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Family Fun Ways to Think Spring and #HeartYourPlanet

Spring has been a long time coming and I am hoping it is finally here to stay. The spring weather brings everyone out and starts this energy that motivates us to do more. We open the windows and do spring cleaning. At our house we like to use the nicer weather to motivate us to get out and do more for the environment with small family fun activities that are easy for the entire family.

This post is sponsored by Kimberly- Clark Family Care Brands but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

How Parents Can Take Action to Prevent Kids Smoking

How would you feel if billions of dollars were spent to get tobacco products in front of your kids? It is happening in stores across our communities. Tobacco companies know that the more kids see the tobacco products and the more enticing and excitement they make it look, the more likely they are to start smoking. As parents we are the first line of defense. It is our job to start the conversation with our kids and help put an end to kids smoking.

This post was sponsored by Tobacco Free New York State as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Quality Family Time Ideas and Ways to Earn Dosh Cash this Spring Break

It is spring break time across the country and my kids are just starting their break this week. I was actually counting down the days until break because we all really need one. I have been using the Dosh App for almost a year now and I’m really excited to share with you fun ways to plan quality family time with your family and earn Dosh cash during your spring break.

4 Ways I’m Setting Intentions for Family Time in 2018

2018 is here and it feels like a really big year for my family. It is the year that my oldest will turn ten. Ten years old feels big. It feels more responsible and more independent. It feels like a new chapter of our lives. With this big change and all of my children getting one year older, I feel the pull to soak up every minute with them and enjoy every moment I have with them. This year I am saying Yes to setting intentions for family time.

Kids Arguing? 7 Sanity Saving Tips to Encourage Cooperation

If you are a parent of more then one child there will be moments when your kids arguing with each other will be a constant parenting battle. As a mom of three kids, I am always working on building and strengthening my kids relationships with each other. Helping your kids cooperate not only makes your house more calm, it builds their relationship, teaches them to respect each other, and with less kids arguing there is more time for family fun and connections.

Easy Tips to Calm Morning Chaos

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Now that I have three kids in school our mornings have gotten so hectic. Our lives are busier and we are juggling more responsibilities as each kid gets older. One of the biggest challenges in the mornings is packing school lunches. I partnered with Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® yogurt to help encourage the kids to put together their lunches and create less chaos in the morning.

How I Teach My Kids to Persevere

Parenting is not easy. It is the biggest job and everyday you are faced with ups and downs of navigating your child through life. As my children are getting older their challenges are changing. From learning to walk to gaining independence, each stage has been a learning process for them as well as me. I’ve learned to be the person that is always there for them no matter what. As I continue to grow and learn with my child I have learned to celebrate every moment with them-the good ones and the not so good ones, to help teach my kids to persevere no matter what challenges they face.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dosh. All opinions and ideas are my own.

52 Ideas for Quality Family Time

We are in need of some serious quality family time lately. When we are travelling we always have a great time and it feels so good to be connected. Sadly we can’t travel year round. There is school and work. We end up getting into a routine and life becomes busy. Our weekends are full of chores and obligations. Unless we plan something, we end up sitting around doing house chores or playing on electronics.  I was inspired by a recent article and put together 52 ideas for quality family time to help me schedule our weekends with a better family focus.

7 Easy Ways to Teach Thankfulness

November is a great month to teach thankfulness to our kids.  It is a simple act, but sometimes it is the simple things that have a big impact. During the month of November I do easy and practical activities to help teach thankfulness to my kids.

A Letter to the New Mom

This is to the new mom. The mom that has spit up on her clothes. The mom that has breast milk leaking through her shirt and is wearing the same clothes three days in a row. The mom who hasn’t showered or used the bathroom alone in years. The mom who locks herself in the bathroom crying because nobody told her it would be this hard.

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