Inspiring Gift Ideas for Teachers, Nannies, or Babysitters to make them smile

Inspiring Gift Ideas for Teachers, Nannies, or Babysitters to make them smile

Gift giving season is upon us! Here are some fun ideas for gifts for your child’s teacher, nanny, or babysitter. We can’t forget these important people. Humorous Gifts for Teachers and Nannies Caring for children can be quite frustrating, and can lead to some funny stories.   Who doesn’t love a fun teacher mug?       Can’t go wrong with a coloring book for someone who colors so much with your child, right?   Relaxing Gifts for Teachers and Nannies I actually gave a gift set from my friends at Azalea Pine Bathworks to my son’s daycare teachers. I got a combination bath […]

Posted December 7, 2016 by Julie in Gift Guides, / 1 Comment
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The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Older toddlers and preschoolers are in a very special part of their lives – everything is a toy, it is always playtime, and everywhere is an opportunity to learn.  Here are some wonderful educational toys to help enrich their minds while giving their little bodies something fun to do.   Toys for Building Building toys, such as blocks, are wonderful for little minds and tiny hands. Not only do they help build motor skills, but these activities develop critical thinking as well.         Toys that are Active Toys that promote movement and an active play time are […]

Posted December 5, 2016 by Julie in Gift Guides, Parenting, , / 4 Comments
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To My Son, Now That You’re Two

To My Son, Now That You’re Two

My darling little boy. You are two years old now; no longer a baby, but still my baby. You have grown so much and continue to learn new things each day. I have watched you change from a tiny baby, watched you crawl all over until you decided to stand up and walk. Now you run around, always in a hurry to explore everything around you and absorb all that you can. You notice everything now, and you constantly surprise me at the connections you make between items. You remember where things were and if they were moved, and you […]

Posted December 3, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Smurfberry, / 14 Comments
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Gratitude and Goals December 2016 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals December 2016 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals My Gratitude last month: Daycare transition is going great! He no longer cries! Now he even walks in like he owns the place on some mornings, and he has friends! They do lessons and color and play and he has exposure to so much more than he did at home by himself. As difficult as it has been, it is definitely worth it! Thanksgiving was lovely, we went up to visit my sister-in-law and her family and had a nice time. H had his two-year doctor’s appointment and he is 34 and a half inches tall! He […]

Posted December 2, 2016 by Julie in Gratitude Goals Linky, / 0 Comments
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Wonderful Gift Ideas that Husbands or Fathers will Love

Wonderful Gift Ideas that Husbands or Fathers will Love

Sometimes it feels like husbands (or fathers) are harder to shop for than our fellow mom friends. Do you struggle to find gift ideas for husbands or even gift ideas for your dad? Their interests can be very specific but we can still get creative and find something they may enjoy. Here are just a few fun ideas for holiday gifts for the gentlemen in our lives. Thanks to JORD Wood Watches for sponsoring this gift guide with the lovely watch for our enjoyment and a giveaway for you! Gift Ideas for Him Jewelry or style accessories seem to be […]

Posted November 29, 2016 by Julie in Gift Guides, Influencer, / 5 Comments
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How to Prepare the Perfect Holiday Party Cheese Tray

How to Prepare the Perfect Holiday Party Cheese Tray

One of the best things about the holidays is getting together with loved ones, especially if you don’t get to see family very often. Our family is spread out and tends to move around, so spending a holiday with a family member means travel is involved. Sometimes, that means it’s hard to bring a dish to share for a lovely family meal. But a cheese tray is always in fashion and not too difficult to prepare on the go, even if you have to stop by the store on your way. Tips for the Perfect Holiday Party Cheese Tray Cheese […]

Posted November 26, 2016 by Julie in Food, Influencer, / 9 Comments
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The Best Natural Cough Suppressant Remedy to Stop the Cough Instantly

The Best Natural Cough Suppressant Remedy to Stop the Cough Instantly

My nose is itchy; my eyes are watering. I keep having to clear my throat, and sometimes I get into an uncontrollable fit. It must be Fall. Everyone gets excited about the changing leaves and cooler temperatures. But for me, Fall only means one thing: cold and flu season. This year is no different, and the dreaded cold monster found me yet again. Unfortunately for me, my cough seems to be of the unproductive, spasmodic variety. Once it starts, I might cough uncontrollably for several minutes until I can calm it down with liquids or a cough drop. I don’t know […]

Posted November 22, 2016 by Julie in Health, TopPosts, / 14 Comments
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How To Design Your Holiday Cards

How To Design Your Holiday Cards

Thanks to CardsDirect for sponsoring this post and providing some lovely holiday cards for our use. The holiday season is upon us, which means (among many, many things) that it is time to plan and design our holiday cards. In previous years, before we had the baby, I didn’t bother with personalized cards but just bought a stack from the store and sent them out to our family. But now that I have a little one of my own, I find it so much fun to find a great family photo (which, admittedly, is hard to get of all three […]

Posted November 21, 2016 by Julie in Family, Influencer, / 5 Comments
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How to Care for Children’s Teeth

How to Care for Children’s Teeth

Thanks to TUNG Brush for sponsoring this conversation. My little one is working on some molars, as the perfect teeth marks on my shoulder are hinting at. Tiny humans grow a mouth full of teeth fast, but it will still be years before they learn all the necessary skills and can care for their teeth properly. This is where we as parents need to teach good practices early and help our little ones in their oral hygiene. Start Young, Start Early Toddlers are ever so curious over what we adults are doing and that includes brushing teeth. I have an extra […]

Posted November 15, 2016 by Julie in Health, Influencer, Parenting, / 11 Comments
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2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone in Your Family

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone in Your Family

This is partially a sponsored post written by me on behalf of jxstar for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Please note that I may be compensated for sharing some items on my gift guides, but opinions and the decision to feature the items are my own! Are you ready for the holidays? I’ve been busy putting together some exciting gift guides for you this year! Yes, guides. More than one!  I’ll highlight some great goodies from all the lists here and point you to where you can see more ideas! Gift Ideas for Kids that are Unique and Individual Some […]

Posted November 14, 2016 by Julie in Gift Guides, Influencer, / 7 Comments
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