside yourself and tending to this vulnerable part of you with someone you hold close — and it’s totally true. But before you leap into the world of parenting with fantasies about what it’s going to be like and thinking all you need is the baby gear on some list, there are a few other things you need to know so you can be better prepared for this amazing step in your life. Save this page, share this post, read it over then read it again. These insider tips about what moms wish dads knew are learned after becoming a parent and not typically written about, but you’re getting the info beforehand — use it wisely, young Padawan. Read more

Posted on 08/10/2016

Babywearing in the Military: Danielle & Lance

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Lt. Lance Lormand and his wife, Danielle, have been babywearing since their daughter, Sophie, was born nine months ago. The family is currently reserve status in Fort Worth, Texas, about to go active duty, and loving all they’ve learned from their local babywearing chapters. Keep reading to learn more about why this family babywears, and how it can be beneficial to both parents. Read more

Posted on 07/15/2016

Summertime Baby & Tot Product Finds (& Giveaway)

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Summertime needs are so very different from fall. Between trips to new places and the hot sun, you’re going to want to prepare for the days ahead, and that’s where this list of summer baby & tot product finds comes in. Keep reading for a look at some of the handiest new product options out there for summer then enter the giveaway to win over $200 worth of these summer finds!

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Posted on 06/21/2016

13 New Kids Books to Read This Summer

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It’s officially Summertime— The perfect time for laying out on a picnic blanket with some treats and a good book . . . or 13. Keep up with the Summer reading programs, and keep bedtime routines interesting with these 13 new books for Summer.  Read more

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